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  • thomthumb
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    Prices in the teens

    sounds cheap. going rate on south coast is £20-25 + electric.

    camo16
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    In the teens and upwards is pretty much par for the Welsh course.

    Two campsites we enjoyed in that approximate area are Tyddyn Llwyn (Porth Maddog) and Riverside Camping (Caernarvon). Neither wins on cheapness, though.

    Lawmanmx
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    It seems None are winning on cheapness any more Camo, so much for a cheaper way of hollidaying Eh!
    And from what i can remember Tomthumb i paid 13 quid for a lovely site somewhere down St austell way, but like i said “things certainly have changed” and why do so many of these sites not advertise their prices?

    camo16
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    Prices have gone up steeply since about 2007.

    Increased demand as a result of the economic sh!tstorm has given campsite owners the confidence to up their prices… 🙁

    wors
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    We stopped at Trawsdir in Barmouth, nice site, didnt think it was expensive.

    Premier Icon dti
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    we have just started a campsite this year and struggled to set a price, we decided to keep things simple and charge a one off £20 per pitch which includes dogs / awnings shelters etc. This was based on looking around. We are thinking of charging £20 for the first and reducing to £15 after the first night.

    Would appreciate any feedback from campers.

    camo16
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    dti, where are you based? Down in that South?

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    It’s still very cheap compared to any other accommodation. We’ll be spending 5 nights in North Norfolk on Bank Holiday week for £85 (inc hook-up). And within easy walking distance of the beach!

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    We are thinking of charging £20 for the first and reducing to £15 after the first night.

    Nah – keep it at a flat rate per night. People will pay £20 if its a nice site with decent loos and showers.

    I also prefer sites that charge a bit more and don’t cram people in at busy times.

    Premier Icon dti
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    no Mid Wales – you may see our pop ud advert on the rhs

    rogerthecat
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    Dti – that sounds ok if you are joining the band of campsites that don’t allow one/two night stays – makes touring in a campervan a pain in the arris.

    camo16
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    Ooh, that’s my home area dti… my ads aren’t showing Mid Wales campsites – unless you’re really ‘Bromak – training courses for the construction industry’. I’m curious – Where’s the site?

    Premier Icon dti
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    near Machynlleth
    link is
    beudybanc.co.uk

    Lawmanmx
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    Yea but for 20 per night personally i would expect a lot more than a field with toilets and showers,
    And Dti i do like the idea of cheaper consecutive nights rates, its thought like that which would make me want to stay longer, (i absolutely hate the idea of being ripped off) by blatant profiteering.
    Dti, me n the missus are going to check your site out now 😉

    Lawmanmx
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    Hells teeth when did camping get so flippin expensive???
    Prices in the teens and upwards for hardly any amenities and extra for dogs 😮
    Has anyone any recommendations of sites that aren’t a ripoff and are pooch friendly around Barmouth area? Or any sties that give prices openy on their site without having to phone them?
    Things have changed since i last went to a campsite!
    Cheers for any help 😉

    Premier Icon dti
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    we do have bike trails from the site,

    what other amenities are expected?

    rogerthecat
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    That’s a sweet site – how much of it is flat?

    camo16
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    Loving the site dti (but then I am an absolute sucker for glamping interiors)!

    Is £20 too expensive? I guess it depends on your local market and if the demand is there for the (lovely) wilds of Machynlleth. We stayed recently in the Caernarvon area at a site with children’s play areas, a shop etc for less than £20 a night… Nice MTB incentive, though!

    Lawmanmx
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    dti – Member
    we do have bike trails from the site,
    what other amenities are expected?

    My missus said “a bar” Lmao 🙂

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    dti – I’d add some pics of your loos and showers. Or people may think of a composting loo stood on its own in the corner of the field. Nothing wrong with that of course, but I wouldn’t pay £20 for that kind facility.

    And a photo of your pitches from a different angle to show they are flat. I know in your text is says they have been leveled, but in the current photos it looks like they are on a sloping hillside which would put me off.

    Rich
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    Prices around Cornwall can be very steep.

    Recently paid £50 per night for 2 adults and 2 children.

    spooky_b329
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    Dti…a fire pit on each pitch is a winner. We stayed on a site in Scotland that had a large steel wheel on each pitch with a grid so you could have a BBQ or a campfire. And picnic bench, I always make beeline for a pitch with somewhere to sit/lean the bike 🙂

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    dti are you Near the UKGE round next weekend, any spaces?

    also whats your address- map link etc and contact details?

    edit oh yeah found some more info, the english welsh thing makes it a bit harder to pick out info, maybe do languages in different colours to make it easier?

    and the map link doesnt appear to work?

    Lawmanmx
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    Pretty much what Camo just said 🙂
    What are the midges like at the mo Dti? Your site does look very picturesque 🙂
    My missus asked how far are you from the coast?

    Lawmanmx
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    Rich – Member
    Prices around Cornwall can be very steep.
    Recently paid £50 per night for 2 adults and 2 children.

    OMGaaaaaaaaawd 😮

    LoCo
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    Stayed on one about as far west as you can get in south wales far side of St Davids 3 years ago, £3 per night, there was a sink and a toilet too. 😀

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    dti – there’s something wrong with the coding on your site. Half the text on there is just gobbledygook

    😉

    😳

    camo16
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    I’d echo Lawmanmx’s OMGaaaaaaaaawd for Cornwall… I guess it’s still the cheapest accommodation you’ll find there (unless you say with my Mum and Dad, that is 😉 )… but seriously, I’d choose to camp in Pembrokeshire or Anglesey instead at that price. Same cool beaches, less Rick Stein.

    camo16
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    Stayed on one about as far west as you can get in south wales far side of St Davids 3 years ago, £3 per night, there was a sink and a toilet too

    Dude, where’s that? Sounds like it’s spitting distance to Whitesands Beach?

    My missus asked how far are you from the coast?

    Shouldn’t be too far to Aberdyfi, Borth and Tywyn…

    Premier Icon dti
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    Many thanks for the suggestions

    about 15 miles from Aberdyfi

    good excuse to open a bar I think

    LoCo
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    Just up the lane from the lifeboat station far side of Rhosson.

    on the left hand side 250 ish yards before the LB station carpark type thing, deffo not glamping so don’t say I didn’t warn you, it was a surfing trip with the lads to scuzzy was fine 😉

    camo16
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    Small shops go down really well, too, if you don’t have one already, dti

    Doesn’t need to be fancy… as long as there’s sweets from yesteryear in big plastic containers, it’s a winner!

    Just up the lane from the lifeboat station far side of Rhosson.

    Ta! I’m checking this bad boy out. 🙂

    mark90
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    Prices around Cornwall can be very steep.

    Recently paid £50 per night for 2 adults and 2 children.

    Can also be very reasonable too.

    Recently paid (ie during first week on school holidays) £15.50/£19 for 2 adults and one child without/with electric, £1.50 for another child.

    Really nice site too, it’s one of our regular place when down that way.

    http://www.presingollfarm.co.uk

    rogerthecat
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    +1 for firepits – big logs around them for seats – Llyn Gwynant do steel fire pits which are great until some knobs pinch three or four – they only stipulate that you buy their logs which are a little more expensive than normal nets but hey, they bring them to you. I guess they have some kick back from the log man. They also ban any radio/stereo and only allow acoustic music which adds to the atmosphere [/ageinghippy]

    We had fire pits and logs in Yosemite and it makes the evenings brilliant fun.

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    Crap Campsite in Northumberland £18 per night

    Excellent Campsite on Lac d’Annecy, Rhone Alps – €18pn

    Not right IMO.

    cardiac
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    dti – I found the site very hard to read with two languages going on, felt like I was reading instructions for flat pack furniture.

    Campsite looks very nice though.

    konagirl
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    I agree with the OP that inflation does seem to have pushed prices up since my youth! But you should be able to find somewhere decent in North-Mid Wales for about £12-15 per night in August for a small tent, car and 2 adults. Around Barmouth, have you considered across the river estuary at Fairbourne? Or there is Cae Du further south (a bit remote, but definately allows dogs and camp fires by the beach, was about £15 per night last time we went). Look on ukcampsites and pitch-up. We have also stayed at Hafodd Dwyll which was nice (by a stream and old woodland) and ideal for walking up Cadair Idris but a drive from other amenities. It’s very basic but I would consider it cheap.

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    Last couple of places I’ve been to in mid-season have been £15 per night, standard tent, no electric 2 adults.

    Last year I rocked up to Hollands Wood in New Forest .. for the same ‘deal’ was £50 for 2 nights looks like they may have changed it now but I think I paid a surcharge coz I didn’t book in advance 😐

    ciderinsport
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    New forest campsites are a rip off!

    Try here for new forest camping http://www.avontyrrell.org.uk/page/camping.html

    Lawmanmx
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    I recently went to the national downhill champs and camped 3 days 2 nights, just a field with toilets cost £5 for the whole weekend friday lunch till sunday eve, i just dont see any reason (other than profiteering of course) that basic feilds with a loo should cost much more than this, obviously if its like a little holliday camp it would be justified in charging appropriately, im just a little vexed at how expensive everything is getting in these difficult times of “austerity” … Hate that word.
    Just ignore me, i have a headache, Lol 😉

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