Talsarnau is a bit off the beaten track, and that is its charm. You are only a few miles from Portmadoc, Pertmerion and the Welsh Highland Railway in one direction, and in the other, you are close to Barmouth anbd Harlech.
Wales is lovely, but can be damp, so the Lodge is just what you need at the end of a day- the rooms are very comfortable, with a large bed, ensuite and also snack-making facilities. The restaurant is really good- you will get an excellent and varied cooked breakfast that sets you up for the day, and the evening meals are relaxed and unhurried. Above all there is a family feel to the Lodge and the owners have taken trouble to make you feel at home, giving suggestions for visits and local walks in the woods and estuary.
Two tips- from Talsarnau you can catch a Arriva sprinter which will take you right along the coast with superb views- we go as far as Aberdovey where we have a boozy lunch before returning (no driving required!) Also go just past Harlech to Llandanwg where there is a lovely beach and a very old historic little church half buried in the dunes.