, Love Lane, Dolgellau, Gwynydd.
Hidden in the heart of one of the most beautiful, unspoilt market towns in Snowdonia, Ffynnon is one of Wales’s most special boutique hotels. Converted from a Gothic Victorian rectory, each of the six rooms and suites has been individually designed with your comfort in mind and feature those thoughtful little touches which make it a true home away from home. Ffynnon has been scooping up numerous awards and accolades since 2007.
The small dedicated team led by Angela and Bernhard provide the warmest of welcomes. They will offer advice on what to do and where to go in the Snowdonia National Park, or quietly stand back while you curl up with a good book from the library, enjoy afternoon tea or a glass of something stronger from the honesty bar, soak in the outdoor hot-tub or simply relax in the lounge.
Influenced by Bernhard’s German origin and his passion for local, fresh and seasonal produce, dinner is a truly new experience of the Welsh cuisine. The contemporary and intimate dining room is open from Thursday to Saturday between 6.30pm and 8pm. A cooked Welsh breakfast is served in the morning, and a buffet selection is also available.
The six guest rooms are a blend of Victorian and contemporary with s luscious sprinkling of antiques. They have twin beds, kingsize and even super-kingsize according to the size of the room. There are fresh cotton towels, bathrobes and slippers, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and goose down duvets for some serious snuggling. Or settle into a free-standing deep-soak or spa bath for quiet relaxation. Then when the time is right, a spot of modern electronics is not forgotten with a flatscreen TV, DVD player and wi-fi.
Dolgellau sits at the foot of Cader Idris in the Snowdonia National Park so there’s plenty to see and do. With cliff-top castles, museums, tranquil forest paths and sandy white beaches on your doorstep, you have an ideal base for seeing the best that North Wales has to offer. Or if you’re feeling more energetic, why not indulge in a day of rock climbing, white water rafting or even paragliding. And when the day’s done, the hotel provides safe storage and cleaning facilities for mountain bikes, walking equipment and a useful drying room, to set you up perfectly for your next day’s adventures.