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The Willows Abersoch (Yr Helyg)

Pwllheli, Gwynedd

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The Willows Abersoch (Yr Helyg) is set in a charming location for your holiday. Set in between 19 beaches each only 1.5 - 8 miles distance from the campsite. There is dense green countryside and the enchanting marine life on view. With excellent public transport links and all the necessary conveniences close by: a post office, shops, chemist, pubs and restaurants are all within the vicinity. We think you will genuinely enjoy your holiday at The Willows Abersoch (Yr Helyg) Wales, and we have been featured in the Top 100 Sites Guide 2014, a trusted directory of the UK's best campsites compiled by Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan magazines.

The site is cozily small, with just 22 touring pitches spanning a two-acre field. We cater to everyone: caravans, campervans, motorhomes and tents. All pitches are level and well maintained, each one comes standard with a 16A electric hook-up and a boosted terrestial TV signal. We offer everything from grass pitches to fully serviced hardstanding. Our hardstanding pitches also include a water point. The field is divided into 3 regions one of which is adults only. We also offer self-catering static caravans, and several glamping options.

We have aimed to design the site to be comfortable for our guests — for campers for example, there is space to park your car alongside your tent. The site owners have tried to create a peaceful atmosphere, as such, ball games are not permitted in the field containing the pitches. There is however, a separate, grassy area nearby that is suitable for ball games. Views of both the sea and mountains are available with our premium pitches and self-catering Park Home static caravans.

For those with a taste for glamping, we have several 'Hobbit' pods all of which are warm and dry owing to the fact that they are insulated. The Hobbits each measure 16' by 8' giving your plenty of room to camp in style. Each one is kitted out with electric lighting and heating, extra power sockets and lockable doors. Why not enjoy your meals sitting around the included picnic table? You can use all the facilities on the campsite but you will need to provide your own bedding, towels and catering equipment for the pod itself.

The Willows Abersoch (Yr Helyg) is very proud to offer the 'Eye-Pod', the only one of its kind in the world. The Eye-Pod is spherical glamping pod around 100 cubic feet larger than the campsite's Hobbits and a domed roof that gives a perfect view of the stars at night. The Eye-Pod even more luxurious than the Hobbits. The Eye-Pod comes's with all the luxury's of the Hobbits plus a TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi, a table and seating area, a small fridge, a kettle, a heater, hooks, a mattress, lights with dimmer switches, more storage space , and even has French doors for an inside-outside camping experience!

Our sanitary blocks include first class shower and toilets, which come with shaver points and power sockets. For disabled users there is a special toilet and shower unit. There is a baby changing area which includes a baby bath.

The indoor dishwashing area has a microwave and a kettle. There is a free fridge/freezer facility, plus a well equipped laundry room with a drying area. The site also has free hot water, Wi-Fi and a chemical waste disposal point.

Our site is super dog friendly (in fact it was rated as the most pet friendly campsite in the Top 100 guide 2014!) the site has a field suitable for exercising your pet.

Open from:
15th March to 15th October

Disabled access, Pets allowed, Chemical disposal point, Designated / private parking, 12 Drainage hook-ups, 22 Electric hook-ups, 1 Laundry, 1 Sanitary block(s), Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, 20 Water hook-ups, Wireless internet

Free use of ; Fridges, Freezers, Microwav, kettle
16amp EHU Fully servied pitches Hard standing and part serviced grass.
Water on all Touring pitches ( New for 2014 )
Recycling Facilities ( New for 2014 )
TV boosted signal
Plug points for straightners
Free use of hair dryers
Family roomSmall Baby bath, baby change etc
Disabled facilities
Secure Charging point lap tops , phones etc
Small TV to watch
Visitors Car park
Barrier access
Bike Hire
Glamping Pods
Dog exercise field
Dog minding service [ need to pre arrange ]
Boat storage, Boat wash
Play field [ but no equipment ]
Drying facility for walkers, cyclist and waters ports enthusiasts
Comprehensive tourist point
Discount for staying guests at restaurants, golf club
some local produce available on sight but Shop 400 yards away
Pub just over a mile

1 Holiday homes (for rent), Motorhome pitches, Seasonal pitches, 20 Serviced pitches (touring), 20 Tent pitches, 20 Touring pitches, 2 Camping pods

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Outdoor), Tennis, Sports Ground, Water Sports, Internet Access, Gym access

Village and beaches of Abersoch.
Towns of Pwllheli and Porthmadog with their shops and weekly markets.
Old Coast Guard Station of Aberdaron.
Plas-y-Rhiw House and Gardens.
Italian Village of Portmeirion.
Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Art Gallery.
Lloyd George Museum.
Harlech, Beaumaris and Criccieth Castle.
West Highland Railway.
Slate mines

Boat trips to see seals and dolphins
19 stunning beaches
Coastal walks
Historical Castles
Heritage centre - Nant Gwrtheyrn
Boat trip to Bardsey Island
Green wood centre
Sea Zoo
Butterfly world
Slate mines
Zip world
and so much more

The Willows Abersoch (Yr Helyg) (www)

Mynytho, Nr Abersoch
Gwynedd, Wales
United Kingdom
LL53 7RW
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Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 14 review(s)

West Yorkshire

4.0 stars

Had a lovely week @ The Willows, stayed in a Hobbit. Owners friendly & helpful. Site lovely, clean, well kept, good facilities. Surrounding area stunning.
Hobbit, was warm, dry and comfy, would recommend. Although would be good to have a washing line installed, or maybe some more hooks and a small fridge or electric cool box instead of a portable one?
Would definitely recommend and hope to go back one day, more beaches to visit!!

Property manager response (01 Jun 2014)

Thank you for review, feedback is important to us. We have considered fridges in the Hobbits, but as we provide ample fridges and freezers on site, free to use, we leave a portable coolbox in the hobbit: which can be taken with you to the beach. We did in the past provide rotary lines (we do not permit washing lines anywhere on site) but they kept getting broken, as such we invested instead in a drying cabinet. This, along with the use of the tumble dryer has been found to be more useful especially should it rain whilst trying to dry clothes. Thank you once again for taking the time to write a review.


5.0 stars

If your looking for a Quiet well run site in Abersoch then The Willows is the place to stay, Anna & Miles are lovely people and cannot do enough for people staying on site, always at hand to give assistance if required. Peaceful site with Wonderful views which I can only say we will be visiting again. On site facilities Toilet and Showers Pristine condition .

Property manager response (07 May 2014)

Thank you very much Andrew for your complimentary review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you gain to our site in the not too distant future.


5.0 stars

Excellent small site, expertly run by Anna and Miles. Large pitches, grass and hard standing, some fully serviced. Toilet block spotlessly clean. Large play field and field for dogs to run. Peaceful and quiet. Nothing was too much trouble, my only problem is that revealing the secret may make it impossible to book!


5.0 stars

From arrival you are made most welcome no hassle, Miles and Anna keep good clean well run happy site pitches are large grass or hard standing,the loos and showers spotless we have 4 large dogs they are also welcome with big field for exercise dog bins provided (bag it bin it) we will go here again soon I hope


5.0 stars

Stayed at the site for the first time and spent two superb weeks in our touring caravan with our and family in their caravan next to us. When booking Anna and Miles very kindly re-organised a little so that we could have pitches side by side. Whilst there we were extremely well looked after with a great friendly approach by both Anna and Miles. The facilities are second to none and kept in immaculate, clean condition. All we can say is what a wonderful friendly site and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone with a caravan or a tent.


5.0 stars

The site is first class and in a beautiful location. We stayed on the grass pitches which are very spacious. Even though it was bank holiday and the site was fully booked we still had lots of room. The site is well managed and the owners have thought of everything. The facilities are spotless and the views breathtaking. Very peaceful and quiet just as the website described.

North Yorkshire

5.0 stars

We stayed here for two weeks with our folding camper on a premium pitch, grass with electric. The views were fabulous. The site is extremely well maintained - grounds and facilities. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We appreciated that the children had somewhere safe to play without disturbing neighbours or us!


5.0 stars

Sometimes you want to keep treasures all to yourself and not share. This campsite is one of those rare treasures.
Anna and Miles keep the most immaculate and beautiful campsite you could wish for and set in an idyllic landscape with breath taking views it really wouldn't be fair to not share with others I guess.


5.0 stars

We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay at 'The Willows' in our Cabanon Tent, of which the friendly owners Anna and Miles helped keep upright in an unexpected and very rare hurricane sent to us from America!!
The facilities and location are outstanding and the unbelievable views have to make it the 'Eighth Wonder of the World.'


5.0 stars

This is by far the best camp site we have ever stayed at. Breathtaking views, owners very friendly making you feel very welcome. Extremely clean with fantasic facilities, best shower block EVER will definately be going back.

Manchester UK

5.0 stars

Simply had to leave a review for our second successive year at The Willows... Miles and Anna couldn't do enough for us during our stay, even helping put our awning up in the rain!! The site is immaculate, the showers are the best we have seen and always clean, and the views of Cardigan bay and the Llyen are unbelievable (took a picture every time I went to the shower!!) got lots lol.. see you next year!!


5.0 stars

Have just returned from The Willows. Echo all previous comments and reviews. Fantastic location , breathtaking scenery , very friendly owners who are rightly proud of The Willows. The tranquility is fundamental to the success of the place. The toilet facilities and showers are devine and very clean. I cannot recommend this site enough ( we camped in a tent).

west mids

5.0 stars

wonderful people very helpful facilities showers and toilets as good as you will find in any hotel they also had fridge and freezers which where very useful. the site was very clean and well kept . will definately return . full marks all round


5.0 stars

This campsite is fabulous. The owners Anna and Miles have created the perfect combination of chilled out with a clean, well run and quiet site. We stayed for 9 nights and found their hospitality brilliant. Great facilities with superb shower block, dishwash area and information summerhouse. Fantastic views over the Lleyn Peninsula, and I mean FANTASTIC.