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Hafannedd supports the charity: Challengers

Aside from Hafannedd, Barry’s main business (which he set up in 2003 with his partner, Martin) is a successful branded merchandise company called Love Your Logo based in Dorking, Surrey. For over 11 years, they’ve supported a wonderful charity in Guildford called Challengers.  Established in 1979 by founders Colin Hassell and Dr Helen Foley MBE, the Charity is committed champions of inclusion. For over 40 years, thousands of disabled children and youngsters have been able to play, smile...

August 15, 2022

Experience the beautiful gardens at Hafannedd

If ever there was a place which felt immediately peaceful and tranquil, then it’s the gardens at Hafannedd....

July 21, 2022

Why holiday abroad when a staycation is all you need?

Our beautiful lets located within the stunning scenery of Denbighshire should tell you all you need to know about the benefits of a staycation....

July 11, 2022

Time to put your feet up at Hafannedd

Well where do we start? On our social media pages we’ve hinted over the last few months that we've been busy adding extra touches to both the Mill and the Cottage. Needless to say we’ve been dedicated dragons over the winter period to finalise our dreams for both properties....

April 28, 2022

Fishing in North Wales - caters for every ability

Maybe it’s a pastime you’d like to revisit or an activity you’ve never tried before - a getaway in North Wales is the perfect opportunity to wind your reel out, so to speak. We have a number of suggestions but don’t just limit your options to rivers, lakes or reservoirs - why not try sea fishing (and it’s a good excuse to enjoy the splendour of our coastline). If you’re well versed in the art of fishing, we’ve also included a couple of places where you can browse for fishing equipm...

September 4, 2021

Mountains, seascapes and golf - it's all here

If golf is your passion or even just an activity you like to indulge in whilst you’re on a holiday break, we’ve have plenty of golf courses around us. We’ve provided links to each course and a brief description of each one. We’ve also listed a few which are further away from us - it’s down to you (and how passionate you are about your golf) as to how far you venture out! We advise you to check out each club’s website before planning your round and to familiarise yourself with the lat...

September 3, 2021

North Wales has some of the best castles in the world

If history and in particular medieval history is an interest then Hafannedd is the perfect base from which to explore and discover what this part of Wales has to offer.There's plenty of castles and ruins to visit - we can 'thank' the English invasion during Edward 1st's reign for constructing many of the castles we've included here....

August 6, 2021

Coastal attractions aplenty along the North Wales coastline

Many of us are looking to our own shores this year for a weekend break or a week or two away. There are plenty of resorts and beautiful beaches to enjoy around the North Wales coast. We’ve put together a list of a few coastal towns in our lovely part of the world and will try and give you an indication of how far away they are from Hafannedd (we’ve used Google Maps as a guide). If you’ve never thought of Wales as a possible beach destination perhaps now’s the time to have a rethink....

July 30, 2021

Go wild swimming in North Wales

Wild swimming (also known as open water swimming) is essentially any swimming undertaken in an open body of water - a river, lake, pool or sea. Wild swimming or open water swimming has become more popular in the last year or so.  Certainly for some, it’s been an emotional life-saver during the pandemic when we’ve all felt the effects of lockdown and have looked for alternative outdoor activities when our gyms and recreational venues have been closed. The BBC’s Well World travel page ...

July 20, 2021

It's a dog-walking haven around Hafannedd (for you too!)

Updated 5 January 2023You’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding which walks to enjoy with your furry four-legged friend. Hafannedd is in an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful scenery this region of Wales has to offer....

July 9, 2021

Right on our doorstep - Rhug Estate Farm Shop

How many of us when we visit somewhere new usually ask, ‘Where can we find good food?’. We’re fortunate at Hafannedd, in that we have a wonderful organic farm incredibly close to us. Rhug Estate Organic Farm is just over 5 miles from us (a 9 minute drive down the A494) and has so many goodies on offer. (Due to the current COVID-19 situation, please check with the Rhug Estate's website for the latest information on opening hours etc.)...

July 7, 2021

High octane activities - for all age ranges

If you're looking to get the most out of your stay and want to combine sight seeing with adventure then this is the blog to read! We've come up with a few ideas for you.  As always, we suggest you visit each website to get the current COVID information since many centres are operating under reduced capacity to keep participant and visitor numbers low....

July 2, 2021

Exhilarating water based activities

If you're familiar with the area around us, then you'll know that many visitors are drawn to North Wales for its water-based activities. If you want a thrilling experience on rapids, lagoons and rivers less than an hour's drive from our base, you'll find plenty of venues to explore. Most, if not all the activities listed will need to be pre-booked so use our blog as a useful guide for getting in touch with each centre, or at the very least, take a quick glance to give you some ideas about what t...

July 2, 2021

Take a tour of the Penderyn Whisky Distillery - Llandudno

If, like us you enjoy the odd whisky now and then, you may be interested to learn that Penderyn Whisky has just opened its second distillery not far from Hafannedd - at Llandudno. We would like to share the story of its inception since it’s well worth a visit.  (As an aside, note the spelling - with an ‘e’ denotes Irish whiskey, without one it’s Scottish - Penderyn’s is spelt ‘whisky’ apparently as a result of an error in its planning application!)...

June 9, 2021

Discover Corwen and the county of Denbighshire on two wheels

Corwen and its region of Denbighshire has many cycle routes from which to choose from. Whether you're an experienced road cyclist, prefer off-road and mountain biking or are looking for family friendly routes, catering for all abilities, we've included a variety of routes which will hopefully pique your interest. We've also included coastal routes as well as inland treks (look at Ride North Wales for some inspiration) so you can enjoy all the stunning landscapes that this area has to offer. A su...

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