"Hen Dy - one of Britain's 50 Best Holiday Cottages "[The Observer]
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 beside the house, a Baroque garden. The house 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., and is a traditional Welsh stone-built house with a slate roof.
The Hen Dy (‘old house’ in Welsh) is the oldest surviving house on the estate. It is available as self-catering accommodation throughout the year – short break & weekly lettings available throughout the year. Extra comforts include WiFi, open fire (home-grown logs provided), central heating and dogs are welcome. Please go to the link above to see what else The Hen Dy has to offer you.
"An absolute delight staying at ‘Hen Dy’. We had everything we needed at our finger tips. Thank you so much…
Wet noses and wagging tails from the doggies."
Anne, Joyce, Bridget, Desma & Gail
"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
The Hen Dy has central heating + an open fire for those chilly evenings. In addition there is a Boot Room, a Larder (which also houses the washing machine and tumble dryer) and a Shower Room that contains a downstairs loo. Upstairs there is a wide airy landing full of light leading to the four bedrooms.
Hen Dy guests are welcome to wander through the West Garden and the Woodland Walk at their leisure. There is a small simple garden attached to the Hen Dy, with garden furniture. Beside the house what was the eighteenth-century Drying Green and then a Swimming Pool garden, is now a Baroque Garden with a reflecting pool, topiary and box hedges and soon it will be complete with an Orangery and Gazebo.
"We’ve been to some gorgeous beaches all over the world but can honestly say that those here on the Llyn rival any of them. Hen Dy has been a lovely place to stay. We were here with our baby who loved the woodland walk and sleeping with his window open listening to the birds or the wind. It’s a perfect place to stay with a baby!”
Clare, Richard & Henry (5 months)
"Fantastic to come to a holiday house that has been loved over the years – often they feel orphaned and uncared for; the Hen Dy is quite the opposite. An unexpected delight to be on top of the garden, so full of treasures."
Rachel, Piers, Alexander & Catherin
Household linen, bed linen, hand and bath towels are included in the price of your holiday. Electricity, heating oil and a supply of logs are also provided in the cost.Sadly, the Hen Dy is not very suitable for young children as there is an ornamental pool close to the house and steep drops down into the Walled Garden.
Finally, there is an Airing Room on the top floor equipped with an iron, ironing board, a Sheila Maid rack and clothes racks where you can dry wet bathing costumes or rain-soaked shooting or walking gear!
Please note that the Hen Dy is a non-smoking house. We let Friday - Friday.
"Thank you once again for a lovely enjoyable stay, weather fantastic, company great, dogs tired. What more can you ask for? Beautiful house, gardens and a most beautiful peninsula."
Desma, Bridget, Anne, Gail and 2 dogs
"P.S look forward to being here again."