Sygun Fawr Country House – Beddgelert
Wales might well be full of Historical landmarks but you don’t always get the chance to stay in one.
The 4-star country house, Sygun Fawr, dates back to 1644, making it probably one of the oldest places to stay in the whole of North Wales. Despite the house’s austere grandeur, staying at Sygun Fawr has been likened to staying in a cosy B&B, it’s warm hospitality making it a great option for honey-mooning couples.
Only a short walk away from the village of Beddgelert, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park; manager Ruth and her capable team of staff have built up quite the reputation for providing high standards of service within the heart of the Snowdonia wilderness. In addition to keeping a variety of well-kept rooms, there’s also a well received restaurant on site that uses local produce to serve home-made classics – perfect for refuelling after a long day of hiking up mountains.
Reviews are perennially strong for Sygun Fawr with 279 reviews fielding 225 Excellent responses, 36 Very Good, 11 Average and only 1 Terrible.
Positive reviewers are always sure to praise the ‘faultless’ and ‘delightful’ food served daily in the restaurant, with the breakfast often being singled out as a highlight. Reviewers are always glad to hear that local ingredients are being used whenever possible and are uniformly pleased to have the option of a packed lunch made for them, should they wish to venture outside the comfort of the house to the rugged countryside around.
Although some reviewers are disappointed that they can’t bring their dogs to the establishment, the roaming presence of the Sygun Fawr’s resident Maine Coon cats are said to make up for this – they’re often spotted wandering lazily around the feature garden which offers ‘spectacular’ views of the mountains on the horizon.
Bed and Breakfast at Sygun Fawr can come as cheap as £44.50 per person, per night. If you’re looking for a more luxurious break, you book dinners and a superior room for £143 per person.