Y Goeden Eirin

Dolydd, Gwynedd

Sandwiched between Snowdonia and the Menai estuary, this B&B in a converted granite cowshed celebrates both its Welsh heritage and its eco credentials. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sandwiched between Snowdonia and the Menai estuary, this B&B in a converted granite cowshed celebrates both its Welsh heritage and its eco credentials. Alongside slate and timber, wool blankets and fleeces are in-room recycling instructions, solar panels and even an electric car charging point. Guests receive a warm Welsh welcome from Eluned Rowlands who, together with her late husband, John, ran the place for a time as a restaurant before later opening a B&B. A portrait in the beamed dining room by Sir Kyffin Williams is of the great Welsh dramatist John Gwilym Jones, from whose short story collection Y Goeden Eirin (The Plum Tree) the house takes its name. The Rowlandses were friends with both men, and a love of literature and art is apparent in shelves lined with books, and the prints up the staircase. There are four plum trees now in the grounds, where two bedrooms are set in renovated outbuildings. When our inspectors visited, they had the house room, with its own small entrance hall, alcove dressing room and bathroom. An Aga-cooked breakfast of local produce is served at the kitchen table. Reports, please.

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, electric car charging point.

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

per room B&B single from £65, double £90–£100. 1-night bookings refused in peak summer.