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Hen Dy

Ref: 56
near Porthmadog & Criccieth (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£533 7 Night Breaks From
£19.04 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

Hen Dy was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Hen Dy too!

  • Historic Holiday Cottage
  • Eclectic mix of interiors
  • Peaceful and relaxing surroundings
  • Enclosed spacious gardens
  • Centrally situated to explore the area
  • Maid and babysitting service available

Very Good Quality
Rated 5/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property

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About Hen Dy

Ancient Elizabethan cottage circa 1550 for holidays near Porthmadog & Criccieth on the Llyn 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.

Layout & Further Information

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 housing 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 collection).

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 - Yes, excluding peak weeks and Summer

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

Bed linen - Included as standard

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Visitors Rate This Property 5/5

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About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

20 miles of traffic-free 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 Llyn 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 veterinary surgery.

Walk the Llyn Coast Path

  • To the west of this Elizabethan cottage for holidays is the Llyn 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 Llyn 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 Llyn 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.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Hen Dy.

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The Goat Inn
( 1 miles away )

Good pub food in a warm and convivial atmosphere.

Tafarn y Plu
( 4.1 miles away )

This traditional Welsh pub is in a Grade II listed building opposie the Lloyd George Museum.

Spice Bank
( 4.6 miles away )

Delicious food with flavours of India and Bangladesh. Sunday buffet 'all you can eat' 12 noon to 9pm

Bryn Hir Arms
( 4.6 miles away )

Basement bistro and beer garden serving good 'pub grub' every day from 12 until 9.30

Castle Fish & Chips
( 4.6 miles away )

Family run business for 30 years situated near the castle. Eat in or take away

Poachers Restaurant
( 4.6 miles away )

Delicious home cooked meals, generous portions and excellent value for money in this family owned and run retaurant. The varied menu incudes international cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients available.

Idris Cafe & Bakery
( 4.6 miles away )

A wide selection of cakes, teas coffees and snacks served all day all year round.

Moelwyn Restaurant
( 4.7 miles away )

Locally caught seafood is a speciality. English and French cuisine served overlooking Cardigan Bay

Blue China Tearoom
( 4.7 miles away )

The cafe serves light refreshments, snacks and pizzas etc.

Cadwaller's Ice-cream Parlour
( 4.8 miles away )

Italian style cafe experience with a vast range of delicious ice-creams, tea, coffee, cakes & more.

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