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Daily Telegraph - April, 2014
may be a remote market town in the Snowdonia National Park but Dolgellau, at the foot of Cader Idris, is packed with great restaurants. It is also home to the six-bedroom Ffynnon, a friendly little B&B with boutique-hotel leanings in a converted Victorian rectory, run by Debra Harris and Steve Holt. Each fresh, contemporary bedroom has its own indulgences, such as a roll-top bath or huge gothic mahogany bed, and there is even an outdoor hot tub. Home-cooked breakfast is served in the dining room and there is also a comfy drawing room with an honesty bar and a help-yourself Butler's Pantry. Striking out, there are countless walks to choose from. A five minute stroll from the house, for example, is the pleasingly easy none-mile Mawddach Trail, along an old railway line. The area is littered with bluebell woods such as Coed y Brenin (the King's Forest), famed for its cycling trails and walks, which is a four mile drive a

Observer - November, 2013
.... From the honesty bar to the Butler's Pantry, where you can make yourself a cup of tea or a snack, the owners of this classy B&B in a Victorian rectory work hard to make their guests feel at home. The market town of Dolgellau and Snowdonia National Park are on your doorstep, but you could stay in with a book in the cosy library or soak in the outdoor hot tub.
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Sunday Times Travel - October, 2013
Ffynnon has been included in an insightful round-up of the best Snowdonia has to offer in this months' Sunday Times Travel magazine.

Here's an excerpt to whet your appetite....

Snowdonia Rain or Shine
 
Under scowling skies or in pin-sharp sun, this slice of rural Wales is in its element.
 
Ah, the beauty of Wales's largest National Park - all moody mountains, glassy lakes and tall, angry skies. One minute the sun's out, the next it blackens and feels like Mordor. But who wants predictable? It's all part of Snowdonia's charm, and luckily, there are things to do in the towns, or on the slopes and beaches, rain or shine. Just remember to pack a mac.
 
.... Pronunciation's tricky: for instance Dolgellau is Dol-geth-lee. No matter, this pretty mountain village is all narrow lanes, cottages chisselled from grey dolerite, and a proper coffee shop. It's also the starting point for climbs up popular peak Cadair Idris. Nearby, the quiet tin-foil pools and heather-strewn banks of Cregennan Lakes prove less of a commitment (and you can drive there)...
 
....The most boutique-y of the area's B&B's, Ffynnon, in an old '30s hospital, mixes antique furniture with bold prints and fancy fabrics, and adds in a tea-and-bara-brith welcome, then sugary Welsh pancakes with bacon and maple syrup for breakfast .....


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