We love to visit Wales and in particular the fabulous beaches and countryside around Aberdyfi and were so pleased to find this excellent accommodation. It has a wonderful tranquil position with excellent views across the valley and the lake. We stayed for two days in the Rectory Retreat which is separate from the main house (but only by a few paces) and it suited us perfectly with our dogs. The Retreat is beautifully fitted out with an oh-so-comfortable bed and even has a fully fitted kitchenette. We enjoyed the friendliness and great hospitality shown by our hosts Ricky and John with breakfast and dinner being served in the dining room with its great views. The food is gorgeous - filling breakfasts and delicious 4-course dinners cooked up so well by Ricky. Thank you both! We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to our next visit!
- Also Known As:
- The Old Rectory On The Lake Tal-y-Llyn, Wales
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Rectory on the lake has been overlooking Tal-y-llyn, in south Snowdonia for over a hundred years. This imposing residence stands on the foothills of Cader Idris and offers five star luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in a stunning setting. It is the ideal base for the discerning visitor to explore this particularly quiet and unspoilt scenic area of Wales. We are equidistant between the bustling market towns of Machynlleth and Dolgellau and the delightful coastal village of Aberdyfi.The Old Rectory on the lake has three double letting rooms - all ensuite - and all look out onto the lake. Our bathrooms upstairs were described as being 'outstanding contemporary ensuites' by the Visit Wales inspector when awarding us five stars.Already our culinary reputation is beginning to spread - indeed we have even been mentioned by name in The House of Commons during a debate on Welsh produce. Our chef can cater for any dietary requirement. The Old Rectory on the lake is licensed.We suggest that this is the ultimate place to unwind; the scenery is breath taking and the silence deafening. All our beds have crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and freshly laundered fluffy towels are in every bathroom and also in the sauna and out outdoor hot tub area which - like most of our windows - looks out over the ever changing Talyllyn - enthusiastically penned in our entry in Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay book as ' large, lovely and luminous'.We look forward to perhaps welcoming you here very soon. ... more less