- To celebrate our eleventh season we have a new video – just click on the arrow in the middle of the screen to play!
- Ann and Dave stay here 30 times and post our 750th review on TripAdvisor!
- Love is in the air – and in our hot tub!
- The Visit Wales Inspector calls and we retain our five stars!
- We celebrate our 700th review on Trip Advisor – and most have been good!!!
- We make the TripAdvisor Wall of Fame!
- Henry’s swan song!
"On the shore of Lake Tal-y-llyn beneath Cadair Idris in southern Snowdonia, this peaceful stone-built house has lake views from every window. 'Wonderful: our visit is an annual highlight,' says a regular correspondent. This house is run in a personal style by owners, John, 'a welcoming and chatty host' and Ricky, who cooks the 'very good' evening meals. There is good walking, mountain biking and fishing."
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. We can offer evening meals to residents (except Wednesday’s) and we are licensed.
The Old Rectory on the lake at Tal-y-llyn is now in its eleventh year of providing luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a stunning location in Wales. When the owners came to this delightful part of southern Snowdonia they said they only planned on doing this for eight years so do not be surprised if 2016 is their last! 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.