Mar–Oct, dining room closed Sun/Mon/Tues eve.
lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi (in most rooms, though temperamental), in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden (hot tub), unsuitable for disabled.
not under 10.
allowed in bedrooms (£5 per night) and lounge (if other guests don't mind).
 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)
- The Independent: 10 of the best hotels for fishing in the UK and Ireland