We booked Plas Gwyn more or less by chance and didn't know what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised, particularly considering the very reasonable price per night.
The b&b is in a quite substantial house similar to all others in the small town, which has been refurbished to a very high standard inside. Our bedroom had a brand new ensuite-bathroom, multi-channel TV and a small fridge, (with fresh milk for tea and coffee), in the antique wardrobe, where we could also keep chilled a bottle of champagne we had bought!
The room was otherwise carefully furnished with other very attractive antique items, and traditional features also abounded elsewhere throughout the house, the centre-piece being the beautiful, Grade-II listed wooden staircase. A generous cooked-breakfast was served around a large antique table, in a fine dining-room full of other attractive objects continuing the period theme. The hosts could not have been more helpful and welcoming, while at the same time not being over-the-top! The location is also very good, being in a quiet place, but with many great restaurants a minute away in the town-centre. Just two points might need a little further consideration: tall guests (unlike us) might find the bed rather short in our room, and I found the TV quite hard to operate.
In particular, I'd like to thank the hosts for generously mailing to me a travel-book I had left there. On a personal note, I was slightly anxious, in such a rural place, about finding a b&b where gay visitors would feel welcome, but on this occasion was very pleased to find I had no need to be at all!
I understand this is a new enterprise, and I'd like to wish the owners every success, which they deserve!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plas Gwyn and Plas Gwyn Cottage are two grade 2 listed buildings just off the High Street in Dolgellau, offering excellent quality accommodation be it in the B&B or the Holiday Cottage. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service as well as serving a great breakfast lovingly cooked with local produce only. Dolgellau is located some 20 minutes away from the Barmouth Beach and 25 minutes away from Mount Snowdon. Plas Gwyn is located at the foot of Cader Idris for those who are keen on walking and cycling we are the absolute perfect spot ! We offer free private parking, free Wi-Fi, Mini Bar, Alarmed Bicycle Storage and Bicycle Workshop, Tea & Coffee making facilities. All guests are welcome to explore our Garden. We're looking forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plas Gwyn B&B & Cottage Dolgellau, Wales