I have been to the Old Rectory a few times now because it is such a wonderful place. The lake is beautiful, the views are stunning and the welcome is wonderful. All the rooms are excellent with beautiful bathrooms, fluffy towels, toiletries and even chocs to welcome you. John and Ricky are wonderful hosts and Ricky's food is to die for. My Mom, who passed away in November 2010, loved the lake and the Old Rectory so much that I asked John and Ricky if I could have a bench in their garden in memory of her and my father. They agreed and my family and two special friends went to the Old Rectory September 21st to spend the weekend there. I saw the bench for the first time when we arrived, it was beautiful, solid oak (I must thank Classic Garden Furniture of Lathom, Lancashire who made the bench, they were brilliant from start to finish - a pleasure to deal with). The bench sits facing the lake and I hope that future guests will sit on it and enjoy the lake like my parents did. John and Ricky gave us all a glass of champagne to 'toast the bench' before supper. We had a wonderful weekend and as always time went too fast. I could go on all day how wonderful this place is, and now my sons and their partners love it too and I know we will all return time and time again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Rectory On The Lake Tal-y-Llyn, Wales