The Old Vicarage
“Expect a warm welcome from your hosts in this superb rural setting.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Located within the renowned tree-lined Dulas Valley close to Machynlleth, The Old Vicarage is an impressive and creatively restored country house that provides very comfortable bedrooms with stylish en-suite bathrooms. There's a spacious comfortable guest lounge, which is the setting for home made afternoon tea cakes. Memorable breakfasts ensure a great start to the day and a warm welcome is assured. It's an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 4
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Afternoon Tea
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About the area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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