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Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B
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“Idyllic retreat”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Like so many of this day and age, we have travelled to some great places and enjoyed each in their own way. Continually we reflect on our trips to try and pinpoint the common themes that weave throughout our favourite times.
Our visit to Tal-Y-Bont exemplified the qualities we return to every time; natural beauty, hospitality and great food. The local area is no less than stunning. The cottage is idyllic, exactly what we had hoped, and the hospitality in our eyes, is what made the place an unforgettable expeirience. Dennis & Ann, Albert, Tal-Y-Bont and the Valley are quite simply a must!

Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Just enjoyed a wonderful, restful five days at the Tal-y-bont B&B in Blaenau Ffestiniog. This was my second visit, and again I have not been left wanting or disappointed with my choice to stay in this idyllic location. The house is warm and cosy, even as winter looms, with two log fires to keep you toasty. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and thoughtfully furnished, with attention paid to detail. In fact, this is a strong point of the hosts (Denis and Ann), who will go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable – whether its cooking your breakfast just the way you like it, to suggesting a variety of local walks if getting out into the countryside is your thing. Fantastic location, both near to the coast (porthmadog and harlech are nearby) and the mountains (snowdownia) in equal measures. But if not going far is your thing, there is enough nearby to keep you occupied to – a 2-3 hour gorge walk can be made from the house and for those who can walk a little further, a disused railway runs through the valley.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Where to begin..........the most comfortable bed I've slept in for an age, the excellent breakfast, the quality advice about the area or the brilliant banter!!!
We stayed at Tal-y-Bont for a night ahead of a short camping trip in the mountains and we could not have had better hosts. The place is relaxed and exceptionally welcoming, I am happy to recommend it!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

A warm welcome of tea and crumpets set us up for a lovely long weekend at Tal-Y-Bont.

The building itself is full of character features, (a former tollhouse), and the accommodation is everything you would expect, with the bedrooms all enjoying views over the surrounding welsh countryside. The breakfast is excellent, (the fresh fruit salad and home-made marmalade being highlights), again, with extensive views of the unspoilt valley as you eat. Anne and Dennis (and Albert!) proved to be interesting and warmly welcoming hosts, always ensuring the fire was ablaze when we returned from our evenings out!

Also, their advice on the local eating spots is not to be ignored, with several very good restaurants a short drive away. Other local highlights must include the Ffestiniog railway, the smoke of which may be visible from the b & b on occasion, as it passes on the opposite side of the valley. The slate museum is also not be missed, and is particularly under-priced (free!).

Overall, the highlight of the trip must be the hosts of Tal-Y-Bont; Anne and Dennis proved to be more than good company, and I honestly could not find any fault, except on occasion, the Welsh weather!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was my second visit to Tal-y-Bont B&B and it was just as good as the first. The welcome was as warm and friendly as I remember and the accommodation is still stylish, traditional and as comfortable as you would want from this type of stay. The weather was a mixed affair and when we decided not to go with the more challenging outtings, Denis (the host) was at hand to offer help and advice when planning alternatives. It never feels like anything is too much trouble and all your needs are certainly catered for - thanks for another pleasurable stay !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Hertfordshire ,England
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Five days at Denis and Anne’s seems to make time disappear.
The relaxed atmosphere, excellent accommodation and heavenly food create a stay that you just don’t want to end, but sadly it seems to rush by. The trip was organised as part of a walking break which took in local routes up and around the mountains. The views and stunning countryside made the days walking quite something to remember and the evenings a time to relax and take in the days experience. Not only were our hosts the most welcoming but also most informative as to the local points of interest ,routes ,weather conditions and almost anything you need to know.
This isn’t the first time I have been here and it won’t be the last!

Room Tip: The views from the bedrooms give a great outlook down the valley
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We came to Wales for our honeymoon, stayed in 4 different B&Bs in three different locations, this was our last destination and we stayed for 3 nights. I was 7 months pregnant too so looking for something relaxing.

Our hosts were there to welcome us as we arrived and made us a pot of tea and biscuits which we had in the dining room. We were shown to our room which was lovely and clean and there was also cold champagne in the room and chocolates on our pillows to welcome us, so it was clear they had gone the extra mile to make our time there special. The house is lovely and in a very quiet setting, both of our hosts were friendly and chatty as was the dog! We felt welcomed but they were not intrusive and it was easy to come and go as we pleased.

Breakfast was fabulous, fresh fruit and yoghurt with honey was available as well as cereal, toast and a lovely freshly cooked full english.

Our hosts were very helpful in recommending local places for dinner and letting us know about local attractions.

We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: All of the rooms looked beautiful, we requested Afon which was lovely and had a view over the fields...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B
Address: Talybont None | Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 4HG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Blaenau Ffestiniog
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits at Tal-y-Bont Country House, a traditional rural house full of historical character set in the lea of the Snowdonia Moelwyn Mountains. Situated midway between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, it is ideally situated for easy access by car to several beaches, castles, mountains (including Snowdon) and steam railways. All rooms are en-suite. Hearty breakfasts, outstanding views and log fires will make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

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