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The Old Rectory on the Lake

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2013

extremely beautiful establishment in a totally unique, breathtaking setting. The hosts are extremely obliging. And the decor is without peer. Our one night stay here makes us want to return to Wales and Snowdonia.

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

G'day to you from over nine thousand miles away in Tal-y-llyn! It was good to meet you and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I will pass on your kind comments about our decor to Camilla who organised a complete makeover while we were away at the start of the year - I know...

Telford
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Three years ago we got engaged at The Old Rectory On the Lake and because of the great experience including warm welcome, great food and a homely feel we decided to return for our honeymoon. And it had only got better! It is quiet remote place with lots of romance and warmth about the place with such beautiful scenery overlooking...

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

As you may imagine we get a real thrill when folk keep returning to stay with us and it was even more pleasing this time when you came back for your honeymoon having got engaged here three years ago. There must be something in the Tal-y-llyn air as we have had three proposals this year in as many months! I...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Found the Rectory by mistake as was reading the review,s of the Tynycornel hotel on the other side of the lake,which were not favourable..tripadvisor suggested the Rectory,which lived upto its glowing reviews and was booked very close to the bank holiday weekend. Accomodation was brilliant and the evening meal of £30 each was amazing and made a big part of...

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

Sorry seemed to have missed this kind review Dean and Elly but sincere thanks nevertheless. We are so pleased that TripAdvisor encouraged you to venture this side of the lake and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We look forward to perhaps welcoming you again here. Best wishes, John and Ricky - joint owners.

Wickham, Hampshire
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We made this our last stop on honey moon and were not disappointed! The Old Rectory on the Lake is beautifully kept by the owners who themselves are so welcoming that you feel instantly relaxed and at ease. We stayed in the Craig Goch room which had stunning views over the lake and felt very spacious and luxurious. We were...

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us for the end of your honeymoon and we really appreciate you leaving this review. Well done for conquering Cadair Idris and many thanks for posting those great images. Good luck with the rest of your lives together! Kind regards, John and Ricky - joint owners.

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We have just spent the Bank holiday weekend here. What a brilliant last minute find! The hosts go out of their way to make your visit memorable. Our bedroom was so comfortable and the food was thoughtfully presented. We enjoyed the personal touch of high lighting worthwhile places to visit in the local area. A great place to stay -...

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

The champagne was flowing at Tal-y-llyn last night as we celebrated you being our 450th reviewer on here! So many thanks for making Tripadvisor history and your kind comments are really appreciated! We were so pleased that we were able to accommodate you after you thought you had booked elsewhere locally. Marian - our model employee - is also happy...

Studham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2013

First class cuisine and hospitality. Beautiful location and tranquil surroundings. Very comfortable accommodation, will certainly return. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the views of the lake. Good location helped us to easily visit local seaside towns and Snowdonia. Tony & Thelma (mature couple)

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello from Tal-y-llyn Mr Mrs Mature Couple, aka Tony and Thelma - it was good to meet you and we are well pleased that you found The Old Rectory on the lake met all your expectations and it was a good base from which to explore this delightful part of southern Snowdonia. We look forward to welcoming you back again...

Shifnal
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Enjoyed a fabulous couple of days walking in and around Talyllyn but the icing on the cake was returning to our comfortable room at the Old Rectory and the view over the lake. The attention to detail in all things was much appreciated and the meals provided were of a high standard, beautifully presented and caringly served. Our hosts made...

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your couple of days stay with us. It was a pleasure to cook for you. It was great to meet you both and we hope you venture over the border again from Shropshire to come and see us again. Ricky...

Reviewed 19 August 2013

We were warmly welcomed and looked after. It was lovely to be able to return to somewhere so lovely and comfortable after running"Race the Train" We didn't want to leave to come home. The food was really good. We will definitely be going back.

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello fellow Race the Train runners from The Old Rectory up at Tal-y-llyn. I was so pleased that we were able to accommodate you as it was great to have four folk staying with us who were also taking part in this annual event - now in its 30th year. I did not beat the train but was very pleased...

Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We like long walks in Nature Reserves and while looking for Snowdonia we found The Old Rectory on the Lake. All what was said is true!! The location is absolutely marvellous, especially when taking a walk up Caidir Idris and experiencing the fantastique views. It takes six hours and is definitely not easy but certainly rewarding. Coming back we enjoyed...

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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this review

Hello Loes, Ivar, Janny and Johan in Holland - it was an utter pleasure to have you to stay for your family Welsh weekend adventure here at Tal-y-llyn and thank you so much for posting such an appreciative review. It was also great that you attached some photos of your memorable trip up Cadair Idris - we were so impressed...

Bishops Castle
Reviewed 16 August 2013

My family – three generations from three different countries – had a fantastic weekend at the Rectory on the Lake for my 70th birthday. John and Ricky looked after us superbly. The setting is idyllic, the rooms beautifully appointed and the food more what one would expect of a classy restaurant than a B&B. Nothing was too much trouble for...

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We always enjoy letting the whole house out for parties and your memorable weekend was no exception - many thanks for choosing The Old Rectory on the lake for such a pivotal birthday celebration. We really appreciate you taking the time to post this review and it was really good to meet all three generations of your family from all...

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  • Breakfast included
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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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Address: Talyllyn, Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Talyllyn
Price Range: $187 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Rectory on the Lake 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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