For more information about Nant Writers’ Retreat, please read through our FAQs below. If you have any further questions, please contact us on 01766 522811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check in is between 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm, and check out is at 10.30 am.
No, our retreats are self-catering. There is a large kitchen in the cottage including an oven with hobs, microwave, toaster and kettle, plus essentials such as tea, coffee and sugar. A welcome hamper including milk, bread and Welsh cakes will be waiting for you on arrival.
There is a small freezer compartment in the fridge. If you’re bringing lots of food items that need to be frozen, please contact us in advance to check that we have space in the Centre freezer.
There are small local shops in nearby Cricieth (including bakery, butchers, deli and a Spar), as well as larger supermarkets in nearby Porthmadog, a 10-minute drive away. Several supermarkets also deliver to Tŷ Newydd.
During Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre residential courses, catering may be available for a small additional fee. Please contact us to discuss options further.
Yes, Wi-Fi is available throughout Nant.
The house will not be cleaned during your stay. Contact us if you would like to add cleaning services for your stay and we can make arrangements for an additional fee.
There will be one large bath towel, and one hand towel provided for each guest. Please bring your own toiletries or check the Tŷ Newydd shop for small supplies.
This will depend on what is happening at the Centre during your stay. The garden will not be available to use during residential school courses, or during periods of private let at Tŷ Newydd. A staff member will let you know on arrival, or at the point of booking, whether it is possible to use the garden.
This will depend on what is happening at the Centre during your stay. The main house will not be available to use during residential school courses, or during periods of private let at Tŷ Newydd. A staff member will let you know on arrival, or at the point of booking, whether it is possible for you to have access to the main house.
Staff members will be at the Centre on weekdays between 9.00 am – 5.30 pm, except for Bank Holidays. An emergency contact number for a staff member on duty will be made available to you.
Yes. But if you forget anything, please don’t hesitate to ask at the office.
No. But printing and photocopying facilities are available at the Centre during office hours for a small fee.
No, but there is a large walk-in shower.
Not in the cottage itself, but you are welcome to use the Centre’s washing machine. Please ask a member of staff for details.
Whilst we advise you to arrive during office hours so that a staff member can show you around the cottage and various facilities, we do have a key box for late arrivals. Please let us know your estimated arrival time in advance.
Yes, Tŷ Newydd can be accessed by various forms of public transport. More information on our location and how to get to Tŷ Newydd can be found here. Please enquire about travel options when booking.
For information on refunds and cancellations please see our booking terms and conditions.
You can walk down to the seaside from Nant in about 25 minutes. Staff can provide maps and information on local walks and attractions.
The nearest convenient shops are located in Cricieth, a 30-minute walk or 5-minute drive from the Centre. You will find a bakery, a butcher, a deli and a Spar in Cricieth in addition to many small cafes and pubs. It’s a small but lively seaside town. For a larger supermarket, you will need to travel to Porthmadog (5 miles).
Y Plu (The Feathers Inn) is located in Llanystumdwy itself, a 5-minute walk from the cottage. It is not usually open for lunch, and evening hours are also seasonal – please check opening hours before walking down to the village. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants in nearby Cricieth, which are open all year round.
Only guide dogs are permitted at Nant.
Yes. There is a parking space located directly outside the cottage.
No. Mobile phone signal can at times be sporadic at times, though Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Yes, we do have a bursary fund available to help with retreat costs. Further information can be seen here or you can contact us for more information.
Unfortunately due to the age of the cottage and the fact that it is a Grade II* listed building, it was not possible to significantly alter the structure of the cottage during the renovation works to make it fully accessible. There are three small steps up to the front door and a narrow staircase leading up to the bathroom and bedrooms.
However, we have two accessible rooms at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre which can be used as a fully catered retreat space during residential courses, please contact us for more details.