Penybont - 4 star WTB award for Bed and Breakfast accommodation Penybont Cottage - WTB 4 star WTB award for Self Catering accommodation Penybont, Llangorwen, Clarach
Ceredigion SY23 3DW

Telephone: 01970 820159
07787 114685


Recent Comments From Visitors

Here is a selection of comments left by some of our Guests. These are un-edited, but only the first names of Guests have been used.



Taken from reviews:

2 March 2017
Very comfortable cottage and a warm welcome from John the owner. Our 2nd visit in a year and just as good as the first. Almost like staying with friends. Could not find a fault in what was on offer. Self catering
19 February 2017
You can't improve on this place it was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and John was a brilliant host. What a wonderful place to stay with a fantastic host.the breakfast was one of the best I've had and the two dogs loved the sausages. You won't regret staying here it's a very special place. I would certainly recommend it. Just a 5 min drive from the sea front in Aberystwyth. B&B
16 February 2017
Very quite and beautiful area, very clean room with a 5 stars breakfast and most importantly the host was awesome, he even gave us a lift to the town! B&B
29 January 2017
Excellent value for money. A short drive to Aber seafront. The breakfast was particularly well cooked. Friendly proprietor. I would recommend. B&B
3 January 2017
We felt very welcomed by the owner John. Good chat and excellent breakfast. Local knowledge was really useful and the beach that he pointed us to for the following day was beautiful. B&B
16 December 2016
Beautiful country cottage B&B in small village close to the city. John was a great host and whipped up a wonderful breakfast. Quiet, warm, comfortable. B&B
12 December 2016
The location 10 minutes from Aberystwyth in a most picturesque valley was ideal. The host was both convivial, kind and friendly and the breakfast, full english, was clean and very tasty. We'll stay there again B&B
8 December 2016
John was an excellent host and made Baxter and me feel most welcome. Breakfast excellent and Baxter got a sausage too,even after his poor behaviour.He was readily forgiven by John. Would definitely return. B&B
15 November 2016
The host was lovely, the rooms was just as described and comfy and extra pillows id asked for were provided no problem. There was a good amount of tea, coffee and hot chocolate with milks and sugars nothing skimped on, and even little cartons of orange juice and water which was really thoughtful.. Breakfast was absolutely gorgeous, wholesome and you were left wanting for nothing. Nothing was too much trouble and I would highly recommend this picturesque B&B anyday. B&B
28 October 2016
Tasteful decor and furnishings, friendly and helpful proprietor. Will go again. B&B
27 October 2016
Quiet location with off road parking, Clean and well appointed.Great breakfast served when we wanted. Very nice host. We highly recommend a visit. B&B
12 October 2016
Ultra friendly and accommodating owner, who especially loved our dog! Bed was very comfortable and breakfast brilliant. Great value for money. Excellent location for us and we will definitely stay again. B&B
11 September 2016
Very pleasant overnight stay. Met by the owner in the evening who recommended an excellent pub/restaurant The Victoria in Borth for dinner. First rate freshly cooked breakfast in the morning. Beds very comfortable and well equipped shower room. B&B
8 September 2016
My dogs were made so welcome by the owner they loved the sausage he cooked for them for breakfast, our breakfast was really lovely too ,we will be back! very impressed overall. B&B
31 August 2016
The refreshments in the room were a really nice touch. Facilities and location were excellent and there was a really welcoming atmosphere. A gluten free breakfast was provided with no trouble at all. I can't recommend it enough. B&B
18 August 2016
Wonderful host, very helpful with recommendations for places to eat and visit. Lovely location out in the countryside just a short drive from Aberystwyth and the Dyfi Osprey Project too! B&B
7 August 2016
The cottage was very clean and modern and has everything you would possibly need for a nice holiday. John (the owner) was very welcoming and when we discovered the dvd player wasn't working he just went out and got us a new one! He also cooked us a lovely breakfast one morning (provided he has no guests in the B&B and for a little charge) Self Catering
18 July 2016
John the host was very frienly and asked whether he could help out in any way regarding finding a location.The breakfasts were excellent with options of cereal, toast or full english and you could have the lot if you so desired. A large pot of tea was provided and we were given the choice of weak, medium or strong.Nothing was too much trouble for John which we really liked. B&B
16 July 2016
My favourite place I've stayed in Aberystwyth. The only reason we haven't stayed more often is that we usually travel with my granddaughter so need a family room. The location is really pretty and only a short drive from Aberystwyth, ideal if you want somewhere quieter to stay. The rooms are lovely and clean, the breakfast is fabulous and the proprietor is really friendly and incredibly helpful. It's also the best value place that I've found. B&B
12 July 2016
Breakfast cooked to order at a time of your choice. I asked for gluten free bread and de-caf tea, both were provided ?? B&B
4 July 2016
The cottage is pretty and we had a very friendly welcome. The room was well equipped with a good shower. Breakfast was also very good and served in the homely kitchen-diner. A pleasant experience. B&B
26 June 2016
Beautiful accommodation in a quiet and scenic setting. Made to feel very welcome by the owner John, who told me about the local areas, and was always happy for a chat about life in general! Very comfortable room for a solo traveller. Would definitely stay again for the peace & quiet! B&B
16 June 2016
Met by John, made us feel at ease straight away, recommended a couple of place to eat, which were excellant and cooked us a great breakfast. Very clean and comfortable and great looking B&B B&B
5 June 2016
The host was very friendly and helpful, the stay couldn't have been better. We had many interesting talks with him and would recommend this B&B, we would stay again. It is in the country but close to Aberystwyth and very peaceful. B&B
4 June 2016
Had such a fantastic welcome, the location was beautiful and tranquil and was perfect for our one night stop over. Breakfast was really good, nice full english to start the day! Had a great little shower room with shampoo and conditioner provided. B&B
31 May 2016
A quaint little cottage nestled in the Clarach valley on the edge of Aberystwyth. John the owner is a most accommodating and obliging fellow who strives to make guests feel at ease. My 10 year old son, the pet dog and I stayed for two nights when collecting my older son from Uni at Aber. Penybont was only a few minutes drive from the halls of residence at Penglais. John is always on hand with helpful tips and advice about the locality and its various visitor attractions. Breakfast was a relaxed affair and provided an opportunity to chat to some friendly German guests who were hiking in the valleys. John loves dogs and our lab/retriever was spoilt for the duration of her stay. B&B
23 May 2016
We arrived late after travelling from climbing mount Snowden, having called on the way just to let Bob know we will be late, which was not a problem at all. He was there to greet us and couldn't have been more welcoming. He also loves dogs which is a bonus as he had just climbed with us! He did not mind us waking up a bit later and we had a beautiful cooked breakfast waiting in the morning. I can honestly say I have never experienced such kindness through staying over at a bnb before. We will defiantly be returning on our next adventure :) Thank you very much! B&B
12 May 2016
Although I had to leave before 7 both mornings i was still given tea and toast and even offered a cooked breakfast, really appreciated this as I had a long days work ahead of me. B&B
23 April 2016
A really warm and personal welcome from the owner who looked after us extremely well. Everything was really comfortable. B&B
5 April 2016
John was very welcoming and made us feel at home. His local knowledge and guidance made our selection of what to do far much easier. I have already recommended Pennybont to a number of my colleagues; we would definitely consider going there again. B&B
30 March 2016
Turns out the check-out time is 10:00 which we did not notice, but the host was kind and let us stay longer :) Fully equipped kitchen, more than one bathroom, spacious if compared to hotel stay Self Catering
19 March 2016
The location was easy to find with plenty of parking space. Although it's next to the road, it feels like you're in the middle of fields and sheep! My room was bright, clean and welcoming with everything I could have hoped for. Great storage space for clothes, cute colourful bathroom, and lovely big double bed. It was a real home from home. Everywhere was immaculately and tastefully presented and maintained, smelled lovely and was warm and cosy. I especially enjoyed the soothing sounds of the stream flowing passed outside and breakfast time was inspired, with a great choice of foods, wonderfully cooked with some choice background music and interesting conversation from the host :) Above and beyond service in every way - Thank you! B&B
14 March 2016
Our host could not have been more accommodating. My son was racing the next day and he gave us as much breakfast as we could eat. We also left behind a pair of shoes so he tracked us down and left a message on our vehicle regarding it. lovely and quiet too with parking. B&B
7 March 2016
The room was very clean, bathroom very modern and clean. The owner was friendly and considerate I would stay again, good breakfast Great value for money B&B
24 February 2016
This is a gem of a B&B. Having stayed here now a few times I always feel very welcome. Nothing is too much trouble and John is a great host. I thoroughly recommend a stay here. B&B
5 January 2016
Lovely warm welcome, excellent breakfast and a great location for us. The room and en suite were spotlessly clean. B&B
22 December 2015
The accommodation was clean, comfortable and attractive, in a lovely rural setting. There was room to park the car and the owner was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. B&B
Solo traveller
December 22, 2015
Very well kitted out for holiday makers with supply of books, DVD's and Board games. All the appliances you would need for a longer stay. Great location and very clean accommodation. Even has a gate on the stairs for when younger guests attend. Very well laid out and gives the feeling of being a home away from home. Loved it. Self catering
Solo traveler
November 9, 2015
Everything was good, the room was comfortable and clean with excellent facilities for tea and coffee. The breakfast was great and was prepared for when I needed it. The host was chatty and extremely helpful when asking questions about the area. It is definitely somewhere I would return to if I was going back to the area. B&B
November 9, 2015
The owner was very welcoming and made us feel at home from the point we went in the door. The room was simple but perfect for what we needed and spotlessly clean. Nice large shower and decent toileteries as well which is a bonus. Breakfast lovely and well presented. B&B
November 5, 2015
The owner was very friendly and accommodating would definitely recommend. B&B
November 3, 2015
Loved the area, the two bedroom house, the host, John was lovely. The breakfast, he made us was amazing. Self catering
Solo traveler
October 25, 2015
Beautiful location a couple of miles outside Aberystwyth and a cheery, friendly welcome from John the owner. Great breakfast with vegetarian option that I took advantage of! Clean and comfortable. B&B
October 20, 2015
John made us very welcome and the accommodation was very comfortable and everything was provided for us including extra sausage for our dog at breakfast. B&B
October 15, 2015
Excellent welcome by owner who provided information regarding local attractions. Room was more than adequate for our overnight stay with our dog. Superbly cooked breakfast set us up well for our onward journey. Hope we can come again. B&B
Solo traveler
October 10, 2015
I have come to look forward to staying at Penybont when ferrying my son to and from university. John is always a welcoming and knowledgeable host: nothing is too much trouble for him. The rooms are great for an overnight stay with good facilities and a well-stocked tea/coffee tray. As a solo traveller, I enjoy the friendliness of conversation with both John and the other guests over breakfast. And it's always a pleasure to have an excellent breakfast without the cooking or washing up! B&B
October 8, 2015
The cottage was wonderful. Self-catering
September 21, 2015
John was extremely friendly and helpful. Booked at last minute, and he was nothing but accommodating. Beautiful accommodation in a scenic location. Cannot fault the facilities or service...thank you! B&B
September 20, 2015
Lovely B&B in a beautiful setting, only a few miles drive from Borth. We were warmly welcomed by John the owner,who helped carry and store our golf gear and luggage. A very pleasant owner who also cooked us a fantastic breakfast. Thank you for making our stay such a pleasure. B&B
September 2, 2015
Lovely cottage in a convenient location. Owners very welcoming. Will be staying again. Self catering
August 29, 2015
John was an incredible welcoming host he welcomed our dogs as we walked in the door which put them at ease. His local knowledge was very helpful. The local bus made it very easy to get to aberystwyth and back. I would so love go go back next year but they were booked up. B&B
August 19, 2015
Stunning home from home, quiet and pretty, will def stay again. Self-catering
Solo traveler
August 13, 2015
Very friendly, clean, build for purpose, beautiful grounds, great breakfast and most comfortable bed of my travels. B&B
Solo traveler
August 11, 2015
I liked everything about this bed and breakfast which is why I keep returning when I am in the area! The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was great. The atmosphere was relaxed as were the hosts. Moreover, it was only a short drive to the University and the town centre. B&B
August 5, 2015
Lovely 2 bedroom cottage. Very well equipped. Had a nice bbq on the little deck. Self-catering
July 15, 2015
great to have good laundry and kitchen facilities. Nice touch to have a supply of DVDs and books available. Would stay again - highly recommended for families. Self-catering
July 8, 2015
All is perfect!... John est très sympathique. Ils nous a conseillé dans le choix de nos visites. Les chambres sont spacieuses, très bien équipées et très propres. Je recommande vivement ce B and B B&B
July 2, 2015
The apartment had everything you needed. It was very very spacious, spotlessly clean and was only 5-10 minutes from town. Would highly recommend staying here. Self-catering
June 23, 2015
Great location in rural setting just out of Aberystwyth. Our host John made us feel most welcome. Good room and bed. Great cooked breakfast. Thank you John. B&B
June 9, 2015
Excellent self catered property with lots of extras that you would not expect. Like milk in the fridge and washing up liquid under the sink. Very welcoming host and a shame we where only there for one night. Self-catering
May 31, 2015
Nicely furnished, clean property with a gregarious owner who cooks a superb Welsh breakfast. Over the ridge is the small seaside city of Aberystwyth where there is shopping and restaurants. B&B
May 16, 2015
Being able to book a cottage for one night was great for us giving us all the flexibility we needed for the weekend and the independence. Self-catering
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May 9, 2015
John the proprietor was more than helpful, courteous, jovial and just such a sincere person. His breakfast was just cooked perfectly and plentiful B&B
Solo traveler
April 26, 2015
The room was a decent size and everything was clean. Towels, toiletries and refreshments were provided in the room. A great breakfast and a lovely location! B&B
March 9, 2015
The cottage was very clean and exceptionally well equipped. Very comfy furnishings. Nice touches like a book set in the bedrooms and lots of DVDs and puzzles in the sitting room. Tea, coffee and fresh milk provided. Lovely to have an ensuite and a separate bathroom. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. Easy distance from Aberystwyth by car. Self catering
8 February 2015
Excellent host excellent stay made to feel welcome. Nothing not to like. B&B
1 February 2015
Lovely clean room, great facilities and delicious breakfast. Very friendly and welcoming owner, great facilities, lovely food, good location B&B
22 January 2015
Excellent countryside location. John was very informative of places to visit, very central to the places we did visit,quiet location by the river. Our stay not long enough . B&B
6 January 2015
Late booking meant we stayed in holiday cottage rather than B&B. Clean and comfortable. Welcoming host. Rural setting but convenient for Aberystwyth. Excellent self catering facilities. Lots of books to read or DVDs to watch if we'd had time. There's nothing to criticise - I will book again next time I'm in the area. Self-catering

Taken from our cottage guestbook:

Andy, Louisa, Imogen + Isobel

Wirral, Merseyside.
27 December 2014
Our second stay at Penybont and by far our best. We love spending new year at your cottage and we addore the surrounding area. Hope to come back again. Self catering
Christine and Peter

Ripley, Derbyshire
2 November 2014
Cannot fault our short break in your lovely warm cottage. It is situated in an ideal, peaceful location, yet close to many places of interest + some lovely beaches. Wa are extremely grateful for the basket of godies which was a welcome treat. Many thanks. Self catering
Sally and David + Sarah / Sam + Teddy

25 October 2014
Lovely week. Fantastic weather. Cottage lovely. See you next year. Self catering
Christine and Jen

15 October 2014
Weather pretty poor but didn't stop us getting out and about. There are some beautiful coastal towns / villages andn stunning scenery inland. The red kite feeding station and R.S.P.B reserve particularly good, starlings under Aberystwyth Pier worth a look as well. Great week. Self catering
Peter, Anne, Jean and Shirley

Southport and Liverpool
16 September 2014
A wonderful visit and a great place to celebrate our two mothers' 80th birthdays. Thanks for your warm welcome and friendly, gracious helpful support. Self catering
Fred and Helen

6 September 2014
Amazing weather for the last three weeks! Your cottage is becoming like our 2nd home! Thanks for your great company as well, see you next year!! :) Self catering
Gary and Sue

2 Sepetmber 2014
Lovely cottage, ideal base for travelling around. Great Walks. Loved it. Self catering
McEnery family (and Jasper the dog!)

Tring, Herts
26 July 2014
Our second visit and once again had a fab time. Will def. come back again :) Self catering
Erica, Reiner, Lindis and David

Wtingen i.A, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland
12 July 2014
We had a wonderful stay. The cottage is great and there is much to do around here! Thank you so much. Self catering
Jaqui, Andrew, Ben and Clare

Bishopstoke, Hampshire
une 28, 2014
Lovely Cottage, so peaceful. Beautiful weather too! :) Self catering
Margaret and Jerry

Lovely cottage, well equipped. Clean and comfortable. Good centre to explore west wales. Thanks for the welcome pack. Self catering
Pip, John, Ed and Frodo
Winchester, Hants
April 18, 2014
A great place to stay when visiting sons at uni. Cottage very, very comfortable. Loved the welcome basket. Great to meet you John and hope to visit again. Self catering

Thank you to all my guests for their patronage and generous comments.
John Sylvester