Cool Place of the Day: Ffynnon, Gwynedd, Wales

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Martin Dunford
Monday 08 August 2016 10:02

This old stone rectory, now home to a boutique B&B, would be a lovely place to stay wherever it was located, but its position in Dolgellau, at the foot of the Cader Idris mountain and not far from the sea, makes it extra-special.

Its six bedrooms are thoughtfully decorated in a manner that's designed to be both in keeping with the Victorian property but artfully contemporary too, with free wi-fi, iPod docks, DVD players and games consoles, all decorated in a different style.

To be honest, we’re in awe of the personality they have given the rooms here, with each one as different from the last as you could imagine, varying from the cultured oriental style of Annis to the cool simplicity of Hazel.

You have robes and slippers in your room, freestanding baths or enormous showers – sometimes both – and there's a hot tub in the garden. Facilities also include a range of in-room beauty and wellbeing treatments, and they have recently opened a restaurant that is open for dinner and offers a great menu of local and seasonal Welsh dishes, paired with carefully selected wines from small specialist producers. Not for nothing is Ffynnon located on Love Lane – it's about a romantic a small hotel as you could wish for.

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