'The decor may have undergone a recent makeover but the view from the refectory-style breakfast room hasn't. It's still as stunning as ever,' raves Garri Rayner. A former Victorian slate cutting mill in Snowdonia National Park, this B&B is popular with guests seeking rural tranquility. Spend timewalking, birdwatching, mountain-biking, stargazing or looking out across the Mawddach Estuary and mountains. Or just hang out in its stylish rooms, each is decorated with design classics or furniture custommade by local craftmakers.
Where Graig Wen, Arthog, Near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, LL39 1BQ (01341 250482; www.graigwen.co.uk)
How much doubles from £70