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Hen Wrych Hall Tower

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Abergele, Conwy
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Feel like the king and queen of the castle in this romantic retreat with open fire, heavily carved four poster bed and Victorian bathroom.

The romantic retreat of Hen Wrych Hall Tower features a heavily carved king-size four poster bed, Victorian style bathroom and an open working fireplace. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from the North Wales coastline and beach, and a mile from local pubs, restaurants and shops. It is ideally situated for sightseeing, there is a golf course nearby and walks within local woods and hills. Bodnant Gardens, Conwy and several castles are within short driving distance, and the pretty Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno is easily accessible for the day.
Grade II* listed, this castellated gate tower is set into the original curtain wall of the Grade I listed Gwrych Castle, and overlooks the 500 year old Hen Wrych Hall, once home to the poet Felicia Hemans, whose famous poem was The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck’.
Downstairs the cosy living area provides a delightful space for relaxing and a wood-burning stove will be a pleasure to return to in the winter months after a busy days sightseeing. A hand-carved mahogany staircase leads up to the first floor bathroom fitted with a sumptuously deep slipper bath and original Thomas Crapper toilet cistern. The attention to detail continues as you reach the second floor and the master bedroom. Here you will find a spectacular, heavily carved, Elizabethan-style four poster bed, the perfect complement to this romantic retreat.
Gwrych Castle is ranked as one of the most important castellated houses of the picturesque style in Britain. Originally completed around 1822, the castle, its associated towers, lodges and park walls were designed by Lord and Lady Bamford Hesketh and Thomas Rickman, the architect and architectural theorist. The ground floor of the Tower still features one of his original cast iron windows. The wooden front door is also original and traces of scratched pictures of period sailing ships, possibly left by Napoleanic prisoners of war, can still be seen.
Extensive renovation work was carried out by the present owners in collaboration with the local Conwy conservation officer. Unique features such as the camber headed front doorway and original bread oven have been preserved and a specially commissioned metal window was added to match the Rickman window downstairs.

Beamed living/dining room, wood-burning stove, flagged floor. Kitchen area. First floor: Bathroom with shower over deep slipper bath and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full LPG, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Grassed area with seating
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking

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  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Romantic GetawayRomantic Getaway
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • TowerTower
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    The Hall Tower is a credit to its owners and its decoration captured the complete character of the building. Although the kitchen area was a little cramped on the ground floor we found it adequate and served our needs. Placed behind two very busy main roads,this did not present a problem,on the contrary this property provided access to the beach and a frequent bus service to major seaside resorts and other amenities along this stretch of North Wales coastline The only negative observation was the outdoor seating area close to the entrance and parking area,facing parked vehicles. Which in turn felt like a lack of privacy by the comings and goings of the owners.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2016
    A fantastic place to relax and unwind which is owned by a lovely family. Great for discovering North Wales or for cuddling up with the one you love. I really can't say enough good things about Hen Wrych Hall Tower, we'll be back!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016
    Hen Wrych Hall Tower is a unique and deightfully decorated property with a four poster bed, period furnushings and a quaint and charming feel to it. It was a lovely getaway and base for exporing the nearby coast and local attractions. The owner is very helpful and friendly. We were, however, surprised by the level of road noise that could be heard throughout the property, pretty much 24 hours a day (as it is located directly on a main A road and a stone's throw from the very busy four-lane A55). And though this noise did disturb us, ultimately it didn't spoil our enjoyment of Hen Wrych Hall Tower. We had a very pleasant four days' stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2016
    Fantastically Cozy Tower and Wonderful Holiday! Found the locals to be very friendly wherever we went, which in my experience is a totally contrast to South Wales. Favorite places we visited were Llandudno, Conwy (including the castle), Anglesey and Portmeirion. Place to stick clear of in my opinion Rhyl, we drove straight through it (sorry guys). Would definitely like to return one day! Many Thanks to Pea and Dave!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    We had a lovely time. The tower was amazing. The owners seemed to have thought of everything. Huge thanks to them for providing such a perfect holiday 'cottage'.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2016
    This quirky property is in a good location for visiting resorts, castles and gardens. Although you can hear the traffic passing it isn't a great problem. We found the kitchen/living area a little cramped. The bathroom is spacious. The four-poster bed is very comfortable. Overall we had a very enjoyable few days in North Wales.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Very nice and extraordinary Holiday Cottage and supportive and friendly landlord. Unfortunately the main road is straight behind the house.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    lovely tower felt like we were back in the dark ages

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2016
    We stayed for three nights in the beginning of March from the States. The place was presented perfectly. Clean and everything in its own place. Owners were friendly. A walk to ruined castle, tower and cave (castle was awesome). Drove all over in different directions, the location is great. Some reviews suggest the road noise is too loud, but we did not feel this is the case and my wife is a light sleeper. Those statements must be from people who are all around difficult to please, imo. The road noise at worst is like distant waves crashing on shore, which is actually quite soothing. Definitely recommend.

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