The Cottage


Henfaes Isaf is a former farmhouse lovingly renovated over many years, with unique touches throughout. Situated in the Upper Dee Valley, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, it offers a sense of peace and tranquility that is rarely found in modern life.  The cottage is set in picturesque gardens with plenty of outdoor seating so you can enjoy a well deserved break with only the noise of birdsong and sheep in the fields to disturb you. At night you can enjoy wonderful night skies due to the lack of light pollution. This really is a haven away from it all, yet a short drive will take you to a village pub, shops, restaurants, activities and attractions.

After a day of fantastic walking or mountain biking from your doorstep, you can relax in the comfortable living room, complete with welcoming sofas and a beamed inglenook fireplace for cosy evenings in. We have plenty of DVDs and books for you to enjoy as well. The light, bright kitchen features handcrafted units with modern appliances and a small breakfast table, but there is also a stunning dining room for that special candlelit meal. There are three bedrooms, each with an individual charm, be it from antique furniture, beamed ceilings or a handmade patchwork quilt.

Enjoy discovering the unique features in this special place, such as the original bread-oven, a reclaimed stained glass window, a window made from a cartwheel found on the property or a Welsh dresser complete with carvings of the owner’s parents’ initials. Look out for the date of 1770 carved into a former outhouse; we believe the cottage dates back to well before that time. 

Children will love playing hide and seek in the garden and having their own special playroom, complete with doll’s house and rocking horse.

We look forward to hearing from you!

3 Bedrooms: Sleeping a maximum of 6: 1 Double, 1 Single and 1 Family bedroom with 1 double and 1 single bed, all on 1st floor. Hairdryer. Washbasin in family room.
Bathroom: Full suite – bath with shower over on 1st floor. 
Kitchen: Fully fitted, electric hob and oven, microwave, larder fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table and 3 chairs.
Living Room: Inglenook fireplace with open fire, handmade grandfather clock, original oak panelled wall. A 2-seater sofa and a 3-seater sofa, comfortable armchair and footstool, large flat screen TV, DVD player and DVDs to watch, coffee table.
Dining Room: Large handcrafted dresser, handcrafted oak table and 6 chairs.
Utility Room: In external building with washing machine, drying area and ironing facilities. WC and shower cubicle, plus central heating boiler.
Children’s Playroom: In former hay loft in external building, this is a colourful room with lots of toys & games, large flat screen TV, a Nintendo Wii with a small selection of child-friendly games, sofa and armchair. Care with toddlers please, as there are steep steps up to playroom.
Grounds: Fully enclosed large mature gardens surrounding property with garden furniture, built in corner seating, swing seat and barbecue. Outdoor toys.
What else is provided? All bedding, towels, a welcome pack with bread, milk & wine, starter pack of logs, Wi-Fi with fibre broadband, ample parking.
Parents please note: Take great care with toddlers. There are steps and drops in the house and around the garden area. The garden pond is not covered – keep children under supervision at all times in garden. High chair and travel cot provided.

Sorry we cannot take dogs as the cottage is surrounded by sheep fields.

No other pets are allowed.