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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We have just returned and might I say what a wonderful stay we had , such a beautiful relaxing place. John and Ricky, thank you for your kind and welcoming hospitality and what a wonderful chef Ricky is the food was second to none :) . As we stayed bonfire weekend John and Ricky put on the most stunning display of fireworks . We will most definitely be returning next year .

Room Tip: I would recommend you ask for the upstairs rooms as the view across the lake is breathe taking.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Paula P
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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

It was our pleasure to have you to stay with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the fireworks - I had great fun setting them off and the weather for it was just great with some amazing reflections in the lake which many of our guests caught perfectly on camera. The explosions echoing around the mountain tops were awesome too! We hope to welcome you here again.
Ricky - chef and firework enthusiast!

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We spent a couple of fantastic days here.
Food superb, scenery breathtaking, hosts really made us feel welcome.
Can't wait to go back again.

We will certainly be recommending it to our friends.
We were in an upstairs room mynydd rugog and the view from the bed each morning was great.
Even on dull, misty days it was a beautiful place to be.
Ideal for the budding photographer or artist.
Its no wonder its hard to book this bed and breakfast, as it is so popular, understandably so.
We spent a lovely day on the Talyllyn railway, just a few minutes drive from the bed and breakfast. We were certainly well rested and fed by the time we came to leave.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

Wow! What a great review! Many thanks for this glowing endorsement which is really appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are so right Talyllyn is an artists'/photographers' paradise and as you know the views here are constantly changing. We look forward to perhaps meeting you both again in the future.
Kind regards from Ricky - joint owner.

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We had almost forgotten how beautiful this part of Wales is! John and Ricky are attentive and welcoming hosts and we really enjoyed the hearty Welsh breakfasts and an evening meal, which was a delight. A bridal path from the house leads you through the forest to the hills above which provide breathtaking views of this beautiful valley - we walked for four hours before we encountered anyone else. The house is in a peaceful, off main road location, but is a short drive from Dollgethlau, a starting point for some great walks, after which it was very nice to come back to such comfortable accommodation. We hope to return.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms look particularly attractive.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Snowdoniatraveller, Manager at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

Apologies for taking so long to respond to this kind review but we have been away from Talyllyn. We are so flattered when guests take the time to write about their time with us and also for adding images - yours taken from the farm track above us looking down on the lake has the dubious honour of being the 400th posted on our TripAdvisor listing so thanks very much!
Our kindest regards, John and Ricky - joint owners.

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Reviewed 31 October 2012

We've just returned from our first visit to such a fantastic place. Stunning views of the lake, excellent accomodation and high quality evening meals to match! Certainly to be recommended and thankyou to 'The Times for introducing us to this splendid B+B!

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
4  Thank ptorrent1
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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

Sorry for the delay in responding to this but we have been away. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and was prompted to do so thanks to the write-up and full page picture of The Old Rectory on the lake which was printed in The Times a few days before. Thanks too for the kind comments regarding my food and we hope that we can welcome you again here in the future.
Best wishes, Ricky - chef and joint owner.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Have just returned from another relaxing few days staying at this idyllic spot - and no wonder The Old Rectory is so highly rated by us TripAdvisor reviewers as it so hard to find fault. It is the number one rated bed and breakfast for the whole of Snowdonia and for a time I think it was the number one for the whole of Wales - which is incredible and richly deserved. John is the most charasmatic of hosts and Ricky's food is worthy of any top notch restaurant - his presentation is sublime. The ambiance of their home is so soothing and I covet their two upstairs free standing baths with the blue lights underneath. I actually saw the otter during an early morning walk around the lake but did not have my camera with me so could not claim my free bottle of wine! I sincerely hope he and his family returns again: I certainly will!

Room Tip: You must dine in during your stay!
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Snowdoniatraveller, Owner at The Old Rectory on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2012

Thanks for returning to see us and writing such a glowing second review. I have passed on your kind comments to Ricky who, as I type this, is slaving away in The Old Rectory on the lake kitchen preparing vegetables and creating some more mouth-watering desserts for tonight's evening meals. I am pleased that you managed to see the otter - he is still about!
Kind regards, John - joint owner.

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