01348 837871

Ty Hir

near Criccieth and Porthmadog & Black Rock Sands

Lleyn Peninsula historic Long House cottage, dog friendly near Black Rock Sands, Criccieth & Porthmadog

Near: Criccieth & Beaches 6m, Porthmadog 8m, Borth y Gest Beach 8.5m

  • Reference 925
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Pets Welcome Internet / Wifi Available
Lleyn Peninsula Historic Holiday Cottage a Restored 18th Century Long House Dogs welcome
  • This Lleyn Peninsula historic holiday cottage is a beautifully and distinctively restored 18th century longhouse, stylish and cosy, attached to an Elizabethan farmhouse, Hen Dy - Property Ref 056. The owners live in the nearby farmstead, an excellent source of local information. Dogs welcome.
  • Décor and furnishings throughout are an eclectic mixture of Scandinavian, French and Welsh influences.
  • Warm, intimate sitting room - book lined walls and a gallery and a large comfortable kitchen with Aga, cushioned wall seating and small sash windows.
  • A trout stream meanders through the owner's land - ideal for fishing.
  • Last minute short breaks are possible at this Lleyn Peninsula historic holiday cottage near the Snowdonia border. Please phone for availability and price.
Cycling & Walking
  • Take a peaceful walk/cycle ride along the wide hard surfaced scenic pathway with views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn mountains dramatically descending to the sea, which runs 100 yards from cottage - originally the railway track from Porthmadog down into Caernarfon (12m) (dogs welcome)
Cwm Pennant & Borth y Gest Sands
  • Walk Cwm Pennant (one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales) behind the cottage and with its timeless qualities of tranquillity and peace is sure to restore the most jaded of spirits! Dogs welcome.
  • Borth-y-Gest is a small, pretty harbour village with sheltered, sandy, coves.
Criccieth Castle, Town & Beaches
  • Criccieth, just 6 miles away, is overlooked by its medieval castle and has golden beaches  - lots of good places to eat -  a wide range of local amenities including bank, post office, internet cafe, chemist, health centre, filling station, supermarket and not forgetting delicious ice-creams at Cadwaller's.
Porthmadog & the Welsh Highland Railway a short drive from this Lleyn Peninsula historic holiday cottage
  • Porthmadog with the ' Cob' (mile long causeway across the estuary mouth) and home to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is within a short drive.
Portmeirion Italianate Village
  • Portmeirion is an Italianate village designed by Sir Williams-Ellis with wonderful views across Tremadog Bay and the spectacularly located village of Beddgelert - riverside walks along the banks of the Glaslyn and Colwyn Rivers - are also within easy reach of this 18th century longhouse for self-catering in Wales.
Trefriw Woollen Mill & Harlech Theatre

  • Between Llandudno and Llanwnda is a 180 year old working woollen mill museum. Do call in to see the weaving in action, browse the products for sale and enjoy a cup of tea and a cake.

Brynkir Woollen Mill - just 1 mile away
  • Watch the production from raw wool to the final product in this well esablished business which has been running since 1850. Stay for a cup of tea and a cake.
  • Evening entertainment can be found at Harlech Theatre, a world of drama, music & dance or the Galeri Theatr in Caernarfon an exciting venue which includes theatre, cinema art space and a cafe bar.
Lleyn Peninsula Beaches & Coliseum Cinema
  • There are many lovely beaches along the Peninsula's coastline including Foryd Bay, Dinas Dinlle (NT), Llandanwg, Warren, Black Rock, two at Criccieth and Harlech beach.
  • Porthmadog's sweet little art deco Coliseum Cinema was built in 1931 and still operates today. 
Grapevine Steakhouse & Bistro
  • The Grapevine Steakhouse & Bistro in Porthmadog offers an a la carte menu including Welsh steaks, pasta and fish dishes served in a relaxed atmosphere 
Tree Top Adventures
  • Have you got a head for heights? Tree Tops offers a high level adventurous journey through the trees with obstacles to negotiate. 
Historic holiday cottage (dogs welcome) - restored 18th Century Long House on the Lleyn Peninsula close to Snowdonia
  • There is much to enjoy near this historic Welsh cottage for holidays. Do explore the beautiful Cwm Pennant Valley & surrounding foothills of southern Snowdonia. 
  • The Lleyn Peninsula coastline offers a score of beaches, coves and harbours the furthest within 45 mins drive. Dogs welcome too.


2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4 plus cot. 1 twin, 1 double. Bedlinen provided.

All on ground floor.

Bathroom Victorian country style bath with hand held shower, toilet, washbasin.

Please bring your own towels

Kitchen with Aga, 2 ring electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Large refectory table, long bench, 3 chairs, cushioned wall seating, high chair, tv, Victorian glass fronted cupboard, stable doors to garden.

Sitting Room multifuel stove, large couch, 1 wing chair, Indian style bench, tv/video, Victorian writing desk, book lined walls and book-lined gallery, French doors leading to grounds.

Fuel 1 bag of coal, 1 wheelbarrow of logs, oil central heating £40 per week Oct to Apr only, outside these dates electric heaters are provided plus Aga.

WiFi / Internet

Grounds enclosed lawn and seating area large mature trees, garden furniture. Access to 90 acres of farmland with fishing in nearby river. Cycle track 200 yards away.

Ample Parking

Welcome FREE: 2 dogs max.


Maid, grocery & baby sitting service available.


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Customer Reviews

Thank you for the wine, scones on our arrival and the fire being all warm and glowing. Wonderful Longhouse, really loved it and will recommend you. had a lovely week. Lots of walks and beach play for our dogs.

Ruth, Raymond and Dougal

We have all thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful cottage and your welcome and kindness. We have felt very much at home and everythngs been perfect. we have greatly appreciated the wonderful countryside, beaches and surroundings,and have already talked about returning to stay with you in the future. Thanks again for helping us through our food crisis at the start of our holiday! A bien tot.

Sarah, Barbara and Frank

We've had a wonderful time in your splendid cottage. The last days of glorious sunshine have more than made up for the initial rain. Derwin has been a wonderful place to celebrate Mum's 90th birthday.We were here a few years ago and certainly will not leave it long to come back.

Jane, David and Margaret

lovely cottage, lovely holiday. Thank you for your helpfulness and wine.

Sylvia,Jim and Hazel

Thank you so very much for the welcoming fire and the lovely flowers and the wine. We have had a lovely week in the cottage. It is very comfortable and the decor is beautiful (many inspired touches) We wanted for nothing.

Helen, Stuart, Kaya and Pippa (the dog)

We have enjoyed our stay at Derwin and are sorry that the time has come when we must leave. Thank you for your hospitality and care, we very much appreciate it. The cottage and the surroundings are wonderful, simply could not be bettered.

Patricia and Matthew

We wanted thanks to come to you again for our stay in Derwin. We wanted Harrys first holiday to be special and we certainly left feeling happy and relaxed. The peace and quiet of your cottages, the surroundings and the comfort of our break will be bringing us back again soon and would love to help with the animals next time.

Emma, Phil and Harry

What a wonderful, relaxing week we've had in your beautiful cottage. Thank you so much for being such warm and welcoming hosts and for providing the little touches that make such a difference. We are now devotees of Aga cooking and Ian is (finally) the wood burner king! We have been so warm and comfortable, even during the deluge earlier in the week.We'll be sure to recommend you.

Alison, Ian and Molly(the dog)

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Access Statement(x)

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes