Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Alex and Lorraine’s 18th-century farmhouse offers a level of hospitality to rival many of the best small hotels in the UK.’ Readers are taken with Alex Yorke and Lorraine Hinkins’s Snowdonia guest house with views over Tal-y-llyn lake to Cader Idris. ‘They achieve their aim of offering good value for money, and minimising food miles.’ Simply furnished bedrooms, each named after a local river, have comfortable bed, local art, Melin Tregwynt throws, upmarket toiletries. Front-facing Mawddach, with views to the Dyfi and Tarren hills, was ‘well appointed’ with a corner bath and shower over in ‘an excellent en suite’. The others enjoy a lake view, and Wnion has windows to the front and back. Three nights a week, Lorraine cooks a meal taken communally around the oak table. ‘We enjoyed eating with other visitors, exchanging tales of our day’s activities.’ The menu, inspired by the seasons, might feature roast Tal-y-llyn lamb or wild sea trout. ‘The breakfast choice is excellent’, with award-winning sausages, dry-cured bacon, free-range eggs, organic home-baked bread, home-made jam, fish options; all setting you up for a long walk. The garden’s hot tub awaits your return. (B and JH)
4. 1 reached by covered walkway.
Mar–Oct, dinner served Thurs–Sat.
lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden (hot tub), unsuitable for disabled.
not under 10.
allowed by arrangement, in bedrooms (not unattended) and lounge ‘if other guests don’t mind’, not in dining room.
per room B&B single £90–£120, double £100–£120. À la carte £28 (2% surcharge if paying by credit card). 1-night bookings often refused.