Penbontbren B&B in West Wales

Our Luxury Bed and Breakfast in West Wales offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque beaches, unspoilt towns, and beautiful countryside of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Find out more about the excellent range of local attractions and activities on offer during your stay at Penbontbren.





Local Activities



Penbontbren is very close to great fishing opportunities, there are plenty of award-winning beaches nearby where anglers are spoilt for choice. Our waters are famed for sea trout, salmon and brown trout. There are also a trout farms as well as plenty of river fishing for example:

  • Nine Oaks Fishery has 6 lakes, 3 coarse and 3 trout and is in a picturesque setting; here you can catch rainbow trout, roach, tench, bream, grass carp, cat fish and others.

  • Rhydlewis Trout Fishery is smaller but also set among stunning scenery for you to practise your fly fishing.



Marine Wildlife

We have one of only two resident schools of bottle nosed dolphins in the UK dwelling in Cardigan Bay year round, inspiring a Dolphin Watch Project staffed by volunteers, so plenty of opportunity for dolphin watching. You may also spot grey seals on the rocks or in the sea at one of the beaches close to the hotel. Harbour porpoises feeding on mackerel or herring are also often seen singly or in small groups here.


Bird Watching

This area is full of wildlife and birds of prey fly happily round the neighbourhood, we regularly spot Red Kites, Goshawks and Peregrine falcons and for those in the know there are nesting colonies of Choughs. We are close to many scenic magical wild places were unusual birds are often spotted. There are even rumours of an eagle having been spotted around here?

Bird Watching


Walking & Cycling

We are close to the Ceredigion Coastal Path, and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: so there are coastal, cliff walking as well as vast areas of mountain and moor land - and many beautiful wooded valleys to explore.

There is a 3km cycle route through the beautiful Aeron Valley linking the coastal town of Aberaeron with the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron.

Walking & Cycling

There are numerous other cycle routes where the climbs from sea level are rewarded by fabulous views along the coast. Penbontbren makes an ideal evening rest point for the guest that wishes to explore the area on foot or by cycle during the day and enjoy comfort and fine cuisine in the evening.

Cardigan Bay Walks and Hikes - Lots of local walking information



We are close to several golf courses, these include:

Saron Golf Course
9 hole, 18 tee parkland golf course set amid stunning scenery
01559 370705

Gwbert Golf Course (Cardigan)
18 hole Championship golf course that has hosted international matches. Playable all year round sensational views.
01239 621775 or 01239 615359

Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Course Pentregat
Challenging 9 hole Par 31 golf course in secluded valay near the coastal village of Llangrannog.
01239 654933

Cilgwyn, Llangybi Golf Course (Lampeter)
9 hole course set in parkland amid trees, ponds and streams, with a large practice area
01570 493286

Borth and Ynyslas Golf Course
Slightly further a field there is an 18 Hole Championship traditional links course running alongside Borth beach and into Ynyslas dunes, 5 miles from Aberystwyth
01970 871202

We make an ideal mid point for the dedicated golfer who wishes to play at all these courses.



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We have been rated as Number 25 within the B&Bs and Inns category for the whole of the UK.



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