Heulwen Guest House

Heulwen Guest House

Llanfachreth, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Dolgellau LL40 2EB Wales
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Heulwen Guest House lies on the outskirts of Llanfachreth, a tiny village close to the centre of the Snowdonia National Park 31/2 miles from the old market town of Dolgellau. It is owned and run by Heulwen and Andy Watts, who established the business in 1985.The spacious south-facing bungalow is set in its own landscaped garden with magnificent views of the mountains and forests. This tranquil setting offers you the choice of forest walks, hill climbing, fishing, mountain biking or just touring the area by car. All Guest rooms have TV-DVD, clock radio alarms and beverage facilities.An ideal centre for exploring the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Fireplace
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Guy wrote a review Apr 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I and two other family friends stayed at this guest house for a week. The property was very nice, modern clean and warm. The owners were very welcoming, helpful and thoroughly nice people. They provided us with pack lunches for our daily walks and when we returned made every effort to get our clothes and equipment dried for the morning. They had good knowledge of the area and helped us to find interesting walks and places to eat and drink in the evenings. They provided a wide range of breakfast meals even accommodating my request for porridge, which was delicious. I enjoyed staying there and would definitely use them again. A wonderful experience and week in Snowdonia
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are good, clean and warm
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Response from Francis Andrew Watts, Owner at Heulwen Guest House
Responded Apr 6, 2020
Thank you very much Guy for your lovely review. I hope we will see you again one day. Regards Heulwen and Andy.
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Camilla W wrote a review Sep 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed here with my dad and it was just perfect, each room was huge, peaceful and immaculately clean. The views were just incredible as well.
The couple who own the place really looked after us, bringing us coffee and biscuits on arrival after a long drive and the breakfast included was just as incredible and suited to our needs. I am also intolerant to gluten and diary and they stocked up on food just for me! Their homemade rhubarb and ginger jam is also one to ask for! I would 100% visit again and it’s perfect for families and anyone looking for a lovely break away in the mountains of wales
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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isotonicuk wrote a review May 2024
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Heulwen guest house in May 24. We cannot recommend this guest house enough!
Both Heulwen and Andy were amazing hosts, very accommodating and friendly. Our room and ensuite (room 3) was clean and well presented.
Breakfast was perfect, we had a cooked vegetarian breakfast, both mornings and it kept us going until lunchtime. They were very accommodating for our 6 year old son. The lounge and dining areas again very well presented and clean.
The best bit though were the gardens and views from the house are absolutely amazing! we were stunned by the natural beauty and tranquillity.
Heulwen and Andy were also great in helping us plan our walks/hikes and evening meals when places were booked (due to bank holiday weekend). They know of great alternatives. The obviously have great knowledge of the local area and guided us on where to go.
In terms of parking, there should be enough space within the property grounds, and they fairly flexible where you can park a car.
We loved our stay and will definitely be back to climb Cader Idris, hopefully the weather is on our side next time!
Thank you Heulwen and Andy for an amazing stay and introduction to Wales.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda B wrote a review Sep 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the start of our booking, we had amazing communication. On arrival a warm and friendly greeting. Made to feel very welcome. Room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very fulfilling and Heulwen and Andy were than accommodating with any requests. Views were amazing. Would certainly visit again and would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sulaiman A wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
it's a really nice place with the parking and the room was excellent. and clean. the view was excellent and the owners were very hospitality The place was very nice and you can walk around the area walking. We can see the falls and there is a nice place at the back of the house a big lake you can walk there
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Aug 4, 2023
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Rosita wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely room with great views and a sunny patio. Heulwen and Andy made us feel welcome and at ease. All very clean, great choices for breakfast. Location is very quiet which suited us well and not far from Dolgellau and good walks.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Charlotte wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place. Beautiful views and good size rooms. Breakfast was delicious and host were very lovely and accommodating! Not far from Cader Idris if you’re a climber and not far from the town which has lots of choices in pubs and places to eat.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kati-Miko wrote a review Oct 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect situated house with beautiful view, surrounded by nature. We felt like at home. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Breakfast very tasty, everything tailored for ours needs. Big lounge, very comfy to rest after all trips days. I highly recommend that place. I hope that we'll come back here soon.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Free parking available
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Vicky C wrote a review May 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can't rate this guest house enough. Absolute pleasure to stay in. Andy and Heulwen could not of made our stay any better. Very welcoming, very clean and the breakfast amazing.
We will definitely be booking to stay here again. Highly recommend. Thank you Vicky and Darren
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Beautiful location, fantastic bed and breakfast and lovely people.
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RobBranaghan wrote a review Apr 2014
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I returned to Wales to attend a funeral and stayed at Heulwen Guest House in the Lovely Village of Llanfachreth. I arrived late in the evening, and was tired and a little nervous about the next day, but Andy and Lwli were amazing! They made me feel welcome, comfortable and put me at ease!

The attention to detail that this lovely couple have is amazing! Lwli noticed that I didn't eat my crusts of my sandwich that evening, and when I had my breakfast the next morning I ordered 2 Poached Eggs on Toast, to my surprise, when Lwli brought out my breakfast, the crusts were already cut off! I asked her did she always cut the crusts off, and she said "I noticed last night you didn't eat your crusts, so I cut them off"
Now to some, this kind of attention to detail would be ignored, I for one was amazed!

The room was spacious, and the bed was incredibly comfortable, Lwli had even put two hot water bottles in the bed (It was mid December!) which was lovely to climb into a warm bed!

I was blown away by the shared bathroom! It was like one of those you see in a movie! A huge bath in the corner, a massive shower! I wanted this bathroom at home!

The guest living room was lovely (and because it was nearly Christmas, a Lovely Christmas Tree stood in the Corner, and I believe that Lwli spends a good day decorating it, and you could tell!)

The furniture screams quality, as with all of the Guest House!

To wake up to a view as I did from my bedroom window was amazing! Such peace and quiet!

Thanks to Andy and Lwli as well, they gave me wifi details, so I could use my Facebook on my phone as Mobile Phone signals are not easily come by in Llanfachreth.

It was a wonderful stay, and the next time I stay at Heulwen Guest House, I hope I have visited for a different reason!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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mary l asked a question Feb 2016
Maidstone, United Kingdom35 contributions30 helpful votes
have the double rooms got en suit bedrooms please
Answer from Francis Andrew W
wales4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi 2 of the double bedrooms are ensuite
Vicky C wrote a tip May 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful location, fantastic bed and breakfast and lovely people."
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Kati-Miko wrote a tip Oct 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom123 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking available "
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Guy wrote a tip Apr 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good, clean and warm"
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foxystoat1 wrote a tip Jun 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom587 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 3 for en-suite and stunning views to the south and west"
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cliff_hewitt wrote a tip May 2018
pontypridd4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all guest room on same (ground) level good views from all bedrooms"
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PRICE RANGE
C$188 - C$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia-Eryri National ParkDolgellauLlanfachreth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heulwen Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Heulwen Guest House?
Nearby attractions include The Mawddach Trail (7.8 km), Precipice Walk (2.0 km), and Coed y Brenin Forest Park (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heulwen Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Heulwen Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Heulwen Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heulwen Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tafarn Y Gader Tapas, Bistro & Bar, Y Meirionnydd Restaurant, and Mawddach Neapolitan Pizzeria and Takeaway.
Is Heulwen Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Llanfachreth.
Are there any historical sites close to Heulwen Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cymer Abbey (5.0 km).
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