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Penygawse Guest House & Tea Rooms
Ranked #7 of 13 Llandovery B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Much more than we expected”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Penygawse is a real find in the lovely little town of Llandovery on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Centuries old building that has had a wide variety of uses over time, before being converted into a B & B by current owners, Allan and Lynn. Allan is a highly qualified barista, so if you're looking for great coffee in the UK, then Penygawse is your place.

Rooms are extremely comfortable - our room was quite small, but no more so than many other B & Bs. The bathroom was excellent - particularly the "adult sized" shower. Only problem is that wifi doesn't work upstairs - the downside of a building with very thick walls! But, that just means logging in downstairs while you have a coffee.

Lynn recommended that we have dinner at The Castle Hotel - good call, see our review.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Arrived with friends to a very friendly welcome from Allan & Lynne. Warm and comfortable room with huge bed (room 2) great when one of you is 6'4"! Great breakfast, huge choice just what you needed to start the return leg of a 220 mile trip. Will use again and next time try and stay for two nights so we can enjoy more of the local scenery.

Room Tip: Room 2 had a great bed for husband who is 6'4 made a nice change not to have feet hanging out th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Peygawse is a clean and comfortable B&B, with its own excellent cafe, centrally located in a historic and listed building in the beautiful and historic town on the western edge of theBrecon Beacons. Hosts Allan and Lynn are very friendly and helpful and run a clean, quiet and well appointed B&B. The tourist information available in the room was very helpful in planning our stay, with plenty to explore in the area. Despite being located right on the main road, and our room being at the front of the B&B there was virtually no traffic noise in the room.
The breakfasts are excellent and the coffee is undoubtedly the best we have ever had anywhere in the UK. If you are Australian then this is the only place you will find that can make a "flat white" that is worth drinking ! We can also recommend the Castle Inn, just a 4 minute walk away, for a seriously good meal - well above your average "pub".
All in all a most enjoyable experience and we look forward to visiting again.

Room Tip: Our room was very good but it was on the top floor and we had a a lot of luggage (travelling for 6 w...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Allan and Lynn very friendly, made us feel at ease straight away. We were made very welcome. Room was a double with en-suite bathroom, a bit small but adequate. Very clean throughout. Loved the decor and furnishings. Plenty of things to do leaflets and reading material in the room. The food was excellent with large portions. I am gluten and lactose intolerant, but there were plenty of alternatives. My husband could not eat the large cooked breakfast, so went for the smaller portion the next day. Good location. Would definitely stay again and will recommend to friends.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

I was lucky enough to stay at Penygawse for a few weeks. It was extremely comfortable and clean with spacious rooms. They cook a breakfast for champions as well as a top class coffee shop. I would definitely visit again given the chance.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Swansea
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Stayed for the sheep festival. Great hosts nothing was too much trouble, rooms were small but clean;great location right on in the middle of Llandovery and probably the best breakfast I've had in a long time!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

My friend was fascinated with the evidence of history in the slanted doors. They have done a fantastic job though making a listed building comfortable and pretty. We had the twin room at the top of the hotel, long and narrow. They had provided a nice little table and stool so we could create our own little "lounge" to have our tea at the end of the day. Everything was comfortable and the location was fantastic. I wish we had stayed more than two nights.

Breakfast was amazing! Really good food and quite the treat of choices for coffee drinks. Yum.

Well located for everything in Llandovery. We enjoyed the craft shops, the castle ruins, the visitor center (has a nice historical display upstairs) and the nearby shops and restaurants. As it was raining and we were on foot, it was great that everything was within a few blocks!

Room Tip: I liked our room on the street side. It wasn't too noisy and we had a bit of a view to the gree...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Penygawse Guest House & Tea Rooms
Address: 12 High Street, Llandovery SA20 0PU, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Carmarthenshire > Llandovery
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Llandovery
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Penygawse Guest House & Tea Rooms 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Penygawse is a grade II listed Georgian townhouse in the ancient market town of Llandovery. All 7 bedrooms are recently refurbished and we have a mix of bath and shower en-suites to suit all tastes. Breakfast is substantial and served in our Tea Rooms along with 'barista' made lattes, cappuccinos and teas. ... more   less 
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