Ann and Dennis provided a very warm welcome to us on arrival at Tal-y-bont last Friday, which had been booked as a surprise for my birthday, as a base for us to explore the local area and for me to launch myself into the wild blue yonder on Zip World Titan!
We stayed in 'Bant', which was very spacious, with a large ensuite bathroom - just as described, along with the view down the valley. The room was spotless and had all the personal touches you could wish for - including in my case, gluten free biscuits, to go along with the tea and cake on arrival! Our hosts gave great advice regarding local restaurants and we visited Dylan's in Criccieth and newly reopened Grapes in Maentwrog. Breakfast was a treat, with fresh fruit, gluten free cereals / toast and locally sourced gluten free sausages to accompany the aga cooked food. Anyone wishing to visit Zip World, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Portmeirion, Borth-y- Gest, Criccieth or the Ospreys at Glaslyn could not go wrong with Tal-y-bont. Finally, a special hello to Albert the black lab.
- 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