- 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!
- 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.
"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 is on the side of a much admired, photographed and painted lake and we find it an utter delight to live in such an amazing area.
The original name of the lake formed in the Ice Age was Lyn Mwyngi – in Welsh – meaning ‘fertile narrow lake’ but in English it was dubbed ‘the lake of quiet retreat’.
The lake is about a mile and a quarter long and you can walk completely round it starting from our gate. Tal-y-Llyn is world famous for its brown trout fishing which can be arranged through the hotel opposite who manage the lake. Click HERE to see a short video where Head Ghillie, Phil Wood, explains what this amazing stretch of water has to offer the discerning angler. And regular visitor to The Old Rectory on the lake and keen fisherman Jim Christie tries his luck!
Whatever the weather the views are incredible and we sincerely hope you will come and see them for yourself.
Tal-y-Llyn has also been the home to a family of four otters who have been seen by many who have stayed with us. In February 2010 we made a video about these playful creatures and they have been seen periodically ever since. We sincerely hope they will continue to make Tal-y- Lyn their home.
(Click HERE to see video of otters)