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Hen Hafod

(Ref. 989292)

Talwrn near Llangefni, Anglesey Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is absolutely beautiful - plenty of spacious rooms."

    Hot tub was a lovely touch and the kitchen open plan was perfect for our stay and even had eggs, cakes, Prosecco on our arrival which was lovely. Few minor things like door handles not secure on a few rooms, not enough toilet roll etc. The road to the house was unexpected- like an off road track and a few who stayed got lost along the way. A sign by the main road would be handy for future guests. But the house is worth the drive up the track road. Would recommend and stay again!

    Reviewed by Ffion4.7Mar 2024

  • "This was our 2nd time here."

    What a place, it's huge. It's not advertised as wheelchair friendly, but it is. We had an electric chair user, with limited mobility and we could take her everywhere she wanted to go. There are some beds with bedframes that a mobile hoist can fit underneath (we took our own). Doors are plenty wide enough to get through, all on one level, no stairs or raised door frames. Underfloor heating keeps everywhere toasty. It's so tranquil with spectacular views too. We got an Asda delivery to save transporting our own food/drink. When in the living area you cannot hear from the bedrooms as it's built in a square with a courtyard in the middle. We absolutely love the place and we never got lost this time

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a wonderful place Hen Hafod is!"

    ! We have just come back from 3 days away with the family and what an amazing time we all had! The house is stunning and the plot it’s on is even better. There is plenty to do around the house and local walks to keep you busy! The kitchen and open plan living room is amazing looking out into valleys! We couldn’t as for a better host then Tony, he was very contactable and he done his best to go above and beyond anything we asked for. Having a host that trusts you and leaves you to get on with things but is always only a text away is amazing! Me and the family will 100% be returning here (hopefully the weather is a little brighter next time) Thank you again Tony.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Feb 2024

  • "Overall we had a wonderful in a superb cottage , First appearances from outside ..."

    Overall we had a wonderful in a superb cottage , First appearances from outside don’t inspire could do with a coat of paint , however inside more than met our expectations

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Feb 2024

  • "This property could be totally amazing if a few things were sorted out and some maintenance done."

    The windows were very dirty (also noted by the previous renters) the kitchen needs a deep clean (we had to vacuum and wipe out the cupboards as they were filthy). There were not enough wine glasses so we bought 6 more and left them at the property. There were no mattress protectors on the beds which is extremely unhygienic and some of the mattresses need changing as they are past it. The curtains in the lounge are hanging off their hooks also previously mentioned by other renters. The on/off switch on the dishwasher on the island is broken and you have to stick your finger in the gap to switch the machine on (not sure how safe this is). Those are all the gripes but we were a family of 3 children and 12 adults and we had a great stay. The photos do not do the house justice. The boot room was fantastic to put coats and walking boots and having a large utility room was a real blessing. There is plenty of space for people to go off and relax and the kitchen is amazing as its huge and so light with windows on both sides. The views are stunning and the kids loved the hot tub which was super warm. Thank you for the Prosecco and welsh cakes left for us which was a lovely touch. All in all a great stay just needs a bit more love and care put into the property.

    Reviewed by Linda3.4Dec 2023

  • "We have just returned from a great weekend away at Hen Hafod, the house is perfect for socialising and accommodating the 14 of us (age range 2-70)."

    The location is beautiful and there are stunning views from the property. Unfortunately we did hit a few snags which meant we couldn’t justify a 5/5. We barely had hot water the whole weekend, Tony was very helpful and sent someone to sort it which helped for that evening but it was back to tepid showers again after that. It also made cleaning dishes unbearable as the water was freezing from the kitchen tap! The cleanliness/maintenance we scored a bit lower as we felt it lacked a bit, the windows weren’t very clean, glasses/mugs had water in (perhaps from previous guests?). Maintenance - it took us a good 5/10 minutes to open the front door, the key was so stiff but this could have been down to how cold it was! A few of the windows are leaking in the main social area and one of the bathrooms smelt so damp we had to keep the window open the whole time which wasn’t ideal as it was freezing! However apart from not having hot water these things did not affect our stay at all, we really enjoyed the hot tub and games room and if the hot water got sorted we would 100% go back!

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful place property was lovely abit of a pain the hot tub wasn't put on before we got there so had to wait till next day to go in it but would definitely go again."

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2023

  • "HenHafod is a lovely holiday property for a large family gathering."

    It is spacious with open country views towards the mountains. The hot tub was a huge bonus and enjoyed by the family. The games room provided additional entertainment although there wasn’t a full set of pool balls. The property was well equipped and clean. We appreciated the complementary Welsh cakes,tea and Prosecco which was a nice touch. However toilet rolls,hand soap and dish washer tablets would have been helpful. We would like to thank the owner for their hospitality and would definitely recommend HenHafod

    Reviewed by Thelma4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, large enough for a family gathering, enough space in the house for all, clean, modern and near to amenities."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hen Hafod, the whole family stayed from aged 5 to 75."

    Everyone agreed the house had everything we needed. The various bedroom options meant we could accommodate everyone and the various spaces meant we had space to read a book or watch the TV or the kids place games. The outdoor space was fantastic and not expected. Even with the wet weather we were able to enjoy the gardens and hot tub. The views were amazing and plenty of spaces to sit and enjoy the view. Overall we all enjoyed cooking and eating together as a family and enjoying the open plan living. We had a minor issue with being unable to close an outdoor door and some doors would not lock. A quick call to Tony who came out the same day to secure them for us. The bathrooms were great and the large shower rooms fantastic. We had a child with us with limited mobility and he enjoyed the layout of the property with only a couple of steps. We all felt that the bedrooms were lacking storage shelves/drawers and some rooms need a chest of drawers especially the family bedroom. Wardrobes look nice but no one wants to hang lots of little people clothes on hangers. We did notice one wardrobe smelled awful inside so we didn't use that at all. Overall the house was tidy and clean on arrival. Just a few maintenance jobs such as missing towel hooks in bathrooms and a change of furniture in our opinion. We all enjoyed the house so much we booked again for next year before we left. Thank you for the welcome gifts which were consumed on the first evening.

    Reviewed by Rachael3.8Aug 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit, the house and area it's in is great, only problem from ..."

    This was our 2nd visit, the house and area it's in is great, only problem from last year and the same complaint is no maintenance hasnt been done I did this review last year and said bedroom doors to garden either wont open or wont lock there is a towel in a cupboard in toilet that stinks been there since last year, think its covering a leak, doors to quadrant wont lock, hot tub cover doesnt lock down and was broken on the top when we got there, I know the place is booked up all year but surely they have to find time to do these small repairs, I will say thanks for coming and changing the water in the hot tub for us and for coming and changing some bulbs also games room needs some attention especially the pool table, these are mainly small jobs that need to be done but the house is fabulous for families there was 14 of us and I would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Elaine3.1Aug 2023

  • "Amazing few days away with family celebrating a special birthday."

    The property is stunning with amazing views. Loved the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at Hen Hafod!"

    16 of us visited for the weekend and were not disappointed. The living space is super, large seating area with dining table, alongside a spacious kitchen with outdoor seating on both sides. Even though it rained the whole weekend we did get a break in the weather for a couple of hours so we drove to the Oyster Catcher, beach front bar for some drinks, food and a walk along the beach, roughly 20min drive. Worth the trip if you want an afternoon out the house. The hot tub is a great addition to the outside seating area with amazing views. The beds are comfortable and good showers too. We would book again :) Only two things to feedback - some more cooking utensils would be great when you're cooking and serving for 16 and the postcode takes you to the wrong address, drive back out and take a left, not even a minute drive and you'll see the mirror on the wall as the owner has stated, take that left past a couple of houses and follow the road up taking a right at the fork. You do think you're on the wrong track as you couldnt turn around in a car but keep going and the house is up on the hill to get those fabulous views!

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was perfect for our party."

    We were celebrating our wedding with our children and grandchildren, had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jul 2023

  • "Rather short of kitchen equipment and glasses (and teapot)."

    We are a walking group of 60s - 70s, so enjoy our tea and wine! Otherwise it was a great place to stay, the hot-tub was much enjoyed, and we managed to end up with numbers that avoided having to use top bunks!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2023

  • "We have had a brilliant week at Hen Hafod."

    We are a multi generational family from 19-81! We going the layout of the house really flexible and allowed everyone their own space as well as fabulous social areas too. We cooked mostly at home and found the facilities well equipped for this. The hot tub is very spacious and was cleaned for us half way through the week. We loved it so much we immediately booked again for next year!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at this fabulous secluded property."

    Lovely welcome basket of prosecco, milk etc waiting for us. Rooms were excellent, our family of 11 fitted in easily, 3 teenagers and 2 x 11 year olds found plenty to amuse themselves leaving us 6 adults time to chill. Excellent kitchen facilities, lounge area was amazing, and inner courtyard was a lovely chilled space. Children loved all outdoor space and amenities, and hot tub was a hit with everyone. Such a fab time, kids even asked if we can go again!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a fantastic place, we got lost so glad we arrived in daytime."

    Such a quiet rural location with spectacular views. Underfloor heating keeps the whole place hot which i loved, but was too hot for others. Can't please everyone. Everything we needed was there for our weekend away. There were 14 of us and was a massive amount of space. As the bungalow is in a square with a courtyard in the middle, you can walk the entire bungalow. The bedrooms are nowhere near the living area (Party room, we called it) so you could go to bed early and not be disturbed. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. Towels were lovely and big and fluffy. Beds were super comfy too. Great property will definitely be returning. Perfect location.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was absolutely out of this world!"

    The views are incredible and the house was simply stunning; if there was an option to vote that it was even better in person that the listing suggested, I would have selected that option! The house was so well equipped with everything we could possible need. It was great for chilling out with the family, enjoying the local area for a walk, playing sports on the grounds, sharing group meals together and having a little celebration on the Saturday night. We were staying as a family to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday so wanted somewhere special and hen hafod was the perfect place. I couldn’t recommend this beautiful, luxurious, comfortable property enough. Thank you for an amazing trip!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing holiday home with family that we would definitely stay at again."

    The layout is great for socialising whilst giving everyone space to relax too. The hot tub and games room certainly were perfect for the teenagers in the group (well everyone really

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful house and had a lovely time."

    Lovely location. Very peaceful and lots of facilities for everyone. Would not hesitate in staying again. Great house for family gatherings. However if being a little picky there are a few maintenance issues. Some of the outdoor doors do not lock. One door leads straight into the bedroom. Shower not working properly. Tap in the kitchen needs fixing. Blind in the games room hanging down.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Jan 2023

  • "An amazing property in an amazing location, property was equipped beyond our ..."

    An amazing property in an amazing location, property was equipped beyond our expectations to meet the needs of all 14 of us all eating and relaxing at night, parking for all our cars too had a great week with all the family and would definitely visit again, inside is huge and outside set in its own grounds has lots to offer, met the owner when he was delivering more wood for the fire and what a lovely bloke very friendly so in all a great stay, if being picky I would say property could do with the windows cleaning at the front to really enjoy the view and some exterior door handles sorting as hard to lock, some of the exterior light bulbs had gone, no instructions in the property about day of departure or hot tub maintenance as after the 4th day it was not usable, games room is in the garage so very cold in winter so maybe could do with some sort of fan heater but these are just some recommendations for future visits, thanks to everyone for a super break

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Dec 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful property in an excellent location."

    Our stay ran smoothly and we all had an excellent family weekend here. Great access to local shops and Beaumaris and Red Wharf Bay were only a 10 minute drive away. Directions were clear for finding the property. We all found it, even in the dark! The hot tub was an excellent feature which we all enjoyed! We feel a couple of small touches would have made this stay better, such as a toilet roll in each bathroom, maybe some logs/kindling for the fire and some manuals to help work some of the appliances. There’s a couple of maintenance jobs to do such as securing some toilet seats and reattaching the towel holder in one of the bathrooms. These however are just small issues which didn’t effect our overall stay. We would love to return to this property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.1Nov 2022

  • "Great house, lovely peaceful surrounds"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved our stay at this gorgeous property."

    It had everything we needed and was great for the kids! The hosts were friendly and helpful. Would definitely review and would like to stay again

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Oct 2022

  • "What a perfect holiday home !"

    !! Hen Hafod is surrounded by such beautiful scenery. It is perfect for family gatherings as it facilitates all generations- from a fabulous fitted and well equipped kitchen to a games room , trampoline and rope swing ! There is lots of outdoor space and noisy games and fun can be enjoyed to the full as there are no neighbours to disturb ! The choice of two lounges , large bedrooms and even a smaller central outdoor area means that there is always space to retreat if necessary ! Last ,but by no means least , is the luxurious hot tub ! Absolutely fabulous!

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place, well designed."

    Loved the kitchen with double island!! Hot tub was great, and the views from living room amazing!!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hen Hafod and also met dyfrig the owner who was most pleasant and attentive when we had a couple of issues with the electrics."

    We missed a bbq facility, but the accommodation was very comfortable and luxurious. We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to friends. Thankyou for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Tara4.1Jun 2022

  • "Excellent location really private, property fab for our needs plenty of room for us all with added bonus of games room and hot tub."

    Fab to have washing machine and dryer especially when it rained. Lovely grounds loads of room for everyone and our dogs

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful surroundings in a spacious accommodation."

    Great for family gatherings and well laid out space. Bonus of a games room and Bluetooth hot tub. Loved the open plan kitchen/ lounge with magnificent views and under floor heating. Comfy beds and easy access to surrounding beaches and great walks. Definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7May 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Six bedrooms:, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with sitting area, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x bunk bed with 2 x single beds, 1 x family room with super king-size, adjoining bunk and en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Games room
  • Boot room
  • Ground source heat pump and underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • 2 x electric oven, gas hob, combi microwave/oven, warming drawer, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers
  • 4 x Smart TV, Super fast WiFi, table football, table tennis, pool table
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for at least 8 cars
  • Central Courtyard
  • Garden with lawn, patio, decking, hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 2.8 miles. The hot tub may not be up to temperature on the first night of your holiday as it can take up to 8 hours to reheat after changeover

The property

Set in 10 acres of land and surrounded by 50 acres of Wetlands and Boardwalks in Talwrn near Llangefni, Anglesey is this bespoke, oak framed conversion of Hen Hafod.

The property enjoys a rich history in Anglesey, as the original building dated back to the 13th century whilst also enjoying a rural setting and sitting above a site of special scientific interest; making for an ideal base for a multi-generational family or group of friends to explore this part of Wales.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by handy off-road parking for at least 8 cars.

The property's interior is truly stunning, and you will notice this immediately upon entry, thanks to the oak accents and glazing throughout.

After hanging your things in the entrance hall, take some time to admire the property's unique design, with the building wrapping around an attractive, central courtyard, which can be seen from all angles.

Continue to the beautifully decorated open-plan living space, with the vaulted ceilings and exposed beams making the space a bright and charming spot to unwind in.

The sitting area has been designed with relaxation in mind, with ample, plush seating settled in front of the Smart TV and woodburning stove.

Progress through the L-shaped space to find an impressive kitchen that offers ample appliances, including double electric ovens, and two dishwashers, along with two kitchen islands, so the entire group can enjoy sumptuous meals during their stay.

When a delectable meal has been whipped up, enjoy it as a quick bite at the breakfast bars or settle down for a feast with all the family at the dining area.

In the evening, enjoy some entertainment in the second sitting room, or in the games room, with its table tennis and pool table.

When sleep calls, choose between six fabulous bedrooms to savour a well-needed rest in, with one being a super-king-size that is not only zip/linked for your sleeping arrangements, but enjoys its own sitting area, along with another tastefully furnished super-king-size (zip/link), a king-size enjoying an en-suite shower room and a family room boasting a super-king-size, adjoining bunk bed and en-suite bathroom; the bathroom contains a show-stopping, floating bath that is perfect for a late-night soak!

Completing the bedrooms are a double room, and a double bunk room that are ideal for the kids.

You can also find a fantastic bathroom with quirky, colourful tiling that will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to getting ready for the day ahead, thanks to its bath and separate walk-in shower.

Concluding the property is a convenient utility offering laundry facilities.

Make the most of the summer months and make your way out to the delightful courtyard with a book in hand, or venture out to the spacious garden which not only offers an array of seating options but a luxurious hot tub.

Get to know your surroundings and explore the Cors Bodeilio National Nature Reserve, where birdwatching and hikes can be enjoyed, before continuing to Llangefni to find your amenities, an esteemed art gallery, Oriel Môn, as well as The Dingle Nature Reserve.

Spend some time on the coast and visit Benllech, a large village boasting a sandy beach, where you can partake in surfing and sailing, before stopping in the Wendon Cafe for a spot of sea view dining.

Continue to Red Wharf Bay, where St David's Leisure offers a spa for you to relish some pampering in, before enjoying a pint at the beachside Tavern on the Bay or simply sunbathing on the golden sands.

Anglesey is home to a plethora of sights to see, so be sure to embark on the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path to see as many as possible, from the picturesque settlements of Beaumaris and Penmon, to Amlwch and Holyhead.

For an excellent staycation with all your loved ones, choose Hen Hafod.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Benllech 7 miles; Red Wharf Bay 7 miles; Holyhead 16 miles.

The large market town of Llangefni is built along the banks of the River Cefni and retains many historical buildings, including the Town Hall and the clock tower, which sit alongside shops, bars and restaurants, plus the town also has an art gallery. Llangefni is centrally located on Anglesey, situated only 7 miles from the wonderful beaches at Benllech and Red Wharf Bay, which offer miles of sandy coastline. This area of Anglesey is renowned for its beautiful sunsets, and the nearby beaches are ideal for families with safe, shallow bathing waters. The charming town of Beaumaris, the Sea Zoo, Pili Butterfly Palace and Plas Newydd are all on the island, while on the mainland, Penrhyn Castle, Bodnant Gardens and the stunning scenery of Snowdonia are easily reached, making Llangefni an ideal holiday base, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas