Many of the original features remain of this 1900s house, built for the Baptist minister of the nearby church, but the facilities offered are right up to date, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Soft pillows (I always carry my own...no need this time), - synthetic ones available - light duvet, settee and easy chair, and little touches..a welcome tray, sewing kit, shoe cleaning kit,hot water bottle, home-made cookies, all offer a sense of well being. The house is non-smoking and "as green as possible".
B/fast was excellent with a good choice of cereals and preserves, fruit, and a piping hot Welsh cooked b/fast, using local produce.
In the evening we ate at the Brondan Arms, about 2 miles away, with a good and wide choice of menu and an outside sitting/eating area overlooking Snowdon. On the first night we ate at the Lemon Tree (a short walk down the hill) where you could get any combination from the large Bangladesh menu. It was half price on the night we went, so an evening meal for two was £11, exceptional value!
Parking is available. We suggest you approach the house from the bottom of the hill in the villiage of Penrhryndeudreath.
We stayed at Wenallt to use the Welsh Highland Railway, only 10 mins away in Porthmadog. We suggest you get your ticket early and park in the public carpark behind the Shell garage where there is plenty of room (£3.50 for the day). There is parking at the station but you would need to be there by 8.30 am. Train reservations are for first class only.
We would not hesitate to return to Wenallt some time in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- VisitWales 4 star Guest House. Our family-run B&B is less than 2 miles from Portmeirion and is Steam Railway Magazine's "Best B&B for Ffestiniog Railway"(station 10 minutes walk). Spacious, well-equipped double, twin or single rooms, all en-suite with comfortable seating, digital Freeview TVs, beverage trays and period features. Delicious traditional or vegetarian breakfasts with views over Penrhyndeudraeth to estuary and mountains beyond. Quality accommodation at great value. Discounts for longer stays. ... more less