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Hen Wrych Hall Tower

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Abergele, Conwy, County Conwy
Grade 4 Star rating
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Description

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.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With beams and flagstone floor.
Living area: With wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With cooker, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.
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Bathroom: With shower over deep slipper bath, and toilet.
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Bedroom: With four poster double bed.

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder available locally. Grassed area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Shower over bath
    Shower over bath
  • 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
    Tower
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    Lovely accommodation, very well located.


  • 10

    12/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2018
    We had a really nice weekend break at Hen Wrych Hall Tower. Such a really great place to relax and get away from it all. The features in the tower such as the log fire, the spacious bathroom and the stairs leading up to the grand four poster bed in the bedroom makes it a magical place to stay. It is also a great base to get around from with lots of local coastal towns within easy reach.


  • 1

    11/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    We saw the tower and thought it would be nice for our honeymoon so booked for 11 nights but only stayed for 4 nights because it was that bad, extremely dusty, bad smell of damp cats in bathroom,loads of bugs, strange noises in bedroom like another person commented on, very noisy from bedroom as its towards the front of the tower where the 60mph road is, couldn't sleep at all, very dark and drab lighting, basic appliances , no washing machine, very poor hamper which looks like a child put the selection together, slippery stairs,plastic dusty plants in bathroom, opposite the owners home so no real privacy they go in and out a lot so noisy especially with their cars that are parked right outside the door,no smart TV just basic, I could go on forever, all in all was terrible do not waste your money here, we usually only book with rural retreats which if you don't know are luxury cottages so maybe we're just used to a certain standard but it doesn't cost anything to keep a clean home, we had to then get a train home prematurely after only 4 nights to then book a rural retreats holiday which as always is amazing , the tower looks nice from outside but in is another story. AVOID!!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Oh dear, we are so sad that you didn't appreciate our beautiful, historic listed tower. You seemed to have made a mistake with the booking, and we can only assume someone else booked this holiday for you who did not know your tastes, as everyone would normally research their honeymoon thoroughly, and you turned up at our neighbours more modern property inquiring where you were staying. The facilities and property information are as stated online and in the brochure, including a washing machine! We clean the property thoroughly after each guest yet no maid service is available during the booked stay as the property is self-catering. No animals are allowed in the property. The Tower is a very unique and individual property. The bespoke staircase is beautiful with hand carved newels, and is solid mahogany, so perhaps you have a liking for slipper socks and carpet? Other individual features are the hand carved four poster bed, original crapper toilet and deep cast iron slipper bath plus more. Our welcome hamper includes small bottles of wine, both white and red, water, tea, coffee and biscuits, flowers on the table, and milk in the fridge. The Tower normally achieves a 10/10 as given by most of last year’s visitors. We are saddened that you did not inform us or Cottages.com that you had chosen the wrong property for your tastes, or allowed the company an opportunity to relocate you as we welcome Honeymooners on a regular basis. We wish you all the very best and hope prospective guests will read the other lovely comments from our happy customers who appreciate the uniqueness of our Tower.

  • 9

    19/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    Wonderful experience. You really feel like you are the King or Queen of the castle. So much history and atmosphere. Would recommend staying here for sure.


  • 10

    03/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    Lovely short break in a quite unique property. Furnishings are in keeping with the property and are very warming when you come in from a day at the coast.


  • 10

    17/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Beautiful place, it's like a fairy tale to stay in your own little castle. Beautifully presented, little extras like the welcome basket are a real treat. Lots of places to visit, all within a short drive. Fabulous place to stay!


  • 10

    04/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    Second visit, won't be the last


  • 10

    06/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2017
    We had a fantastic weekend in the tower. It was so full of character and exactly what we were looking for. We were a couple of minutes from the beach which was perfect for going for a walk or run. We absolutely loved the tower. The kitchen had everything we needed, the bathroom was lovely and the bedroom looked amazing with the four poster bed and skylight. We were about 15 minutes drive from Llandudno and we spent a day there walking and shopping. The town was near to the tower and Tesco was only a 20 minute walk so we could get everything we needed. On our last night we walked along the beach and watched the sun go down wrapped up warm with a cone of chips. We are definitely looking at staying here again next year.


  • 8

    23/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    The tower is lovely and equipped with everything you could need. The wood carvings are splendid and are very unique! For us the location was a little bit of a let down. The tower is on a main road and you can hear the road particularly in the bedroom. There are no views to speak of whilst in the property and the tower by its nature is quite dark inside. However walk just a short distance behind the property and you are in the grounds of the castle which is a lovely walk.


  • 8

    13/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    A lovely Tower with an awesome bathroom. The Tower would benefit from romantic lighting in bathroom and bedroom and feather pillows. The reason why I would not stay again is because it is haunted so I could not sleep properly. I was actually touched by "something" and both my partner and I heard inexplicable noises in the bedroom every night.


  • 10

    05/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    We both loved staying here, so glad I decided to book a three day break rather than two! The Tower takes your breath away and has the perfect balance of authentic, grand rustic charm and modern touches to make for a relaxing, comfortable stay. Kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need.There is a good selection of books/dvds available if you fancy a cosy night in. So lovely to relax on the couch, reading and listening to the radio. The fabulously ornate wooden stairway leads to a large, luxurious bathroom with great water pressure and constant hot water, perfect for an indulgent bath or shower before retiring upstairs to the epic wooden four poster bed. There is lots to do within just a few miles of the Tower but as we are regular visitors to North Wales we stayed local, opting for the footpath and trails that lead from Hen Wrych to Gwrych Castle ruins, woodland, limestone escarpments and caves, with a short jaunt to Conwy for supplies, excellent Delis, Craft and Artisan beer/ wine/spirit shops before returning home to the Tower.


  • 10

    19/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    An amazing and quite unique experience. The owners of the Tower have obviously spent time and money in ensuring that the venue shows quality and their own personality in the décor, layout and furniture. A must visit setting. The owner's knowledge of the area is high and adds to break and possible opportunities for exploring the locality. Information and resource inside the Tower provide a wealth of potentials for all weathers. There are places to visit/explore and amenities all within easy travel distance, indeed, the ruined castle, a short walk from the Tower, is well worth it. The local beach is within a few mins walk and other coastal centres within a short drive. Despite mixed weather - a great break.


  • 7

    06/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 31/07/2017
    General cleanliness was not good, surfaces clean but behind and under not. To be described as luxury I would expect a dishwasher

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; The walls of our lovely old Grade two star property are pointed with original lime mortar. This is much softer than modern cement, and small amounts of dust may fall during your stay. This is the nature of historic building construction. The Tower is classed as luxury four star; luxury five star is equipped with a dishwasher. The reason we are not classed as five star is that there is not the room to fit a dishwasher in our property. The star ratings and what is provided are all shown on the property details, prior to booking. Thanks for your feedback.

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