The estate has been in the family for centuries and you’re encouraged to explore it all. Both walled gardens, the wildflower meadow, a Baroque area with a reflecting pool, seven acres of ancient woodland… Help yourself to herbs, meander around the mile-long circular woodland walk. For ball games you have your own patch.
Hen Dy is the oldest house on the estate and was the gardeners’ bothy and laundry, with a bell tower that announced mealtimes. Now there’s a sunny sitting room with books, games and a large fireplace – estate logs are left for you. Upstairs big bedrooms overlook the gardens.
The gardens are lovely – ablaze with rhododendrons and azaleas in spring with views down to lake, pastures, woodland and sea. In season a trug of estate fruit and vegetables will arrive on the doorstep. Abersoch is three miles down the road and you’re surrounded by some of the most glorious countryside in north Wales.