Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

Tal-y-llyn, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park LL36 9AJ Wales
Tal y Llyn from the Minffordd Path
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Located in the heart of the stunning Tal-y-llyn valley - one of the most beautiful spots in Wales. With the slopes of Cader Idris virtually rising from the back garden to the north and the less explored Tarren hills to the south, the house also enjoys excellent views across sheep pasture to Tal-y-llyn lake. We welcome you to our warm and comfortable home.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Restaurant
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Non-smoking rooms
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Susan C wrote a review May 2022
Solihull, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a party of eight friends, 4 couples but the B&B would easily suit a couple. Pretty and quiet location. This is an absolutely delightful place to stay. All rooms are accessed by stairs. Spotlessly clean with very welcoming hosts. The 4 rooms are very comfortable , Egyptian cotton sheets and large thick fluffy white towels. Lots of nice touches including a very well stocked tray with hot chocolate, good variety of different strength coffees and teas and shortbread. Fresh milk in a flask. After a hard days walk, the hot tub with views over the lake was perfect for aching muscles and large towelling robes are supplied, don ‘t forget your swimming costume and flip flops. Lovely lounge, lots of sofas with a real log fire . Plenty of maps, and even board games. However it is Alex and Lorraine who make this a very special place to stay, nothing is too much trouble and they never forgot any preference , Alex gave advice on places to visit and also suitable walks for mixed experienced walkers and Lorraine even held back dinner when the men arrived later than planned , from walking. Dinner was perfect, our dietary needs and preferences were well catered for, including a Coeliac and salmon allergy. The food was beautifully cooked, presented exquisitely, and tasted absolutely delicious. Good selection of wine and drinks. Dinner was a set 2 course dinner. Afterwards Alex served coffee and tea with mints in the lounge. Breakfast selection was incredible, huge , huge choice, hot and cold included local produce and homemade preserves. We stayed for 3 days and will come back. Very easy to book on their website, which gives a lot of information.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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John L wrote a review Jul 7
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dolfannog Fawr is a beautiful home in exquisite surroundings. Lorraine and Alex were the perfect hosts who pay attention to the smallest details. The property is spotlessly clean, our room was immaculate and the hosts have thought of everything a guest might possibly need to make their stay luxurious and ultra-comfortable. The bed, duvet, pillows and linen were pristine and we felt as if we were sleeping on a cloud each night. Even our top of the range bathroom products were heavenly and it will be a challenge going back to our run of the mill choices! The lounge was a stunning room, decorated stylishly and a self-service bar provided a plethora of refreshments for guests including specifically Welsh products. A Welsh Cider was particularly enjoyable and refreshing.
Breakfast was a very hearty full English breakfast for one of us, perfectly cooked and the Welsh Black Pudding was thoroughly enjoyed. One of us enjoyed the vegetarian options available. our breakfast views of velvety, emerald green mountains and sheep grazing was a perfect start to the day. A prolific amount of information and literature was available in our room about the region and our hosts were knowledgeable and helpful about things to do and sightseeing. Lorraine and Alex were helpful and available when needed but were never intrusive. We wouldn't hesitate choose this perfect haven retreat for our next visit to this beautiful area. Thank you Lorraine and Alex for an unforgettable stay.

John & Debbie
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Date of stay: July 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Butterfield8London wrote a review Sep 2021
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were made to feel so welcome at this wonderful guesthouse, nestled between the stunning mountainous backdrop of Snowdonia National Park. Knowing that we were about to have easily the best breakfast we could have imagined was the only way to stir us from gazing across the incredible view across the lake from the comfort of our huge bed. Our bathroom was immaculate and we were provided with divine L'occitane shower products. Alex and Lorraine clearly love what they do - the house has a very warm feeling and we were overwhelmed by their generosity. Thank you so much for our wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Rosalía Margari... P wrote a review Oct 2022
Bali, Indonesia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay in Dolffanog Fawr was outstanding.

Not only the owners were helpful and welcoming, they also went far and beyond to make us feel comfortable.

Their place has a homey feeling without loosing any details, its like a five star hotel-home. We loved it.

The rooms are spacious, clean and tidy. The views are incredible and the breakfast was outstanding.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah A wrote a review Sep 2022
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alex and Lorraine should be incredibly proud of their business. Dolffanog Fawr is a gorgeous guest house furnished and equipped comfortably and tastefully. The breakfasts were delicious, home cooked with local produce. It's location, pretty much at the foot of Cader Idris and next to Tal-Y-Llyn lake, is jaw droppingly beautiful. I looked at the unpolluted sky at night and felt a peace I rarely feel! Oh, and the owners dogs, a pair of beautiful flat haired retrievers, are an added bonus! Thank you 😃
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debbie C wrote a review Sep 2022
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My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful place for 2 nights early September. From the location to the building and it's surroundings could not fault anything.

The owners were so friendly and attentive, we had everything we needed and more to make this mini break away a lovely relaxing one. You can literally be as active or kick back and relax as you want. A little bonus too which we thoroughly enjoyed was the outdoor hot tub taking in the amazing views watching the sun go down.

We would recommend and would love to return in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stella175 wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came here for a couple of nights, mid-week short getaway. Our room was wonderful and very nicely decorated, had a very good choice of hot drinks and some shortbread in the room, everything was spotlessly clean and thoughtfully taken care of. The environment friendly toiletries were a refreshingly nice touch. Alex and Lorraine were lovely hosts, and gave us lots of tips on restaurants and things to do nearby. They really care for the place and their guests, which is obvious from their attention to detail and how well managed everything is. The breakfast was incredible, all ingredients are sourced locally and they also have vegan/veggie options if you ask for them. We would definitely recommend it and will come back for sure!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good parking. Many nice restaurants nearby but slightly further away. Book directly with them,...
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Sopp wrote a review Jun 2021
west midlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky to have a couple of nights here and we had a fabulous stay. The hosts are perfect and by that i mean they are very helpful, friendly, offer tips on the walks/area, but are not intrusive. Perfect hosts. The rooms are a delight. Very clean, very comfy bed, good shower, so quiet, good coffee in the room and amazing views .
We were lucky to have good weather and be able to enjoy a drink in the garden which has the most amazing views.
Then the food which was first rate, we also had 2 evening meals which were wonderful.
We couldnt have enjoyed it more. Thank you.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Ann B wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely modern well presented king room with an amazing view to the mountains. Lorraine and Alex could not do enough for us. The breakfast was brilliant on the first day and Lorraine left us out a breakfast so we could make a super early start on the second morning. Home from home and very relaxing place to stay. Can't recommend enough.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Philtemp wrote a review Sep 2022
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We previously stayed at this superb B&B in 2019 and always vowed to return. Only the pandemic prevented us from returning sooner, but it was well worth the wait. If anything, the Dolffanog Fawr has got even better. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. Lorraine and Alex remain fantastic hosts. The breakfasts are simply superb, with a great choice and the location is simply to die for, with peace and quiet and scenic beauty all around you and yet you are within striking distance to amenities, the coast, etc. A truly winning formula.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in the Wnion room which has great views of the lake and surrounding mountainside.
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The-happy-couple-481 asked a question Jul 2020
Pontyclun, United Kingdom38 contributions33 helpful votes
Hi. Could you possibly tell me if you are open this Sat for 2-3 people for one night?
Answer from philiphove72
Horsham, United Kingdom258 contributions134 helpful votes
The food there is one of the best things about the place and I feel sure that a vegan diet could be catered for but better check this with the owners of the B+B - Alex and Lorraine. Regarding limited mobility, this might be a problem as I think all the rooms are upstairs. The attraction of the area is walking, or visiting local towns and villages, the beach and climbing the local mountain, all which may present a problem, not sure about this but again, talk to Alex before you go.
Answer from KM
United Kingdom37 contributions14 helpful votes
I just booked online because then you can pick the room you want.
robert.irl asked a question Dec 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands31 contributions3 helpful votes
Is there any choice of restaurants / pubs nearby?
Answer from Alex Y
Wales
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. The closest pub to us would be 1.5 miles, serving basic pub food; there are better restaurants approx. 10 - 15 miles away. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards Lorraine
Wayne S wrote a tip Apr 2024
Bath, United Kingdom40 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Alex has great knowledge of the area if you want to do some great walks !"
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pauldy0ung wrote a tip Apr 2024
Chatham, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to visit Mach Loop you are literally right in the middle of it. Sadly no aircraft during our stay though."
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Clifford H wrote a tip May 2023
36 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything perfect, look and book local establishments for evening meals."
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stella175 wrote a tip Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom44 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good parking. Many nice restaurants nearby but slightly further away. Book directly with them, works best for the hosts and your own pocket!"
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Bezzers3 wrote a tip Sep 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a dual aspect room with views of the mountains and the garden."
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PRICE RANGE
C$243 - C$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia-Eryri National ParkTal-y-llyn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolffanog Fawr
Which popular attractions are close to Dolffanog Fawr?
Nearby attractions include Cader Idris (3.1 km), King Arthur's Labyrinth (3.3 km), and Corris Craft Centre (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolffanog Fawr?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dolffanog Fawr?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolffanog Fawr?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolffanog Fawr?
Conveniently located restaurants include Y Meirionnydd Restaurant, Tafarn Y Gader Tapas, Bistro & Bar, and T H Roberts Coffee Shop.
Are pets allowed at Dolffanog Fawr?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolffanog Fawr?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cymer Abbey (8.4 km), Ty Crwn (Round House) (13.1 km), and Machynlleth Town Clock (9.8 km).
Does Dolffanog Fawr have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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