Country Bed and Breakfast...

Hopton House B and B - the barn room

Gwaenynog B and B from the front

I have experienced the two best B and B's I've ever stayed in during the past couple of months. Neither is very far away from Wiggly Wigglers and both do delicious breakfasts...On Saturday we wiggled our way to Kington, then Knighton then Welshpool - stopping off at Powis Castle and eventually arriving at Gwaenynog. It's, about a mile from the River Vyrnwy at Dolanog and a 5 minute drive from Llanfair Caereinion in Mid Wales, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A four poster room, free wifi, an ipod charger and Earl Grey tea - what else could you need! During the night our hostess had to put up with a bit of Gorringe Junior sleepwalking... first into the airing cupboard and then into her bedroom!!! (Thank goodness he avoided the paying guests!) Then in the morning we were treated to a yummy brekky before we headed out! This standard of service reminded me of the best B and B in Shropshire - and it's not just me that says... Hopton House Bed and Breakfast is number one on Tripadvisor. On further investigation I have found the common ground between the two... Mrs Karen Thorne at Hopton House does courses for prospective B and B owners and Fiona Potts from Gwaenynog completed the course. So, what needs to happen is for Mrs Thorne to publish a directory of who has passed her course with flying colours and then unsuspecting tourists like us can wiggle our way around the countryside from delicious breakfast to breakfast... (In March I stayed in the worst B and B I have ever endured in Looe Cornwall - one of my favourite places on earth.... If you were the owner of that B and B please book on Mrs Thorne's course directly! :0)
PS: By the way I knew they were both good eggs because they both have loads of bird feeders out... :0)

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