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Dolffanog Fawr

Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ Wales
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Located in the heart of the stunning Tal-y-llyn valley - one of the most beautiful spots in Wales. With the slopes of Cader Idris virtually rising from the back garden to the north and the less explored Tarren hills to the south, the house also enjoys excellent views across sheep pasture to Tal-y-llyn lake. We welcome you to our warm and comfortable home.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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MandyLK wrote a review Sep 2020
Great Missenden, United Kingdom108 contributions82 helpful votes
There's always a danger when you visit somewhere with such outstanding reviews that the reality doesn't live up to the hype. That's not the case here. For all the reasons others have cited, this is the British B&B at its best. During these strange times, only 2 of the 4 rooms are open so the owners can guarantee the level of anti-Covid measures they want - on one of the nights we were lucky enough to be the only guests. The room was spotless, the hospitality faultless. We dined in both nights and were very happy we did, beginnng with a local G&T in the guest lounge on the cloudy night and on the sun-soaked patio the sunny night, breathing in the stunning views. It's the little details that make the difference and this place has many, from the Occitane toiletries and choice of local spirits to the tasteful artwork and deep leather sofas, the welcoming woodburner and the superlative speakers discreetly switched on at just the right level when guests are in the lounge. The hosts are fantastic and undertand how to make their guests feel pampered and special. A quick note: When a B&B gets this close to being a boutique hotel, there's a danger of forgetting it is a B&B - this is still someone's house with a total staff of 2, so don't expect room service or a choice of menu if you opt to eat in (though you won't be disappointed with Lorraine's table d'hote - everything was delicious and allergies etc catered for with notice}. DON'T come here as an alternative to a busy resort - it feels like the middle of nowhere and nature is the main attraction, not a busy nightlife. DO come if you enjoy the sound of silence so thick you can almost hear it. We enjoyed a profound sense of relaxation and escape here - returning to the real world was very disappointing. We loved it and can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Paddy C wrote a review Jun 2020
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I’ve stayed at Dolffanog Fawr on a number of occasions. The positive reviews are more than justified. Alex and Lorraine are amazing hosts and the food, drink and accommodation are all first class. The local area and countryside? Well, that is stunning too.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Olivia W wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We were staying for two nights for a family wedding and having arrived late on a dark and rainy night were very pleased to be greeted by the extremely friendly owners who met us with wine and beer menus and a thoughtfully lit wood fire going in the sitting room. We enjoyed having a drink and leaving our shoes to dry out. The room was clean and warm, the bed was incredibly comfortable (we did not want to get up in the morning). We were fortunate to be at the back of the house where we had great views over the hills and the lake. The second night we were late back as the wedding did not finish until midnight and they kindly made sure the house was open for us. We had breakfast the final morning and there was plenty of choice. There is not much by way of phone signal and the WiFi is sporadic but it is not a location you come to if you want to be focused on the outside world, it makes for a magical escape. Thank for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Rosemary Jones wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just returned from a wonderful short break at Dolffanog Fawr. What a fantastic place! Lovely accommodation in the midst of magnificent scenery. Breakfast was superb. Very friendly and welcoming hosts who couldn't do enough! This was our first visit but won't be our last!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Philtemp wrote a review Sep 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom29 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed at this superb B & B for 3 nights in September and had a wonderful time. The B & B is in a stunning location and offers peace and tranquility, but is well situated for exploring many of the attractions in this part of Wales (We went to Barmouth, Portmeirion, did the Precipice Walk in Dolgellau, went on the Tallyllyn Railway and took in the breathtaking views of Tallyllyn Lake). Our lovely, clean, comfortable room had beautiful views and the owners, Alex and Lorraine were friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts. The breakfasts are excellent and an evening meal can also be booked on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We took advantage of this on our day of arrival (Saturday) and received a delicious three course dinner. A brilliantly run B & B in an amazingly beautiful part of the world, makes this a winning combination.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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US$146 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia National ParkTalyllyn
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolffanog Fawr
Which popular attractions are close to Dolffanog Fawr?
Nearby attractions include Cader Idris (1.9 miles), King Arthur's Labyrinth (2.1 miles), and Talyllyn Lake (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolffanog Fawr?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dolffanog Fawr?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolffanog Fawr?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolffanog Fawr?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gwyndy Tea Room And Bistro, Y Meirionnydd, and T H Roberts Coffee Shop.
Are pets allowed at Dolffanog Fawr?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolffanog Fawr?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ty Crwn (Round House) (8.2 miles), Machynlleth Town Clock (6.1 miles), and Cymer Abbey (5.3 miles).
Does Dolffanog Fawr have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.