Good Hotel Guide Review
On the remote Llyn peninsula, Gunna and Chris Chown’s Georgian country house, in a magical woodland setting, is run as a much-loved restaurant-with-rooms, offering ‘good food, a relaxed atmosphere, peace and quiet, and a beautifully maintained garden in an area of outstanding natural beauty’. In spring, wisteria drapes the veranda, before more than 100 old rose varieties come into bloom. Bedrooms are tastefully furnished, and have milk in a minibar, and a cafetière. Readers liked their room overlooking the kitchen garden, with ‘a king-size bed, armchairs and a coffee table, home-made shortbread’, but weren’t as fond of the wet room shower with squeegee mop. Having taken a step back, Gunna once again runs front-of-house, while Hugh Bracegirdle cooks a three-course dinner of home-grown and local produce, Welsh Black beef, mountain and salt marsh lamb and responsibly sourced fish. ‘We particularly enjoyed monkfish with shallots and bacon, and peppered venison with a wee venison pie.’ Snowdonia is on the doorstep, Blue Flag beaches close by.
10. 2 in courtyard cottage.
all year except Christmas, 3 Jan–6 Feb, restaurant closed for dinner Sun and Mon.
lounge, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds (courtyard garden), restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms for ‘a nominal charge’, not in public rooms.
per room B&B single £110–£130, double £130–£170. Fixed-price dinner £49. 1-night bookings sometimes refused bank holidays.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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