Penlan Holiday Village Reviews

CENARTH NEWCASTLE EMLYN CARMARTHENSHIRE WEST WALES SA38 9JN

Reviews for Penlan Holiday Village, Cenarth, Wales, UK

LOCATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

ACCOMMODATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

KIDS FACILITIES

4 out of 5
4 Stars

OVERALL RATING

3.9 out of 5
3.9 Stars
The Penlan Holiday village is set in 24 acres of woodland that abounds with a variety of wildlife, squirrels and numerous birds and is an excellent base from which to explore the West Wales Countryside and coastline. The Swiss-style holiday lodges are sited in beautiful woodland and parkland settings, and are the perfect place to retreat to for a quiet break away. Each lodge at the Penlan Holiday Village is fully equipped and can accommodate up to six people and feature a lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room, toilet and a balcony.
"park management need to care more for guests if they want them to return"

Having stayed at the park for a long weekend in October 2014,(which we loved) my wife ,myself & Robbie (our trained, well behaved black labrador), we booked a 7 day break from 13th july to 20th july 2015. In October the facilities were minimal because it was late season, however. we expected the middle of June would have all facilities open & we looked forward to using them, it turned out to be deader than winter with clubhouse closed, no meals available, office closed when supposed to be open & unable to contact anyone either with the "buzzer" or on the 2 phone numbers (1 mobile). We had expected the park to be busy for this time of year & at least have a drink (& meal) in the clubhouse in the evening
The only person we saw was Andy, who seemed to be just holding the fort, told us the guy in charge of the club was away for a few days, SORRY. From our first visit I had recommended the park to friends & a few have visited however after this experience I would advise anyone thinking of booking to check exactly what facilities are available . We cut our holiday short & left on Thursday 18th, again nobody around to complain to & deposited cabin keys in box.
The park is a lovely place to stay, but management need to think more of their paying guests or people will stop coming, after all, the cost of the holiday also includes all the facilities showing on the brochure.

LOCATION:
3 Stars
ACCOM:
3 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
2.0 Stars

lodge we were in was awful could not stay in it given another was slightly better stayed one night went home never again!!!!!

LOCATION:
1 Stars
ACCOM:
1 Stars
KIDS:
1 Stars
OVERALL:
1.0 Stars
"We enjoyed our stay of 4 nights (in a lampeter) at penlan. The facilities in the lodge were ..."

We enjoyed our stay of 4 nights (in a lampeter) at penlan. The facilities in the lodge were adequate, And tastefully decorated. The site is really peaceful, and well presented.

During the day activities at penlan are limited to a clean heated pool (which our kids enjoyed) childrens play area and playing field, So dont come here if you expect butlins, However if you expect to spend most of your time exploring the beautiful surrounding area, then its perfect.

Cenarth is only 2mins drive and is picturesque, Newcastle Emlyn is about 10 mins and is also worth a visit. It takes 30min max to Cardigan and the coast ,which is stunning.

We recommend Mwnt beach near cardigan for surfing/belly boarding! as well as great views. Didnt see any Dolphins, but did spot some grey seals.

LOCATION:
3 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
3.7 Stars

This place is great if you want to get away from it all, even the chavvy children as they dont seem to come here great place then, children that know how to behave and have some manners.

The park is well run and clean only fault no recycling facilities

Cenarth is a lovely place and very much unspoilt highly recommended.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.5 Stars
"- pool freezing NOT HEATED
- stinks of mould and feels damp
- kitchen tiny no ..."

- pool freezing NOT HEATED
- stinks of mould and feels damp
- kitchen tiny no areas to work with no cupboard space
- meter electric 50p's approx £6 DAY
- nothing to do for smaller ones only folly farm
- ideal age range 8-14 years
- complex has no kids things only small park
- club house opens @ 7pm no good for the kids as theyre hungry @ latest 6pm!
- all acivities seem to be in Tenby - car ESSENTIAL if staying here
- nearest pub for food nags head (young childrens facilities) not open mondays
- WOULD reccommend Carpenters Arms approx 3.4 miles away, family run & fantastic home cooked large portion meals all locals seemed very friendly.
- would suit elderly or those just out to do nothing except sleep & eat bbq's!

Shooling,
Southampton

LOCATION:
0 Stars
ACCOM:
0 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
0.5 Stars

We have been to Penlan on many occasions over the past few years and have always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The chalets are always clean and tidy and ready for our arrival. The grounds are neat and tidy and the staff very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed visiting the bar and having meals so we did not have to cook! We shall return again and again.

Essex

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Set in a lovely, quiet location.

The chalet was beautifully decorated and catered for everybodys needs, eg. a bbq, a tv with digital channels.

Would definately holiday here again! No doubt about it!

Yardley
Birmingham

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"We had an excellent stay in one of the 'Torwood' lodges. Sleeping 6, it was one of..."

We had an excellent stay in one of the 'Torwood' lodges. Sleeping 6, it was one of the higher tier chalets and this definately became apparent when we walked through the door. I was amazed by how lovely, bright and spacious it was.

The decor and amenities provided were excellent and staff were available on site te help with any problems. It was lovely and clean and we were very comfortable there. I have been visiting Penlan for about 14 years now and have loved every trip there.

The staff are very friendly and the local area and beaches are always a pleasure to visit. I reccommend Mwnt beach, about 20 minutes drive from the site.

We were lucky enough to see about 20 dolphins jumping in the sunshine.
A really memorable stay! 10/10

Tanworth in Arden,
Solihull

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

Waste of time, run while you still can! The accomodation had mould in when reported nothing done, clubhouse closed most of the time, shop open only 3 times a week for 1 hour at a time, I'd say only ok for mainly elderly people, children told off for playing outside quietly, freezing pool, no sauna, no gym would not obviously go there again.

Penlan
Swansea

LOCATION:
2 Stars
ACCOM:
2 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
1.9 Stars

These cabins could be really lovely but the one we stayed in stank of mildew and needed a good spring clean!

I had to wash everything twice when we got home to get rid of the smell.

When I complained it was met with indifference.

LOCATION:
3 Stars
ACCOM:
2 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
3.3 Stars
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