At the end of the aptly named Love Lane stands a spruced up Victorian love nest Ffynnon, a refurbished rectory tucked away in southern Snowdonia.
More of a boutique B&B rather than a hotel, this rural hideaway offers intimacy, style, and incredible outdoors while the owners, Debra and Steve, spoil you rotten with their friendly welcome and generous spirit.
In the bedrooms, bearing names of the owners’ grandmothers, you’ll unearth a number of boutique trappings, from lux bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs or jacuzzis to 21st-century contemporary touches mixed with the house original features. It is hard to pick a favourite but Sydney and Emily would be our choice.
As for the rest of the house, we like the idea of raiding the honesty bar for one of these half bottles of champagne (duly paid for of course) and taking it to the outdoor hot tub. With 6 bedrooms in all, you can hardly expect it to be crowded. Afterwards you can curl up in front of the lounge open fire and just continue drinking with the sun setting over Snowdonia.
Good to Know
Breakfast is served around a big communal table.
Midnight (or anytime) snackers will appreciate the Butler’s Pantry with its share of essenntials.
Ffynnon doesn’t have a restaurant and there isn’t one within walking distance. Taxi service is available but must be booked in advance.
If booked in advance, Ffynnon can send you out to explore Snowdonia with a picnic lunch to help you get through the day.
6 rooms – Myfanwy (Welsh inspired), Aimee (French styled), Annis (takes on the Orient), Sydney (romantic), Emily (contemporary), and Hazel (nature-inspired).
Prices range between £145 to £200, including breakfast, daily newspapers, and
afternoon tea on arrival.
Two-night minimum stay at weekends.Eat & Drink
There isn’t a restaurant but the hearty breakfast will set you up for the day. It is an affair of classics, including eggs benedict, sausages with spicy tomato chutney or Welsh pancakes with bacon or fruit compote.
In the lounge you’ll discover an honesty bar stocked with a mimimally marked-up variety of drinks.Activities
Nestled amidst Snowdonia National Park, the list of activities is endless out and about. The owners know quite of a few suppliers in the area and can point you in the direction of fishing, best walks, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, golf, and lot more.Relaxation
After a day of exploring Snowdonia, there’s nothing better than dipping into the hotel’s hot tub with a bottle of champagne (half bottles available from the honesty bar).
With some advance notice you can enjoy an in-room treatment such as aromatherapy, massage, facial, manicure or pedicure.
For other times there is a CD/DVD library.Essentials
Parking – available on site.
Wifi – free throughout.
Room service – Between 6-10pm you can order from a selection of light snacks.
Children – welcome and assistance provided at an extra charge (cots, beds, babysitting).
Pets – welcome but they have their own place to sleep.
Gwynedd LL40 1RR