Llandow Caravan Park – Perfect for exploring Wales’ Heritage Coast

Well, it had to happen.

The Editors of Camping in Britain are no longer spring chickens, and after a very wonderful (but very achy!) camping trip this Easter, we decided to retire our tent pegs and buy a caravan – and having done a few weeks of towing, we thought we’d stay at the  storage site where we store our van because we noticed how pretty it looks!

Llandow Caravan Park has a highly-rated on-site storage facility and we chose to store our van with them based on their Cassoa Gold rating- with caravan theft on the rise, where you store really matters.   However, when dropping our caravan back after our last trip, we noticed how beautiful the site itself is and decided to pay them a visit.

So, lazily rolling it from storage to a pitch wasn’t exactly a tough ask for us, but if you need help, the wardens will gladly move your caravan from storage to a pitch for you for £15 – and storage customers also get discount on the already reasonable site fees.   The site welcomes tents, caravans and tourers, with generously sized pitches, optional hook ups and it’s perfectly located for a South Wales holiday.

Things to do in the area

Monknash Lighthouse

The location really couldn’t be better, while the site offers a taste of the countryside, it’s within easy reach of pebble, rocky and sandy beaches all no more than 10 minutes drive, as well as a historic lighthouse and some amazing country pubs serving gourmet food (we must admit to a real fondness for the Star Inn in Wick – but those who know us will agree that we may be biased!)

There’s also an excellent cafe on the nearby racing circuit – and there’s an on-site shop serving the basics and ice creams.  For a bigger shop, the small town of Llantwit Major is about 5 minutes drive away with ample parking and plenty of small shops – and Bridgend, with major supermarkets and a wide range of shops is about 15 minutes in the other direction.  Cowbridge, often called the ‘jewel’ of the Vale of Glamorgan is also a very short drive away.

 

Southerndown

The site is also a really handy place for families wanting to visit students at nearby Atlantic Collage, a very short drive away.

Gavin and Stacey fans will love a trip to Barry, with it’s glorious sandy beaches and fan trail – while a little further afield, Cardiff offers historic castles, excellent designer shops and free days out at a number of museums – you are spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do.

Barry Island

So with so many options, what did we do?

Well….. we both used to live not far from the site, having met in the village up the road, and still only live a few miles away, so for us, this was more of a quiet opportunity to just lay back and chill in our new van, and that’s exactly what we did!

The site itself offers a mix of generously sized grass and hardstanding pitches and it has a laid back, relaxing atmosphere with friendly regulars, many of whom are on seasonal pitches.  The facilities were kept very clean and the on-site wardens are in the shop so if you get any problems, the helpful duo are always on hand and keen to help.

The site is very organised and well-run, and having stayed there, we are even more appreciative that we chose it to store our van, the owners clearly care about everything they do and are committed to creating a good experience for their customers – we definitely recommend it as the perfect place to explore the area and also a very secure place to store your caravan, motorhome or trailer tent.

It was, despite the huge variety of entertainment within easy reach, also the perfect weekend refuge for us to get the rest we craved and just relax on site!  It definitely won’t be our last visit – and hopefully next time we will bring some sunshine with us!