The camping pods at Bryn Dwr at Llandegla in Wales are an excellent choice for anyone, like us, looking for a place to go camping with young children near Snowdonia.
We went for a weekend break in April this year when it was too cold at night for the kids to sleep in our tent, the attraction of the pods, at least for my wife, being the electric heater inside the pod providing warmth. It was our first time in a pod and at Bryn Dwr and impressed by both.
The two camping pods they have are of standard size and could fit all 4 of us sleeping on individual blow-up beds, with some room at the bottom of the pod for luggage and access to exit the pod via the double doors. As well as heating you get lighting via a lamp. Outside, there is a porch and decking area with tables and chairs and a BBQ. The camping pods at Anita’s (see my Anita’s Caravan Park post) includes 1 family-sized pod, which are longer than the standard we stayed and will give you more space inside the pod.
The Bryn Dwr pods are set within the grounds of the home belonging to owner Julie, who welcomed us and showed us around. There is plenty of space for the children to run around, there is also the attraction of the stream which runs alongside the pods and is a great feature to sit back and relax next to in the evening or whilst having breakfast al fresco.
Snowdon, where we were heading for, is around 45 mins drive from the Llandegla, with the town of Betws-y-coed around 30mins away. It is also well located for a trip to the north welsh coast a little further south to Llangollen and, our children’s favourite, Snake Pass.
For more information on Bryn Dwr call 07984 613534 or 01978 790612 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who looked at the night sky yesterday were treated to a ‘brilliant’ show of stars and I was in the perfect place to take advantage of the clear night – I was camping near Ashbourne in the Peak District.
As the temperatures fell to close to 3 degrees, I should have been in my tent making use of the everything I bought with me to keep warm, but instead I was out on my tent’s small porch looking up – I am sure I am not the only one to stare up at the night’s sky in utter amazement.
Of course you don’t have to go camping to enjoy the night sky, but it helps! I remember discovering, through a friend, the Carre d’Etoile – accommodation specifically designed for its dwellers to enjoy the sky at night. The Carre d’etoile was designed by french couple, Louis and Nathalie Blanco and features a circular window above the bed that opens up the sky to those lying down.
The carre d’etoile, which would come under the umbrella of ‘glamping’, is offered in a number of locations across France and is perfect for a short break. For more information, please visit the Carre d’etoile website.
St Sabine in the Dordogne is the home to Monbazillac, one of 3 models of french-style chateaux, to be offered to guests wishing to stay in the grandeur version of a tree-house. The wooden structure is the brain child of the Nid Perche company.
This model will sleep two people and even offers a spa on the terrace! www.nidperche.com