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Hen Wrych Hall Tower

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Abergele, Conwy, County 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 / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Tower
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 12/06/2017
    Beautiful building. The interior woodwork was fantastic but it was a small space inside that has been over furnished with unnecessary items resulting in a cluttered feeling. The artificial plants definitely need to go. They were in the way and collecting dust and cobwebs. Driving out on to the A road difficult.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/06/2017
    An absolutely stunning place, you truly feel as if you are stepping back in time, yet with all the comforts of the modern age. The Tower is decorated with extensive attention to detail, artistically and in keeping with the period setting. Both comfortable and beautiful. We are always looking for peace and solitude when we go away and even though the owners live across the courtyard it was still very private which was fantastic. Met Pea once and she seemed lovely. Lots of intriguing little features inside as well which I won't comment on lest I spoil the joyous little surprises - I will say though, miniature wines in the welcome hamper is truly inspired!!! Five star touch! Cannot fault this property, other than it is on the side of a rather busy 60 limit road - which if you need the window open in the bedroom (side effect of glorious weather) you can hear. Not enough to keep you awake though, unless you're a very VERY light sleeper. Also lots of care taken to warn residents of egress onto the road, convex mirror installed etc - owners couldn't have gone further to mitigate against this. Also, due to style of building there is no way to completely block out sunlight from bedroom - so if you like to sleep in perhaps pack an eye mask. Worth every penny, this was a magical weekend away!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2017
    Charming place ,fixtures and fittings all very well done to add to the whole experience of the castle theme Loved the added extras All in all a fantastic experience

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2017
    great location fantastic countryside on door step. Beaches seconds away, North Wales attractions all in easy reach

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/02/2017
    What a fantastic unique place to stay It was beautifully restored and was filled with furnishings in keeping with its age

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    Loved the tower, a great and unique place to stay, and some nice walking in the countryside from the door.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/01/2017
    Had a brilliant stay in the tower our only complaint to the owner was we wished we could see through the 4 poster bed top to see the stars at night through the roof of the tower but then you would lose the authenticity of the 4 poster so swings and roundabouts otherwise a fantastic place to visit the north Wales area

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/12/2016
    Only thing you can hear the road, but you soon forget it. Perfect.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2016
    My wife and I had an amazing few days at Hen Wrych Hall Tower. The tower is stunning and it is decorated and kitted out amazingly and has a warm and cosy feel. Gwrych Castle is not too far of a walk and is amazing. The local shops are only a few minutes drive away and there are plenty of things to see in the area. We will definetly be going back in the future as we lived it here.

  • 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!

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