5 Berth Caravan, Bodilan Fach.
Dysynni Valley Caravan is the only caravan on the site. So it is private, quiet (apart, sometimes, from the baaing of sheep and mooing of cattle) and ideal for restful holiday. It is at the heart of the farm and is surrounded by the wonderful area of the southern part of Snowdonia,
You do not need to collect a key. The door is always open, but there is a key for your use hanging on the side of a wardrobe in the open-plan sitting area. You can have access at 4 p.m. on the day of your arrival, but at any time after that that suits you. Midnight if necessary.
The caravan stands on a spacious level grass plot, with open-air table and seats. It is completely surrounded by a stone wall, making it secure for young children or dogs, always welcome. There is a lovely view over the farm fields to Bird Rock and the same view can be enjoyed through the end window of the caravan. You do not need to bring bed linen or towels. All is provided. There is no Microwave. Cooking is by a free-standing gas cooker which has oven, grill and four hot plates. Heating is an oil filled radiator and there is an electric blanket. There is no charge for any gas or electricity used. Unlimited. There is a TV with Sky with a Video Player.
You will find leaflets telling about places to visit and some typed information. The caravan sleeps five adults, and there is space for a cot.
One bedroom has a double bed and wardrobe. The other bedroom has a single bed. The dining table in the kitchen area easily converts into a double bed. Sewage is by mains. The water supply is spring water, as used at the farmhouse, piped into the caravan, and tested regularly for purity.
The farm and the caravan are both owned by Mrs Hefina Markham, known to every one as Naini (Grandma), who lives at the farmhouse.
Mobile phones do not work well in the hills, so Naini allows guests to use her telephone and ‘Wi-Fi’. To reach her, go to the similar wrought-iron gate to the right of you parked car. Walk the full length of the garden path and on your left is the door (usually open) into the room where Naini spends most of her time. Knock on the door and call out who you are.
Naini still runs the farm in so far as the paperwork goes, but all the physical work is done by her son, Ken Markham. Ken and I live on a farm called Pennant (remember the gate to Pennant opposite the ruins of Mary Jones’ cottage ruins?). There are 1,400 acres which extend right to the top of our local mountain, Cader Idris (2.927 ft). They have large flocks of Welsh Mountain sheep and a herd of pedigree Welsh Black cattle. It is an organic farm. The views from the top of Cader Idris are wonderful and include the seaside town of Barmouth.
We visit Naini more than once a day and will be very helpful to you with information etc.
You are asked to leave the caravan by 10 am . and arrive after 4 p.m. so I have time to fit in the cleaning of the caravan, etc. Please put your used bedlinen in the bath.