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Capel Bangor near Aberystwyth, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 27132)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful spot overlooking the Rheidol Valley."

    It was clean, comfortable with good facilities. The owners were really responsive to any questions we had. Overall a perfect getaway if you love being in the countryside and good for bird watching.

    Thank you for your kind remarks Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "A lovely & clean cottage & set in a beautiful setting with easy access for visiting places in other areas"

    Thank you, really appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RonanMar 2022

  • "Great property."

    Very fast road outside the property and although dog friendly which is great, the road is a huge hazard as dog could easily clear the low wall. Also, we had to move the beds due to drips from condensation from the sky light which was very annoying and no shutter for the window? Otherwise, lovely cottage, thanks

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    We like to cook and the kitchen had excellent quality equipment making the whole experience a great pleasure. The cottage is by the side of a road but the road wasn’t busy. A fabulous place to watch red kites and some lovely walks along the river. We visited Devils Bridge with its breathtaking waterfall which was wonderful. A fantastic holiday all round!

    Reviewed by NancyOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, clean well equipped and in a lovely countryside"

    Very pleased that our cottage exceeded your expectations Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "Great location in beautiful valley."

    Peaceful setting with the river only a two minute walk from the cottage. Lots of red kites with a visitor centre a few miles away where they get fed each day. Great beaches and walks. Everything we needed in the cottage with a seating area outside and parking spaces. Thank you for a great holiday. Hoping to return soon.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Mixed bag of weather, but the cottage was excellent, well presented, the owner although I didn't talk to him he was friendly in the text's sent between us, Bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom, two single beds in the upstairs bedroom, plenty of space in bedroom and dining room, cosy sitting room with smart TV, view of the hills from window, and river a few yards away down the bank, altogether despite the weather we enjoyed our stay, value for money."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We we really disappeared with the way that we were treated initially by your company in cancelling our first booking."

    Having been in touch with my bank I was informed that there was no reason on their part for you not to take Automatic payment for our final balance.To send me two important emails to my junk mail was unsatisfactory. I check my regular inbox daily but like a lot of people don’t always do the same for my junk mail and then to take payment 3 days later for the rest of the deposit. didn’t help with customer relations. Your response being that I should check that a payment had been made! However I was very happy with the alternate acccomodation suggested and would return again if allowed to book through a different company. We were 13 miles away from my daughter who had the other shepherds hut which could have been better for my elderly parent. Please sent my congratulations to the owners of Penlon for their excellent facility which helped justify the extra cost incurred.

    Reviewed by BernadetteAug 2020

  • "Lovely, clean & comfortable base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, set in lovely and peaceful surroundings."

    Very well equipped and extremely clean.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Very peaceful, cottage was very clean and comfy."

    Beautiful surrounding area full of great walks and nature on your doorstep. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2020

  • "Good cottage, well provided with what we needed and comfortable."

    Well equipped kitchen, actually stuff we could properly cook with, warm. Quiet location overlooking fields.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2020

  • "The whole holiday was exceptional and very enjoyable."

    It would be very difficult to improve on. Thank you very much Mark and Janet Stokes.

    Reviewed by MOct 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location, quite breathtaking, if you have the weather here, it certainly would be picture perfect."

    Good facilities at the cottage except it would have been nice to have a double bed upstairs, its all single beds, but the cottage is well equipped and very cosy. we did,nt see any garden at rear, just a bench table at front on patio. Beware of very fast traffic on this road when entering and leaving the cottage especially if you have a dog. Parking is not right next to the cottage, but it is slightly off road.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in superb location."

    Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by DarylAug 2019

  • "Cottage is beautiful."

    There was nothing more we could have required. The cottage has everything that you need for a weekend stay or a long stay. The location is gorgeous with stunning views that sums up Wales. Short drive to town and some excellent walking tracks surrounding. we loved it!!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful area,ideal for recharging those batteries!"

    5 miles from Aberystwith,so near to beaches. couldn't fault the whole holiday!

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by GlynisJun 2019

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage in a superb location would definitely stay here again."

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2019

  • "Log burning fire, very well equipped, clean and well presented cottage"

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "It is one of the nicest holiday lets we have stayed in."

    Very well equipped, the property layout was one of simple yet practical homely comfort; a lovely location too. We were over on business as well as a short holiday and have decided we'll return for a full break in due course. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "Penlon is a delightful cottage done to a very high standard ."

    It is equipped with everything you would need and very comfy.It is set in a lovely location,close to the butterfly farm,which is well worth a visit

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "Our second stay at this pretty cottage in a lovely setting not far from Aberystwyth seaside town and cliff railway, and the cake of Rheidol Railway!"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "The cottage was even better equipped than expected, such as hairdryer and tea/coffee provision in kitchen, lots of towels and bedding."

    I really appreciated the quiet location especially at night. Warmth and seclusion are important to me which I found at this cottage. My twenty-something daughter and one year old granddaughter were also very happy at the cottage.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2018

  • "If you are looking for a "romantic" holiday then you do well to miss booking Penlon because with Bunk bed downstairs and Twin beds upstairs sleeping arrangements are NOT very romantic at all."

    Don't think to yourself that you can push the twin beds together because they are thick pine and there is still a gap between them so you can not make them into a double bed. As for the bunk bed the least I say about that the better (the scabs on my head tell the story) !!! If, however, sleeping in twin beds and bunk beds doesn't bother you then this is the place to book. At 07.45 am there is the rush hour to contend with - well...….three cars heading left to right!! (Lol) and then the odd (and I do mean odd) car or tractor during the day and the rest of the day you can sit and listen to the silence. Watch out for the Red Kites and Buzzards that fly over the cottage every day and make sure you go to the Butterfly Farm that is just down the lane. If you need to use your mobile phone you might well find yourself out of luck as the signal comes and goes (mainly goes!).

    Reviewed by AshleyJun 2018

  • "Cottage is even nicer than it looks!"

    Very clean , lovely and cosy . Beautiful views, you can see the Rhiedol valley steam train chuff past over the other side of the valley which our son thought was great!

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2017

  • "Very nice cottage with good facilities."

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, well-equiped and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x attic twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on lead when sheep are in the paddock)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: River and paddock across the road from property, paddock may be occupied by sheep
  • Note: River fishing rights included, please contact the owners for more details.

The property

Capel Bangor 2 miles.

A beautifully converted, Grade II listed former miner’s cottage, with views across the River Rheidol up towards the wooded valley, near the village of Capel Bangor.

Just a short drive from Aberystwyth, a popular university town with a striking Victorian promenade, pier and funicular railway, the cottage is a perfect base for small families or couples to enjoy both the valleys and beaches of West Wales.

The cottage is set over two floors, with a landing-style attic room housing twin beds and a bunk room on the ground floor, along with a shower room.

The original cottage boasts a spacious dining room and a well-equipped galley kitchen, and the sitting room is stylish and modern, with a welcoming woodburner and lovely views stretching up the hillside, a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a morning cup of tea.

Outside, you can sit on the patio and enjoy the tranquillity of the area, lulled by the babble of the river.

Alternatively, take your drink over to the river paddock and sit with a picnic by the owners’ stretch of fishing river, as you while away the hours in the sunshine.

The area is criss-crossed with beautiful walks and is perfect for cycling, and six and a half miles away is Bwlch Nant yr Arian on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains, where hundreds of majestic red kites feed daily.

The Rheidol Hydro Scheme is two miles away, and the Cwmrheidol Butterfly House is a mile and a half away, just a stone’s throw from the Rheidol Reservoir.

Aberystwyth and the regency harbour town of Aberaeron, are within easy reach, along with the stunning sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay.

A short drive will open up the wilderness of Wales and the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia National Park, meaning you're perfectly situated to explore this wonderfully diverse landscape.

The area offers various outdoor activities, such as fishing and wildlife spotting, while a myriad of cycle ways and footpaths provide the opportunity to glimpse the area’s industrial history, with steam trains, funicular railways and dams.

You are also close to the Wales Coastal Path, stretching in both directions from Aberystwyth.

Steeped in legend, the mystical Devil’s Bridge Falls is just a six-mile drive, or you can take the fabulous Rheidol Steam Railway from Aberystwyth, from a stop just a short walk from the cottage.

Penlon is a peaceful valley retreat for groups to enjoy the tranquil riverside, local beaches and diverse countryside of West Wales.

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About the location


Aberystwyth 5 miles.

Capel Bangor, where you will find a shop and award-winning pubs serving excellent food, is a scattered hamlet set along the A44, just 5 miles from Aberystwyth. A popular seaside town, Aberystwyth offers a wide selection of shops, pubs, tea rooms, restaurants and wonderful sea views from the promenade. The town's Cliff Railway is the longest electric cliff railway in Britain, and the panoramic views on the journey are spectacular. A wonderful day can be spent at the visitors’ centre by the Rheidol reservoir, which is part of the largest hydro-electric scheme in Wales, alternatively, catch some trout or spend the most delightful time in the Butterfly House with its exotic plants and butterflies. This wonderful part of West Wales has everything - countryside walks, sandy beaches, a Narrow Gauge Steam Railway, museums, castles and plenty of Welsh folklore to make this the perfect holiday base any time of year.

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