Y Goeden Eirin

Expect a thoroughly ‘warm’ ‘croeso’ at Eluned Rowlands’s B&B on the edge of Snowdonia. More

Contact details

Y Goeden Eirin
Y Goeden Eirin
Dolydd
Gwynedd
LL54 7EF
Wales
01286 830942

Hotel information

Bedrooms

3. 2 in annexe 3 yds from house.

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.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

by prior arrangement only - ring to discuss.

Credit cards

none, cash or cheque payment requested on arrival.

Prices

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

Good Hotel Guide Review

Expect a thoroughly ‘warm’ ‘croeso’ at Eluned Rowlands’s B&B on the edge of Snowdonia. Welsh is the lingua franca of this converted cowshed, which is imbued with local culture and heritage. Indeed, the name, Y Goeden Eirin, meaning The Plum Tree (several grow in the grounds), was inspired by the writings of friend and author, John Gwilym Jones. A portrait of Jones by artist Sir Kyffin Williams hangs in the dining room, alongside a traditional Welsh dresser and local slate floors. There’s a strong sustainability ethos too, notes a regular Guide reader, with in-room recycling instructions, solar panels, and a kitchen ‘committed to local produce, including vegetables and herbs from the garden’. An ‘extensive’ breakfast menu has freshly squeezed orange juice, and dishes cooked to order including locally cured bacon, sausages, black pudding, lamb’s kidneys, free-range eggs, tomato, mushrooms. The bedrooms have views of Snowdonia or the Menai estuary, ‘and prints of real artistic merit, including some by Henry Moore’. ‘I dreamt of the haunting mountain views, and of the stars I had seen before drawing the blind over the large skylight above the bed.’ (S and TT)

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Y Goeden Eirin
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.