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Gold Award from Visit Wales.

Autumn Gold: Visit Wales Award 2014

It is with great pride and pleasure that we can report Penmaenuchaf Hall has achieved the Visit Wales Gold Award for 2014 for a sixth consecutive year, making it one of only 34 hotels across Wales which share this achievement.

Visitwales.co.uk ...

Our very own Torrent Walk

Waterfall at Penmaenuchaf.

Our newly extended trail is the perfect post-luncheon amble.

It's on a slightly smaller scale than Dolgellau's famous Torrent Walk, but our newly extended trail is the perfect post-luncheon amble. Take a serendipitous stroll around the lake. Enjoy the local flora and fauna and relaxing babble of the streams. The additional loop means you can meander through the woods and across the streams enjoying those magnificent views on your way.

Come and See Our Bee Delights

Bee hives at Penmaenuchaf.

The Penmaenuchaf bee hives

When you next visit Penmaenuchaf Hall take a stroll in the grounds and see our busy bees flying in and out of their hives. Then test the tasty honey produced from our very own hives. It's delicious, itís totally natural and itís available to buy along with other beeswax products in our bar shop.

Wales on Sunday - Seven Days magazine - April 2012.

Justin Pilkington's recipes were featured in Seven Days magazine.

Recipes from Chef Justin Pilkington

April 2012 - Justin Pilkington long-standing head chef at Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel recently shared some of his recipes with readers of the Wales on Sunday newspaper.

Have a look and give them a try. We hope you enjoy them.

Read more about Justin Pilkington and his fine food recipes ...

Hotel's June news.

Hotel's June news.

Hotel News for Dolgellau

Don't miss out on all the latest local hotel news and offers for this Spring. Read our February Newsletter now.

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Hotel local news - June 2012 edition ...

Penmaenuchaf Hall wins the Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2011

Conde Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2011.
Most Excellent Country House 2011.

Winners of Condé Nast Johansens'
Most Excellent Country House 2011
Condé Nast Johansens announced the winners of the 29th Annual UK and Ireland Awards for Excellence on Monday 8th November 2010 at the 2011 Annual Awards Black Tie dinner at The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1.

Penmaenuchaf Hall was the proud winner of the Most Excellent Country House 2011 category and Mark Watson and Lorraine Fielding, the hotel owners, received the award presented by Mr. Andrew Warren, Managing Director, Condé Nast Johansens.

The Awards are based on responses from guest nomination forms, guest survey reports, and our regional inspector reports drawn from the hotels featured in our most recent guides.

Needless to say the whole team at Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel are delighted with this prestigious accolade.

Free wireless computer access at the hotel.

Free wireless computer access at the hotel. Surf the internet from the comfort of your room.

Free Wireless Internet Access

We are pleased to report that Wi-Fi has arrived at Penmaencuhaf so next time you visit you can check your emails or surf the net in the comfort of your own room. Forgotten your computer? Don't worry, we still have a guest computer in our library ready and waiting for your use.

Bring your own Music!

Another addition to all bedrooms are mp3 players, so you can now listen to your own music or catch up on your pod casts as well as charge your iPod/iPhone whilst you are relaxing in your luxurious bedroom.

New Breakfast Room

New breakfast room and dining room.

Sunlit breakfast room.

Life at Penmaenuchaf Hall is always on the move and we are constantly looking at ways to improve the experience of your stay at our hotel. The latest project to be completed is the creation of a new breakfast room / dining room. It is light and airy, has French doors leading on to the south-facing terrace and we think you will love it!!

Christmas Dreams

Christmas at Penmaenuchaf Hall.

A wood fire burning at Christmas in the drawing room.

If your idea of a perfect Christmas is unadulterated tradition, holly and mistletoe, roaring log fires, fantastic food, a little fresh air to revitalise, lots of frivolity and friendly, helpful staff to ensure your every little whim is catered for, then Penmaenuchaf will be just what you are looking for!

Our three-night Christmas package, arriving on Christmas Eve, promises to make all your festive dreams come true! Our packages are from £560.00 to £665.00 per person.

Penmaenuchaf scoops AA Hotel of the Year Wales 2009-10 award

From left: Natasha Kaplinsky (host of the AA Hospitality Awards), Mark Watson & Lorraine Fielding (proprietors),
Rupert Miles (CEO of AA Publishing)

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel received nationwide recognition in September when it was named AA Hotel of the Year Wales at the AA Hospitality Awards 2009-10. The AA, celebrating the best in hospitality for over 100 years, held the glamorous black-tie ceremony, hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

"We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of the hotel's management and team of staff has been recognised." - Mark Watson

Read more about the AA Hospitality Awards ...

Award-winning landscape photographer Claire Carter at Penmaenuchaf Hall

Lynnau Cregennen - Morning Drama by Claire Carter.

Starting off simply as a convenient way to capture fleeting scenes for her paintings,
Claire Carter's photographs soon became an artistic phenomenon in their own right. During the last ten years her photography has been widely published, exhibited and acknowledged in international competitions.

Claire said recently: "Photography is a wonderful excuse just to be in breathtaking places. Standing for hours watching the effect of light on a scene, can be like watching a drama unfold."

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel is delighted to be exhibiting her photographic work in the hotel. Many of the pictures were taken not far from the hotel featuring some of the most beautiful scenes in Snowdonia. Customers and the public can buy mounted prints from the reception or order framed images to be delivered to their home.


A picture of the new staircase in the oak panelled drawing room leading to the Garden Room Restaurant.

Ring in the Changes

Our grand oak panelled drawing room is now complete for our guests to enjoy. This stylish room has a truly romantic, warm and convivial ambience. Fall into the comfy leather sofas in front of the stone arched fireplaces and enjoy those stunning mountain views. Or perhaps be entertained on the fine grand piano whilst sipping an aperatif and musing over the dinner menu and wine list. Then... step into our recently opened garden room restaurant, Llygad yr haul, it has a contemporary feel, with a stunning Welsh slate floor, oak panelling, gothic windows and yet again, those wonderful views. We are sure you will be delighted with the changes.

Bring in the New

We are delighted to introduce two of our recently extended and refurbished rooms. The Watson Fielding room with its huge new picture window complete with window seat and views across the Mawddach estuary to the Rhinog mountains. This is undoubtedly the largest room in the hotel with a king size bed, spacious lounge area and roomy bathroom. The Reynolds Williams room has the addition of French doors leading on to a large balcony again with wonderful views across the Estuary to the mountains in the background. We are positive our guests will enjoy these new deluxe bedrooms.
A private black-tie party at the hotel.

Enjoying a party: revellers in the bar at the hotel.

Private Parties and Special Celebrations

If you have a landmark anniversary or birthday coming up or would perhaps like to celebrate an engagement, christening or business success, why not celebrate with close friends and family at Penmaenuchaf Hall. Combining this fantastic venue with our dedicated team of staff, you are ensured an event that runs seamlessly and assured that you and your guests will return home with wonderful memories of a fantastic occasion.

Call us to discuss your needs; we would be pleased to help with ideas and suggestions.

See our Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel gift voucher selection.

Stuck for a present?

Gift Vouchers Galore

We have a range of vouchers to suit all occasions. Finding a luxury lifestyle gift is never easy, especially for someone who has everything. If you are looking for a special luxury gift to beat all others you need look no further. The hotel has a range of superb gift voucher options from gourmet dining experiences, quintessential afternoon teas and luxurious over night stays as well as monetary gift vouchers and even a one-day wine course, the choice is almost endless. Our inspired choice of gift vouchers is guaranteed to make the occasion even more special and with Christmas just round the corner, what are you waiting for!
The Hotel's AA Notable Wine List Certificate

AA Notable Wine List Certificate

The hotel wine list has recently received an accolade from the AA. Our wine list reached the final round of the AA Wine Award selected from over one thousand wine lists based on the overall quality of its wine selection and presentation. Our Notable Wine List certificate will be prominently displayed and our entry in the Restaurant Guide will also feature a "Notable Wine List Symbol". We, particularly Mark, are all delighted.
Mountain bike guiding service.

Mountain Bike Guiding Service

We have privilege to introduce fully qualified mountain bike guides to take our guests around the Dolgellau area of the Snowdonia National Park including the Coed-y-Brenin cycle centre. A variety of mountain bike trips and courses to cater for all abilities from beginner to expert are on offer. Rides start from the Hotel and can be tailored to individual or group specifications. One or two day courses typically include "A ride with guide" and "MTB Training". If you would like further information we would be pleased to hear from you.

Other news stories from Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel

More recipes from hotel chef Justin Pilkington ...

Hotel local news - February 2012 edition ...

Hotel local news - October 2011 edition ...

Snowdonia National Park Authority's new visitors' centre on Mount Snowdon opens ...

Spoil yourselves in Spain ...

Enlargement of Penmaenuchaf's lake ...

Wine club's South African tour revisited ...

Spectacular new wet room ...


Hotels latest offers in the Snowdonia National Park.


 AA Hotel of the Year Wales

AA Restaurant Guide Two Rosettes

Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2011



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