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“"Great B&B, 1st Class Service, Recommended!!!!"”
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Old Mill Farmhouse
Ranked #2 of 3 Trawsfynydd B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Myself and 2 friends mountain biked up Snowdon 3 weeks ago and after a long hard day in the saddle we reached the the Old Mill Farmhouse just before 9pm on Saturday evening. absolutely shattered, very hungry and rather muddy!

We were met/greeted by Margaret (Who I have to say is absolutely lovely - the three of us all agreed it was like being met by our mums, priceless when we were in the state we were in!)

Being remote we wanted some food so she even called the pub and asked the chef to keep the kitchen open for us - a great gesture! The rooms were of good size and comfy beds, tea/coffee and TV ensuite. My back felt fine the next day and after a hike up Snowdon and being very picky with beds - this was a real plus.

We had a great full English breakfast in the morning which was perfect along with the trimmings, then off to Coed Y Brenin to hit the trails which is only 5 minutes down the road.
I left my towel there and Margaret posted it to me - again, a very accomodating B&B owner - would not agree at all with greenacre27 comments - I WOULD DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

I stayed at Old Mill Farmhouse for a short break and it was a delight. Very easy location on the main route to the mountain bike trails. Met up with some very muddy and exhilarated mountain bikers on my arrival that raved about their day. The rooms are converted barns each having its own name. Mine was Snowy Peaks! The room was immaculate, soft bed linen, a good bathroom and walls so thick I slept like a log. It had all the quaintness you want to get from a B&B in Wales. My dog and I had a warm welcome from everyone including the sheep dogs. There was an amazing model railway the likes of which I’ve never seen before and not what you would expect to come across in a welsh garden! The view from the garden was envious, go to the top of their field and take 5 on the little bench, you can see for miles. I had a lovely cooked breakfast with what I like to call 'real' eggs, fresh from their own chickens. With some helpful advice from the owners I spent some time on the beach which was only a small drive away. The pub, a 5 min drive was friendly, a log fire on the go, a good big mixed grill and a handsome pint, all reasonably priced. If this is the area you want to stay then I would recommend this B&B. A happy and memorable visit, thanks very much :)

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Trail Hunter K
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Uncomfortable beds which need replacing. We were not offered the lounge even though we had two bedrooms. The dining room was still full of Christmas decorations. Good location for mountain biking. No welcoming afternoon teas like all other farmhouses we had stopped in. The towels dont dry you maybe too much fabric condtioner.
The surrounding restaurants are not good.
Will not go back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

we stayed at the old mill farmhouse with our two children in august.
we had the welsh mountain family suite. which was really nice and cosey, even though its on a main road, we didnt get any traffic noise at all.

The children loved collecting the eggs in the morning for breakfast, and the sheep dogs were so friendly with the children, my one year son was sharing his yogurt with them.
they also loved the railway which was a great and a fun start to the day.

Breakfast was really nice and a high chair was provided for our little one,
We were given eggs that our children had collected that morning to take home with us, which was a really nice touch.

We loved our farm stay and would definatley recommend it and will definatley be returning next year .

The only thing i would say is it would be much easier if the room had a shower as well as the bath.

Penny and Margaret were verly helpful and really welcoming

we will see you again next year

Thanks x

Room Tip: if you have children the welsh mountain suite is really good
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank chelley-baby72
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

Stayed here for one night whilst cycling across Wales on a sustrans route. Chose it as near Coed Y Brenin mountain bike park (great place to visit). Accomodation simple but clean and very helpful owner. Local village doesn't offer much and the only pub had limited "pub grub". Reccommend biking around the lake - great views.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank Ken_at_Coachouse
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

We stayed in Snowy Peaks - the cosy 4 poster room - over the Bank Holiday weekend. This is the most expensive of their rooms but still reasonable at £66pn incl breakfast. The room has a lovely, new en-suite shower room with a large shower cubicle. The room was very clean and comfortable. Parking is directly outside. Breakfast was pretty standard but perfectly good.

I enjoyed meeting the llamas, hens and shepdogs. Margaret is very happy to show you around.

The accomodation is less than 10 minutes drive from the MTB trails at Coed-y-Brenin.
The village of Trawsfynydd is very small but has a bank and a small store and pharmacy.

We ate at the Bryn Arms in nearby Gelliydan on the first night. Not recommended. Food at the bland end of your typical pub fare at about £8-10 per main dish. All microwaved and not at all satisfying. The only plus points were the large portions and the friendly service. The pub itself is lacking in atmosphere and more like a rugby club.

On the second night we ventured a bit further to Blauneau Ffestiniog and ate at Bistro Moelwyn on the High Street. Completely delicious and thorougly recommended! 3 courses each and a bottle each of water and of wine between us came to £54. Starters: aspargus, parma harm and achovies / pear and Perl Las (blue cheese) crostini. Mains: black bream with orange and fennel / sirloin steak with Perl Las sauce. Desserts: Banana and passion fruit pavlova (homemade meringue!). Do try it out if in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank valleygirl77
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Reviewed 13 September 2009

I came across this place whilst searching for disabled holidays in North Wales, because I’m an amputee and wanted somewhere that catered for my needs. In terms of that, Old Mill Farmhouse, can’t be faulted. The accommodation is in two barn conversions. Firstly I could get the car right to the door of our room, secondly the bathroom was a walk-in wetroom with a disabled loo....first class! The room was spacious, spotless and comfortable; big thick stone walls for optimum temperature. The hosts, Margaret and Penny, can’t do enough for you, and if you’re lucky, Margaret will appear in Traditional Welsh costume for you at breakfast, which will be tasty and varied.

They have a few more quirks up their sleeves; an amazing model railway out the back and a couple of llamas which will walk up to you and give you a kiss if you’re lucky (or unlucky).

As far as the location is concerned it’s very well placed. It’s on the A470 opposite the village of Trawsfynydd, and from the farm you get good views of the lake and mountains. We did Portmeirion (20 minutes tops), Swallow Falls, Conwy (40 mins) Caernafon, Harlech (see it at night), Snowdon (40 mins) and there’s lots more within easy reach. Margaret’s a fount of information and she has all the leaflets organised in a professional and easy to understand way.

If you want to eat, ignore the poncy overpriced places and go to the Bryn Arms about 4 miles up the road in the village of Gellilydan. Honest good food!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Fron Oleu Farm, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia National Park LL41 4UN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Trawsfynydd
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Trawsfynydd
Price Range: £64 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Mill Farmhouse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th century farmhouse with attractive lounge and dining room. Seven en-suite bedrooms located in the Old Haybarn and the Old Stables, sleep a maximun of 19 people. The buildings have been converted retaining oak beams and exposed stone walls. Garden, with pool, waterfall feature, attractive Japanese garden and garden railway, overlooks Trawsfynydd Lake. Bedrooms are level access, ideal for disabled/less ambulant. Generous breakfasts. Excellent for small cycling and walking groups. Secure bike storage. Beautiful area for photographers. Owners are keen photographers, producing Audio Visual sequences. Bring your sequences and entertain us all! ... more   less 
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