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Hen Dy & Ty Hir

Lleyn Peninsula near Criccieth & Black Rock Sands

Two historic holiday cottages near Criccieth, Porthmadog & Black Rock Sands, sleep 8

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

  • Reference 4005
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Pets Welcome
Two historic holiday cottages near Criccieth & Porthmadog sleep 8 for family reunions or a gathering of friends
  • Two historic and characterful properties in the same grounds available to rent together to sleep 8.
  • Ideal for large family reunions or gatherings of friends.
  • Both have been lovingly and expertly restored to maintain period features whilst providing modern conveniences.
  • Ty Hir is an 18th century long house with ground floor facilities .
  • Hen Dy is an ancient Elizabethan cottage-style farmhouse, circa 1575 (unsuitable for disabled).
  • Enjoy the freedom of the owners farm (nearby) with fishing in the river nearby.
  • Summer short breaks are available.
20 miles of cycle track within 100 yds
  • This was the original railway track between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
  • Criccieth has a range of amenities including bank, post office, internet cafe, interesting and independent shops, supermarkets, chemist, doctors, and filling station.
Snowdonia National Park and the Lleyn Peninsula
  • Just north of Porthmadog and Borth y Gest on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.The busy harbour town of Porthmadog has a good range of local facilities including bank, post office, internet cafe, fuel station, supermarkets, doctors surgeries and vetinary surgery.
Walk the Lleyn Coast Path
  • To the west is the Lleyn Peninsula with a score of coves, harbours and vast stretches of safe, sandy beaches, Black Rock sands the closest.
  • The coast path is 84 miles of diverse landscapes including open countryside, wild heath and coastal features.
Black Rock Sands
  • This sprawling sandy beach is ideal for bathing, boating, watersports and cast fishing. Drive your vehicle directly onto the sands - ideal for the elderly and infirm.
Dinas Dinlle & Beach National Trust
  • Walk along the beautiful coastal path and enjoy this Blue Flag awarded pebble beach with sand at low tide. Backed by concrete steps, access is easy
Criccieth Marine & Main Beaches
  • Two Blue Flag awarded beaches to choose from, Marine is a pebble beach with wonderful views and pleasant for walking. Main beach, a mixture of sand and pebbles has lots of rock pools to explore.
  • Conveniently situated near this Elizabethan cottage circa 1575 near Porthmadog & Criccieth on the Lleyn Peninsula.
Ffestiniog Railway, Welsh Highland Railway & Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • On a fine day the great little train ride from Porthmadog to the slate quarry museum at Blaenau Ffestiniog, should not be missed or the train ride to the top of Snowdon - quicker than walking!
Welsh Castles & Local Beaches
  • There are several magnificent castles to explore within easy driving distance; Criccieth, Harlech, Caernarfon and Beaumaris.
  • There are a number of lovely beaches along the Lleyn Peninsula, enough to choose a different one for each day of the week and more; Criccieth has two, Llandanwg, Dinas Dinlle, Warren, Black Rock, Harlech and Fforyd.
Les Burridge Art Gallery, Criccieth
  • A good source of local paintings from well known Welsh artists such as Rob Piercy and William Selwyn. Do have a look you may find something special to remind you of your visit.Shore Fishing - Shell Island
  • Bass, codling, flounder, dab, mackerel, whiting, gurnard and mullet on any state of the tide. Do remember your fishing gear and favourite seafood recipes.
Adrenalin Antics, Llyn Trawsfyndd Reservoir
  • Multiple adventure activities based in Snowdon National Park. Activities include gorge walking, canyoning, cliff jumping, rock climbing, abseiling, raft building, walking, zip lines and more.
Pets welcome at these 2 historic holiday cottages for 8 near Criccieth & Porthmadog
  • 8 guests can enjoy lots to do and good shopping with a choice of places to eat when staying in these lovely historic cottages for holidays near Porthmadog, Criccieth central Lleyn Peninsula & Snowdonia.


Ty Hir & Hen Dy together have 4 bedrooms sleeping 8.


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

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 sofa,  1 wing armchair, 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 inclusive May - September. £40 per week outside these dates.

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

WiFi / Internet

Welcome FREE: 2 dogs max.


Maid, grocery & baby sitting service available.


2 Large Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4 plus travel cot; 1 king size double, 1 twin.

Bathroom with full suite on first floor.

nb: The 1st floor is reached via a circular stone staircase (steep steps), reminiscent of a secret panel staircase - very low ceiling in part and may be difficult for the elderly.

Kitchen galley type with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.

Lounge/Diner a feature of the room is a huge stone Inglenook fireplace, large and heavily beamed ceiling, small Elizabethan leaded light windows, antique Welsh dresser, grandfather clock, tv/dvd, comfortable seating. Highchair. (One of the most characterful and atmospheric rooms in this brochure)

Grounds private and enclosed garden with garden furniture. Access to 90 acres of farmland with fishing in nearby river. Cycle track 200 yds away.

Ample parking.

Fuel welcome pack of coal and logs. Central Heating inclusive May - Sept. £40 per week outside these dates.

Welcome FREE 2 dogs (sorry, no cats)


Maid, grocery & baby-sitting service available.


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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