Hen Dy Near Porthmadog & Criccieth

£465 - £1155 per week

Why We Reccommend Hen Dy

Historic Elizabethan farmhouse cottage with original features near Criccieth and Porthmadog on LLeyn Peninsula. Sleeps 4, welcomes dogs.Popular cycling centre.


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, housing a Clearview log burner, 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.


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
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.

Days away

  • Snowdonia National Park 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.

Ancient and characterful Criccieth cottage built during Elizabethan times now offered for cosy year round holidays. 4 guests and 2 dogs welcome.


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 housin a Clearview Log Burner, 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 logs inclusive. 

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

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes


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

Where to find Hen Dy

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