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Abercelyn Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 Llanycil B&B and Inns
Stoke-on-Trent
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10 reviews
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“Lovely Stay!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We chose Abercelyn Country House due to its location,price and reviews.Our instincts were totally correct. Ray and Lindsay are excellent hosts.We were met with a cup of tea and a piece of delicious home made cake . Our room was spotless and there was a wide choice for breakfast including fresh fruit and porridge with raisins which was wonderful. Definitely one of the best Bed and Breakfasts we have ever stayed in.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We chose to stay at Abercelyn due to reviews and their excellent informative website after looking for a base in the Bala area. What a find!!!. We had the Berwyn room which was very light, spacious, comfortable and spotless. The ensuite is particularly good being spacious and having a superb shower/bath.The attention to detail and all the little extras was very impressive. The breakfast was superb wonderfully fresh with excellent produce and fuelled us for the day. Ray and Lindsay could not be more welcoming making us feel more like friends than guests, with helpful ideas and information on things to do. I would recommend a stay here for anyone wishing to explore the area and will definitely look to return.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed here for the weekend and really enjoyed it. Very friendly and warm welcome from Ray and Lindsay. Our room was very nice, spotlessly clean with a very comfy bed that had really good quality linen/pillows and a great shower.
The breakfast was fantastic, plentiful and delicious. It would be a mistake to say "no" to the homemade bread! They even offered to serve brekkie super early on the sunday so my husband could eat before racing his Triathlon.
We would definitely stay here again, probably for the triathlon next year!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

A wonderful place, we would thoroughly recommend it. Wonderful breakfast, very warm welcome. Our room was on the road side, but was really quiet. Lindsay was an excellent host, always there if needed, and made us feel like friends, not guests.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

other reviews have summed up the Abercelyn, we would definately return next time we visit the Bala area, well done, congratulations to Lindsay and Ray for an excellent relaxing atmosphere. Breakfast was excellent, very tasty and freshly prepared. Room was comfortable and clean. Bed very comfy. Room facilities where all we needed. Hosts very welcoming but not intrusive.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great location, accommodation, food and service - huge attention to detail in every respect. As we said in our other feedback, other B&B's should have a stay to see how it should be done! Lindsay & Ray take a bow, you deserve it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had just the loveliest time at Abercelyn.
Lindsay was the most welcoming of hosts (tea and delicious home-made cake on arrival), talking us through the House and all of the stacks of information that she and Ray have built up on the surrounding area, hillwalking and other activities, good local restaurants, etc.
The room was beautiful - , large, very tastefully decorated, spotlessly cleaned by the friendly staff, and with a great window seat. Fab. bath robes too- in a B&B!!! The gardens are also a delight- Lindsay is rightly proud of them.
But the best bit of all was breakfast - just fantastic, home-cooked food, with very obviously quality ingredients from local suppliers.
Thank you, Lindsay and Ray, for a very special stay - I'm sure that we'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Abercelyn Country House

Property: Abercelyn Country House
Address: Llanycil | Bala, Llanycil, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7YF, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Bala > Llanycil
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Llanycil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Abercelyn Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abercelyn Country House is an 18th-century, Grade II-listed, former rectory set in award-winning, landscaped, mature gardens overlooking Lake Bala in the Snowdonia National Park. Bed & Breakfast accommodation is provided with many awards including 5-Star GoldAward (VisitWales). The bright, spacious bedrooms are furnished with individual period pieces and all have en-suite luxury bathrooms (all have power-showers, two have whirlpool baths). There is a relaxing drawing room with library and log fire for guest's use. Excellent home-cooking (inc. special diets) with local produce and choice of breakfast. ... more   less 
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