We review 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in glorious Abersoch

My husband’s family have holidayed in Abersoch for generations and he was lucky enough to spend long childhood summers in this gorgeous seaside village.

I have enjoyed many happy times in Abersoch since we got together and our own children have been coming all their lives and love it too.

Nicknamed the Welsh Riviera, Abersoch is on the Llyn Peninsula in north Wales.

The former fishing village has soared in popularity over the last century and is well-known for sailing and watersports.

And with beautiful sandy beaches, a great atmosphere and a high street full of cafes, restaurants and shops, it’s easy to see why even explorer Bear Grylls has a holiday home here or rather a holiday island – he owns one of the two familiar St Tudwal’s Islands opposite the main beach.

And those islands form part of the sea view from the big balcony of this house on the road Ynys Fawr – which actually means Big Island.

Island view from 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch
Island view

We have stayed several times so it’s about time I shared this gem with you:


4 Ynys Fawr

What is it:

A three-bedroom upside-down house which sleeps six. Upstairs is an open-plan kitchen-diner and lounge and a wraparound balcony. Downstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Where is it:

In a great location in Abersoch with views overlooking the sea. It is up a hill past the Spar store, within walking distance of a playground and the town centre. You can also walk to the main Abersoch beach from here although with younger children it can be easier to drive and park than to walk back up the hill with all your beach paraphernalia.

Is it family friendly?

This is a very family-friendly house with a big garden, washing machine and plenty of room for everyone to sleep.

The garden at 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch
The garden

The rooms

On the ground floor are three good-sized bedrooms – two double and one twin. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath with shower over and the other with a shower, both with toilets.

The twin room at 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch
The twin room

The main living area upstairs is open-plan while the big balcony off two sides of the lounge feels like an extra room on a sunny day.

4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch

Food and drink

The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need. You can eat at the dining table inside or at the large table on the balcony while enjoying the fabulous views.

We find the nearby Spar shop good for food, especially the rolls. There’s also a butchers and a Londis in the centre and an Asda in Pwllheli which can deliver.

There are also lots of restaurants and take-away options nearby, more information further down.

The kitchen at 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch
The kitchen

Our highlights

The balcony

The big balcony runs around the property on two sides off the lounge, giving you different opportunities to sit in the sun as the day progresses and enjoy views over the fields and to the sea. We recommend fish and chips on the balcony as a first night treat.

The garden

The two double bedrooms and the hall all have doors on to a new modern patio. It leads on to a big shared grass garden, perfect for children to play.

The view of the garden out of a double bedroom at 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch
The view of the garden out of one of the double rooms



You are absolutely spoilt for choice for lovely beaches nearby. The nearest is Abersoch main beach. It is really family-friendly and accessible with cafes and toilets.

Others we love include The Warren, Hell’s Mouth (Porth Neigwl) , Whistling Sands (Porth Oer), Llanbedrog Beach, Porth Iago Beach, Porth Colmon Beach/Penllech Beach and Morfa Nefyn Beach/Nefyn Beach (Porth Nefyn).

We have written an article with all you need to know about all these beaches:  The 8 BEST beaches in and around Abersoch in north Wales.


Abersoch Golf Club is nearby. It is a friendly, challenging 18-hole course next to the beach.

Take to the sea

You’ll see loads of people enjoying the sea around Abersoch. There are masses of paddleboards around at the moment, we have splashed out on one and they’re great fun.

Another way to enjoy the water and maybe spot dolphins, is on a boat trip –  Abersoch Boat Trips.

Eating Out and Takeaways

When visiting Abersoch you have a big choice of cafes, pubs, restaurants and take-away options. We like the Mexican Manana and Crust Pizzeria.

And a favourite for children and adults alike is Two Islands Ice Cream in the heart of Abersoch, voted one of the world’s top 25 ice cream parlours.

It happens to be run by relatives but without any bias I can say it sells THE most delicious cakes and ice cream which is traditionally made on-site with a changing list of mouthwatering flavours.

4 Ynys Fawr Information

Address: 4 Ynys Fawr, Abersoch, LL53 7LB.

More information: No dogs allowed.

How to book: Abersoch Holiday Homes

The front of 4 Ynys Fawr holiday home in Abersoch
The front of the house

*We know the owner of this property but all views, as ever, are our own.

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