Guest Book

Date03:00 PM – Feb 01, 2012
First NameJenny, Sue, Paul, Les
Town LocationCornwall
My sister and I chose this place as it looked good and the mention of good food attracted us. However our expectations were far exceeded, we could not have picked anywhere better. A perfect weekend.


Date07:31 AM – May 30, 2011
First NameRussell and Jennie
Last NameParry
Town LocationLeicester
We have so enjoyed another mini holiday back at Talbontdrain. It is a real joy from all aspects, Hilary offers so much: a warm welcome, excellent food, a cosy log fire, a relaxed atmosphere, and more. We just love the views, the wildlife, the location. All in all, a special place, a bit of heaven on earth. Thank you – we’ll be back.


Date12:27 PM – Oct 25, 2009
First NameLynda, Michael, George & Billy
Last NameCole
Town LocationForest Hill, London
Talbontdrain is THE place to unwind and recharge your batteries! – charmingly situated in a picturesque valley at the end of a long, narrow, winding lane, and on Glyndwr’s Way. In less than an hour you can be up the top of Pen y Darren – solitude, tranquillity and a breathtaking panorama – Plynlimon and Cader Idris both visible. Hilary is hospitable, intelligent, a passionate hill-walker, a brilliant cook. You can sink into a chair in the cosy guest room, by the log fire, and read, or be sociable at the big round table – the evening meal is extremely relaxed and informal. Rooms are comfortable, simple, unfussy, tasteful. There are two characterful, well-behaved dogs, and chickens and plenty of more casual wildlife outside. We’ve been back fourteen times since first coming ten years ago!


Date10:45 PM – Jun 14, 2009
First NameMary and Peter
Last NamePartridge
Town LocationSutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Our overnight stay quickly turned into 7 nights! Hilary provides informal hospitality and wonderful homemade cooking including special dietary requirements. 
Talbontdrain location is just a few miles from Machynlleth yet offers a real away from it all feeling. It is a fabulous location with established walking routes right outside the door. It was wonderful to be walking all day and to return to superb food and a roaring fire. This is no ordinary B&B and Hilary is no ordinary lady. 
We have found Shangri La and plan to return as soon as possible. Thank you so much Hilary.