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Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B
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kent
1 review
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2009

We had a fantastic time, Ann and Dennis are the most welcoming hosts in Wales. This was our second stay and once again everything was perfect . We had evening meals and the curry Ann cooked on Saturday night was suburb, even home made naan bread and mango chutney! The location is ideal for touring and walking in the Snowdonia National Park and the house is set in one of the most beautiful valleys in north Wales. We can't wait to go again in the summer.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2008

Beautiful stay at Tal-Y-Bont! We booked this 2 night stay after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and it did not dissappoint. The guest house is very comfortable and rooms are beautfully done. The hosts were extremely generous and attentive, and the family room was very spacious with everything we needed. As a family with 2 youngsters aged 1 and 3 years we were made to feel very welcome. Breakfast and Dinner were excellent, and its a great location for exploring snowdonia. Do not hestitate, its a little gem.

  • Liked — family friendly and great room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2008

I had never stayed in a proper b&b before (just a couple of “guest house” experiences) and was overwhelmed by this beautiful b&b and its owners, Ann & Denis. I have nothing but praise about this lovely idyllic place. So I’ll start from the beginning:
I saw a tv programme about the FFestiniog railway and decided to treat my husband to a (kiddie style) weekend trip to North Wales, then I searched tripadvisor for hotels/b&bs in the area, and Tal-y-bont popped up with the one positive comment. I then checked their website, and was so impressed by its simplicity and you could just feel the care and passion they had put into everything.
I then contacted Ann & Denis and they were really prompt to get back to me, always very kind and patient, even though I had millions of questions.
We had no problems finding the b&b (arrived from Porthmadog direction), and were immediately impressed by the cuddly little house, the sheep everywhere, and the peace and calm!
The house itself is really charming, and you can see Ann and Denis have really spent time and care decorating it. We had chosen the Afon room, and it looks exactly the same as on their website.
Ann is a superb cook! The best breakfasts and a delicious dinner….honestly the best crème brulee I have ever eaten…. I’d go back tomorrow just for the crème brulee! We also had a packed lunch prepared, and it was so abundant! And Denis is a cheerful and witty host with beautiful entertaining skills and a good collection of ales.
They were also really helpful when recommending nearby pubs – we went to a really nice one close by, which had a good choice of local Evan Evans ales!
We shouldn’t forget Doris the sheep, who punctually comes for her bread in the mornings!

We could have stayed there forever! It is such a pastoral idyll, and a little jewel hidden in the valleys of North Wales.

  • Liked — everything! (creme brulee!)
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2008

We spent 3 very comfortable nights in the family room at the Tal-Y-Bont B&B in early May. Ann and Denis are extremely attentive hosts, and went out of their way to make sure we did not lack for anything!
The room was spacious and pleasant. Breakfast included a selection of cereals, yogurt & fruit, in addition to the traditional Welsh fare. The one dinner we ate at the B&B made us wish we'd arranged to eat there every night! The location was very convenient for reaching many attractions in North Wales, and Denis and Ann were full of advice on the local sites.
We traveled with our 4-yr old, which was no problem. Denis and Ann were very accommodating.
The only negatives were: 1) watch your head on the doorway to the bathroom if you're over 5'10"! and 2) we had some difficulty finding the B&B after dark, but it really is at the intersection of the 2 roads as mentioned on the website - just set back a little.

  • Liked — wonderful service, idyllic setting
  • Disliked — when it was time to pack up
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2007

We had a wonderful time at Tal-Y-Bont B&B, thanks to the owners Denis and Ann for making us feel so welcome. The B&B is set in a beautiful location with fantastic views of the valley. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, quiet, and cosy (the 'Bant ' room). The meals were second to none and worthy of a michelin star restaurant. There are wonderful walks nearby and also visit Harlech beach, especially at sunset, it is breathtakingly beautiful and only about a 20 minute drive away. I would also strongly recommend the pub Ty Gwynne nearby for excellent evening meals. Overall an amazing stay!

  • Liked — the beautiful room and views over the valley
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B

Property: Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B
Address: Talybont None | Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 4HG, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Blaenau Ffestiniog
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits at Tal-y-Bont Country House, a traditional rural house full of historical character set in the lea of the Snowdonia Moelwyn Mountains. Situated midway between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, it is ideally situated for easy access by car to several beaches, castles, mountains (including Snowdon) and steam railways. All rooms are en-suite. Hearty breakfasts, outstanding views and log fires will make your stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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Tal-Y-Bont Country House B&B Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

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