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Criccieth, The Pearl of Wales thumb-1
Explore the Cwm Pennant valley, one of the most magical valleys in Wales thumb-1
Follow the tracks of the Snowdon Mountain Railway all the way to the summit thumb-1
Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia thumb-1
The colourful streets of the nearby Royal Town of Caernarfon thumb-1
Colourful boats and the lifeboat station on the sea-front in Criccieth thumb-1
Explore the gorgeous, secluded sandy coves around Borth y Gest thumb-1
On the northern shore of Tremadog Bay, Portmerion village is famous for its architecture, pottery and the 60's TV series 'The Prisoner' thumb-1
Do take a trip on the Ffestiniog Steam Railway which runs between Porthmadog and Bleanau Ffestiniog. thumb-1
The Welsh Highland railway running alongside the river at the Aberglasllyn gorge thumb-1
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Get up close to the only pair of breeding Ospreys in Wales at the Glaslyn viewing site. Watch through powerful telescopes or view the live pictures on the 'nest-cam' in the visitors centre thumb-1

Hen Dy near Porthmadog & Criccieth

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • Reference 56
Why we recommend Hen Dy...

Pets welcome at Elizabethan cottage circa 1550 for holidays near Criccieth and Black Rock Sands

About Hen Dy
Ancient Elizabethan cottage circa 1550 for holidays near Porthmadog & Criccieth on the Lleyn Peninsula Pets welcome
  • Step back in time and enjoy holidays in the special atmosphere of this unique ancient homestead full of colourful home comforts together with modern conveniences.
  • Expertly restored with many original features including a massive inglenook fireplace, original circular stone stairway & some low ceilings with antique furnishings including a traditional Welsh dresser and a fabulous display of blue & white china.
  • The Ancient Houses Commission recently 'dendro-chronologically' dated the timbers of Hen Dy holiday cottage to be from 1550.
  • Adjacent to, but separate from the farmhouse is Ty Hir furnished with some fine Welsh antique furniture.
  • Enjoy the freedom of the owners farm (nearby) with fishing in the river nearby.

About The Area
20 miles of cycle track within 100 yds of Elizabethan cottage for holidays near Criccieth
  • This was the original railway track between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
  • Criccieth has a range of amenities including a few excellent restaurants, 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 of this Elizabethan cottage for holidays 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.

Family Attractions

  • Snowdonia is brimming with thrilling activities and attractions for families to enjoy. Try Zip World's Zip Wire, Fforest Coaster, Treetop Nets, and Bounce Below. Enjoy watersports in land, on rivers and lakes or on the beautiful coast. Choose from white water rafting, surfing, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and more. Adrenaline Antics offer opportunities for multiple adventures including gorge walking, canyoning, cliff jumping, rock climbing, abseiling, raft building, walking, zip lines and more.
Salem Chapel, Cefncymerau near Llanbedr
  • Salem Chapel and attached caretakers cottage is now a Cadw Grade II listed building. The chapel was made famous by artists Sydney Curnow Vosper (1866-1942) who painted Sian Owen, an old lady, in a stove pipe hat and Welsh costume attending the chapel. A copy of the painting hangs in the chapel. The original hangs in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool. It has become one of Wales' best known works of art.

Property Layout

2 Large Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with Kingsize bed and 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 (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 yards away.

Maid and baby-sitting services available.


Additional Information


Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Central heating inclusive May to Sept. £45 p/w outside these dates. Starter pack of coal and logs inclusive. 

Dogs - 2. £25 each per week (Sorry, no cats)

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Access Information

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

Is there a gate to open? No

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

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Why you love Hen Dy
We just wanted to let you know how much we have enjoyed our holiday here at Llys Derwin. The house is lovely, beautifully presented with everything we needed and more! My mum and step-dad also asked us to pass on their thanks as they had a lovely few days with us. We really enjoyed visiting the local towns and beaches and the house is perfectly located. THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER .
Mathew, Vicky and William
We just wanted to say Thank you. We have loved our holiday in the beautiful cottage. It was an absolute pleasure staying in such a beautifully furnished property
Lloyd
Thank you very much for a lovely week in your great cottage
Ursula and Mihace
Thanks for a fabulous stay and warm welcome. The cottage was warm and cosy and everything we needed including the peace and quiet. Archie had a great time . Dont think he will want to go home
Sue,John,Dennis and Sandra
Diolch yn fawr iawn am yr penwythnos gwych gaethom ni yn eich bwthyn.Roedd yn lle ddelfrydol ac bendant ddown yn nol.
Osian, Cai a Julia
Thank you for this cottage. Its very very very nice. The decor is so stylish and we feel so very welcomed by your hospitable farm. When we've come in quite soggy from climbing up the hills and visiting old castles our hearts with warmth it fills. We've really ,really liked it here.
Owen,David and Jack
What a splendid week we've had in spite of the rain. The cottage is absolutely charming and very homely. Our thanks to you for providing some - with such flair
Kristen,Peter
We've had a perfect week. Your house is beautiful and very welcoming. Thanks for your hospitality and friendliness. We would love to come back and explore this part of Wales further
Anita and Phil
Property Layout

2 Large Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with Kingsize bed and 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 (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 yards away.

Maid and baby-sitting services available.


Additional Information


Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Central heating inclusive May to Sept. £45 p/w outside these dates. Starter pack of coal and logs inclusive. 

Dogs - 2. £25 each per week (Sorry, no cats)

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Access Information

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

Is there a gate to open? No

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

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