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.
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 and 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 and can sleep 4-6. 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 dryer, 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 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.
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.
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.
|DEPT DATE RANGE||2/1-6/2 &
|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|
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Contact Details:Contact: Lindsay Newcomb – US (001) 510 548 4637 or Moya Hughes – 07568 590 744 (mobile)
Please make out cheques to Lindsay Newcomb
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.