We are just back from our 22nd stay at The Old Rectory and what a time we had! Me and my husband and his brother and partner arrived on the day that Ricky and John had got the official news that they had been awarded a coveted Gold Award by Visit Wales. They were naturally over the moon and so are we for them! Over the five years we have been coming to this beautiful part of Snowdonia we have seen The Old Rectory go from strength to strength and especially Ricky’s cooking too! This is such a special place and we have sent our friends, our family and even my boss here to experience what they have created on Talyllyn. This award is richly deserved and after dinner before the champagne began to flow I asked Ricky if I could informally present him with it on behalf of all who have stayed here and have had such a good time here at Talyllyn. I attach those pictures from a great night.
Got carried away ticking everything excellent, it hasn't got a pool, but the jacuzzi is excellent too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Rectory on the lake has been overlooking Tal-y-llyn, in south Snowdonia for over a hundred years. This imposing residence stands on the foothills of Cader Idris and offers five star luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in a stunning setting. It is the ideal base for the discerning visitor to explore this particularly quiet and unspoilt scenic area of Wales. We are equidistant between the bustling market towns of Machynlleth and Dolgellau and the delightful coastal village of Aberdyfi.The Old Rectory on the lake has three double letting rooms - all ensuite - and all look out onto the lake. Our bathrooms upstairs were described as being 'outstanding contemporary ensuites' by the Visit Wales inspector when awarding us five stars.Already our culinary reputation is beginning to spread - indeed we have even been mentioned by name in The House of Commons during a debate on Welsh produce. Our chef can cater for any dietary requirement. The Old Rectory on the lake is licensed.We suggest that this is the ultimate place to unwind; the scenery is breath taking and the silence deafening. All our beds have crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and freshly laundered fluffy towels are in every bathroom and also in the sauna and out outdoor hot tub area which - like most of our windows - looks out over the ever changing Talyllyn - enthusiastically penned in our entry in Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay book as ' large, lovely and luminous'.We look forward to perhaps welcoming you here very soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Rectory On The Lake Talyllyn, Wales