|AA WALES HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2009/10 - Of all the hotels in and around Dolgellau and Penmaenpool, none can offer the luxury and comfort that Penmaenuchaf Hall has to offer. The hotel was once a country retreat for a Lancashire cotton spinner and now as a country house hotel it still maintains all the charm of a bygone epoch. Built in the 1860s, Penmaenuchaf Hall is a splendid hideaway for visitors to Snowdonia: oak panelled rooms, log fires, a well-stocked cellar, sumptuous dining, individually styled bedrooms. And beyond the hotel's imposing stone walls, lie twenty acres of idyllic, private woodland and ornamental gardens all overlooking the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. ... A truly relaxing oasis in a hectic world.