Welcome to The Nanhoron Estate

  Nanhoron is a beautiful Regency mansion house hidden in some of the most beautiful landscape in Wales .   The home of the Hardens, whose family has owned this estate for 700 years, Nanhoron has lovely and extensive gardens - featured in Country Life and on Posh Plots (a BBC Wales TV programme).  The home demesne is set around the River Horon - Nanhoron means the bank of the River Horon in Welsh - and this little river buckets through the park.

  The Hen Dy (‘old house’ in Welsh) is the oldest surviving house on the estate.  It faces south overlooking the walled gardens with views to the parkland and woodland walk and we are in the process of creating a Baroque garden beside it.   It used to be the Gardeners’ Bothy, Brew House and Laundry for the Estate and has a bell tower which was used to announce mealtimes &c.   It is traditional Welsh stone-built house with a slate roof.

"Hen Dy - one of Britain's 50 Best Holiday Cottages [The Observer, Sunday 28 June 2009]"

The Hen Dy is available as self-catering accommodation throughout the year – weekly lettings from the Spring through to the Autumn, Friday to Friday, and over Christmas and New Year, with weekend breaks on offer in the Winter.


Sleeps up to 7 as Master Bedroom with double bed (can be split into twin beds), en suite bathroom; Dressing Room with double bed (with hand basin); East Room with twin beds; Round Room with single bed; second bathroom and downstairs Shower Room.

Disabled friendly

  A holiday on Pen Llŷn offers some of the most beautiful countryside in Gwynedd, described by the author Jan Morris as “the heartland of Wales ”.   Sand, sailing, with the islands of St Tudwal and Bardsey offshore and the mountains of Snowdonia behind you, there is something to be enjoyed here at any time of year.

Hen Dy is listed on Alastair Sawday's Special Escapes. You can find our entry here.

 "Thank you so much for a perfect stay.   Beautiful gardens, lovely area and house really cosy. 

     We had such a nice welcome and enjoyed every minute."

     Jan, Fiona, Juliet & Karen [Manchester] October 2009




 Bettina Harden




LL53 8DL

Tel: 01758 730 610


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