Accommodation in Dolgellau, North Wales
Secretly secluded, surrounded by wild Welsh beauty and overlooking
the magnificent Mawddach estuary, this unique country hotel emanates a
warm and friendly atmosphere, and is deeply embedded in local history
Ideal for large formal events or for cosy meals to the sound of a local harper, Fronoleu is a perfect base from which to explore the mountain landscapes and the rich history of the Welsh people.
Fronoleu means 'Light From Within'. It is a name associated with the early quakers who lived here; it probably arose from the quaker doctrine of the 'inner light'. It still remains a working farm, but in its role as country house hotel and restaurant it has established a great reputation for fine food and comfortable accommodation.
Fronoleu is situated in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, near Dolgellau and close to the mountain Cader Idris, a wonderful area for mountain walks. Day rooms include a cosy bar and lounge, both with log fires.
As well as the restaurant and comfortable
inglenook lounge, we have a large Function room where we cater for weddings, wedding
receptions, party bookings etc. We are a licensed venue for civil wedding ceremonies.
The Function room has its own bar, preserving privacy for any function.
Lighter meals are served in the Stable Bar.
Free fishing is available for residents on Dolgellau Angling Association waters, and pony trekking can be arranged.
We are "bike-friendly" and offer lock-up facilities and bike washing facilities for cyclists. We are situated about 7 miles from the Coed Y Brenin Forest (see our links page for more biking info).
We welcome families with children and have two family rooms plus one 2-bedroom suite. We are also dog-friendly.
Please see the accommodation page for our prices.
In this website you can experience a 'Virtual visit', exploring in detail both the hotel and some of the surrounding countryside