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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: David Atkinson

A home-from-home escape in style is the order of the day at this Victorian mansion, located towards the quieter southern fringe of the Snowdonia National Park. It’s family run and feels very homely.

Set in a 21-acre estate, the vibe is relaxed reading in the wood-panelled drawing room and gentle strolling around the grounds to the sunken rose garden. Plus, of course, traditional-styled rooms and great local flavours on the menu.

The hotel boasts a gloriously rural setting near the village of Penmaenpool, ensuring fab views from the hotel’s conservatory and plenty of countryside tranquillity.

Surrounding area

The nearby market town of Dolgellau is worth a visit, notably for delicious coffee and cake at the T.H. Coffee Shop, a delightfully retro café set in a historic building.

For something more active, nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park is home to some of Wales’ finest mountain biking trails and geocaching. The nearby village of Penmaenpool picks up one of the most popular sections of the Mawddach Trail, heading towards Barmouth Beach.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Snowdonia National Park

Wales, United Kingdom (UK)

Woman staring at scenery in the Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia’s national park is the rural heartland of North Wales — think mountains, glacial valleys, and sparkling waterfalls. But there’s also plenty here for families, history buffs and Sunday strollers.