Good Hotel Guide Review
In a sylvan setting on the remote Lleyn peninsula, Gunna and Chris Chown’s Georgian country house has had an entry in the Guide for many years. In ‘beautiful, well-maintained gardens’, more than 100 varieties of old roses grow, some climbing the iron veranda pillars (romantically, Plas Bodegroes means Rosehip Hall). Bedrooms come in varied shapes, sizes and hues, but all have fresh milk, home-baked biscuits and Egyptian cotton bedlinen, with the option of sheets and blankets or duvet. One in the courtyard annexe was ‘large, with king-size bed, coffee table, armchairs’, plenty of storage space, and a ‘smallish but perfectly formed’ bathroom. In a dining room hung with artwork, Hugh Bracegirdle’s menus showcase the best of Welsh produce, from Black beef and lamb, from mountain and salt marsh, to free-range pork and chicken, to fruit, vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden. It’s ‘verging on fine dining, without the fuss’, says one reader. ‘We particularly enjoyed pumpkin and sunflower-seed tagliatelle, lemon sole and crab paupiette, shellfish sauce; roast loin of lamb with cutlet mint bonbon.’ Gunna continues to work on busy evenings and Chris cooks breakfast and occasionally helps with dinner. Lynn Cunnah-Watson, formerly owner of The Kinmel Arms in St George near Abergele, is now the manageress.
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, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds (courtyard garden), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms for ‘a nominal charge’, not in public rooms.
per room B&B single £90–£130, double £110–£150, DB&B double £200–£240. Set dinner £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused bank holidays.
10% discount voucher
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.