Well i totally disagree with what ‘takenotice’ is saying here,‘A badly managed, money grabbing site’?? Not in my opinion and not the opinion of many i now know on the site. Yes, improvements can be made there, but isnt the whole country in need of improvement ??
Me and my family have owned a caravan on PenYWern holiday park for the last 4 years and we absolutely love it there .
Before being at penywern we had a caravan on a high profile site ‘not mentioning any names’ in north wales where i paid £15,000 for a 1998 static caravan. Ground fees for the season were £4000. Two years after buying that caravan in north wales we was told by the owners that we had to upgrade the caravan at a cost of nearly £10,000 or we had the choice of taking the caravan off the site at a huge price or we sold it back to them for £4000. We had no choice but to sell it back to them for £4000. With this money plus an extra £1500 on top i bought exactly the same caravan at penywern , we are still in the same van and love it plus the owner said we wont have to upgrade as long as its kept tidy, Thats GREAT !! Plus its a nicer site than the one in north wales.
At penywern we pay £2180 per year site fees, £31 for a gas bottle wich lasts us ages and a £20 electric card will also last us very well compared to being at home. Our water has always been fine there, only once our electric stopped because we forget to top up with an electric card LOL !!
Weve had a great time at the club singing in the kareoke , the food is good, A pint is £2.60 so i cant grumble with that and its always been open whilst weve been there.
The swimming pool is open throughout the summertime ,BUT it wasnt heated this season but ive been told by the owner that there is a new boiler fitted so it will be heated again this year !! YIPPY!!!!
As for selling our caravan, The owner told me he would give me the same as what i paid for it 4 years ago if i upgraded, yes there is a £1500 commission fee if we sold private and wanted to leave, but atleast we CAN sell it private unlike the site we were on before, And i totally understand this fee from the owner, Otherwise everybody would be buying and selling their caravans on penywern with no control for the site owner whatsoever.
But we dont want to sell our caravan on penywern because we love the caravan and love the site.
Weve been told by the owner that a new shop and coffe shop is opening in march and the fishing pond has been revamped!!
I cant wait to get back there in march !!!
Yes we did ourself a favour, we thaught once, and bought a caravan on Pen-Y-Wern Holiday Park.