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    The Old Rectory on the Lake

    Talyllyn, Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
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    31/12/2017 01/01/2018
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    • Excellent96%
    • Very good2%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “ricky's cooking” (39 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Wheelchair access
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

    This was our secong visit to the lovely rectory. Love the new decor this year, just like a luxury hotel ! Spotless room with great view over the lake and a massive bathroom (Craig Goch) with fantastic deep bath and huge shower (perfect when a...More

    1  Thank pikupiku
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 3 April 2013

    It was great to welcome you both to The Old Rectory on the lake for your second Easter on the run. We are pleased that you approve of our new makeover and that you enjoyed your three days here with us at Talyllyn. Many others...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2013

    We enjoyed an excellent and relaxing 2 night stay here earlier in March. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms I was told but it was still very comfortable and was full of small touches that were very much appreciated - gas heater so...More

    2  Thank victoria g
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 25 March 2013

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about your two day stay with us here at Talyllyn and more importantly posting the amazing pictures you took of the two otters. You were so lucky to see them and photograph them both playing in the water...More

    Reviewed 22 March 2013

    Our second stay here and I would not hesitate to stay again. Delightfully situated at the foot of Cadair Idris with stunning views across the lake this is a special B&B. The rooms are equipped to a high standard and those at the front of...More

    2  Thank lotty12B
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 23 March 2013

    Thanks for returning to see us again and we much appreciate you leaving this review. I am well flattered by your comments regarding my food and we look forward to perhaps seeing you again at The Old Rectory on the lake here at Talyllyn for...More

    Reviewed 19 March 2013

    We were fortunate enough to come across The Old Rectory on the Lake on Tripadvisor. We were looking for somewhere we could relax, which was quiet and in a beautiful surrounding. The Old Rectory was all this and more. John and Ricky were amazing hosts,...More

    2  Thank Gemma_B45
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 21 March 2013

    Hello from south Snowdonia, Your close up pictures of the otters and that view taken while you were walking up Cadair Idris are just incredible! Thanks for sharing them with us and also for posting this amazing detailed review. We really enjoyed meeting you both...More

    Reviewed 18 March 2013

    Thank you to John and Ricky for a very relaxing stay in your gorgeous B&B. We were the only guests staying as it was midweek but we were still given their full attention. I booked this as an extra treat during our weeks holiday in...More

    3  Thank Jo C
    Response from Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the LakeResponded 20 March 2013

    Greetings Jo and Paul from Talyllyn, We are so pleased to read this kind review especially as you stayed in our smallest room. It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Old Rectory on the lake and are just so happy that you enjoyed...More

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    15 June 2016|
    Response from PompeyJonathan | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Chris - I think you need to contact the Old Rectory directly - regards Jonathan
    24 January 2016|
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    Response from VandRcardiff | Reviewed this property |
    Look on the Machloop website for flying activity in the area round machynlleth. John at the old rectory may be able to advuse as well. Have fun!
    Anthony J
    1 December 2015|
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    "All rooms are excellent"
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    "Highly recommend the Mynydd Rugog room overlooking the lake"
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    "Over looking the lake"
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    "Both Craig Goch and Mynydd Rugog have wonderful views of the lake and the mountains"
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