Come for the great outdoors and stunning views: mighty Cadair Idris looms behind you, the wide Mawddach estuary sweeps in front. You’re off the main road in one of four Victorian slate mill cottages, now converted into warm and comfortable holiday homes. Cheerful Sarah, who runs a thriving B&B next door, greets you, and can organise for local fresh veg to be delivered if you’d like, and she will cook you breakfast at her house if there is room! Families will be happy here with sociable outdoor spaces, bonfires and barbecues in the summer, but couples will enjoy it too – from your large and light sitting room you have a gorgeous view, a comfy sofa, Welsh blankets and calming colours (seekers of quirk must go elsewhere). Cooks will approve of the kitchen – neat as a pin and with all you need. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with attractive blankets and dreamy views; the bathroom, with proper bath for aching limbs, is spotless. A small courtyard garden at the front is a grand spot for a sundowner, Sarah is on hand for any advice and you really do have a vast playground around you: woods, walks, cycling, watery stuff, castles, mountains and more.