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Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park

9.6
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General

  • Stay on a working farm site in Snowdonia National Park
  • Haven for ramblers, bikers and hikers: lots of nearby trails
  • Less than half an hour’s drive from the Welsh coast beaches

You won’t want to hide among the bushes during your stay at Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park, a family-friendly site on a working farm less than 10 minutes’ drive from the market town of Dolgellau in Gwynedd – this place is all about getting out and about.

In the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park, Llwyn yr Helm is a haven for ramblers, bikers and hikers: Mawddach trail, Torrent Walk and Precipice Walk all start in Dolgellau, and Cadair Idris mountain’s Minfford Path starts less than 15 minutes from site. That’s the hikers sorted, so what about the bikers? Coed y Brenin Biking and Visitor Centre is 20 minutes away, and the fab Antur Stiniog downhill biking trails are within an hour.

If you’re not much of an outdoor adventurer, there’s plenty else nearby: try plane spotting at the famous Mach Loop, ziplining at Zip World Slate Caverns or poking around the scenic Italianate village of Portmeirion – or you could make a beeline to the beaches and harbours at Fairbourne or Barmouth, where boat trips and watersports abound?

Back on site, fire up the barbecue for dinner (essentials can be sorted in the on-site shop) then kick up your feet in the evening, soaking in the views of the Cadair Idris mountain range, reading, or watching a DVD borrowed from reception. If you’d prefer to venture out, there are plenty of restaurants to try within 25 minutes of the site.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 130 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Great site with beautifully clean facilities and perfect for families.18/10/2020

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  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff and amazing shower/loo block. Great children's play area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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excellent site with excellent facilities, so peaceful and relaxing!30/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomamy t.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    we absolutely loved our 2 night stay at Llwyn yr Helm and only wish we had booked for longer! So quiet and peaceful, with the only sounds being either the birds or the spectacular RAF planes flying through the valleys. Amazing views across the mountains too. Paul and Maria were excellent hosts and so friendly, they couldnt do enough for us and are such a credit to the site! And the toilet/shower blocks was honestly one of the nicest i've ever been in - immaculately clean with great hot showers and nice and toasty warm in the block, we got caught in the rain one day so i went for a shower to warm up and could have quite happily stayed in there all day as i was so warm! We are already looking to book again for next year and can't wait to be back!

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Lovely location. Pitch was level, tidy and well laid out. …28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey A.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location.
    Pitch was level, tidy and well laid out.
    Toilets and facilities were second to none, clean and well signed in this COVID era.
    Nice sized family shower rooms. Spacious shower cubicles.
    Friendly team.
    Easy booking system.
    Ideal location for Coed y Brenin Forest and Mountain bike centre.
    We got a good 3/4g signal.
    Local to Dolgellau (but not walkable as such) which has a couple of nice pubs and shops.

    Disliked: 

    Struggled a little with television reception but always have the Big Bang Theory on DVD as back up :)

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Really clean site a credit to Staff especially in these Covid times28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful site, Staff are very pleasant and helpful. The little small holding with feeding the animals was delightful. Would recommend this site to all.

    Disliked: 

    Leaving to come home.

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Peaceful and beautiful surroundings Excellent shower and toilet facilities Friendly …28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAMY M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful and beautiful surroundings
    Excellent shower and toilet facilities
    Friendly and helpful hosts

    Disliked: 

    Be careful accidently leaving any food out, because a very cheeky hedgehog invaded our tent in the night and helped himself!

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Great site.Excellent facilitates, lovely staff28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cleanliness/amazing toilet block, very efficient and friendly staff,good COVID precautions.Fabulous views from pitch, loved the farm animals and guineapigs.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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everything28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPrzemek S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    everything

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Lovely quiet site, great pitches, superb new facilities and very Covid27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRaychel M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fabulous facilities! Nice quiet site.

    Disliked: 

    It's not near anything, so make sure you have everything you need. This is not a dislike, just an observation!

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Peaceful25/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian P.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful

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The location was lovely, really nice part of the country, …23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The location was lovely, really nice part of the country, nice and quite so perfect for anyone who wants a nice peaceful stay somewhere. The shower and toilet facilities were second to none and always kept clean and tidy. Staff were very welcoming and friendly.

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Features

Coronavirus

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Brithdir, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, LL40 2SA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7553°N 3.8117°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dolgellau: Eldon Square Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Barmouth: Jubilee Rd Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Bala: High Street Coach Stop — 14.0 miles
Train stations
Morfa Mawddach Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Barmouth Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Fairbourne Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
Airports
Anglesey Airport — 45.8 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Start your hols in the past with trips on the steam trains at Bala Lake Railway and Fairbourne Miniature Railway, both less than 25 minutes’ drive away, then go zooming into the future at the Centre for Alternative Technology, an eco-centre teaching sustainable development methods.

Budding angler looking for your fishing fix? Turn your boat to Cregennan lakes about 25 minutes from the site to cast a line – if nothing’s biting, there are scenic trails around the lake so it won’t be a wasted trip. Stay out in the open by joining the flock for a sheep trekking experience, also 25 minutes away, or dive below the earth’s surface and clamber into a boat at award-winning King Arthur’s Labyrinth.

For something a little more high culture, the Machynlleth modern art museum is half an hour from Llwyn yr Helm and is well worth a poke around.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (11.5 miles)
  • CADW - Harlech Castle (14.3 miles)
  • Portmeirion Gardens (16.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant (20.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
Cheque
Diners Club
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JCB
Maestro
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Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park? Start your hols in the past with trips on the steam trains at Bala Lake Railway and Fairbourne Miniature Railway, both less than 25 minutes’ drive away, then go zooming into the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park? From £13 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 19/04 and 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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