After finding this hidden treasure on the internet I asked my partner to take me their as my birthday present. We were overwhelmed when we drove up to the location. Pictures do not do it justice it is an amazing place. We were greeted by John and Ricky who made us feel welcome immediately. After taking a walk around the lake we went back to our room. The room had such a homely feel and the little touches that they added to the room was wonderful; there was binoculars in the window to look out onto the lake and a small blue light to which you switch on at night and it lights up the whole window. We then went out to hot tub and whilst enjoying a glass of wine we looked out to the amazing views of the lake and Cader Idris. My partner then cheered to my birthday and I found a ring in the bottom of my glass and he proposed to which I accepted. This was the perfect moment accompanied by the views, the atmosphere and to one I will remember for ever. We dined in the new Orangery which overlooks the lake in the evening and the food was delicious, I must recommend the lamb shank. Towards the end of dining John and Ricky toasted to us with the other diners with a complimentary bottle of champagne which made our moment more special. We were extremely touched by this kind gesture. We would like to say a big thank you to Ricky and John, you have created the perfect setting and there is nowhere else I would have preferred to spend such a momentous moment in my life than the Old Rectory on the Lake.
- 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