Ffynnon Townhouse is an archetypal Great Little Place. With just four stylish double rooms and two super-indulgent suites, its small enough to feel cozy and intimate, yet large enough to lose yourselves in, and your hosts, Angela and Bernhard Lanz seem to know instinctively when you need a dose of either.
It’s a grand Victorian pile, with airily high ceilings and huge windows, but the interior is all about cool contemporary style and the highest quality finishes. It’s a perfect spot for a relaxing weekend full of fresh mountain air and fueled by Bernhard’s award-winning cooking.
The Emily suite on the top floor is our favourite room, with its luxurious roll top tub, achingly modern shower, original fireplace and an almost impossible to leave super-king bed.
All the rooms are deceptively spacious, all have muted on-trend colour schemes, and sumptuous bathrooms. There’s slipper baths, indulgent chaise longues and feature light fittings, all have snuggly welsh blankets, and there’s even a pillow menu and a private hot tub in the garden for guests use. The elegant lounges draw guests to gather by the fire, and the hard to resist honesty bar is well attended.
German born accomplished Chef, Bernhard, is no stranger to the kitchen and with a long career in steering some of Europe’s best dining rooms he delivers confident welsh flavours, with local seafood and Snowdonian lamb making regular appearances on his seasonal three course dinner menus. Eating in is a must-do. Breakfast is an equally gastronomic occasion, the eggs benedict with smoked salmon, and delicious Crempogau ( Welsh pancakes ) are the perfect base layer for a mountain hike.
Ffynnon is within striking distance of the North Wales adrenaline seekers playground, with Zip World the world’s fastest zip wire flying 500 metres over an old slate quarry, Surf Snowdonia and the Fforest Rollercoaster guaranteed to help you work up and appetite.