(UK) 07568 590 744 (US) 510 548 4637 info@hendafarnuk.com
Hen Dafarn is the ideal location to stay while enjoying the Edwardian Castle and walled town of Conwy or exploring the surrounding countryside including the dramatic beauty of the Snowdonia Mountains – sleeps 4 to 6

Hen Dafarn, is a spacious townhouse in Conwy, dating from the 15th century and recently updated to provide modern convenience amid period detail.
Conwy is a medieval walled town with a magnificent castle. It is a World Heritage Site. The Castle is nestled against a picturesque quay and set against the stunning mountainous backdrop of the Snowdonia National Park. The circuit of walls over three quarters of a mile long is guarded by 22 towers and is one of the finest in the World.Hen Dafarn is located on a narrow but quiet residential street in the center of town. It is sited within the town walls of this small historic town and makes an ideal base being just a few minutes’ walk from the castle, a lovely marina which hosts many fairs and festivals, specialist and national shops, quality restaurants and traditional pubs.Conwy, along with the beautiful surrounding countryside and coastline, is the perfect location for your holiday.Whatever you want to do – explore the mountains and shores, go sightseeing, enjoy sports or maybe just relax and enjoy great food and wine, whilst taking in the ambiance, you will find that Conwy caters for all. You can enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches, visit local historic houses and the majestic Victorian splendour of Llandudno.Being only 75 minutes drive from Manchester, Conwy on the North Wales coast, is easily accessible by train or car.Hen Dafarn, ‘the old tavern’, was recently renovated to the highest standard and is stylishly furnished and decorated while maintaining the character of its 15th century construction. Old ship beams, which are exposed throughout the house, add to its charm. Hen Dafarn is deceptively spacious. As you enter the cottage you are immediately taken by the large stone inglenook fireplace with a convenient and eco friendly gas stove. The comfortable seating area invites you to relax under the open plan beamed living and dining area with TV and WiFi.The well-equipped new kitchen, including ample storage space ,induction cooktop. dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier, has contemporary folding doors leading straight out into the large slate-flagged south facing courtyard garden. The garden is equipped with table and chairs and BBQ. This secluded, peaceful and sunny patio is the perfect setting for alfresco dining during the summer months.On the first floor is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a modern family bathroom with an over bath shower.Stairs to the 2nd floor lead to an impressive mezzanine double bedroom whose windows open out to beautiful views of Conwy Castle, the 12th century town church clock tower, the Tudor mansion Plas Mawr and the boats at anchor on the Conwy estuary. An ensuite shower room completes the suite.Parking is either on the road by the front door or car parks are available nearby.Conwy is a World Heritage site that is becoming an exciting and interesting place to visit all year round. There are many local festivals and activities, so summer or winter we believe that you will find Hen Dafarn to be a comfortable retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life while retaining the amenities of a modern world.


DOWNSTAIRS: Open plan spacious living room with comfortable seating and a large stone inglenook with gas fired fireplace and attached dining area. The living area opens onto a large modern kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Contemporary folding doors lead straight out into the large slate-flagged south facing courtyard garden.

UPSTAIRS: First and second floor with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

First floor contains a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a modern bathroom with over the bath shower.
Second floor is totally taken up with an impressive mezzanine double bedroom whose windows open out to views of the both 12th century Conwy Castle and St. Mary’s Church Bell Tower which chimes the hours. An ensuite shower room completes the suite.The kitchen was installed as part of the recent new addition to the cottage. All of the utilities were added as part of that remodel and are brand new. The kitchen comes nicely equipped with all of the modern utensils and cookware that you will need, provided you do not eat all of your meals at the excellent pubs and restaurants in Conwy and the nearby towns.All bed and bath linens, tea towels, electricity and gas for heating, lighting and hot water are included in the rental cost. There is gas central heating that works well and the gas fired stove is so efficient that you will need to keep it low or you will overheat.The cottage is immaculately prepared for you and all beds are made prior to your arrival. A welcome pack provides some food essentials to get you started.There is a south facing patio at the back of Hen Dafarn that you can enjoy in good weather. A BBQ and comfortable seating invites you to enjoy the warm evenings in the summer.There is also plenty of fresh air to be had by walking down to the quay, local beaches, around the castle walls or across the bridge to Deganwy. Snowdonia National Park, and the Conwy valley with their wonderful countryside are close by.There is limited parking on the street outside the house or parking in the town parks for a small fee.
Please use the chart to the right to guide you on our current availability. Please confirm the available dates and then e-mail us at bfelton@msn.com so that we can get the dates reserved with our booking agency. Alternatively you can telephone our manager Moya Hughes in the UK at 07568 590 744 (mobile) or Bob and Lindsay in the  US at (001) 510 548 4637. We can provisionally hold dates for a few days until you return the booking form and deposit.
Schedule 1 – Weekly Tariffs
The tariffs below show the weekly gross rents to be charged inclusive of VAT per season for the contract period 2 January 2015 to 1 January 2016 on a freesale basis.
13/2-27/3, 17/4-15/5 & 18/9-16/10 3-10/4, 22/5-26/6, 28/8-11/9, 23/10 & 18-25/12* 3/7-21/8
Sleeps 6
£485 £620 £750 £850
£375 £470 N/A N/A

NOTES: * Available within 28 days of departure

Changeover day: Friday & Mon for mid week breaks Maid Service/Laundry: On Changeover Pets: No

How to Book:To book Hen Dafarn please check to see if your dates are available. You can do this by looking at our availability chart and confirm by e-mailing bfelton@msn.com or you can telephone us in the US at 001 510 548 4637 or our UK Manager, Moya Hughes at 07568 590 744 (mobile) or by email moyalhughes@gmail.com.

Fill out our Booking Form here.

Note that we do use a booking agent and to avoid double booking we must confirm with them before we take the booking. So it is important that once you decide you want to book, you email us immediately so that we can get that confirmation.We can provisionally hold dates for a few days until you return the booking form and deposit.

For a booking form to print and post please click here

For Terms and Conditions please click here

Contact Details:Contact: Lindsay Newcomb – US  (001) 510 548 4637 or Moya Hughes –  07568 590 744 (mobile)

Administration Address for Booking Forms & Correspondence:
Hannah Knights 6 Emeston Crescent, Corsham, Wiltshire, UK SN139DH.

Please make out cheques to Lindsay Newcomb


24 – 31 Oct 2014

Lovely comfortable and convenient cottage. We would like to return.

11 – 18 Oct 2014

Had an amazing time and more. Lovely house. Lots of large towels. Much appreciated by all. All was fantastic and adored the art, and style of furnishings.

23 – 29 Aug 2014

Had an amazing time. Howe, Conwy and North Wales everything we hoped for and more. We’ll be back next year.

16 – 22 Aug 2014

Beautiful house – perfect location to explore Conwy and North Wales. The parking was a problem but we managed. Check the weather for a trip to Snowden as we could not see a thing.

8 – 15 Aug 2014

We enjoyed ourselves so much last year that we came back again. We had a great time with better than forecast weather. The only issue was the parking as someone had stolen the cones so we have to carry our luggage from nearby. Understand it is an issue inside the walls.

1 – 8 Aug 2014

We had a lovely week in a lovely cottage. The situation of it is excellent. My husband’s favourite time was getting early morning papers and sitting down by the quay – a place to unwind and relax. Hope to revisit soon.

25 Jul – 1 Aug 2014

What a lovely cottage! Great location and so well renovated. We enjoyed opening the real doors for our BBQ. All in all a lovely stay and we hope to return to Hen Dafarn.

6 – 13 Jul 2014

Hi Bob and Lindsay. Thank you again for letting us stay in your lovely cottage again. We had a lovely few days – relaxed – exploring and had fun. We love staying here and we will be back next Jun and hopefully before.

15 – 22 Jun 2014

Hen Dafarn is beautiful and perfectly met the needs of our family of 5. We had sunshine everyday and not a drop of rain. Perfect weather for hiking on the Sychmont pass, Conwy mountains and the Aber Falls trail. The best meal we had was at the Castle View in Deganwy – top quality, great setting and very reasonable prices. PS – We loved the art work.

21 – 28 May 2014

We had an excellent time in Conwy and neighboring towns. House was clean and well laid out but rubbish was a bit of an issue. All in all it was a very pleasant stay.

14 – 17 May 2014

We have had a fabulous time and thank you for your amazing cottage. It is beautiful and in the best location. We have no complaints.

4 – 7 May 2014

Mr Bruvva Rover from Lancashire had a grand time! Mr Bruvva Meek from the Midlands said it was LOVE LEEZE!!! Thank you for an amazing stay in your fabulous property. Recommended to all.

24 – 31 Apr 2014

Once again an amazing stay in the cottage. We “love the place”!!! The local butcher is outstanding and the Indian restaurant was very nice too. Looking forward to returning next year.

12 – 19 Apr 2014

We’ve had a lovely week. 4th time in the area and so many further places to discover. Several places really outstanding – Penrhyn Castle, Conwy Water Garden, The Art Gallery, Conwy Zoo have been brilliant and with sunshine. The cottage is fantastic – nicely furnished – although we imagine it was not to bad before.

2 – 7 Feb 2014

Enjoyed Conwy even in the winter. The cottage was perfect with the nice warm stove and spacious rooms. Will return in the summer.

27 Dec – 4 Jan 2013/14

Another good New Year in Hen Dafarn despite the weather. The cottage is as nice as ever but maybe more adequate facilities are needed for the rubbish. We will be back.

20 – 24 Dec 2013

Lovely cottage close to all amenities. Weather has bee terrible but we managed to enjoy our Christmas Holiday.

13 – 20 Dec 2013

Lovely stay at Hen Dafarn. The layout of the cottage is fantastic. The location is excellent. The weather has been ….. Welsh. Hope to return. Many Thanks.

3 – 10 Sep 2013

An enjoyable stay in a comfortable well equipped cottage. Some nice sunny Sep days. Convenient for the town. The Bay Trees out front are pretty but do not help in parking the cars.

30 Aug – 3 Sep 2013

What a beautiful cottage. Thank you so much for having the trust in me and allowing me to be the first person to stay here with our dog. I know it was just an experiment. Really enjoyed being here, weather was lovely. I hope to stay here again many times. Thank you Lindsay and Bob. Good luck and hope you will let us return with our dog.

23 – 30 Aug 2013

We have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage, so well located! We really didn’t need the car as there is so much within walking distance – and I had some great runs towards Llandudno and the cycle path – exercise has never been so enjoyable!

16 – 23 Aug 2013

A beautiful cottage in such a fantastic location. We can’t believe that the week is over already. Weather has been great – not too hot and very little rain. The doors have been open every day. Hopefully we will be back again – so much left to do.

2 – 9 Aug 2013

A wonderful holiday – sunshine it Wales!! Cottage very spacious and comfortable. Loved the kitchen and folding doors wall – kept us good and cool. Made good use of the BBQ!

19 – 26 July 2013

We have had a lovely family holiday. Perfect location, wonderful weather and this cottage is so spacious and comfortable. Wish we were staying longer.

Jun 10 – 17 2013

This was the perfect cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Conwy. The weather cooperated and we were able to relax outside and eat on the patio. The local spa was very handy and the archway fish and chips tasty. We would love to return.

29 – 31 May 2013

We were told we would love Hen Dafarn and we have. Not at all like a holiday house but a true home away from home and beautifully renovated. A short stay but we managed to enjoy some sunshine on the patio and loved exploring Conwy. We would definitely like to come back to Hen Dafarn and hopefully for a longer stay.

24 – 29 May 2013

We absolutely love Conwy and Hen Dafarn far exceeded our expectations. Absolutely 5 star!!! We could have spent much longer here. Thanks from your Canadian friends.

11 – 18 May 2013

Great stay with friends. Thanks

3 – 10 May 2013

There is only one word for our stay in this cottage – FAB-U-LOUS!!! Thank you so much, we hope to return.

22 – 29 Apr 2013

We loved the cottage and the town of Conwy. The house is very cozy. We will recommend this house to friends.

6 – 13 Apr 2013

Absolutely fabulous cottage. Weather was ever good – enough for a BBQ. Excellent welcome pack. Great location in Conwy. Managed to park two cars near the cottage. Will recommend to our friends.

31 Mar – 6 Apr 2013

Visited relatives in the area so this is a lovely cottage to stay in. Very impressed with the tasteful deco and cozy feelings it has. Lovely shops to look around and local pubs. Fabulous butchers – pies a must. We will definitely return to this cottage next year. Mussels from Conwy are amazing. Thank you for a pleasurable stay – much appreciated!!

24 – 31 Mar 2013

We all have enjoyed this cottage. It has got amazing views and pretty bedrooms. It is warm and cozy and we would love to come here again and would recommend it to our friends. We had a lovely Easter. Thank you.

2 – 9 Jan 2013

Second stay for us and tatally enjoyable again. WE love the coziness and warmth of the cottage and we will definitely be back for a third time.

24 – 31 Dec 2012

Had a fabulous time with no complaints whatsoever. Would have loved to have stayed longer. House is a credit to the owners. Hope to visit again. Will recommend it to all our friends. Thank you very much for making a perfect Christmas.

12 – 19 Dec 2012

Very delightful cottage! Would recommend to friends. Really enjoyed our stay in Conwy. Will come back. Very Pleased.

16 – 91 Nov 2012

We love this cottage!!!! Fantastic location and lots of character. J Great base for a weekend and amazing value. We will be back.


Terms and conditions of booking Hen DafarnThe contract between the client and the proprietor shall be made, subject to the following conditions:1. Hen Dafarn is let on a short-term holiday let, for the period specified on the booking confirmation, for the maximum number of persons specified. (6).2. No smoking is permitted on the premises.  Contravention will mean an extra charge levied, to thoroughly clean the property and furnishings (in excess of £250)3. The period of hire shall be from 4.30pm on the day of arrival and shall end at 10.00am on the day of departure.4. Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason, shall be in writing and sent by email to Lindsay Newcomb.  The full balance is payable and your deposit is not refundable, unless we can re-let the property.  If we can re-let, for the full duration of your cancelled stay, we will refund your deposit and balance, minus £25 administration.  However, we recommend you take holiday cancellation insurance.5. The client takes full responsibility for the property and must take all reasonable and proper care of its furniture, pictures, ornaments, fittings and effects, whether in or on the property and leave them in the same clean and tidy condition at the end of the hire period as at the beginning.6. Any damage or breakages caused must be paid for, after consultation with the owner as to the extent of damage or items broken.  Items broken will be charged at the replacement cost but any damage to the fabric of the building, or furnishings will be quoted for by an independent source. A £100 security deposit shall be submitted, to be returned within 7 days of the end of the let.

7. Duty of care – Hen Dafarn is maintained to a very high standard.  In the event of a breakdown of any equipment, a repair or replacement will be found/fitted within 24 hours where possible and within 3 working days maximum.  We are not responsible for any loss of enjoyment arising from the loss of use of any service or item within the specified time limit.

8. The client and members of their party cannot hold the owners or their representatives, liable for any injury sustained or any loss or damage to any belongings during their stay at Hen Dafarn.

9. We reserve the right to enter the property at any reasonable time, for the purposes of inspection or to carry out necessary repair or maintenance but undertake to advise the client of such a need as it arose, prior to entering the property.

10. We reserve the right to refuse any booking and in exceptional circumstances  to cancel, modify or alter arrangements made for the client, but will refund any monies already paid.

11. Your booking assumes acceptance of these conditions in full.

12. In case of any dispute the Law of England shall apply.

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