6 Reasons why people spend their holiday with us

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  1. The rural setting

The Farm House, Llawr Betws is nested in the quiet hamlet of Glan Yr Afon (Glanrafon) found in the Welsh Hills, near Bala. The Farm House is a recently refurbished, modern 4* self catering holiday cottage with breathtaking views of the Berwyn Mountain Range.

 

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The quite rural setting is perfect for relaxing getaways with friends or  family.

2. Hot tub

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The Hot tub is a favourite with guest of all ages. Kids loves splashing around in the bubble. Once the sun goes down the hot tub becomes the perfect spot for some star gazing with a glass of wine.

3. The Space

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6 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Games room, Media room, Living room, a large kitchen diner and not forgetting the generous garden; The Farm house has plenty of space to relax and enjoy your holiday!

don’t just take our word for it. Claire from Liverpool said:

“As a group of couples & friends in our late twenties we were looking for an exclusive use house with a hot tub that would sleep us all comfortably. This house was perfect! The kitchen was the feature of the house with the majority of our time spent there (or in the hot tub!) The house is decorated and furnished to a high standard and close to both Bala and Llangollen. It is worth noting that we felt the pictures online didn’t do the house justice and we wouldn’t hesitate recommending the house to anyone looking for an exclusive use property in North Wales :)”

4. The Freedom of a self catering holiday

Going self-catering gives you the freedom to have the holiday you want. Come and go as you please. Located near the A5 world-famous attractions such as Zip World and Surf Snowdonia are easy to get to.

5. Always something to do for all the family

There’s nothing worse than booking a holiday to find when you get there, there’s nothing to do. North Wales is a buzz of activity ranging from outdoor activities just as gorge walking in Llangollen and paddle boarding in Bala. To the more relaxing pursuits like the Walking Festival in Corwen. For the foodies there’s loads of Food festivals selling the best local produce.

6. Time for a break

Last but no least it allows you take a break from work and spent some time with the people who matter. To check availability of The Farm House click here.

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Financing a caravan – Is it really a good idea?

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Take Jenny, she wants to own her own static caravan after spending times in her Mum’s van. She enjoys the freedom and improved family life that regular holidaying gives. Short getaways for weekends suit her lifestyle with the children too.

Jenny would like to buy a caravan, but she doesn’t know whether its best to buy the caravan outright and use up her savings, or does she get a loan to finance the purchase of a van instead? What is the best way to buy a holiday caravan nowadays?

The different ways can be a little overwhelming so we’ve listed out a few things for you to consider when thinking about financing a caravan.

Here are a few pointers and tips to consider to help you with understanding financing or part exchanging a van offered by Llawr Betws:
1. Firstly you need to find a caravan park before anything else – How far do you want to travel? And what kind of park do you want, entertainment, rural or quiet?  As you’ve arrived at our page you probably want one at Llawr Betws we imagine.

2. Cost of running a static caravan  – We always suggest you break down every single cost associated with the running a van and see if you are still in love with the idea? The ugly truth about a caravan is, like a car the value depreciates, it doesn’t change the quality of your holidays, but you need to know this is the worst part of owing your own piece of luxury is it depreciates with age…as we all do.

 

3. Which kind of static caravan are you looking for?  What are you going to use if for and when and we will help you decide on the rooms and style?

4. The finance agreement. Using finance and is often given over a long period and is a very popular way to buy a caravan, as it spreads the cost of the purchase. We offer finance agreements and have great rates but we ask you to do your research and shop around before committing to make sure you can afford, not forgetting to include the vans running costs.

 

5. What is a finance agreement – Effectively a finance agreement on a caravan is a loan spread over a period of time. Pure and simple. Do be aware that spreading payments over a long time may give you lower monthly payments but in the end it will incur much more interest.

Always use an Approved Finance Company – We are able to offer a preferred finance provider called Black Horse,  they offer very competitive rates and design a loan specifically for Caravan Finance.  But you must do your research first and always check out the high street loans for comparison reasons.

The deposits –The bigger the deposit the less you will need to borrow.

The less you borrow means the less your monthly payments will be.

Over the years people have seen the interest rates drop on their savings and rather than see their money do nothing they have bought a caravan for a better quality of life.

Monthly Payments are charged whether you are in the van or not.

Spreading manageable and the word manageable needs to be said again, payments over a longer duration offers the lure of lower monthly payments, but ultimately incurs substantially more interest. Payments are due 12 months of the year regardless of whether the caravan is used or not and are supplemental to running costs such as site fees, gas etc.

Making The Right Choice

As you have seen, there is a lot to think about. However, it is worth putting the time in and doing the research, as sourcing the right finance option is vital to your ownership experience.

Think clearly about what you need to borrow and the duration of the loan term, researching each option and finding which one is best for you. Ensure that you have considered all costs associated with running your holiday home before you finalise a purchase or agreement.

Many customers choose to seek advice from an independent financial adviser before arranging finance.

Questions most asked when
 
Can I part exchange my holiday home?
 
Yes. Llawr Betws will accept your old holiday home as part exchange for your new holiday home.
 
Can I use my old holiday home as a deposit?
 
Yes. Llawr Betws will accept your old holiday home as a deposit for a new holiday home on their caravan site in North Wales.
 
Who is the best caravan manufacturer?
 
At Llawr Betws we only have British made caravans because we believe they have the best quality caravans.
 
How much to caravans cost?
 
We have a range of caravans to suit every budget. The first season site fees and rates are included in the caravan price, so what you see is what you pay! Call us on 01490 460224 or come and have a look around. We will help you find your perfect holiday home at the right price for you.
 
Can I trade in my touring caravan for a holiday home?
 
Yes. If you’ve decided to upgrade your touring caravan to a static caravan on our quite holiday park we may allow you to use it as a deposit for a static caravan.
 
 
Can I get finance on a holiday home?
 
Yes. Llawr Betws offer flexible finance on holiday homes to suit every family.
 
Here’s an example of a holiday home we offer finance on:
 
The Willerby Peppy II 35 x12 foot wide caravan, two-bed caravan.  The Willerby Peppy is an exclusively designed model with central heating and double glazing.
 
Price of caravan           £31,999.00
Deposit 20%                 £6399.80  (You can use your own caravan for a deposit)
Balance to finance       £25599.20
 
over 3 years   £798 per month    (APR7.8%)
over 5 years   £515 per month
over 7 years   £395 per month
 
If you like to discuss your individual and confidential finance plan please call us on 01490 460224 or call in and see us at Llawr Betws, we will be more that happy to show around the caravans and pitches we have available. We are a small family run business, so there will be no pressure sales from us. 
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Why self-catering accommodation is the best way to holiday in North Wales. It just is!

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[Having the opportunity to bring as many shoes as you want is not the right reason to book a self catering farmhouse holiday, but it’s certainly one of the benefits]

I call it the self catering holiday bliss here in our little corner of the world called Corwen in North Wales. We opened Llawr Betws Farmhouse 2 years ago probably because we love the privacy of self catering holidays ourselves as opposed to hotel holidays. Says Jane Evans, the founder of Llawr Betws Leisure.

When you have made the effort and driven miles to get to North Wales with those little-balls-of-energy called kids, squished in the back who are dying to get out of the car; the last thing anyone wants to do is experience the hectic hotel arrival check in process, or want to lug their suitcases up to their room only to find out it’s too late to get food in the hotel restaurant as you arrived after the 8.30 curfew. You also won’t be able to watch telly later as you will wake the children….if only you had gone self-catering!

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What happens here as opposed to arriving for a hotel holiday is quite different. For a start the kids, even before you’ve turned the car engine off, have thrown themselves out of the car and ran their little legs in the garden/field next to the house. This combined with country air can only mean sleep surely? (So that’s them little nippers sorted for the next week).

Everyone else empties out their cars,  dumps their luggage in the hallway and runs upstairs to bagsy their favourite bedroom, and then a sharp decent down to the kitchen to see what’s in the fridge, mainly to see what alcohol is in there and then to sit back relax and enjoy the fantastic views.

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Llawr Betws Uchaf, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

The kids are busy burning off energy and exploring their new holiday home, they can make as much noise as they want in the peaceful countryside surroundings as there is no one else to disturb in deepest darkest Wales.

You (and I presume I’m talking to the lady organiser of the house hold) have come prepared with your favourite food and drinks probably in an icebox so there’s no need to worry about missing dinner it’s at your leisure.

Supper is eaten around the long farmhouse dining table (think Waltons here) located in the spacious kitchen, in Wales the farmhouse dinner table is the centre focus of everything, you’ll experience this too when you stay.

All the children when bathed are tucked up in bed, in their own bedrooms, and now your gang can relax in the hot tub, and maybe with a glass of champagne or two.

Spending time in our 4 star luxury self-catering holiday home gives you the freedom to do what you want in your own time; eat when you want, make noise when you want, do whatever you want….(well within reason). There are just too many benefits to staying in self-catering accommodation to list but we are going to have a go at listing them in the attempt to try and persuade you to visit us here at Llawr Betws Farmhouse.

Reasons to Book a Self Catering Holiday Cottage…

  1. It’s a good reason to make an effort to spend more time with family and friends
  2. You can bring loads of belongings, (loads of shoes, you’ll never wear them but you can bring them all with you)
  3. Come and go as you please without disturbing anyone else
  4. Settle into a real living space
  5. Live like a proper Welsh lady and enjoy the Welsh lifestyle for the duration of your break.
  6. Self catering is amazing value for money
  7. There are no time restrictions regarding meal times
  8. You can drink champagne in the hot tub without a telling off
  9. The outdoor sports on your door step are the best in the world
  10. You have the freedom to indulge in your own personal interests

Once you go self-catering in a farmhouse setting you will never go back to hotels again.

Jane Evans – Llawr Betws

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8 Need to Know Reasons Why Buying a Holiday Caravan is Good for Life in General.

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  1. Waking up and drawing back the curtains to see the rugged mountain range of the Berwyn Mountains? Not many people can say they do that every day.

Why wait to escape to the countrysSnowdon-Sunrise-Snowdonia-Photographyide, because you can own a piece of it tomorrow.

If its peace and relaxation away from cars, noise and people then Llawr Betws Caravan Park is worth a visit.  Not only is the park located in the middle of glorious nowhere out in the deepest darkest North Wales, the park is set in its own 15 acres of lushious Welsh countryside.

This park lets you wake up to the rugged Berwyn Mountain Range, that pretty much is a one off for a Caravan Park and a holiday destination.

 

2.Travel Expert Lonely Planet Says North Wales is in the Top 10 Destinations to visit before you die and should be on every traveller’s radar.

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Hey who are we to say different. A great accolade from the giant travel experts but just sometimes, when you live here, you take it all for granted and we do need reminding. So, we’ve taken a breath and a step back and we agree. We think you should come and have a look and see for yourself.

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3.Only named the Best Vista in The UK.

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To add to Lonely Planet accolade the views from Snowdon itself (just down the road from the park) have been named the best in the UK. It was shortlisted against the likes of Westminster, Stonehenge and Loch Ness.  I know, and you can own a little bit of this gorgeousness too at Llawr Betws.

 

 

 

4    King Arthur – The North Wales Legend  lived around Llawr Betws too.

 

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King Arthur is heavily associated with our rugged area, you will find references to him all over the place.

Ruthin (15 minutes away by car, a must visit place too did you know it has more Grade listed buildings than any other place in Wales) for instance has the stone the Excalibur was pulled from. Another stone bearing the hoof print of Arthur’s Horse, Llamrai, can be found at Loggerheads too. There is so much folklore and legend here in North Wales it’s what holidays are made for.  The film The Legend of the Sword with Jude Law was filmed not far from Llawr Betws in a place called Capel Curig and Nant Gwynant.  Both places you can get to from your holiday caravan at Llawr Betws and back in time for tea (wine) on the veranda.

So from Movie Makers to Travel experts… they are all saying North Wales is the place to fill your soul. You need to come and see for yourself.

Find more information here about King Arthur the North Wales Legend. www.visitsnowdonia.info

 

5. Soak Up the Summer in VIP style…. let’s talk site fees.

Rain or shine you’ll have summer covered at Llawr Betws, Corwen.

Our site fees are what our customers call affordable. If you combine site fees with a choice of caravans (pre-owned and new) this equation means you can own the exact life style you want, and start enjoying your holiday in your own VIP style.

Llawr Betws is a small community of 70 holiday homes of families and mature people who want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful welsh countryside and enjoy the area.

 

6. Bring the family but don’t expect them to stick around

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For the tots Llawr Betws has a playground for children to enjoy the fresh mountain air and make new friends at the park. We also have a games room complete with table tennis and a small snooker table to keep the children entertained on those drizzly afternoon in Wales. Llawr Betws has a range of spacious sited holiday caravans for sale to accommodate all the family if you need something with a bit of space.

For the bigger kids (including self) there are lots of family-friendly attractions on your doorstep here. Plenty of watersports in Bala, play parks and crafts in Corwen, Surf Snowdonia, Kite Surfing, Velocity, Cliff Climbing, Coasteering, Go below …jee the list goes on. We have plenty of nature things to do at Llawr Betws. It’s a lovely holiday break as you can spend time together making memories.

Click here for more info about  local attractions and here too

7.Bring the dog!Dog Friendly Caravan Park

We all know the family wouldn’t be complete without bringing the dog, that’s why we are a dog friendly caravan park too. You will get to meet Spot-the dog, the local  celebrity resident who is always ready to entertain.

8.All our vans are Made in Britain

All our caravans manufacturedture by British companies as we believe the best holiday home manufacturers are British. But don’t take our word for it come and have a look at the caravans yourself they are stunning.  Feel good as you support British industry.

 

Have we persuade you to at least come and have a look at the area, you won’t be disappointed.  My name is Jane Evans and if you’d like a friendly chat about the park do call.  We are a family run business so no pressurised sales calls from us, we are genuinely happy to help.  01490 460224

 

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6 Great Walks in North East Wales Near Llawr Betws Caravan Park, Corwen

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Some people say Wales is a small place, but I prefer to think of it as compact as there is so much to do, in close proximity from our caravan park called Llawr Betws, thats if you know where to go.  Even when you live here there’s always something new to discover right on your doorstep and many are best discovered by foot.

Here are some of our favourite places that Geraint and I like to walk to and just a stones throw from Llawr Betws Caravan Park.

1.Montgomery Canal Trail, Llangollen

Distance from Park:  15 miles Distance of walk: 1.2 miles

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Montgomery Canal Trail follows the canal and the quaking ducks up through the idyllic countryside of Llangollen.  When our legs get a little weary from walking we like to drop into town for a cuppa of tea and a bite to eat.   Llangollen has a few Outdoor clothes shops in case you need some new walking boots but more importantly, Llan (as the locals call it) has quite a few yummy bakeries, we sometime pick up pastries and take it back to the canal. It’s nice to watch the wildlife whilst having a spot of lunch we always try to catch the traditional horse drawn canal boat too which slowly goes back and forth on the canal.

 

Keeping the kids entertained whilst you are there

 

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If you’ve got kids that need entertaining, there are free activity sheets available from canalrivertrust.org.uk containing fun facts about the wildlife that live in and around the canal.

Keep an eye out for 10 QR codes, which look like this.

 

(To scan the codes you’ll need to download a QR reader app onto your smartphone.)

 

 

 

 

2. Cefn Brith, Hiraethog, North Wales is only 10 miles from LlawrBetws Caravan Park (that’s 20 minutes in the car to you and I).

Distance to walk the trail: 4 miles to walk

It’s a very wild, rural and rugged landscape is Cefn Brith (it means speckled back in Welsh). It’s part of a longer 40 mile route joined with Mynydd Hiraethog and Denbigh Moors Footpath Network but we think you should just try the little part of it first. Geraint and I haven’t actually  walked this one but it’s on our things to do before the hip replacement list. We hear it’s a beautiful walk and we would really like to try it someday this year.

Cefn Birth is leisurely 4-mile circular walk across rugged moors it’s known for its agricultural landscape and is lined by dry stonewalls that gives the impression of being miles from civilisation. There are fantastic views of the Alwen Reservoir and Clocaenog Forest both are breath taking plus the wildlife includes the Red Squirrel can you believe and the large Heath Butterflies, which provides a lovely highlight before heading home.

3.Llangollen to Prestatyn, a must visit place to visit whilst you are with us.

Distance from LlawrBetws: approx. 25 minutes in the car

Distance of full walk: 34 miles

We know this walk is quite a challenge and it’s not for the faint hearted, but we hear it’s well worth the effort if you enjoy walking.  This walk is within an area called the Clwydian Range, which is a beautiful range of hills that provides a dramatic backdrop to this challenging and exhilarating walk.  You will get to see the Eglwyseg escarpment near Llangollen on this walk its quite a dramatic geology formation. Now its definitely worth stopping on the hill for a brew and pondering what the Iron Age Hillforts where made for all those years ago? Nobody really knows if it was a fortress for the villages, or they were just a structure to keep the animals in one place. You can make your own mind up, they are very beautiful and completely unique.

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Our second most famous mountain here in North Wales is called Moel Famau (I don’t think I need to tell you which is the most famous…answers on a postcard please) you can always find it on the landscape as it has a ruined tower making a peak. This tower also provides the highpoint of this walk… literally.

5.Loggerheads Country Park , Mold

A must visit even if you don’t want to walk much. You can take a stroll through Loggerheads Country Park following the Discovery Trail through its beautiful wooden river valley and dramatic cliffs.  On sunny days the trees provide great cover, and when it rains we like to head to the café.

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Called Caffi Florence they make delicious homemade food its always open from 10am – 5pm.

 

6.Beatrix Potter and Dr Johnson – Writers Walk – Denbigh Town

Distance 5 miles

 

Wales has many great writers, but I was amazed to discover hiding in this Welsh town there are hidden gems that every Peter Rabbit fan and English literature fan should visit. This walk along the banks of Afon Ystrad takes you to places where literary greats, Beatrix Potter and Samuel Johnson (who wrote the ‘Dictionary of the English Language’) stayed in the area, with the added bonus of outstanding views of the Denbigh Castle and the town.

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View of Denbigh Castle

The walk takes you passed the ruined cottage where Dr Johnson used to stay with friends and family.  Beatrix Potter’s uncle Fred’s home is called Gwaynynog, the garden is rumoured to have formed the basis of Mr McGregor’s garden where Peter Rabbit nearly got caught!

For a guide of the route and all the things to look out for along the way, click here.

 

We hope you enjoy our walking suggestions, there’s plenty more to follow too!  Here is our caravan park, do pop in and say hello www.llawrbetws.co.uk 

Geraint & Jane Evans

01490 460224

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The questions we get asked about owning a holiday home in Corwen.

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Questions about owning your own holiday home in Corwen 

We love hearing what your perfect Caravan holiday sounds like and here are a number of frequently asked questions we often answer. We thought it might help you to come and see us so that we get the chance to show you this beautiful part of North Wales.

Is your caravan park quiet?

Yes, it is really quiet and you can hear the birds sing every day and see the stars at night. It is a wonderful place to watch wildlife in the surrounding fields and red kites are often seen flying over the park. You can’t hear anything apart from snoring at night!

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Redkite soaring above Corwen.

Is it near the A5?  

We are just a mile off the A5 on the A494 heading towards Bala and Barmouth in North Wales. We are not too far from civilization with Bala, Ruthin, Llangollen and Corwen on our doorstep.

You don’t have a Clubhouse, do you?

We don’t have a Clubhouse or swimming pool,  we are a quiet and tranquil park in a spectacular area.

We are affordable, we don’t charge expensive site fees.

Has your park got a lot of families on it?

We do have some families, but we usually have mature people who want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

We have pre-owned and new caravans and there are always a selection to see at the park. We also offer finance options to suit everybody’s needs.

It is hard to get something over on a blog we would love to speak to you or meet you in person, come and visit us soon.

 

Jane (Evans), Owner

Tel: 01490 460224

 

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2016 Wales Year of Adventure

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A campaign to promote Wales as the capital of adventure tourism has been launched. Adventure means different things to different people and we all need to embrace their dreams from time to time.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to go up Snowdon, explore the ancient hillforts, experience Welsh cuisine, fly the zipwire, visit a castle, or camp under the stars. There is so much on offer that planning things to do in this very special year ahead with your family and friends will ensure you don’t miss out.  Richard Parks, the former rugby player and Bear Gryllis will both be promoting activities as well as Tori James, the youngest British woman to conquer Everest. Rough Guides have just named Surf Snowdonia in their top 10 places to visit which is very exciting and makes me what to visit it even more.

At the park we are planning ahead for the 2016 season and are looking forward to welcoming everyone back. We have had visitors in the house all over Christmas and into the New Year and bookings are coming in thick and fast for this year.  Apart from the wet weather we have had some clear cold frosty days when it is good to get wrapped up and walk to clear your head. 2016 Wales Year of Adventure