The stunningly situated Llyn Gwynant campsite, on the edge of Llyn Gwynant lake in the Snowdonia National Park is popular with walkers and climbers in all seasons. Open all year, the site has a number of hook-up bays for caravans and camper vans which must be booked, and large camping fields for tents. “Obviously we’re quieter in the winter,” Rachel Garden, director of the business, told us “but we do get some camper vans and ice climbers. Our really busy times are spring and summer bank holidays and school holidays – we could have anything up to 1000 people on the site, though a few hundred is more normal. From mid-May to September we are always busy.”
The site was already very well equipped, but about 18 months ago it was decided to offer another service to visitors – a laundry. So Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems were asked to supply two coin operated Horizon 10kg capacity stacked washer/dryers. The laundry is in the main reception building and is proving very popular with visitors, especially families. “Some campers are only with us for a couple of nights, so don’t necessarily need the laundry,” Rachel said, “but others stay for a week or more, and those in caravans and camper vans, may have already been on the road for some time. We find many people welcome the chance to do some washing. It’s a boon for families, especially when the weather isn’t too good, with children getting wet and muddy in the countryside. The laundry is an important part of the high quality facilities we offer our visitors.”
The stacked Horizon washer/dryer laundry centres which were re-launched in 2015 feature easy to read electronic controls. The washer has a 97 litre (10kg) drum, 20% bigger than the previous model, but with no extra utility consumption. This is because a 1200rpm spin on final extract produces 440G to remove more water which consequently shortens drying times and dryer energy inputs.
For further information on our commercial laundry equipment, contact us and see how we can advise you to best suit your business.
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