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Penralley House

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#1 of 7 B&Bs in Rhayader
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Penralley House is a luxury bed & breakfast located close to the town centre of Rhayader, which has a good selection of facilities including a variety of shops, cafes, pubs, a leisure centre as well as parks and plenty of open spaces for outdoor activities. All are welcome, including walkers, motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists & bird watchers! The house benefits from "on-site", off street parking for both cars and motorcycles. There is also safe secure storage available for bicycles.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Picnic area
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Stephanie J wrote a review 3 Apr
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My family and I all had a wonderful comfortable and relaxing stay at Penralley House B&B that is situated in a most convenient location near to the historic town centre of Rhayader with wonderful views of the beautiful Elan Valley and surrounding countryside. My family and I were grateful to Steve for his helpful and professional hospitality and we thoroughly enjoyed Jill’s delicious cooked breakfasts, coffee and tea. It was a memorable and special experience to stay in such a magnificent Georgian town house that has been lovingly restored by the current owner. The superb spacious and well-furnished bedrooms were fantastic to relax in after an enjoyable day exploring the local heritage sites. Many enjoyable walks are available locally with wonderful scenery and views across the Elan Valley including the incredibly engineered dams and reservoirs which are all magnificent. We highly recommend this outstanding B&B and we all look forward to returning in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Steve Harvey, Owner at Penralley House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your great review I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Penralley House B&B and also that you appreciated all that the amazing area has to offer and the effort that my late wife and myself put into the property. It was great to meet you all and I sincerely hope to see you all again in the near future.
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Lynniechinney wrote a review Aug 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom72 contributions27 helpful votes
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My husband & I visited the lovely Penralley House for 3 nights, for a short break this week. What can I say that hasn’t been said already, what an absolute find this was! Steve, our host, made us instantly welcome, we’d traveled up from Plymouth on our motorbike, plenty of safe off road parking at the back of the house, we were shown our room at the front of the house, the Holly suite, this was on a boiling hot day during the recent heatwave, the room was lovely & cool, there was a fan provided in the room but we didn’t need to use it. Our room had twin beds, the most comfortable bed I have even slept in away from home, en suite had great power shower, plenty of squishy towels, luxury toiletries, also tea/coffee making facilities were on hand. Breakfast on the 3 days was suburb, cooked by the lovely Jill, her breakfast’s were to die for, so much choice, loved the special poached eggs ! Steve was always on hand for any advice his knowledge of the area was unlimited, thank you both so much for a lovely stay, we will certainly return.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The best stay in Rhayader
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O’Hara Walker wrote a review Oct 2023
Canada2 contributions
Steve, our host, was so knowledgeable about community attractions and services. He provided assistance above and beyond any expectations when we lost a phone and left without it. We’re so thankful! The rooms at Penralley are lovely. We spent some time on the benches - enjoying the garden. Breakfasts? Excellent! All fresh and delicious. We had a wonderful two-night stay
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Steve Harvey, Owner at Penralley House
Responded 13 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay with me at Penralley House B&B in Rhayader. I am also very thankful to the honest person who located your phone on the road opposite which enabled me to bring it along to your next B&B in Llangurig and reunite it with you...there are some honest people still about! I hope the rest of your visit to the UK goes smoothly and I sincerely hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
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Big Fan wrote a review Sept 2023
Ampthill, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is a real treat, everything about it, from being greeted by the host Steve, down to the little details. Nothing to much bother for him. Booking us in for our meal on arrival, down to information on things to do in the area. His Diamond as he calls her, makes a superb breakfast, and is a lovely warm bubbly person. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here, the gardens are beautiful, and when we finished our days out, everybody sat in the garden talking. We would recommend this lovely quaint building, full of character too anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pam S wrote a review Sept 2023
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Penralley House has been beautifully restored and has maintained many of the original features. The garden is simply amazing and when I was there Penralley House hosted an Open Garden afternoon where more than 500 people came to enjoy all that the garden offered. Breakfast a la carte was excellent and my room had the most amazingly comfortable bed. Steve thank you so much for a very enjoyable 3 nights stay. Also thank you to your two 'helpers'! Ideally situated, Penralley House is very close to the centre of Rhayader and many eateries. Thanks for being a great host Steve, see you in 2024.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Entry to the car park is very narrow , there is some parking in the road opposite to Penralley...
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PKTravels2013 wrote a review Sept 2023
Widnes, United Kingdom628 contributions136 helpful votes
Me and my wife stayed here last week, Met by Steve when checking in who gave us all the information as well as some tips on places to eat and things to do in the area. Our room was spotless, very comfortable bed and plenty of tea/coffee. We didn’t have a shower, just a large free-standing bath which suited us. Breakfast was good, all freshly cooked with loads of choices, we went for the full Welsh breakfast, which had everything you would expect. I had some car problems with my boot on checking out, I would like to thank Steve, Gill and the other guests who tried to get us going again. We used tie wraps and managed to get home, the problem was just some wires rubbing together that we fixed yesterday. I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended Penralley House to friends.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Steve Harvey, Owner at Penralley House
Responded 20 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your great review. It was great to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. I am so glad the cable ties held the boot closed for you until you got home and that you managed to get the issue resolved!!
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GwentLarry wrote a review Sept 2023
Monmouth, United Kingdom95 contributions35 helpful votes
A well run, comfortable and clean B&B in an excellent state of repair. We were in the Cedar room at the rear of the building which was probably somewhat quieter than rooms in the front - the A470 runs immediately outside the front of the building and large, noisy HGVs pass by from time to time although not at night that we noticed. Room was a good size with plenty of space for bags, clothes, etc and with a good-sized ensuite bathroom - I do hate bathrooms jammed into cupboards! This had plenty of room. A large, pleasant and quiet garden at the rear where you can have picnic lunches/dinners or just relax. Excellent breakfasts included in the room price. Plenty of private, off-street parking to the rear but access is rather narrow - i could get our 1.8 metre wide car through with perhaps 20 cm to spare on each side. Owner very helpful with recommendations on where to eat.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Access to off-street parking at the rear is narrow. Rear rooms don't get so noisy and have views...
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Responded 20 Oct 2023
Thank you for your review I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Penralley House B&B. Although as you have mentioned the A470 runs through the centre of Rhayader and past my property I have made sure that the rooms at the front of the property are as quiet as possible and I am delighted to say that the secondary glazing does a wonderful job in that respect and of course the much lauded Welsh Gov 20 mph speed limit should further help. The drive to my car park at the rear of the property is on the narrow side but I never cease to be amazed at the size of vehicles that guests manage to bring down there!! Needless to say it all depends on how confident you are at driving your vehicle. I hope to see you both again.
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A1284THdavidl wrote a review Aug 2023
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom7 contributions
Visited this week on a two night stay to celebrate anniversary and visit old ‘haunts’ from childhood. This has got to be one of the best guest houses or b&b’s in the whole of mid Wales. It is a lovely period house close to the centre of town yet set in large well cared for gardens with lovely rear views. It has been tastefully and carefully renovated/restored by the current owner Steve, who goes out of his way to ensure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with modern en-suites. Nothing is too much trouble for Steve, very ably assisted by Gill. The breakfasts are brilliant, as described by other visitors and Steve is a font of knowledge regarding the local area and places to visit/eat. The front road can be quite busy but doesn’t adversely impact on any stay. The side drive is narrow but accessible to most cars and there is ample parking around the rear, which is a definite bonus in Rhayader. Needless to say the lovely Elan Valley and Red Kite centre are within a couple of miles. We will certainly visit and stay here again and recommend it to anyone we know.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Always book places to eat in town in advance, especially in high season.
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Responded 25 Aug 2023
Thank you both so much for your lovely review it was a real pleasure to meet you and I sincerely hope to see you again in the near future.
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rdasmyth wrote a review Aug 2023
Derby, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
The Guest house is out of this world. We have just returned from Our second weeks stay. The position and vows from the rear are breathtaking. The breakfast menu makes a Premier inn look like beginners. With smoked salmon just one of the many items you can chose from. We will return
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Date of stay: August 2023
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speedbird23 wrote a review Aug 2023
Sherborne, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a great find! We spent 2 nights here in July 2023. A beautiful house and garden We were there primarily to visit The Red Kite feeding station which was very near but also went to the Elan Valley and the shop where my favourite Xmas ad was made at Hafod Hardware. Steve. Is such a good host. He made suggestions where to eat and made reservations for us on both evenings. The period room was lovely and great cooked breakfast set us up for the day Lovely garden to sit in as we did one evening. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Apparently local pubs get busy so don’t leave eating out until the last minute. Some great little...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penralley House
Which popular attractions are close to Penralley House?
Nearby attractions include Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre (0.1 miles), Gilfach Nature Reserve (0.2 miles), and TimeScape Rhayader (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Penralley House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Penralley House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Penralley House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Penralley House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penralley House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Triangle Inn, The Lost ARC Cafe, and The Crown Inn - Restaurant.
Is Penralley House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Rhayader.
Are there any historical sites close to Penralley House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir (5.6 miles).
Does Penralley House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.