Y Goeden Eirin is situated in the hamlet of Dolydd between Bontnewydd and Groeslon in Gwynedd. It was originally a granite cowshed belonging to Hendre Farm, but it was sympathetically renovated as a dwelling house at the beginning of the nineteen eighties. A very successful small licensed restaurant was run there by the present owners for a few years, but the house was then sold, and ceased to be a restaurant.
It was bought back once more by the original owners in 2003, and this we decided to offer bed and breakfast as well as an evening meal in our licensed dining room. We offer a personal welcome to visitors from around the globe in a home which has a thoroughly Welsh atmosphere and where Welsh is the lingua franca.
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“The welcoming Eluned and John have created an unusually delightful space … Bathrooms are chic. Wonderful food is served alongside the Bechstein in the beamed dining room … a stylish spot from which to explore the country.’
Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay: British Bed & Breakfast (2006)
'Dear Dr John & Mrs Eluned Rowlands, We're just writing to let you know that we've had a deeply complimentary letter, sprinkled with warm sentiments, about you and your home. I know that folk are far more likely to put pen to paper when they feel thay have a complaint, so this is praise indeed... we do appreciate that this glowing feedback is the result of your doing things extraordinarily well. Best wishes, Nicola Cross.'
Editor of Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: BBB
‘… a superb bed and breakfast establishment that offers comfortable, spacious yet cosy, accommodation at affordable prices.’
Guide to Rural Wales (2007)
Dawn wâr y Goeden Eirin – un â greddf
I greu ac i feithrin
Hadau’r ardd, a dysg i drin
Y Gymraeg ym myw’r egin.
Huw Meirion Edwards yn Ysgrifau Beirniadol XXVII (festschrift a gyflwynwyd i JR)
'Diolch o galon ichi, John a Luned, am y croeso tywysogaidd a gawsom acw'n ddiweddar. Fe aethoch i gryn drafferth i sicrhau noson gofiadwy ar gyfer Ngugi a chriw Ysgol y Gymraeg a gadawodd gydag argraff arbennig o'r ardal a'i lletygarwch. Rydych yn genhadon Cymreig tan gamp!'
Yr Athro Gerwyn Wiliams, Pennaeth Ysgol y Gymraeg, Prifysgol Cymru Bangor
‘I will take the memories of your wonderful Welsh hospitality, John’s patience in helping me to pronounce the Welsh language, and above all … the music, both at Bryn’s Opera Gala and here at Y Goeden Eirin, which made me have a “calon hapus”. We’ll meet again.’
Cimarose from the Netherlands and Barcelona
‘Bodlonwyd y Tarw a’r Llew mas draw … Sul a Llun i’w cofio.’
Elin a John Hefin
'Mae croeso anghyffredin
A bord yn ffit i’r brenin
A’r gwely cyfforddusa ‘rioed
Wrth droed Y Goeden Eirin.'
Dic Jones a Siân, Blaenannerch
‘Llety ardderchog ymhob ystyr. Llond lle o groeso (a’r pictiwrs ar y walydd yn fonws!).’ Anne a John Breese
‘Wonderful to stay in your SIX STAR “cowshed”! Where else could one find a Bechstein Grand in the breakfast room?’
Peter Fisher (violinist)
‘Lovely rooms, delicious breakfast, fabulous countryside and such kind and generous hospitality.’
Peter Hewitt (pianist)