- 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!
- We receive our 600th TripAdvisor review!
- We have been selected as one of the winners of the Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice 2015 awards for New Discovery Hotels.
- They did not teach one to be an officiant at B&B school!
"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."
We get many a booking thanks to folk reading about us on Trip Advisor and now we celebrate our 150th review – putting us second out of 170 bed and breakfasts in Snowdonia. We are so grateful to all our guests who have bothered to put the time and effort to post feedback and to also to often include photographs taken during their stay. Past reviews show that people come to walk up Cadair Idris, have house parties, hold themed weekends, to propose, to honeymoon, to fish, to land their helicopter, to house hunt, to discover this amazing area ….. the list is endless. Nigel from Bakewell in Derbyshire came to enjoy the amazing coastline around Harlech. He was so fortunate as the weather was incredible with the temperature in the high 20s.
This is what Nigel so kindy wrote:
“I have just returned from a short stay at The Old Rectory and have already been busy telling my friends and family to visit. It is rare to find such all-round excellence in terms of comfort, service, food and hospitality. The setting of the building on the lake shore is stunning, as are the grounds. The outdoor hot tub with its wonderful views is another unexpected bonus. It is a peaceful spot to recharge the batteries and be thoroughly pampered. The one dinner that I had was exceptional – each course tasty and beautifully prepared. Even though I stayed on my own, I was made to feel very welcome by John and Ricky who were very attentive and helpful at all times. So many other establishments could learn a lot from The Old Rectory.”