I took my girlfriend to see the beauties of Wales where I studied. For Accommodation I looked no further than to The Old Rectory on the lake because my parents have had a great stay there two years ago and a quick peek at the Tripadvisor reviews showed it maintains its high standards.
We stayed in the Craig Coch room. It was spacious and had an absolutely massive bathroom with a bathtub which has a fab blue spotlight underneath. We had a four-course meal at the Old Rectory which not only saved us having to drive miles but made us argue about whether it was our best or second best fine dining experience ever. Compliments to Ricky the chef and many thanks to John who with the help of his videos presented us with probably the best pictures, footage and knowledge of the South Snowdonia.
We climbed Cadair Idris and we do not regret choosing this second-highest peak instead of far-away Snowdon. The only shame is that the weather changes so often and we learned an umbrella is a must. The Welsh weather took us by surprise on more than one occasion!
After our evening meal we jumped in the outside hot tub and watched the stars which was just the perfect last night of our great holiday.
Have a look at a selection of pictures I took during our stay.
- 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