Good Hotel Guide Review
Against the backdrop of Cader Idris, with views across sheep-grazed pastures to Tal-y-llyn lake and the Dyfi and Tarren hills, this 18th-century farmhouse-turned-B&B is beautifully situated, even by Snowdonia’s standards. The simple, traditional bedrooms have a pocket-sprung mattress, a Welsh wool throw, a shower, or bath with shower over, and L’Occitane toiletries. Wi-Fi is temperamental at best, so forget your devices and go walking, biking or fishing. Breakfast at the oak dining table brings award-winning sausages, free-range eggs, home-baked organic bread and home-made preserves, with fish options if you prefer. Three nights a week, guests can sit down to a convivial dinner of local produce – perhaps Welsh Black beef, salt marsh lamb or wild sea trout. Your hosts Alex Yorke and Lorraine Hinkins really want you to relax and have fun. Let them know your dietary needs. There’s a comfortable lounge with log-burner, leather sofas, books and maps, a choice of more than 70 wines, and if you want to steep in the hot tub under a star-filled dark sky, only the owls will give two hoots.
4. 1 reached by covered walkway.
Mar–Oct, dinner served Thurs–Sat.
lounge, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), variable Wi-Fi, 1-acre garden (hot tub), unsuitable for disabled.
background during evening meals.
not under 10.
allowed by arrangement with own bed (£10 per night), in bedrooms (not unattended) and lounge ‘if other guests don’t mind’, not in dining room.
B&B doubles from £110, singles from £90. Set dinner £25–£28 (2% surcharge if paying by credit card). 1-night bookings often refused.