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Pencae near Llanarth, Aberaeron and New Quay, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 920847)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful, spacious farmhouse in a very peaceful setting."

    We were a party of six, and there were enough rooms for the children to have their own space if needed. Penny and Stefan the owners were extremely welcoming. Penny took the time to teach the children how to halter train some of the sheep, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Fresh eggs from their chickens were also available and they were absolutely delicious! Whilst some of the kitchen equipment had been removed due to COVID restrictions, if we needed anything all we had to do was ask, and Penny and Stefan provided it. Anyone wanting a quiet break cannot go wrong with Penlon.

    Reviewed by RayAug 2021

  • "Lovely house, the pictures on Sykes didn’t do it justice."

    We were extremely happy with the accommodation, the surroundings, the friendly sheep & happy chickens, but most importantly Penny & Stefan who made us feel extremely welcome.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "Unfortunately the cottage was not as clean as previous experiences of Syles cottages which was especially diappointing in light of the continuing Covid situation."

    It was not easy to be confident on arrival that it was the correct place as there was no name plate to reassure visitors. The shower upstairs didn't work and the "wetroom" downstairs provided a trickle of water. The kitchen was not particularly well kitted out and we had to buy a casserole dish in order to have something to cook with. Only one of the three bedrooms had adequate drawer space. Overall very disappointed.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2021

  • "The owners are extremely accessible and helpful and we had a great time."

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, felt very COVID safe, it was clear the owners had made sure the whole place could be easily sanitised, which was very reassuring."

    The owners live on site but purposely gave us space, which was also very nice. Kitchen is amazing and we had some fabulous family meals. Plenty of parking, we took 2 cars but you could have taken more. Beautiful art work around the property, Penny (owner) is a very talented artist. Thank you we had a great stay

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Just returned after a wonderful week at Penton."

    The cottage was perfect for us: amazing location for beautiful beaches, peaceful, spacious, top facilities and friendly hosts. We couldn't have asked for anything better and hope to return in the future. Thanks so much!!

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "A spacious house in a very pleasant and quiet rural location not far from the coast."

    The hosts were friendly and helpful and the property was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Penlon was very clean and comfortable and the surroundings were lovely."

    We thoroughly enjoyed watching the lambs running around in the fields outside. The only criticism I have is that there was no secure garden that the dogs could be off lead in outside. Not really dog friendly.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2021

  • "During these troubled times it was great to get away for the week in such pleasant surroundings,we were warmly welcomed (from a safe distance)and the accommodation was very good."

    The area was a great for walks and bike rides.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "Beautiful home in lovely surroundings."

    Close to aberaeron where we love, and just as close to newquay where we viewed the dolphins. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Penny and Stefan's farmhouse."

    It was clear that great efforts had been made to make the farmhouse 'COVID-safe', which made us feel immediately relaxed. The farmhouse is set slightly apart from the other buildings, and although Penny and Stefan were around and on hand, if we needed them, we felt our privacy was totally respected. It was a delight to be surrounded by picturesque countryside and 'big skies', and on the whole, the weather was great. Curious brown hens came by the kitchen window each day and we watched swallows impressively building their nest in the back porch-way throughout the week. Penny and Stefan patiently chatted to us about running a small holding, showed us their pigs and introduced us to their VERY friendly Shetland sheep, some of which LOVE to be petted! New Quay is a short drive away and parking is easy (and currently free!) at the top of the little harbour town. Ceredigion was not at all over-crowded during our stay (the last week of July), and by timing our visits to the beach until later in the day, we found we had lots of space on the beaches we visited. The coastal path was also quieter than expected and did not disappoint, with stunning views akin to Cornwall! We sighted dolphins EVERY DAY, whenever we were close to the sea and saw some curious Atlantic grey seals a couple of times, too. We would highly recommend this accommodation and location for a guaranteed relaxing break!

    Reviewed by JillJul 2020

  • "Great hosts lovely place"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed and very well equipped."

    Lovely secluded setting and easy access to local attractions and beaches. Penny and Stefan are great hosts and we had a most enjoyable week together with our grown up children and grandchildren.

    Reviewed by PatrickJul 2019

  • "Many Thanks for a very enjoyable stay at Penlon, The hosts Penny and Stefan provided all the information we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    The house is very spacious and clean, its in a very quiet location in the middle of nowhere.

    Reviewed by TrentJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, quiet and clean in a quiet rural area."

    Stephan and Penny met us and showed us around the house, and were on hand to help if needed. It isd a spacious cottage with lots of amenities including free wi-fi.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2019

  • "A very enjoyable holiday for Family and Grandparents."

    Peaceful surroundings with sheep and birds to watch. Fun to see sheep chasing a cat up the field. Plenty of space for children on bikes and scooters. Lots of places nearby to visit. Plenty of beaches if weather is suitable.

    Reviewed by PollyMay 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, plenty of space for our party of 6."

    The children aged 4 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed it, the garden, views and lambs particularly.!

    Reviewed by KateApr 2019

  • "Very helpful and friendly owners."

    The house and in particular the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The beds and bedding are very good quality and comfortable. An ideal venue for family groups.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2019

  • "Fantastic location easy access to the main travel routes."

    Spent a full week here in a clean well equipped cottage. 6 of is stayed with plenty of space and helpful owners. Just a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "Staying at Penlon turned out better than we expected: the house is situated in stunning countryside which can be accessed from the doorstep; there was a large secure garden for our children to play in and we found that having the sheep so close to the house was just lovely."

    The house is also just a few miles away from stunning coastal walks and beautiful beaches. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2018

  • "Some small glasses for fruit juice would be good."

    Disposable plastic glasses for teeth cleaning in the bathrooms would help

    Reviewed by BernardJul 2018

  • "Penlon is an excellently well-equipped cottage, perfect for a family."

    The setting is beautiful, peaceful and within easy reach of the sea and other places of interest. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home.

    Reviewed by ImJun 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for family celebrations!"

    Very warm welcome from the owners. Cottage spacious, clean and really well equipped. Great location to get to the coast and for visiting places but lovely to come back to the quietness of the cottage in the evenings. Perfect stay, thanks so much.

    Reviewed by CathMay 2018

  • "Ideal location, clean well equipped Farm House, our hosts were lovely people and gave us all the privacy we needed, a very friendly helpful couple."

    Should we return to this area we would without a shadow of doubt book here again.

    Reviewed by RonaldJun 2017

  • "Perfect everything as advertised and more ."

    Owners were lovely never obtrusive but always there if needed couldn't ask for more first class holiday.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2017

  • "Great location, very comfortable, high standard accommodation and very helpful friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2017

  • "Stayed here for a birthday celebration met the owners and they were very welcoming and provided excellent directions to the property."

    Loved the location and property located in a very peaceful part of west wales. A+++

    Reviewed by SamApr 2017

  • "Penlon is a fantastic place to stay."

    The owners are so welcoming and always there to help you. It was our first holiday there and we will definitely be returning again fairly soon. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by EmaleenMar 2017

  • "Stefan & penny were wonderful as was their cottage"

    Reviewed by SueSep 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage , very clean property and in the perfect location."

    Reviewed by BelindaAug 2016

  • "We loved our stay at Penlon, we were greeted and shown around when we arrived."

    The house is beautifully decorated, clean, spacious and has everything you need in a holiday home. We particularly liked the covered patio area, even though it rained all day on one of the days it was warm enough to sit outside and watch the sheep in the adjoining field. We can't recommend this place highly enough and will definitely be returning next time we visit Wales!

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2016

  • "It was very comfortable and in a lovely location, with great coastal walking close by."

    It was very well equipped and tranquil, and the very welcoming and helpful owners were next door.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2016

  • "We were made very welcome by the owners."

    The cottage was impeccable with literally everything you could possibly need. It was a beautiful peaceful setting with a wealth of gorgeous places to visit like a very beautiful beach just 5 minutes drive away.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2016

  • "Penlon was in a good location with easy access to a number of beaches and towns."

    The cottage was very spacious; had a good layout; was well equipped with ample storage space and extremely comfortable beds. The owners of the property were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JoanAug 2015

  • "Such a peaceful place to stay, yet it was easy to get to the stunning beaches of the Cardigan Bay coast."

    The property was spacious and comfortable, superbly equipped and very clean. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2015

  • "We have just enjoyed a terrific week at Penlon."

    The house is beautiful and great to either sit around or get out and about. Walks locally are lovely and local beaches fantastic. Really comfortable house with room to spread out as we were party of 6. Overall, absolutely great and owners happy to show children their sheep and to allow them to spend time with the sheep. Really pleased with our choice and would recommend it without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by GailAug 2015

  • "We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the accommodation."

    We enjoyed the whole holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2015

  • "Penlon was one of the best holiday cottages that we have ever stayed in, everything was of a very high standard, it had everything from the large kitchen appliances to a tin opener."

    It was close to good beaches, not far from the local shops and good restaurant/pub. Penlon is a gem, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and our grandsons especially enjoyed feeding the lambs. Would we recommend Penlon? YES YES YES!

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2015

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The property

Llanarth 1 mile.

A beautifully converted detached farmhouse, within the grounds of the owners’ home, surrounded by working farmland situated in the small hamlet of Pencae, near to the village of Llanarth.

Just a short drive from Aberaeron and the pretty working harbour of New Quay, with its popular sandy beaches, this delightful farmhouse is a perfect base for families and groups of friends who wish to explore both countryside and the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline that stretches in both directions.

Set over two floors, there are four comfortable bedrooms, with a double, as well as a wet room on the ground floor, along with three further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Back down on the ground floor there’s a large well-equipped kitchen which overlooks fields, and from this room you access a spacious sitting room with a dining area.

Outside, you can sit under the sheltered veranda or maybe on the patio or lawned area, from where you can watch stunning sunsets.

This superb farmhouse is perfectly placed to enjoy Cardigan Bay, with its numerous footpaths criss-crossing the area, plus you’re also close to sandy beaches, such as Poppit Sands and the National Trust’s Penbryn and Mwnt, with its iconic white chapel.

Inland you will find nature reserves and the Preseli Mountains, along with the gold mines of Dolaucothi, which are a little further afield.

This wonderful farmhouse is an excellent base from where you can enjoy walks, outdoor activities and the pretty coastline that’s peppered with quaint villages and harbour towns.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table and sitting area
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Study.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric range oven with gas hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with part-covered patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Owners have sheep in the surrounding fields
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Note: The farm lane leading to the property is uneven with loose gravel/stone
  • Please note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Sorry, no children under 2 years of age

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


New Quay 3 miles; Aberaeron 4 miles.

The popular Welsh village of Llanarth is situated close to the Cardigan Bay coast, offering a welcoming pub and a shop, which although small, is very well stocked, and a farm shop/butcher selling local produce. Llanarth is located on the main A487 coast road, which opens up numerable options and places to visit. Just a short drive away are various beaches, fishing lakes and the regency harbour town of Aberaeron, along with wonderful walks and cycle routes that are easily accessible. The popular beachside harbour town of New Quay is just 3 miles away, where you will find a traditional seaside feel and perhaps the chance to buy the day's catch. Lovely shops, tea rooms, ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops, dolphin watching and boat rides can all be enjoyed in New Quay. With the picturesque Cardigan coastline and the inland beauty of the Cambrian Mountains and Preselli Hills, this is a perfect location for any type of holiday you’re looking for.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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