A lovely site. Facilities immaculate and modern; even lockers to charge mobile phones and laptops.
Pitches rather close together but all arranged around the edge of a small field with a pretty garden in the centre. Unfortunately not fully serviced as advertised on this website, no water on pitch but there is grey waste, electric and tv point.
Very quiet site with a number of rules which the owners insist are adhered to. That suited us and judging by the number of seasonal pitches it is welcomed by the majority.
Children are not allowed to play games around the caravans and tents and dogs have to be tethered or on a lead except on the dog exercise field. There is a field with small equipment for children to play on. This meant we could sit outside the caravan, enjoy the sunshine without being attacked by stray balls or dogs! Our dog enjoyed meeting other dogs in the field.
The site is very convenient for a number of beaches. Most are dog friendly. Beautiful coastal path walks.
Good local pub with well cooked food ; also good restaurant on beach.
We found people very friendly and helpful in the area.
Although on the pricey side we will return to this lovely site.
This is definitely one of the best sites we have visited. We are a fit and active couple in our early sixties.
We were lucky enough to visit during a spell of gorgeous weather but I don't think much could detract from the quality of the site.
Arrival is via a narrowish lane but there are only a few residences at one end and arrival and departure times are well staggered. Check-in was easy with a £10 deposit needed for the electronic barrier entry key. We had booked a hard standing which had waste water drainage and was very level. The grass pitches looked pretty level too. Miles checked that we were able to reverse the van and we saw him helping others onto their pitches. Anna popped down to check everything was fine once we were set up. She offered to lend us extra pipes for the drains if we needed them. The pitches were of adequate size and arranged around the outside of the field, meaning that we didn't feel 'surrounded'.
The toilet block was excellent, spotlessly clean, dual flush toilets, plenty of hot water, hair dryers, motion sensor lighting. There was heating in there as well for colder seasons. The view outside the block was to die for! It made us wish we were in the camping field as it shared the view - down across Pwllheli and Criccieth to Snowdonia.
Laundry room, mobile phone charging points, dish washing facilities, well-stocked info hut, fridge and freezer for campers, children's play area, dog exercise field were all provided. Unfortunately Gwynedd CC don't offer a recycling collection but that's not the owners fault.
We were blown away by the beauty of the area. We last visited in our teens but had missed the beautiful beaches, harbours, mountains and quirky little towns - well we were 'teenagers in love' at the time. I know we saw it at its best but we will certainly be back. Well done and keep up the good work
WOW what can we say! Loved this site and the owners. It is exactly as stated a lovely clean welcoming 5 star site. Facilities were superb! Toilets and showers were immaculate. All the facilities and the owners were excellent and cannot wait to get back here! The only downside is you need to travel by car to get anywhere (no footpaths or pavements). The owners are very helpful with directions and the dog field is a very nice extra. All in all a lovely place. Children are not allowed to play near the camping areas which was excellent and they have a field of their own.
This site is quiet, well maintained and organised. The owners are always very helpful, friendly and able to offer advice about things to do and see based on a very good local knowledge. Each pitch has plenty of space and the overall feel of the site is always calm and peaceful meaning you can fully enjoy the stunning views. The facilities are always clean and regularly checked by the owners. The extra facilities like the fridge, freezer, tv, phone charger work well. There is a separate playing field and dog walking so other campers are not disturbed. The situation of the site means that you can readily explore the peninsula. There is a bus stop at the end of the road and many footpaths you can take.
If you enjoy a quiet relaxing holiday in a stunning area just waiting to be explored then this site is well worth visiting.
The site is well signposted and roughly 400 yards from the quiet through-road bringing you down a lane to the entrance on your left.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by Anna and Miles who are the most friendly couple you could wish to meet. They give you all the information you need about the site and local area. There is a security barrier which is activated by a swipe card that you will be issued with. On the entrance to the main park there is a Summer House on the left which has a TV. There are also leaflets of local attractions and sample menus from selected restaurants.
The site has a number of hard-standing pitches with waste water drain points which are extremely level and are perfect for driving your awning pegs into. All pitches have 16 amp hook-ups.
There is plenty of width for your caravan and awning and space to park your car. The garden is beautifully kept with a flower bed island in the centre of the field.
There is a playing field next to the main park where children can play, it has a fantastic view of Hells Mouth (a popular surfing area)and on a clear day you can see the South Wales coastline. Adjoining this field is the large dog walking area.
On the other side of the main park is the field which houses the the 2 Hobbits and tents. From the top of this field you have a glorious view of Mount Snowdon and the Snowdonian Mountain Range and the coastline including Pwllheli out towards Aberystwyth, .
The shower and toilet facilities can only be described as immaculate.
There is a fully equipped laundry room and a drying room for your wetsuits. There are also charging points for your mobile phones.
There is an abundance of countryside to explore by foot. If you enjoy cycling there are plenty of challenging rides to absorb. There are decent bikes available for hire from The Willows.
There is a Post Office/General Store within a 5 minute walk, a Londis mini supermarket in the nearby village of Llanbedrog and there is an Asda at Pwllheli if you need to do a full shop.
A couple of miles away is Abersoch which has lovely beaches and varied restaurants.
We have been coming to this site since 2007 and love it because of it's tranquillity. The children's play area is in the next field which means the main park area is peacefully quiet.
We like The Willows so much that we have decided to leave our caravan in local storage so we can return every year without towing the caravan on a 300 mile round trip.
We have just returned from a 5 day break at The Willows. First impressions are excellent, we were greeted by the owner, who showed us to our pitch and told us to get ourselves set up, have a cup of tea before returning to reception to sort out payment and passes etc. Which was nice and laid back and a very friendly way to handle things.
The weather was shocking, but we were 'sans enfants' (thanks grandfolk) so for us the freedom was enough! I would say that even though we are parents, we did choose this site because although they accept children, because of the site rules there wouldn't be so many (call me a hypocrite). Personally I wouldn't bring my own kids here, as I like to supervise my children's play and with the play field (which does have football nets and a basket ball net - plus tons of space) being out of the way this wouldn't be possible and they are too young for this level of independence just yet.
The facilities are absolutely immaculate, much attention to detail everywhere - I don't empty the toilet but its a first for me to see an elsan with a sink and handwash next to it! We are 5 star camp site regulars but the showerblock is of the highest quality that I have ever seen, the fittings are outstanding, they are spotlessly clean and there are cloths and mops to help you keep it that way!
The owners treat you like old friends, nothing is too much bother and they seemed genuinely interested in our stay and that we made the most of it.
There are walks, cycle paths and recommendations of where to dine, takeaways and food delivered. In our opinion avoid Tremfan Hall, very very pretentious, despite us telling them well in advance it was our 10 year wedding anniversary service was dismal and their focus was entirely on their Warren regular customers ho hum!
The only downside I can mention about this site is that some of the pitches are quite small, but then you have so much space in front of you then this probably wouldn't matter (we just didn't get the weather to spend any time outside). A bit of a quirk here is that you get grey waste disposal but not water hook up so do bring your aqua roll and 'handle' which we forgot! [At this point I should also remark on how friendly this site is, our fellow caravanner next door lent us his aqua roll handle and everyone passed the time of day or chatted to each other which was lovely!] There is a tap very close to most pitches. Some pitches may need an extension lead to hook up (25m).
Another slight gripe for me is that there are hair dryers in the ladies showerblock which I think charge 20p - I can understand paying for them because they are quality hair dryers and wear out very quickly if in over frequent use. However, I think in a 5 star site, there should be free power points for other vanity items or even to plug in your own hair dryer which I have encountered at other sites. As after all when the showerblock is as good as it is at the Willows you want to use it instead of your own caravan!
I've given this site an 8 out of 10 only because I feel it could be a little more child friendly without detracting from the peace and quiet site they work so hard to achieve, but I understand that it is a hard balance to strike! For couples though, its pretty hard to beat.
Management response: Many thanks for your review. Just to clarify, our play area is directly behind the touring field, parents of young children do supervise their children there, it is not impossible to do, they go with their children and play with them.
We do charge 20p for hairdryer and straightener use. We do not charge for WIFI unlike the £6 a day charged by many other 5 Star sites.
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