- Style Boutique bed and breakfast
- Setting Hills at the back, sea to the front
‘Welsh guesthouse’ and ‘contemporary comfort’ are clearly no longer mutually exclusive. This spruce mauve-painted seafront townhouse in Aberdovey (aka Aberdyfi) conceals a bright, wooden-floored living room and a world of vast fresh-linened, sheepskin-cushion-covered beds, huge TVs and brown-leather sofas, and a cheery attention to detail that has become the signature of interior designer Ann Hughes, one half of the husband-and-wife team behind Llety Bodfor.
Need to know
- Rooms Eight individually decorated rooms.
- Rates Double rooms from $142.87 (£88), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast (£12, and served in the nearby Seabreeze restaurant).
- Facilities There’s a free DVD library and a huge vinyl collection to use on the record player in the lounge; adjoining gift and interiors shop, Seld. There’s also a new shared kitchen for guests to use. In rooms, free WiFi, widescreen TV and DVD player and iPod stereos, fridge for your own use, Frette bedlinen, roll-top bath.
- Check–out 11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. If the hotel is quiet, they can be flexible.
Children Under-twos stay free and children under 12 can have an extra bed in a suite for a small charge; some rooms combine to form family suites (Naw & Deg, Cant & Mil). Babysitting can be arranged and ‘toddler backpacks’ for carrying little ones can be borrowed.
- Hotel closed 4-28 December 2011.
- Also There’s a two-night minimum stay on weekends and public holidays. The modern and vintage homewares from their design-led interiors store are also available online from www.seld.co.uk.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Room names are numbers in Welsh: Dau is two; Naw is nine; Deg is 10. The family suites are the most spacious, with their own kitchenette cubby and huge sofas. Naw has a four-poster. All rooms are sea-facing (bar singles), but suckers for a view should go for upper floors: we loved lilac-hued Dau (pronounced ‘Di’) on the second floor.
- Packing tips When the sun shines, it’s glorious, but it’s better to play safe and take a windcheater or waterproofs, although if you do get caught out in a downpour, Llety has a drying room, which is in handy in bad weather.
- Also Hire the whole house for £1,000 a night; it sleeps up to 21. Llety can tailor individual packages, such as picnics on the beach, or special-occasion drinks parties for up to 40 and organise accommodation in the village for any extra people.
Food and drink at Llety Bodfor
- Hotel restaurant Breakfast is a fine spread served in the SeaBreeze Restaurant a few doors down. Specials change daily, with eggs and smoked salmon on offer, as well as the full Welsh.
- Dress code Beach modern, and woollies, windcheaters and warm socks just in case.
- Room service There’s a guest kitchen available for you to use around the clock.
- Hotel bar Drinks are available from Seld during opening hours.