This year Chef Ricky will be cooking on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights when our rooms will only be offered on a bed and breakfast and evening meals basis. Meals are also possible on Thursdays but the rest of the week it is bed and breakfast only.

The Old Rectory on the lake nestles on the side of Cadair Idris in southern Snowdonia and enjoys spectacular views across Tal-y-Llyn to the steep sided mountain opposite. Situated mid way between Machynlleth, Dolgellau and the coastal village of Aberdyfi The Old Rectory on the lake offers homely accommodation and is the ideal place to get away from it all and unwind. It also is a great base from which to explore the Snowdonia National Park.

We have two upstairs double bedrooms with views across the lake – both are en suite with Victorian free standing baths. Downstairs – looking up the lake – we have a cosy double bedroom with shower and toilet en suite.

Next door is The Rectory Retreat – a self contained studio apartment with double bed and single with kitchen area and wet room which also can be let out on a bed and breakfast basis.

All rooms have satellite television and radio, plus free Broadband wireless connection throughout the property.

The Old Rectory on the lake at Tal-y-llyn is now in its twelfth year of providing luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a stunning location in Wales. This short, fast moving video, celebrates a decade of John and Ricky sharing their home with many a discerning guest and we see Tal-y-llyn in her many moods – absolutely still with incredible reflections, whipped up by autumnal high winds and then bursting her banks after a sudden summer deluge resulting in many an abandoned car marooned in the flood waters opposite. One romantic guest proposes in the hot tub while fireworks crackle overhead and another praises chef Ricky’s fine dining. Indeed some guests are so moved by the breath taking scenery of Tal-y-llyn that they resort to music and a double rainbow over the lake makes the small screen at the end of a weather report. Just click to play it!


The Old Rectory on the lake is owned and run by J. Caine and R. Francis.