Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn, Gwynedd

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. More

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.

Hotel details

Address

Tal-y-llyn
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9AJ
Wales

Telephone

01654 761247

Bedrooms

4. 1 reached by covered walkway.

Open

Mar–Oct, dinner served Thurs–Sat.

Facilities

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

Background music

background during evening meals.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

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.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £110, singles from £90. Set dinner £25–£28 (2% surcharge if paying by credit card). 1-night bookings often refused.