From the outside you may not guess there was anything unusual about Porth y Dwr, but open the door and find the Secret House hidden inside! This timber framed building dating from 1456 retains many of its original features, making it a unique and fascinating place to stay. Enjoy the morning sun in the Tudor panelled bedchamber, relax in front of an open fire in the cosy lounge, play traditional games or browse through the books in the snug. Stay at the Secret House and leave the modern world behind!
Porth y Dwr is located in the historic town of Ruthin, with exclusive shops, restaurants and friendly pubs, and is the perfect base for enjoying spectacular countryside and sandy beaches, taking part in adventurous outdoor activities, and delving into North Wales' history, culture and heritage.
If you enjoy bringing your four-pawed friends with you, Porth y Dwr welcomes dogs. The nearby park has plenty of space for runs and stick-chasing, there are acres of open countryside and forest to explore within easy reach, and many local pubs and businesses are dog-friendly.
On the ground floor Porth y Dwr has a generous open plan lounge/dining room with open fire and a fully fitted kitchen, both opening onto a small sunny courtyard. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with king size bed, and its own bathroom with bath and wash basin. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Five guests can be accommodated with an extra single bed in the main bedroom; a cot and high chair are also available. The family bathroom has a bath, shower cubicle, wash basin;and WC; there is a separate WC with wash basin and shaver point.
The house is comfortably and traditionally furnished, in keeping with its historic nature. Staying at Porth y Dwr is a get-away-from-it-all experience, so there are no TV, wi fi, games consoles or music centres; instead enjoy board games, jig-saws and books by the fire with your fellow guests. Opt out, relax and recharge in the refreshingly calm atmosphere - you will find out why we call Porth y Dwr the Secret House!
Please note: due to the historic nature and construction of the building, there are steep stairs, low doorways and uneven floors, and some parts of the building are therefore fragile. Sorry, Porth y Dwr may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility, and children should be supervised.