The Old Rectory has picked up a number of accolades since we were last there and all richly deserved! They now have a Visit Wales Gold Award hanging proudly above their Welsh dresser in the hall together with a World Hosting plaque - apparently the only bed and breakfast in the UK to secure such a prestigious certification. Over the years we have seen this amazing five star establishment grow both in stature and in getting many a plaudit on Trip Advisor and it must be so pleasing for John and Ricky to receive this long over due recognition. And as for Ricky's cooking ...... this guy clearly has found his true vocation and his dishes never ceases to surprise. His evening meals are not pretentiousness but the presentation usung local fare is amazing with a variety of piping hot vegetables. Desserts are to die for .... as usual we asked for his chocolate fondant surprise.
The only disappointment was that we did not see the otters but others who were staying longer managed to get capture him on camera so we know he is about .... perhaps next time?!
- 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