­­­­Sundown Valley

Formerly Llandyfan Camping & Fishing is proudly under new ownership & management!
Located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park with stunning views, peaceful surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Set in 10 acres of woodland and natural beauty with paths­­­, ponds, flora and fauna.

Sundown Valley is a scenic, environmentally friendly caravan and camping site with views of the Brecon Beacons. Situated on a gentle slope, the site overlooks a golf course and is a few minutes drive from Ammanford town centre.

This caravan and camping site is one of Wales hidden gems and perfect for the weekend camper, or for those wishing to explore the fantastic Carmarthenshire scenery and attractions. For the more energetic camper, the site is surrounded by the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and Welsh countryside providing a great location for walking and hiking.

Off-Grid camping and fishing

The site is OFF-GRID, meaning that there are no mainstream services and generates its own power from wind and solar energy with a backup generator. It also has its own water supply. Therefore we do ask that visitors use the resources sparingly and with the environment in mind.

Coarse fishing is available on site with a lake stocked with various sized carp, tench, perch and bream amongst others. Bring your own rods, bait and equipment. A small daily charge applies.

With so much heritage and local attractions to explore, from historic Welsh castles to the National Botanical Gardens, Sundown Valley camping site is ideally situated as the perfect place to explore all this from.

Where we are

SUNDOWN VALLEY
Coel bren
Llandyfan
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18 2TY

20

Bookable tent or van pitches

3

Bookable eco sleeper pods

10

Acres of tranquil Welsh countryside

24

Gravel and natural grass pegs

Camping

Chalet, pods and pitches

We are a dog-friendly site and welcome family bookings.  We allow fire pits (raised off the ground of course) and can even supply them including the firewood. There is great access around the campsite which is gently sloping.

Sundown Valley has 3 basic pods, 2 furnished with a double bed and stove and one for families with 2 extra beds plus outdoor picnic bench with use of caravaners shower/toilet block. We ask you to bring your own bedding for obvious reasons.

Cedar Wood Cabin, This  4 berth Cabin provides : – Fixed Double Bed, Two Single Bunk-beds which converts to a practical sitting area. Built in basic Kitchen Area including Sink, Hob and Fridge.  Complete with Table and Four Chairs. Fully insulated. Outside has a Landscape Slabbed Patio Area. This stunning Cabin can be available for a daily or weekly hire. .

Pots and pans are supplied, all you need to bring is the food, bedding and your sense of adventure.

We are ideally placed to visit many attractions in Wales, whether you are planning an adventure holiday, visiting historic sites or exploring the beautiful countryside. Bookings can be made by calling

Pat on 07949712816 or through wildpoint

Gently Sloping Grass Pitch

Ground type Grass

One unit allowed per pitch

Dog(s) allowed

Car parking near pitch

Camping costs

Camping – £10 per person.

Caravans and vehicles – Please call for availability.

Pods – £40 per night

Chalet – £60 per night

Fire Pit – We loan these without charge, but are compulsory for a campfire.

Fire Wood – Logs £5.00 for a 25 ltr bucket.

Fishing

Developed more than five years ago, the Fishing Lake  has a combination of 24 gravel and natural grass pegs which offer plenty of room for anglers.

With a central island which runs along the spine of the water, the pool has a gently sloping bottom along the left hand bank as you enter the fishery from the main car park whilst the opposite bank is cut at about 45 degrees leading to a six feet deep bottom about a rod length out.

Stocked predominantly with common and mirror carp which have been caught to 12lbs, the pool holds a good head of mid-sized fish of both types.  Because the bigger fish have spawned successfully over the past few years there are also good numbers of smaller mirrors and commons.

There are also some bream, eels and a smattering of crucians together with some small tench to just under 1lb .

Fish stocks were supplemented earlier in 2011 with bigger tench between 3lbs and 4lbs, bream bream between 2lbs and 3lbs and some lovely golden rudd around the 8oz mark.

The majority of the bream are self-bred from fish which were inadvertently introduced to the pool with the initial stocking of carp. The mature fish weighed about 1lb 8oz at the time and have grown in size since then, although those which resulted from subsequent spawning are obviously much smaller but coming on nicely.

The eels have been caught to about 1lb 8oz but rarely show – although one angler a couple of years ago had four in one session. These are believed to have found their way into the pool from neighbouring streams but are a welcome addition in view of the recent rapid decline of the eel population in the UK.

Whilst the lake is not large it regularly produces notable catches with several small club matches in the past having been won with more than 100lbs of fish. Pleasure catches of 15 or more of carp at a sitting are not uncommon.

Whether fishing for pleasure or fishing a match, the lake is easy to fish because of its even and fairly shallow bottom. This makes both pole and waggler techniques straightforward with fishing in the margins, down the track or towards the island all producing results.

Because of the good head of carp in the water, the most popular pleasure technique so far seems to be fishing either floating bread or dog biscuit either in open water or towards the island.

Alternatives are to fish a swim feeder packed with feeder pellets using luncheon meat or sweetcorn on the hook or, if you want to catch a lot of fish and are not worried about what size they are, to fish a similar technique with maggots as hook bait. The only problem with fishing maggots, as when fishing any water, is that you are likely to attract a lot of small fish before the bigger fish move in and force them out.

Luncheon meat, sweetcorn, bread flake and maggots all work well when fishing the float either on pole or waggler.

A more unusual technique which has proved very successful so far is to adopt fly fishing techniques and fish a Deer Hair Muddler trimmed to look like a dog biscuit and to fish this amid some free offerings of dog biscuits when the fish can be seen cruising under the surface or feeding on the top.

On several occasions when this has been done by more adventurous anglers it has proved very successful at picking out the bigger fish in the swim and is said to be a delightful way of taking carp, particularly when using lighter rods and lines than are normally used for carp fishing.

One of the nice things about the lake is that there are no particular hot spots which regularly produce decent catches of fish. This means anglers have an equal chance of catching whichever peg and swim they choose. Fishing in the margins or up against the island, however, is usually the most productive.

Angling costs

Day Ticket – £7

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