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Hendy Cottage

(Ref. 923445)

Sardis near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous!"

    The cottage was amazing it was so quirky and comfortable and the location is beautiful. The log burner was ace and the cottage is so well equipped with everything you could need. We really didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back, comms with the owner was very easy. We highly recommend Sykes and Hendy Cottage.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay in Hendy Cottage, ideal location to explore the Llyn peninsula and go for hikes around Snowdon."

    The living room is very cosy and multi fuel stove easy to use. The kitchen has low beams, so if you are taller than 1.75m you will need to duck, however it is a wonderful place to cook in. Both bedrooms are lovely (we slept in the downstairs one as it was easier to access). Bathroom had hot water and strong pressure. All in all a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Beatrice5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage all the convenience s you need only drawback for us ..."

    Absolutely fabulous cottage all the convenience s you need only drawback for us was low beams my partner very tall and felt very unsafe going up and coming down from the upstairs bedroom ladder steps a bit scary other than those trivial things would definitely recommend to friends and come back

    Reviewed by Rita4.1Nov 2023

  • "Great little cottage, full of character."

    Loved the loft bedroom and the mountain views. Really peaceful location - a good place to "get-away from it all." Provided us with a great base for exploring the area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hendy Cottage is situated in a beautiful part of the Welsh countryside."

    The cottage itself was very oldy worldly with some quirky aspects which I loved and very beautiful and to be honest the pictures don't do it justice.. Waking up every morning to mainly peace and quiet and stunning views and the odd Highland cow saying hello was just Heaven,relaxing and totally good for both head and soul.. It was only a short car ride to the nearest town with all the amenities that you may require and a perfect base if you wanted to travel and explore other towns,. Hendy Cottage will definitely be a place that I will go back to in the future....

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely oldie worldie cottage & grounds , if peace and tranquility are what you ..."

    Lovely oldie worldie cottage & grounds , if peace and tranquility are what you want while staying in touch with wi-fi this is for you , as stated in the discription upstairs could be tricky to accsess , but as there was only 2 of us no problem for us , plenty of parking and lovely peacefull gardens to let your dog out without worrying , a couple of minor issues but over all a nice chilled week

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2023

  • "Hi. We,ve just arrived back from a really enjoyable 2 weeks at Hendy Cottage."

    The cottage was exactly how we expected regarding cleanliness, location and very welcoming. We had such a peaceful 2 weeks. Thank you. Kind Regards Martin&Lin.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Sep 2023

  • "A perfect small home to stay."

    Reviewed by Uwe4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well equipped except for table mats and coasters as we did not want to mark the furniture. I am six foot tall so just beware of the beams and the very low shower.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jun 2023

  • "A clean and reasonably equipped property."

    The downside was access to the upstairs bedroom.I would have thought the step ladder /stairs would contravene health and safety regulations,in our opinion it was downright dangerous.There was no means of cooling the upstairs bedroom,which was extremely hot ,the week in June that we stayed there. Also the garden could have done with some maintenance

    Hi Rosalind, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm sorry about the upstairs bedroom access, it is actually a fixed staircase with a handrail even though it may look like a ladder. It is called a crog loft and is a very common feature in old farm buildings in North Wales. I have stipulated on Sykes website the access issue so that guests are aware before booking the cottage. In terms of cooling the upstairs room we could have given you a fan if we had known about the issue during your stay. Thanks also for letting me know about the garden, I will take this up with the gardeners. We do like to keep it looking natural, however, it may have been they were due just after your visit but I will certainly check. I hope the above didn't affect your holiday at Hendy. Thanks Dean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind3.8Jun 2023

  • "A lovely bijou cottage with plenty of quirky style & garden to enjoy in the sun."

    In the late afternoon and early evening sitting and dining under the trees it was reminiscent of anywhere around southern France and the Med. Superb Beaches around the Peninsula that are dog friendly. Views from the cottage are stunning mountains all round and a glimpse of the sea as well. The lanes are very narrow to the cottage but no issues if you take it easy, especially if your car is a bit wider than average loke mine.

    Reviewed by Dave3.8Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    It was wonderfully quiet and relaxing, whilst fairly central for lots of exciting destinations with the car. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely charming little cottage, full of local character, with slate and stone evident throughout the sympathetic conversion."

    Modern facilities include Sky TV and WiFi, and BluRay player. The downstairs bed and sofas were very comfortable - as was the garden furniture. The Howdens style kitchen had everything we needed for storing, cooking and serving our food. The surroundings and scenery were beautiful, with easy access to North and South coasts of Pen Llŷn, along well made country lanes, and A roads. We didn’t see a single pothole after leaving England! Pwllheli has a wonderful selection of modern shops (Wilko, Home Bargains, Asda, Lidl - and a Wetherspoons!) cafes, and gift shops. From Hendy, if you turn right at the gate, you will travel along a single track road passing down through a pine forest, until you emerge opposite the Funeral Director in Llanaelhaearn (important landmark!) - turn right, then left at the roundabout, and you will find yourselves climbing up and around Yr Eifl, until you see a sign pointing right for Nant Gwrtheyrn, which has the most incredible scenery, café, and challenging cliff path in North Wales! The best Chip Shop and Chinese takeaway is Yummy Box - run by Billy (Bing Lin) and they stayed hot until we got back to Hendy Cottage! This is a truly special place, with horses, Highland Cattle, and a Cock Pheasant as our neighbours, who helped us enjoy our wonderful holiday at Cae’r-ferch Ganol

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hendy, anyone looking for peace and quiet and looking to connect to nature, lovely sitting in the garden listening to only sounds of the countryside, what a time to go , lots of lambs ,ducklings pheasants, but the highlight a beautiful highland cattle calf with its mum and dad in the adjoining field."

    Extremely comfortable bed , lovely log burner, everything you need in the kitchen, fab garden , very helpful and friendly neighbour, and a special mention to the cleaner, for tips on best beaches to take our dog, and it was absolutely spotless, we feel we were honoured to stay in such a quirky beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and enjoyable stay."

    Would benefit from a handrail on the ladder to upstairs bedroom, but over all a great experience. We will be back. Ann & Terry Baxter, with Toby &Bertie.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great holiday cottage for people looking for a quiet and relaxing break."

    The only downside for us was that both the front and back garden areas had lots of dog mess which whilst we had our own dog we always clean up. Unfortunately it meant we had a few times where we stood in mess.

    Thanks for your feedback Jayne, I can only apologise. The bad weather before your stay and the leaves may have camouflaged on this occasion. We always carry out a thorough check each week as we love having dogs stay at Hendy and we know they can be cheeky in hiding their mess sometimes :). We will ensure we double check. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Dec 2022

  • "Can't think of anything helpfully negative!"

    Great part of the world, lovely cottage, easy to find, just as described, clean and with everything I needed for a week. Wonderful wind, huge waves, showers, sunsets, sea air, wanted to stay for a year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Prue5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Hendy cottage is exactly what we were looking for. Isolated in a beautiful location. The garden was well maintained safe and secure for our little dog. The beds were very comfortable, great nights sleep. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. On price and facilitates I can recommend this wonderful little place. It was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by James4.4Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our short break at Hendy."

    Stunning location and beautiful cottage. Very clean and comfortable. Everything we needed for a family break.

    Reviewed by Scott4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location and helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "An idyllic, cosy cottage offering peace and quiet."

    A good location with the main honeypots and beaches generally no more than 15-20 minutes drive away. Comfortable large sofas to enjoy a post dinner tipple with a roaring log burner adding to a already pleasant ambiance. We aim to return soon!!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Hendy is a beautiful little bolthole in scenic surroundings."

    Ideally placed for exploring the Llŷn Peninsula. Loved the castle and horses saying hello over the fence, and the garden was safe and secure for our dogs.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely location, well equipped cottage, bed could do with a new mattress and people need to know the shower is very low."

    We had a great time and was just what we needed.

    Hi Robert, thanks for your feedback and I'm happy you had a great time. I will check the mattresses as they have not long since been replaced with new memory foam ones, maybe it has become faulty. Thanks for staying at Hendy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely rural cottage, very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hendy Cottage is a lovely, cosy, rustic cottage next to the hills, along 2 miles of single track country lanes with passing places."

    It has a very well equipped kitchen. Guests can use TV and Wifi and a games cupboard for evenings in. Beds were comfy. The cottage is very secluded and peaceful, miles from shops or nearest village so shop for food before arriving. Property unsuitable for people who cant climb ladders to the 1st floor double bedroom. Unfortunately there is no bath but there is a very novel slate tiled shower to use. The garden has a large eating area, great for outdoor eating. Bring your own solar fairy lights. The field next to the garden had friendly horned cattle and horses coming to the fence to say hello. We and our two dogs really enjoyed our stay at Hendy Cottage and would definately return to holiday there again. Chris and Nick Wiley.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time, the cottage was beautiful and very clean,I would highly recommend this place, good value for your money, Dean was very helpful and keeping me updated ."

    Thank you for a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely snug cottage."

    A very unusual use of rooms which adds to its uniqueness. The garden is lovely just natural , which fits the surrounding. It would have been lovely to sit out and enjoy the views but i think we only saw the sea once from the cottage because of the weather. The downstairs bed was sooo comfortable, best nights sleep ever. Be mindful it is very isolated along very very narrow roads.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7May 2022

  • "We really had a nice break in the cottage Everything is there that you need ..."

    We really had a nice break in the cottage Everything is there that you need It's lovely and cosy with the log burner going ,peaceful never slept so well The owner is very helpful with information Would recommend the cottage for a get away break

    I'm so please that you enjoyed your stay and that you had all that you needed. Thank you also for the top scores, I have recently change cleaners so thank you for acknowledging how clean and comfortable you found the property and I am thrilled that everything was great for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage"

    I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the top scores for everything including cleanliness, comfort and facilities, the feedback has been much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jared5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay ."

    Totally relaxing and peaceful just what was needed. Our neighbour was fab and very helpful as indeed were the local farmers who's land we sometimes inadvertently wandered onto whilst out trekking.( although make sure your dogs are on the leash ).

    Reviewed by Geraint3.8Jun 2021

  • "This is a great cottage, it is well equiped, comfortable and in a great location."

    Two small things that could assist. A pint glass would be a nice addition to the kitched glassware and some form of misted glass in the backroom would be appreciated. We loved the isolation and cottage views, and enjoyed the challenge of single track lanes locally. Highly recommended.

    Thanks for your feedback, and we will certainly take your suggestions into consideration, we can look at putting some pint glasses into the property in the future, thanks for your suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2021

  • "We've spent a lovely time in this cute and cosy cottage."

    Beautiful countryside, amazing views. It is a great place for a city break. Very close to Snowdonia mountains and even closer to the seaside. In the cottage, you can find everything you may need. All facilities are in good condition and clean.

    Reviewed by Marek5.0Dec 2019

  • "Well Hendy really is a no hassle rural retreat with all mod cons and spectacular views!"

    We loved it and will be coming back again and again we hope.

    Reviewed by David4.4Nov 2019

  • "There is no bath in this cottage even though this is listed."

    I holidayed on my own and this is a key feature for me when I book a holiday and would not have booked this cottage otherwise. I sent an e mail to Sykes cottages on my arrival and have not had a great reply, which is more than 1 week ago. I also sent a text message to the cottage owner and have not had a reply either. Very dissapointed.

    Reviewed by Sarah2.2Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly what we wanted."

    It had enough ‘mod cons’ without losing the proper cottage feel. The location was remote enough to get a feeling of complete rest but just a quick drive to interesting locations. The only thing missing was a hairdryer but as I have really short hair it didn’t matter but others will need to take one. A perfect place for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage itself was perfect my only fault with the area is no Dog walking apart from along the roads which are very narrow theres no public footpaths close."

    Reviewed by Tudor5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful quiet location, and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Hendy cottage was so cosy and the surroundings were beautiful."

    We got out each day and explored the beaches and towns of the Llyn Peninsular but we loved returning to the peace and solitude of the cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Lizzy5.0Jul 2019

  • "The peace and quiet of the location."

    The external table chairs and umbrella on the patio were particularly useful to us for dining alfresco. Everything we needed was there. The quilts were really comfortable. Obviously a little bit in the sticks and hard to find although the owners had given detailed maps. Turns out that Hendy Cottage is actually named on Google maps and so no problem going backwards & forwards. Convenient for Portmadog and Perfwelli and Carnarvon. No hesitation recommending this cottage for those who want to get away from it all for a few days. Could really live there.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jul 2019

  • "A great cottage, exactly as described in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7May 2019

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Very peaceful and quiet. Surrounded by fields, distant mountains and birdsong. It was sunny but unseasonably cold when we arrived and the storage heaters were extremely welcome. Beautiful beaches and walks to explore.

    Reviewed by J4.7May 2019

  • "Loved the cottage and surrounding area."

    The garden was lovely and perfect for the children to play. The cottage it’s self is beautiful and full of character and charm. Very clean upon arrival and couldn’t fault it at all. Great location and a good base for Snowdonia, Angelsey and the coast. Beaches are a must

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "A Beautiful little romantic getaway ideally situated and very cosy."

    On a scale of one to ten Hendy Cottage is a definite eleven.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Hendy Cottage but found the cottage cold as we did not want to use the wood burner, we are used to gas or electricity and although we used the electric fire we found it cold."

    In saying that we were comfortable and as I have said enjoyed the holiday. the quirkiness of the cottage we found very much to our taste and we found the bed most comfortable. The weather also made for the holiday because if it had been a bad spell there was nothing to do owing to the remoteness of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Tom4.1Jun 2018

  • "Lovely quirky cottage in a very rural setting."

    Great for those who like tranquility and getting away from it all. Cottage has everything you want but bear in mind that it is a 12 minute drive to the nearest shop! A great location for exploring the Llyn peninsula. Very helpful owner who quickly got the hot water problem we encountered fixed.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2018

  • "We have been to Hendy 3 times now and we love it just as much as the first time."

    It’s remote and cosy and like a home from home. Can’t wait to go again!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and location, couldn't have asked for more."

    Peacefully rested and a fantastic week. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage was wonderful, quirky and comfortable."

    The wood burner was amazing and the kitchen had everything you could need. The welcome pack of coffee, tea, milk, sugar, Welsh cakes and a bottle of wine was a lovely thoughtful touch. Some instructions for the fan oven and grill would have been helpful and a washer dryer would have completed all needs. The only other disappointments were that it was said there were walks from the door. You can indeed walk from the door but the lanes are extremely narrow and those drivers who appear familiar with them do drive very fast so it's neither pleasant or easy with dogs or small children also the garden(s) are not actually secure as described and easily got out of by our inquisitive pup who then had quite a nerve wracking adventure amongst the highland cattle in the neighbouring fields. Fortunately the farmer was extremely understanding and no harm done on this occasion. Having said that we would happily return somewhat better prepared and aware of these things because nothing detracts from the cottage itself and the fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor eaves king-size bed, 1 x ground floor king-size bed
  • Ground floor shower (there is a step into the shower) basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Mezzanine snug
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • HD TV with SKY Q / NETFLIX giving 300+ TV channels, Sky Box Sets and Netflix all in one place
  • WiFi supplied by superfast FULL FIBRE unlimited superfast broadband
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Side garden, front courtyard with furniture and rear enclosed patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and beach 6 miles
  • Note: Low-level beamed ceiling in kitchen and bathroom restricting height of shower
  • Note: King-size double bedroom accessed via steep ladder in entrance hallway and the mezzanine snug is accessed via a narrow spiral open tread staircase in the sitting room
  • Some restricted head height in the crog loft
  • Ground floor shower (there is a step into the shower)
  • Note: Due to the age and nature of the cottage, small children to be supervised
  • Note: The neighbouring house has a right of way to access their property
  • Note: Check-in 4pm - Check-out 10am

The property

Chwilog 4 miles.

This lovely, rustic, detached 17th century cottage is situated just four miles from the village of Chwilog and just over eight miles from Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

The cottage appeals to couples looking for a romantic rural retreat, or friends and small families wishing to explore this beautiful part of North Wales with the wonderful countryside and coast to explore, an ideal get away from it all.

Situated next to the main house of the old Hendy Farm Estate and believed to have been one of the barns, this cottage is a haven of rustic charm.

If you are an artist or writer and are looking for some inspiration, then look no further than the splendid scenery and landscape around you.

Wherever you look, the cottage is just oozing charm and character.

The sitting room has real appeal with its high beamed ceiling and spiral staircase up to a lovely snug area, an ideal place to tuck yourself away with that book you've been meaning to finish.

The warming woodburner is a lovely feature to the room and the patio doors allow the outside in.

Mind your head on the low beamed ceiling in the well-equipped country-style kitchen with quarry tiled flooring.

The ground floor king-size bedroom is light and spacious and the crog loft king-size bedroom completes this lovely beamed cottage.

The garden is large with a secluded sitting area where you can enjoy the fantastic country and sea views with a morning coffee whilst planning the day ahead, or just enjoy the garden after a day full of discoveries to re-live memories of the day's events.

There are numerous country walks from the door and a short drive away is the town of Pwllheli, with its numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, award-winning marina and beautiful beaches, just waiting to be discovered.

Criccieth Castle is only eight miles away, and a little further afield is the Snowdonia National Park and all its attractions, just waiting for you to explore and enjoy.

Take a ride on the Ffestiniog or Welsh Highland Steam Railways at Porthmadog, or visit the Italian village of Portmeirion.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is close by with attractions such as Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zipworld Titan, Bounce Below and Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre with its various downhill trails, ensuring there really is something for everyone.

This delightful cottage is an ideal retreat to be enjoyed all year round.

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About the location


Criccieth 4.5 miles; Pwllheli 5.2 miles; Porthmadog 9.5 miles; Abersoch 12 miles.

Chwilog is a small village on the Llyn Peninsula, near the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, in a region of Wales renowned for its outstanding scenery and varied walking. The Afon Wen river runs through the village and down to the sea, just one mile away. A short drive away, Criccieth is a delightful seaside town with a 13th century castle sat on a rocky outcrop with wonderful views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the towns two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Visit Abersoch, an attractive harbour village situated between two glorious bays. It is one of the most popular sailing venues in North Wales and important sailing regattas are held there throughout the summer months. Numerous shops cater for the tourist as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for, particularly windsurfing, water skiing and dinghy sailing, not to mention renowned surfing at Hell’s Mouth. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the individual shops and restaurants, as well as the Ffestiniog railway, in the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Pwllheli host to both European and world sailing events, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

Note: King-size double bedroom accessed via steep ladder in entrance hallway and the mezzanine snug is accessed via a narrow open tread spiral staircase in the sitting room. Some restricted head height in the crog loft. Note: Due to the age and nature of the cottage, small children to be supervised. Note: The neighbouring house has a right of way to access their property. Ground floor shower has a step into the shower)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas