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Hen Dy

(English Translation)
Ref: 56
near Porthmadog & Criccieth (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£632 7 Night Breaks From
£22.57 Average Per Person Per Night

Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Hen Dy have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 5:30PM and Check out by 9:30AM

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 4.3/5 (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

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.3/5

All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting Hen Dy.

Gary Ward Verified Guest
15th June 2022

Comfortable and small, but perfectly adequate for 4 people. However, insufficient hot water for 4 people to have a bath after a long day hiking, a shower would've been simpler, and the owner's new dog was rather a nuisance barking whenever we stepped outside.Despite everything we had a great week.

Lizzy Laws Verified Guest
14th June 2022

Caroline Ross Verified Guest
8th April 2022

Hen dy is a charming cottage in a beautiful location. However, I believe the description says it is detached, when in fact it is attached to another rental property (converted barn, I believe). The gardens adjoin and this means the back garden is basically off limits, with instructions to that effect, though the photographs of the cottage present it as viewed from the back garden in some pictures. The staircase is mentioned as a something of a problem - for us, active people of 69 and 74 it certainly was, and anyone less mobile would have found it impossible. My husband smashed his head several times - and on stone! Crouching down is the only way to ascend.The rent is high for such a property, which has a small bath (suited me, but not my husband) and only a shower head attached to the taps which could be useful for washing hair but not much else. Mari was a kind host, and in good weather one could have a memorable stay.

Verified Guest
24th September 2021

Lovely cottage full of character

Verified Guest
27th August 2021

Lovely old cottage full of character in a great location.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Hen Dy.

Anita and Phil
13th June 2013

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

Owen,David and Jack
13th June 2013

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.

Kristen,Peter
13th June 2013

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

Osian, Cai a Julia
13th June 2013

Diolch yn fawr iawn am yr penwythnos gwych gaethom ni yn eich bwthyn.Roedd yn lle ddelfrydol ac bendant ddown yn nol.

Sue,John,Dennis and Sandra
13th June 2013

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

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.

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