Dolffanog Fawr

At the foot of Cadair Idris, Lorraine Hinkins and Alex Yorke’s ‘exceptional’ guest house is a ‘superb’ spot for walkers, anglers, cyclists and other guests in search of ‘excellent’ accommodation and ‘simple, yet seriously good meals’. More

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Dolffanog Fawr
Tal-y-llyn
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9AJ
Wales
01654 761247
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

4.

Open

Mar–Oct, dining room closed Sun/Mon/Tues eve.

Facilities

lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi (in most rooms, though temperamental), in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden (hot tub), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£5 per night) and lounge (if other guests don't mind).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £100–£120, D,B&B £156–£176. À la carte £28. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

At the foot of Cadair Idris, Lorraine Hinkins and Alex Yorke’s ‘exceptional’ guest house is a ‘superb’ spot for walkers, anglers, cyclists and other guests in search of ‘excellent’ accommodation and ‘simple, yet seriously good meals’. (Late-night star-lit soaks in the outdoor hot tub help, too.) The 18th-century farmhouse has comfy seats around a stone fireplace, and shelves of books and guides to pore over. On sunny days, sit in the lawned garden, its views stretching over tranquil countryside (look out for the odd escapee lamb from the neighbouring fields). Choose among the homely, well-thought-out rooms, each kitted out with Welsh blankets and local artwork; three have a window seat from which to take in the surrounding landscape of lake or hills. Most nights, the hostess cooks a communal dinner using local specialities such as Welsh Black beef, Snowdonia salt-marsh lamb and wild Dysynni sea trout, the whole accompanied by ‘an unexpectedly good list of wines and craft beers’. Mornings, expect a ‘generous’ breakfast with award-winning sausages and home-baked bread; mountains, beaches and a historic steam train await. (GN)

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Dolffanog Fawr
Tal-y-llyn
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9AJ

Guest comments

'We chose it for its convenient location and it was superb: dedicated hosts, excellent accommodation, the best lamb we have eaten anywhere in Britain or Ireland for many years (main course of a simple yet seriously good meal, by far our best in a five-day stay in Wales) and unexpectedly good wine list (plus craft beers). On of the other guests had dietary restrictions and the menu for all was devised to take that into consoderation, but we would never have known if we hadn’t been told afterwards. ' - GN - August, 2014

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