Guests keep telling us that they have seen the otters around and in fact yesterday the male was spotted in the lake just off our garden. But now thanks to the generosity of two regular visitors to The Old Rectory on the lake- Jane and Selwyn from the West Midlands – we have an otter either side of our front door! Knowing how much these delightful creatures play a part in our lives here at Talyllyn Selwyn spotted a model of one at a garden centre and decided to buy it for us. That was a year ago and yesterday he and his wife arrived here to stay again and they brought with them another one for company!

Watch a video we shot last year of the ‘real’ otters – mother and pups.