Dolffanog Fawr

With Tal-y-llyn lake practically in the back garden, Cadair Idris behind, and ‘some of the finest walks in any national park’, Alex Yorke and Lorraine Hinkins’s Snowdonia B&B wins praise again this year. More

Contact details

Dolffanog Fawr
Tal-y-llyn
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9AJ
Wales
01654 761247

Hotel information

Bedrooms

4.

Open

Mar-Oct, dinner served Wed-Sat.

Facilities

lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden (hot tub), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

allowed by arrangement, in bedrooms (not unattended) and lounge 'if other guests don't mind', not in dining room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single from £90, double £110-£120. A la carte £28 (2% surcharge if paying by credit card). 1-night bookings often refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

With Tal-y-llyn lake practically in the back garden, Cadair Idris behind, and ‘some of the finest walks in any national park’, Alex Yorke and Lorraine Hinkins’s Snowdonia B&B wins praise again this year. The original 18th-century farmhouse has four immaculate guest bedrooms, decorated in contemporary style, with Welsh blankets, L’Occitane toiletries, a shower or a bath with shower over. One dual-aspect room has views towards the lake at the back, and the Dyfi hills to the fore. ‘Our well-appointed bedroom had an excellent en suite.’ A log-burner blazes in a lounge with squashy leather sofas, maps, books and guides (for anyone devising their own routes, ‘Alex’s knowledge is invaluable’). On four nights a week, Lorraine cooks a ‘four-course, superb-value set dinner’ using local produce, perhaps Welsh Black beef, salt marsh lamb, wild sea trout – ‘a delight not to be missed’. It is served communally, sociably, round an oak table. Let them know of any special dietary requirements. Breakfast provides ‘freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit, home-made granola and preserves, the option of fish if you do not want the traditional Welsh breakfast’. (Bob and Jean Henry)

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Dolffanog Fawr
Tal-y-llyn
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9AJ

Guest comments

'Alex and Lorraine's philosophy is to offer good value for money and to keep food miles to a minimum. They achieve their aims! Our bedroom (Mawddach) was well appointed, with an excellent ensuite bathroom. Dolffanog Fawr provides a good selection of local walks. Alex's knowledge is invaluable, and with Cader Idris on the doorstep you are in a stunning setting. The four-course superb value set dinner menu is a delight, well balanced, seasonally inspired, using local produce. The well chosen wine list has a modest mark-up. Dinner is served around a large oak table; we enjoyed eating with the other visitors. The choice for breakfast is excellent. ' - Bob and Jean Henry - September, 2017
'We chose it for its convenient location and it was superb: dedicated hosts, excellent accommodation, the best lamb we have eaten anywhere in Britain or Ireland for many years (main course of a simple yet seriously good meal, by far our best in a five-day stay in Wales) and unexpectedly good wine list (plus craft beers). On of the other guests had dietary restrictions and the menu for all was devised to take that into consoderation, but we would never have known if we hadn’t been told afterwards. ' - GN - August, 2014

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