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Hen Dy


Gwynedd, Gwynedd

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Hen Dy is the old stone built farm house on the Hafod y Llan estate where it is said that Llywelyn the Great resided when he wrote to King John to form their alliance. The start of the Watkin path, one of the walks up Snowdon is just 5 minutes from the door. This comfortable cottage is a great retreat after a day birdwatching, walking or exploring what North Wales has to offer.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Hallway leading to the lounge and dining room, kitchen; bathroom with shower over the bath to the rear of the property. Access to the annex double bedroom is via an external stone staircase next to the utility door.
First floor
Landing, 4 bedrooms (1 Master double, 1 x twin, 2 x single rooms)
Visitor notes

Heating: Under floor ground source heating.

Parking: 2 spaces next to the cottage

Garden: There is a small graveled garden in front of the cottage with garden furniture.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Telephone: There is little or no mobile reception at the cottage and no landline, however there is a payphone at the end of the lane.

Please note: There is a campsite in the field adjacent to the rear of the cottage, open from Easter until end of October and there is a working farm next door.

Offers: Free access for guests to Ty Mawr, open from March - October.

Cottage details
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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 26/05/2017 to 16/06/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • Remote Location
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Doublebed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David's Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

Llyn Peninsula
A sheltered fishing hamlet on the Llyn Peninsula seen from the north. A calm bay is lined with colourful houses.  © Joe Cornish

The Llyn Peninsula is an eight mile wide strip of land just to the south-west of Caernarfon that is one of Wales\' finest beauty spots. Much of the coastline is in the care of the Trust and there are some fine and accessible beaches. Wildlife enthusiasts will find much to enjoy here and there are also opportunities for sailing, fishing and diving. Plas yn Rhiw is a 16th-century house with Georgian additions with views across Cardigan Bay. One of our holiday homes adjoins the house and the other stands in an elevated position overlooking Hell?s Mouth Bay. Holiday Cottage guests have free access to Plas yn Rhiw house and gardens during opening hours. Other National Trust places nearby include Llanbedrog Beach, Penrhyn Castle, Porthdinllaen, Porthor. Other attractions in the area include Abersoch Beach, famous for its surfing, Aberdaron, Porthdinllaen, Porthor, the beauties of Snowdonia, the wonderfully quirky village of Portmeirion and boat trip to Bardsey Island

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  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Segontium Remains of a Roman fort
Penrhyn Castle
Penrhyn Castle 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds
Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia
Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden World-famous garden noted for its botanical collections
Conwy Suspension Bridge
Conwy Suspension Bridge Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house


Comments from past visitors

  • Leanne Annereau
    • October 2016
    • Berkshire
    Very comfortable

    The cottage was well appointed and decorated so we had everything we needed and a really nice environment to come back to after a day exploring. It was a bit quirky so it was an interesting cottage to discover. It was also very warm which means we were very comfortable. For this holiday, we really liked that we could explore the countryside from our front door and did not need to drive.

  • Mrs Hughes
    • May 2016
    • West Yorkshire
    Excellent fittings

    The quality of all of the fittings were excellent. I liked the way that Hen Dy was furnished with welsh fittings. It was so appropriate.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2016
    • ....
    Great place

    Made enjoyable by a warm welcome and a great place.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 26/05/2017 to 16/06/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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