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  • Henfaes Isaf

  • Denbighshire
  • Ref: 1382
  • 6
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Henfaes Isaf

  • 6
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • Ref: 1382
Property Highlights:

  • Perfect for groups or families, sleeps 6 with extensive gardens and a games room
  • Ideal for walkers/cyclists
  • 3 miles to pub/restaurant
  • Set in beautiful countryside in the Upper Dee Valley
  • In March 2018 Henfaes Isaf was listed in The Sunday Times as one of the '50 Coolest Cottages in the UK'.

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Guest Book Comments

Cottages was fab in a lovely setting

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your review, glad you had a lovely stay.

A Williams - 27th April 2019

Beautiful cottage, spacious and homely all at the same time which caters for all ages seamlessly.

A trusted customer - 11th August 2018

Stunning location, beautiful old cottage decorated with love and care. Thoughtfully equipped with everything you might need. Kids’ playroom was a great bonus too!

A trusted customer - 9th June 2018

One of the best properties we've ever stayed in. Great decor and location

T Denning - 24th April 2018

Lots of reasons why this is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in; the location, the facilities, the dcor, little homely touches like the teaset in the bedroom. We've had lovely walks from the cottage up the hills, and to forts and standing stones nearby.

The Denning family - Sat 14.04.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Absolute gem of a cottage, lovely period features such as the inglenook fireplace. Weather was great so really enjoyed the alfresco dining in the evening. Had numerous clear skies so the star gazing was a real treat! The most peaceful and tranquil setting, really don't want to go back to a busy town/city. Surrounding areas are stunning, really enjoyed the waterfalls at Pistyll Rhayader and Conwy Falls. Barmouth also a great beach! Thanks for a wonderful stay, definitely relaxed and chilled! Hope to return one day!

The Lloyd Family - Sat 19.05.2018
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

The cottage was absolutely beautiful! We couldn't have asked for more. We had such a great weekend and will definitely be staying again. Everything about it was just perfect so cosy, amazing surroundings and super clean. The gardens are outstanding. We visited Llangollen and Lake Bala and also went to the Indian in Corwen was delicious. Thank you again for everything, I have been telling lots of people about it and we are hoping to stay again in the summer time.

Tara Bhatia - 29 April 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

This is our second visit to Henfaes Isaf and just like last time we enjoyed our Easter break very much. Thank you for the Easter treats, they were very much appreciated. (The owner left Easter eggs inside knitted chick cosies for the children).The place is very well equipped and the walks, gardens and views are amazing. We had very good weather and we all enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you

the Ahmed family, Birmingham - 22 April 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Henfaes Isaf is a lovely place to get away from it all. It is a unique farmhouse built with great care with an enchanting garden. On arrival we found a super welcome pack which was much appreciated. Once there we seldom felt the need to leave, it being such a peaceful place. It has great acoustics bring your own hi fi!! The house is warm and snug whatever the weather There Is ample space outside for al fresco lovers and inside it is well equipped and homely. The loudest sound at Henfaes Isaf is the wind in the trees and birdsong. The market town of Bala is the nearest place to find a supermarket and facilities. We loved it so much that we are planning another trip very soon!

The Ault party - 2 July 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a lovely place! The cottage has been lovingly restored and looked after with lots of details that are only noticed after a few days. All we needed was here, from clingfilm to a drying room. The local walks are good (and on the doorstep) and further afield we enjoyed the white water rafting at Bala. We had a nice meal at the Corn Mill, next to the river in Llangollen. Evenings spent sipping wine in the garden listening to the Olympics.

Glyn Tricia and Rory Williams - 20 August 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

We are so glad we were able to extend our stay from 7 days to 9 days. We hiked every day but one and it was so nice to start out right from the cottage. We are very grateful for all of the amenities and provisions that were provided. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Such a lovely home in beautiful surroundings. The house is provisioned for everything you will need and as a bonus there was bread, milk, cookies, cakes and wine waiting for us when we arrived. The beds are so comfortable you won't want to get out of them in the morning! We had plans for days out in other areas of north Wales but after just one day at the cottage we decided we weren't even going to get in the car. There are plenty of hikes in the area that lead to a variety of interesting places. The people in the village of Cynwyd are so friendly, helpful and kind. After just a few days, we were fortunate enough to extend our stay from 7 to 9 days!"

Suzanne and Simon, Liverpool - 4 March 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

What a lovely cottage this is, in a heavenly tranquil location and so excellently appointed in such good taste and with such attention to comfort and detail! We had a fantastic week with mixed weather, enjoying the many seating areas inside and in the pretty garden, and going for long rambles in the beautiful Welsh hills. The welcoming pack including a nice Chardonnay was consumed with gusto and thanks, and all in all we are sorry to have to leave! We'll certainly spread the word in Holland, and come back to this little slice of heaven!

Louise and Peter Bacon, Amsterdam - 19 August 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

This has been a wonderful time, our hearts and minds refreshed and prepared for return to work and school. To our 7 and 13 year old boys this has been a real eye-opener and they have discovered a love of rambling. From sitting watching the butterflies on the swing seat to meeting ponies on a ramble fantastic. Three generations have loved being here thank you. Hoping to come back soon.

The Edwards and Davies family. - 2 September 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you so much for letting us share your wonderful house. The setting is so beautiful and the house so comfortable. We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity in the heart of nature. The welcome gifts were really appreciated. I loved the garden and exploring around the fields. Our little grand-daughter really loved the play room and pottering around outside. Thank you again. We would love to come back someday.

Peter, Dilys and family, Pembrokeshire - 12 July 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

In March 2018 Henfaes Isaf was listed in The Sunday Times as one of the '50 Coolest Cottages in the UK'. Delightful Welsh farmhouse in the Upper Dee Valley with open fire, exposed beams and a beautiful garden.

  • Far away from modern life and surrounded by unspoilt, beautiful countryside this unique traditional Welsh farmhouse is set in a lovely peaceful garden with lots of walks virtually on your doorstep - this is ideal mountain biking country too - see below for more information.
  • This beautiful cottage is featured in the book  Cool Places  and in Julia Bradbury's  Outdoor Guide  as a walk-friendly location to stay.
  • The farmhouse dates back several centuries, a former outhouse has 1770 carved on a wall, but the house probably was built in much earlier times and has now been sympathetically renovated with many original features still to be seen - beamed ceilings, an oak-panelled wall, bespoke wooden doors and windows with stained glass salvaged from ancient churches.
  • The cosy sitting room has an inglenook fireplace complete with bread oven and comfortable yellow sofas which contrast with beautiful antique furniture and unique pieces handcrafted by previous generations of owners - a magnificent handcrafted dresser and dining table are features of the dining room.
  • There are lovely bedrooms and a bathroom on the 1st floor and an old stable with a converted hayloft - a colourful games room with toys, games, large tv and a comfortable sofa - plus a telescope to explore the night sky.
  • This tranquil location attracts a wide variety of birds, relax in the garden, dine alfresco and listen to evening birdsong - when daylight fades the night sky is filled with stars - a truly lovely sight which has to be seen to be believed!

3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Double, 1 Single and 1 Family bedroom with Double and Single beds, all on 1st floor.

Bathroom full suite - bath with shower over on 1st floor.

fully fitted, electric hob and oven, microwave, larder fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table and 3 chairs.

Sitting Room inglenook fireplace with open fire, handmade grandfather clock, ancient wooden wall. 1 x 2 seater sofa 1 x 3 seater sofa, comfortable armchair, large flat screen TV, DVD, coffee table.

Dining Room large handcrafted dresser (with owner's name carved on it) handcrafted oak table and 6 chairs.

Utility Room (external access) with washing machine, WC and shower cubicle, plus central heating boiler.

Children's Playroom in former hay loft in external building - colourful room loads of toys & games, large flat screen TV, Wii, sofa and armchair. Care with toddlers please, steep steps to Playroom.

Grounds large mature garden surrounding property with garden furniture, swing seat and barbecue.
Please note: Take great care with toddlers, steps and drops in garden area. Garden pond is not covered - keep children under supervision at all times in garden.

Additional Information

Short breaks - All year

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates£30 p/w. Starter pack of logs free

Dogs - No

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Excellent Walks from your doorstep

  • Henfaes Isaf lies just off the Tegid Way - just one of the excellent walks from the cottage. There is a wonderful circular walk - the Wayfarer's Memorial, leading up to Cadair Bronwen - views across the whole of the Berwyn Range - then returning back to the farmhouse via Ty Uchaf, an ancient stone circle.
  • Cynwyd Waterfalls are a short walk away across the fields - care here there are steep drops. Walk along the River Dee from an ancient historic bridge to discover small pebbly beaches - sure to appeal to small children and perhaps older ones too!
  • Maps for these walks can be found in the farmhouse for guests to borrow - mountain bikers can take the circular route from the farmhouse via the Wayfarer's Memorial.

Places to Eat

  • In Llandrillo (3 miles) is an excellent small restaurant The Berwyn, homemade food served with a warm welcome (booking advisable, open Thurs-Sun).
  • Also in Llandrillo is Tyddyn LLan, highly acclaimed in all the good food guides and the possessor of a Michelin Star - one of Wales's foremost restaurants, set in this lovely remote location (booking advisable).
  • 15-minutes' drive away is Pale Hall hotel, an impressive, recently renovated Victorian manor where you can enjoy a cream tea or even a full Afternoon tea for a special treat.
  • The acclaimed Rhug Estate Farm Shop is within 3 miles and sells organic meat & vegetables from the estate. There is also a restaurant serving food until 17:30, but for a quick snack try their bison hamburgers from the takeaway.
  • Llangollen has a lively pub The Corn Mill on the banks of the River Dee with spectacular views of the town and river rushing past. The menu is excellent and the atmosphere is cosy (booking advisable).

Bala Lake

  • This is the largest natural lake in Wales and has an adventure centre here where you can hire canoes and sailing boats, use as a beach for swimming and paddling - ideal for small children.
  • A miniature railway track runs along one side of the lake and there are designated picnic spots all along the shore - follow the path over the wooden foot bridge to a hidden beach and rope swings.
Bala Golf Club
  • Visitors are warmly welcomed to play a round of golf on Bala's 10 hole course, 1000 feet above sea level with fabulous views of the lake below.
Day Tickets - Corwen & District Angling Club
  • Quality Game fishing, world famous for grayling fishing and the largest single game fishery on the Welsh river Dee. Also fish for salmon, brown trout, or sea trout. There are opportunities for catching salmon with bait and spinners. Guest tickets are available from Paul Ainsworth T. 07716 489 620.


  • Take the Llangollen Railway steam train from from nearby Corwen for a scenic ride along the Dee Valley to Llangollen
  • There is lots to enjoy here from white water rafting for the adventurous to pleasant walks along the canal to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to admire Telford's magnificent feat of engineering. This 11 mile stretch of canal was awarded World Heritage status in 2009.
  • The famous Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held here annually in July with world class music and dance.


  • This is a historic town with many medieval buildings including Wales's oldest timber framed house as well as the old jail with its grim reminder of past times.
  • Markets are held regularly in the town centre and there is also the Ruthin Craft Centre and an interesting Art Trail.
Snowdonia Family Attractions within an hour's drive
  • Get Wet The Adventure Company 5 miles away
  • Zip World and Forest Coaster Betwys y Coed
  • Zip World Velocity Europe's longest zip wire, Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Surf Snowdonia, Dolgarrog
  • The beautiful beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne
  • Bounce Below, Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • One Planet Adventure Mountain Biking, Llandegla and LLandegla Laser Combat.

Year round Welsh holidays can be enjoyed in this charming Dee Valley farmhouse packed with period features and every modern comfort.

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