Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘the most fabulous location’, at the foot of the Rhinog mountains, overlooking Cardigan Bay, Peter and Paula Thompson’s guest house is ‘full of character’. The hosts, writes a reader, are ‘most obliging and welcoming’. Quirky bedrooms are in a 16th-century farmhouse, an 18th-century granary and a converted hay barn. There are beamed ceilings, bare stone walls. One room has a sea view through the mullion window of a walk-in wardrobe. Two sea-view rooms in the main house have a four-poster. ‘The family room is small but beautifully appointed and warm as toast.’ Drinks are served in a lounge with wood-burner, before a ‘delicious’ candlelit dinner in the dining room, cooked with local ingredients (pigeon breasts from Shropshire, freshly landed fish and shellfish, salt marsh lamb), true to the principles of the Slow Food Movement. The daily-changing menu offers four choices at each course. A typical dish, Welsh Black beef rib-eye steak, red onion and crab apple marmalade. Breakfast on award-winning sausages, dry-cured smoked bacon, smoked salmon. Afterwards there are ‘castles and ruins to explore… As long as the weather is as glorious, I’m not sure why you’d go anywhere else.’
6. 3 in granary, 1 on ground floor.
all year except Christmas, restaurant closed Sun and Wed.
lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden in 4-acre grounds.
‘occasionally and on demand’ in dining room.
all ages welcomed.
per room B&B £98–£124. Set dinner £25–£30 (2 or 3 courses). 1-night bookings sometimes refused July/Aug.
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