Glamping comes to the seaside resort of Aberdyfi

The Nyth Robin campsite is offering fully furnished five metre bell tents
The Nyth Robin campsite is offering fully furnished five metre bell tents

Friday, 14, Jul 2017 03:33

by Tom Leaning

Camping has just got more glamorous in the popular Mid-Wales seaside village of Aberdyfi with the introduction of bell tent glamping.

The Nyth Robin campsite, located on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park, is offering fully furnished five metre bell tents, in which visitors can now enjoy all the peacefulness and relaxation of camping in style and without fuss.

An exclusive glamping area has no more than three bell tents and each one comes all set up with proper beds, linen and its own equipped camp kitchen.

Nyth Robin campsite is just three miles from Aberdyfi and is set in more than seven acres, comprising ancient woodland, managed gardens and ponds.

Co-owner, Sadie Porter said: "We're excited about offering a different style of camping at Nyth Robin this summer. Our guests will be able to enjoy the peacefulness of the woodland location in their own comfy bell tent."

Sadie and husband, Grant, took over the site, previously known as Panteidal Leisure, in August last year after spending a break with friends in Aberdyfi and being told about the campsite.

"We both needed a career change and had thought about running a campsite when we were told about a site for sale a few miles outside Aberdyfi and decided to take a look," explained Ms Porter.

"Our initial reaction was: 'Oh my God, it's amazing'. We had not been to this part of Wales before, yet now, less than a year later, we have sold our house in Brighton, quit our jobs and got a new business here.

"Aberdyfi reminds me of the small fishing villages in Devon and the area has so much potential. We are finding out more and more about Mid Wales that we love and it has been exciting to get to know the area."

Ms Porter was previously a marketing manager in the financial services industry while Grant is a qualified electrician.

The couple were busy over the winter building new toilet and shower facilities and reopened the campsite with its new name, Nyth Robin, in April. Nyth Robin means robin's nest and is so called due to an abundance of robins on site.

The small campsite has just 12 pitches, all with electric, catering for touring caravans, motorhomes, camper vans and tents. Since reopening, the site has received consistently good reviews, currently scoring an average of 9.6 out of 10 on one booking review site.

Sadie and Grant plan to extend their glamping accommodation next year with additional bell tents, a refurbished Sprite Musketeer vintage caravan and introduction of shepherd's huts.

To help the new business, Nyth Robin has joined MWT Cymru, an independent organisation that represents around 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Mid Wales.

"MWT Cymru provides lots of practical marketing support and opportunities to network with other businesses, which is very useful when you are new to the area," added Sadie.

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