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Dolydd, Gwynedd

Views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait are on offer at Eluned Rowlands' rustic but comfortable B&B, as well as books, artwork and some true Welsh hospitality. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait are on offer at Eluned Rowlands’ rustic but comfortable B&B, as well as books, artwork and some true Welsh hospitality. Named after the plum trees that grow in the garden – also the name of a book by local author John Gwilym Jones whose portrait hangs in the dining room – the house is a colourfully converted granite cowshed with exposed-stone walls, beamed ceilings and slate floors. It is a very eco-friendly place, with an electric car charging point, solar panels and in-room recycling instructions. Guests are welcomed with tea and biscuits or Welsh cakes, and there’s fruit, sherry and fresh milk in the bedrooms. These are large and brightly furnished, with colourful bedspreads, heated slate floors in the two outbuilding rooms, Fired Earth tiles in the bathroom, and masses of books. All have far-reaching countryside views; you can even enjoy them from the bath in the larger room in the house. Eluned’s Aga-cooked breakfasts are generous affairs with freshly squeezed juice, kippers, omelettes and a huge grill, plus home-made preserves.

Hotel details

Address

Dolydd
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL54 7EF
Wales

Telephone

01286 830942

Bedrooms

3. 2 on ground floor in annexe 3 yds from house.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year.

Facilities

breakfast-room-lounge, in-room TV (Freeview), 20-acre pastureland, Wi-Fi in house only, EV charging, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

well-behaved dogs in annexe bedrooms and public rooms by prior arrangement.

Credit cards

none, cash or cheque payment requested on arrival.

Prices

B&B doubles from £90, singles from £65. 1-night bookings refused in peak summer.