- 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!
- We get another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
- We receive our 500th TripAdvisor review!
- Lights, camera and……..action!
- Our model employee is the answer!
A lush lakeside retreat. Enthusiastic owners spoil guests rotten - comfy beds,sumptuous baths, exceptional meals, a hot tub under the stars.
Hike to Cadair Idris – the scenery is breathtaking. Return to a hot tub under the stars, and champagne to toast your good fortune. This lakeside B&B in southern Snowdonia is utterly spoiling and Ricky has become a chef of reputation. Slow-roast lamb shank, fillet of local salmon, a trio of Welsh ices; the menus change each day. Spacious bedrooms (one is downstairs) have ever-changing views, bathrooms are sumptuous and you wake to the smell of Welsh bacon: breakfasts are to die for. Binoculars for the birds, a wonderful welcome for you, candlelit dining... it's bliss. Read the full write up here »
The Old Rectory on the lake is situated in the southern part of the The Snowdonia National Park which covers over 830 square miles of quite stunning and diverse scenery. The Park also boasts the largest mountain in Wales – Snowdon at 3562 feet above sea level – and the region’s largest natural lake. We are between the very Welsh market town of Dolgellau and Machynlleth, which used to be the home of the ancient Welsh Parliament. Now ‘Mach’ – as it is know to the locals – is now famous world wide for having the Centre of Alternative Energy on its door step.
The Old Rectory on the lake is also not that far from the coast – Aberdyfi is a delightful village perched by the seaside and if you travel northwards towards Harlech the beaches and sand dunes are incredible.
Just down the valley is The Talyllyn Railway – the world’s oldest preserved narrow gauge steam railway. This fantastic operation is run mostly by volunteers and a trip on it can be an utter delight whatever you age. This band of enthusiasts also organise a footplate driving experience and many of those who come to do this stay overnight with us – getting up at 6am the next morning to stoke up the engine!