3. 2 in annexe 3 yds from house.
all year except Christmas/New Year.
breakfast room, lounge, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 20-acre pastureland, electric car charging point.
not under 12.
by prior arrangement only – ring to discuss.
none, cash or cheque payment requested on arrival.
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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