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Ffynnon Townhouse- Annis

Wales - North, United Kingdom

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The Owner / Manager

Debra & Steve Harris & Holt

Member since Jun 2010
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  • Availability Updated:17 days 18 hours

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BFB's Overview

Past the winding streets and stone houses of pretty Dolgellau in the Snowdonia National Park, Ffynnon Townhouse sits, deliciously imposing, overlooking the town below and with the foothills of Cader Idris behind. As a former rectory its magnificent proportions have been immaculately restored by friendly owners Debra and Steve who've given it a fabulously glamorous mix of old and new, opulent and simple. It is little wonder that it is regarded as one of the UK's top boutique hotels and something of a steal with rooms to rival many a top hotel, but rates about half the price.

Surprisingly, for such a romantic and luxurious retreat, Ffynnon is fabulously parent and well as purse-friendly. Thanks to their experineces with their own young son, the owners provide a warm welcome for little ones with a handful of toys, a little outdoor play area, highchairs, steriliser, kiddie cutlery and crockery, plus cots for under 2s provided free of charge and extra beds available in the large bedrooms for a very reasonable cost. There's a wonderful kids high tea menu plus a handy bulter's pantry with preparation area, fridge and microwave, which is perfect for whipping up baby feeds and toddler nibbles, as well as cheeky late night snacks - Don’t fill up too much, as the breakfast with everything from Eggs Benedict to Glamorgan sausages is another highlight.

Once the little ones are tucked up in bed, parents can take advantage of the baby listening service and enjoy a romantic meal at one the impressive local restaurants that Steve and Debra can reserve, or ensconce themselves on a chaise by the fire in the guest lounge, order some meze from room service and, armed with a choice tipple from the well-stocked honesty bar, remember what a good old fashioned pre-baby weekend away felt like....heavenly!

The luxurious hot tub nestled in the gardens, pre-bookable in-room massages and gourmet picnic packs are simply the icing on the cake.

Room Overview: Inspired by the simplicity and vibrancy of the Orient, Annis has a cool feel but with accents of red and charcoal adding glamour. It is spacious with a seating area that can easily accommodate an additional bed or a cot, whilst its views over the rolling valley and a feature bathroom with romantic freestanding bath give it a very luxurious feel. The indulgent touches also include sumptous Egyptian cotton bed linens, gorgeously scented toiletries and a flatscreen TV with DVD player.


PLEASE NOTE: There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and three nights on bank holidays.

Location Information

Ffynnon Townhouse is aptly set down Love Lane on the edge of the pretty town of Dolgellau, at the foot of the magnificent Cader Idris in the southern Snowdonia National Park. Whilst the area is famous as a haven for lovers of the great outdoors and activities like hiking, rock climbing and white water rafting, its worth noting that there are many fine beaches close by too. Locals’ favourites include the quiet and unspoiled Benar Beach and the slightly busier Fairbourne beach, which has a steam railway that is much loved by children.

The town itself is within a short stroll and has some handy shops, good cafes and restaurants. Debra and Steve are fantastic sources of ideas for places to go and things to do and will very happily pre-book activities and organise gourmet picnic packs. Guests are more than welcome to bring their bikes or hire them locally and explore the stunning countryside on two wheels. The breathtaking Mawddach trail is ideal as it offers a 10-mile, mainly flat route along a disused railway line from Dolgellau and across Barmouth’s iconic bridge. Its pretty pushchair friendly too.

For a day out by boat, children will love King Arthurs Labrinyth in Machynlleth which lets families don a hard hat and travel on the water through an amazing set of underground cavens whilst your friendly tour guide retells stories about King Arthur and other Welsh legends as your travel.

After a busy day of adventures and walking around the beautiful countryside tummies are bound to rumbling and thankfully there is no shortage of places to eat from cafes and pubs to gourmet grub. Let little ones enjoy the kids high tea at the house and take advantage of the baby listening services to enjoy a night out at one of the great local bistros. Cool and contemporary Bwyty Maddach, boasts unparalled estuary views, whilst highly rated Dylanwad Da, has found its way into the Good Food Guide recommendations every year since 1990.

Getting There: Dolgellau is set on the main A470 road that runs from North to South Wales. It is approx. 3hrs drive from Cardiff, 4.5hrs from London and 2hrs from Birmingham. The nearest mainline train station is Machynlleth (20mins), which is linked by regular trains from Birmingham International (approx. 2.5hrs travel time)

Nearest Medical Services: GP services can be found at Springfield surgery, 2 minutes walk away and at the Dolgellau Cottage hospital A&E unit, less than 5 minutes drive away

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 0 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 0 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Please note that the room sleeps 2 adults with space for a cot which is provided free of charge or a childs bed charged at £25 per night and available to select from the options and extras section when booking.

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 0 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Please note that the room sleeps 2 adults with space for a cot which is provided free of charge or a childs bed charged at £25 per night and available to select from the options and extras section when booking.

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Fast Facts

The room has a superking sized bed which converts to a twin if needed. Ensuite bathroom with shower and free-standing bath. There's space for a cot (FOC) or extra single bed (£25pn).

Airport under 2 hours drive

Manchester airport is 2hrs drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are are long stretches of white sandy beaches nearby.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The B&B is just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Dolgellau, making it easily accessible for shopping, dining and travel.

Private Chef

A private chef service is available when all 5 rooms are rented n exclsuive use basis

Babysitting

There is a baby listening service.

Nursery Gear (additional)

There is a baby/toddler pack with higchair, baby monitor, steriliser, bed guard, socket covers, plastic crockery, cutlery and sipply cups provided plus wooden cots and full sized extra single beds for children. Plus there is a handy and well stocked Butler’s Pantry (small guest kitchen) with fridge, microwave and small eating area ideal for preparing baby’s feeds, children’s tea or self catering snacks etc.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

For indoor use there is a selection of books, games, toddler toys, children’s CD and a DVD library. Adults will enjoy the flat screen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod docking stations, library of books, walking maps, CDs and DVDs plus a PS2.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A menu of light meals and meze is available.

Outdoor Toys

There is an outdoor play area with swings and trampoline.

Visiting Spa Therapist

There is a concierge service for restaurant reservations, taxis and beauty treatments.There is an extensive choice of in-room spa treatments including massages, facials and pedicures. There is also an outdoor hot- tub to unwind in when the children are in bed.

Onsite Restaurant

Delicious breakfasts are served daily plus kids high teas on demand and room service light meals. There is no formal evening dinner service

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free WiFi is available.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two cots can be provided

Reviews

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  • The 'butlers pantry' on the first floor is a godsend for parents of babies.Review dated 03/10/2012

  • Ffynon Townhouse is stunning and immaculate inside and out. The Butlers Pantry (kitchen) is ideal for feeding babies and toddlers and also for a cheeky takeaway when the thought of a restaurant with baby seems too much. The bed was very comfortable, cot was perfect and shower was excellent too. By far the best and most luxurious B & B we have stayed in!Review dated 23/05/2011

The 'butlers pantry' on the first floor is a godsend for parents of babies.

Ffynon Townhouse is stunning and immaculate inside and out. The Butlers Pantry (kitchen) is ideal for feeding babies and toddlers and also for a cheeky takeaway when the thought of a restaurant with baby seems too much. The bed was very comfortable, cot was perfect and shower was excellent too. By far the best and most luxurious B & B we have stayed in!

Parent Rated*

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*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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