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Dolffanog Fawr
Luxury Bed and Breakfast
North Wales, UK
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Dolffanog Fawr

A beautifully renovated 18th Century Welsh farmhouse, Dolffanog Fawr is set in the glorious Tal-y-llyn valley in the south of The Snowdonia National Park. Guests can unwind and relax amid magnificent scenery and luxurious accommodation. Stunning views of Tal-y-llyn lake and Cadair Idris are complimented by the warmth of the welcome and the deep comfort to be found inside.

Simple but elegant furnishings are used to wonderful effect, from comfortable deep leather sofas and a roaring wood burning stove in the guests' sitting room to the delightful bedrooms, with locally made throws, and beautifully appointed ensuite bathrooms. Combining highly accomplished cook and self-appointed sommelier, your hosts offer guests the option of fabulous three course dinners six nights of the week, using the very best of Wales’ natural larder.

Your Hosts

A relaxed and informal couple, Alex and Lorraine enjoy the great outdoors and, with many years' experience of offering hospitality in luxury ski chalets, are very natural hosts. Alex is a former teacher and keen fisherman whose catches regularly end up on the table. Having worked alongside top chefs for many years, Lorraine is an enthusiastic and accomplished cook. Catch up too with the latest news from Morgan, Alex and Lorraine's rugby mad son, and enjoy the company of Ghillie, a flat-coated retriever.


Dolffanog Fawr
LL36 9AJ

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Named after local rivers, the four bedrooms at Dolffanog Fawr are supremely comfortable, with large pocket sprung beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen and contemporary locally woven woollen throws. Each with its own ensuite bathroom, our simple but luxuriously appointed bedrooms also have LCD TVs, alarm clock radios and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Decorated to the highest standard to give a traditional yet contemporary feel, the four spacious bedrooms are all named after local rivers
  • With super king and king size beds and ensuite bathrooms, Dyfi, Wnion and Dysynni enjoy spectacular views across the fields to Tal-y-llyn lake and majestic Cadair Idris
  • With either a super king or twin bed, Mawddach looks out over the garden towards the hills of Dyfi and Tarren
  • If you can tear youself away from the window seat in your bedroom, relax and unwind in front of the wood burning stove in the sitting room
  • Take a glass and enjoy the spectacular scenery from the terrace
  • Luxuriate in the 36 jet hydrotheraphy spa in the garden amidst beautiful views of Tal-y-llyn lake and Cadair Idris. With a water temperature of 38 degrees centigrade and incomparable views, there can be few better ways to relax after an exhiliarating day in the open air

Food and Drink

Inhouse cuisine: Tuck in to a hearty Welsh breakfast - sausages are award winning, bacon dry cured, eggs free range (and produced by Dolffanog Fawr's very own resident hens) and the home baked bread is made from locally milled stoneground organic flour. Our dinner menus change daily and make the very most of Wales' natural larder - Welsh Black beef, Snowdonia salt marsh lamb and wild Dysynni sea trout are just some of the delicacies on offer.

Eating Out: If you would rather explore some local eating places, we would recommend Tafarn Dwynant, a friendly pub and art gallery in the village of Ceinws, The Wynnstay Hotel Restaurant at Machynlleth with its 'splendid local food', the Riverside Hotel at Pennal, or for some serious fine dining, the Michelin starred restaurant at Ynys-Hir Hall. 

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Situated at the heart of Snowdonia, Dolffanog Fawr overlooks Talyllyn lake and the awe- inspiring mountain of Cadair Idris. Dolffanog Fawr is ideally situated as a base for mountain biking at the internationally renowned mountain biking centre at Coed y Brenin, fishing on fabulous stretches of river - or even at sea - climbing Cader Idris, or just a relaxing escape to the very heart of The Snowdonia National Park. In summer, the beautiful coastline of West Wales offers gloriously unspoilt beaches at Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Tywyn and Barmouth.

  • Don your walking boots and climb Cadair Idris, the second most popular mountain in the Wales after Snowdon. Looming menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape. Cadair Idris offers a challenging but rewarding adventure
  • Pack your fishing tackle and spend a day on the river.  With complementary fishing for guests on over 13 miles of the Mawddach and Wnion, Dolffanog Fawr is a haven for anglers - four of the top salmon and sea-trout rivers in Wales are within a ten minute drive
  • Or head for the coast, for some superb opportunities for saltwater fly-fishing. Standing up to the waist, in the dark, with waves and fish crashing all around is an experience not to be missed
  • For the seriously energetic, take on The Pink Heifer, the ultimate four hour mountain bike ride at Coed-y-Brenin, 'Forest of the King'
  • If its steam you are after, take a ride on the Talyllyn Railway, an historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside
  • Or relax in the outdoor hot tub, with its magnificent views across the surrounding landscape


On the map: A one and a half hour drive from Shrewsbury, deep into the southern reaches of The Snowdonia National Park

By car: Leave A487 Dolgellau-Machynlleth road at Minfordd and take B4405 signed Tywyn. The house is approximately 1 mile on the right hand side before the lake

Dolffanog Fawr: Luxury B&B - Around

  • Luxury bed and breakfast, Snowdonia
  • Luxury bed and breakfast, Snowdonia
  • Sunrise over Llyn Gwynant
  • The famous Talyllyn Railway
  • Dark clouds over Cader Idris
  • Sunshine
  • Fresh eggs
  • Luxury bed and breakfast, Snowdonia


From £48.00 per person per night, double occupancy, and including homemade cake for tea, a full English breakfast, fresh flowers and L’Occitane bath products.


Bed and Breakfast

From £48.00 per person per night, double occupancy, and including homemade cake for tea, a full English breakfast, fresh flowers and L’Occitane bath products.

For Single Occupancy

From £70.00 per night, single occupancy

We offer special rates for three to five nights dinner, bed and breakfast. 

To confirm the booking, we require a £90.00 (non-refundable) deposit by cheque, bank transfer or debit or credit charge (charges apply). 

We reserve the right to charge the full amount due in the event of a late cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date where we are unable to re-let the room(s), or due to a no show.

Balance payment to be made prior to departure by cheque, cash, Sterling travellers' cheques and credit/debit cards. For all card transactions, there will be a surcharge.

A three course dinner is available from £25.00 per head every night with the exception of Sunday.

Please advise us of any special dietary requirements on booking.

Arrival time: after 4pm
Departure time: by 11am

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