I can not even begin to write about my phenomenal experience at the Old Rectory on the Lake. Before I even arrived I knew this was going to be a holiday to remember. The Old Rectory is hidden behind the trees of the lake, putting you in a place where you feel isolated and relaxed. It is the only hotel which is off the main road allowing for total peace and comfort. I was truly amazed when I entered and was immediately greeted by John and Ricky. I was shown to my beautiful room, Mynydd Rugog, and was amazed by its picturesque views. The room was extremely clean and tidy, and the bathroom was one who dream for.
Now on to the food. I CAN ONLY STRESS, EAT THERE FOR YOUR MEALS!!! I stayed for 3 nights, and unfortunately on the second night I opted to eat somewhere else. This was one which I regretted deeply. Ricky's cooking is outstanding, each course brings flavors of perfection. The service is great, and the view of the lake is outstanding, it isn't possible to ask for a better meal. I wish I ate there all three nights, however it was a lesson to be learned for next time. In all, I can not wait to stay here again.
All the Best to good people at the Old Rec, I had an amazing stay!
P.S. The walk down the road from the Old Rec is one which no one should miss, It takes you an amazing scenic route down the lake. :)
- 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