Y Goeden Eirin

A Bechstein grand piano presides over the beamed breakfast room in this granite former cowshed, today a modest, characterful B&B run by Eluned Rowlands. More

Contact details

Y Goeden Eirin
Dolydd
Gwynedd
LL54 7EF
Wales
01286 830942

Hotel information

Bedrooms

3. 2 in annexe.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year.

Facilities

breakfast room, lounge, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 20-acre pastureland, electric car charging point, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

none, cash or cheque payment requested on arrival.

Prices

per room B&B single £65, double £90–£100.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A Bechstein grand piano presides over the beamed breakfast room in this granite former cowshed, today a modest, characterful B&B run by Eluned Rowlands. Come and explore: the house is filled with Welsh- and English-language books; the walls are hung with works by Welsh painters including Kyffin Williams and Gwilym Prichard. The whole is as much a paean to Welsh culture as it is a reflection of its Tregarth-born hostess – an academic, art collector and gourmand – and her late husband, the author and musician John Rowlands. (Even the name ‘Y Goeden Eirin’ – ‘The Plum Tree’ – is a homage to the collection of stories by Gwynedd writer John Gwilym Jones.) Two of the rustic bedrooms, with a shower room of local slate, are in a renovated outbuilding just across the lawn; a spacious room in the main house has a settee and a desk, a bathtub in the bathroom. All are stocked with cafetière coffee, herbal tea, sherry, fruit, Welsh cakes. Breakfast on home-baked bread and home-made preserves; local eggs, bacon and sausages are cooked on the Aga. Rugged Snowdonia awaits.

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Y Goeden Eirin
Dolydd
Gwynedd
LL54 7EF

Guest comments

'This is more than a B&B. It is a home that welcomes you for bed and breakfast. Eluned Rowlands is a lovely lady. Her son, Hugh, is an important presence. We were warmly welcomed. The interior is Edwardian/Victorian but not the least fusty. Mrs Rowlands knows a lot about Welsh paintings and is evangelically green. We slept soundly. The breakfast menu is extensive. Fresh orange juice, cereals, pump, juicy kipper. The kitchen is committed to local organic produce. ' - Sarah & Tony Thomas - May, 2017

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Tourist attractions

  • The Lloyd George Museum

    Visit the boyhood home of the World War I prime minister.

  • Portmeirion

    An Italianate village, most famously featured in 'The Prisoner', starring Patrick McGoohan.

  • Snowdonia

    The national park surrounding the highest mountain in Wales, covering 830 square miles of rugged scenery.