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“A wonderful peaceful remote location for recharging batteries” 5 of 5 stars
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Trawsgoed Road, Lledrod, Aberystwyth SY23 4HX, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Lledrod B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Warrington, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful peaceful remote location for recharging batteries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Off the beaten track but a real hidden treasure.
Wonderful quiet location where you hear nothing at night and can rest and relax in a comfortable lounge with an open inglenook fireplace.
Accommodation comfortable with stunning views. Grounds would be a wonderful spot to relax in warm summer weather

James and Stuart are great hosts who engage and take an interest and provide lovely evening meals and and a hearty warming breakfast to set you up for day's exploring. Also give whatever guidance you want, even helping with pronunciations for the more challenging place names!

Leave the car and walk or travel a little way to explore many hidden beautiful spots.

This is a real home from home and a proper getaway from it all.

Whatever the weather a real home from home.

Return visit? Most definitely.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We have just spent two days visiting my son at Aberystwyth Uni but did not want to stay in the town so chose a Farmhouse B&B . We were not disappointed, Stuart and James the new proprietors of Brynarth were extremely welcoming . The rooms in the Barn Conversion were warm and the decor inviting especially the Welsh Wool Rugs . The log fire was lit in the lounge of the Farmhouse and tea and welshcakes served on our arrival.It was great to have an aperitif in the Snug Bar before our Dinner and a Bottle of wine with our meal as they have a full licence and there were plenty of table games to keep the kids amused Dinner that night cooked by James was delicious and we were spoilt by a choice of puddings prepared by Stuart.. Nothing was too much trouble for them and to save my husband driving back to Aber that night they offered to accommodate my son at short notice. The breakfast the next morning was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend a stay at Brynarth. The beds were comfortable , lashings of hot water for a hot soak, the peace and ambience of the location were perfect and the hosts so friendly and helpful . We wish Stuart and James every success with there new venture and hope to return next year to hear that they have been fully booked all year . My eight year old son declared that his bed 'was the comfiest ever' and the games room was so 'awesome', he did not want to leave!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My wife and I have just spent a highly enjoyable weekend at Brynarth which is in a really stunning setting, very tranquil and with no light pollution; walking the dog late in the evening under a cloudless sky was a revelation, with a whole canopy of crisply-defined stars to admire. There is plenty to do in the rich and varied countryside nearby, and the owners James and Stuart are very pleased to advise on places to visit and picturesque walks; in the guest house, they have created a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, where guests are encouraged simply to be themselves and to enjoy the hospitality. The food focuses on well-prepared local produce which is both delicious and satisfying, while the different varieties of bread that they bake have encouraged us to have a go at bread-making ourselves. The reason for our stay was to visit our daughter who is studying at the University in Aberystwyth, and we will certainly return to Brynarth for two purposes – both to see her and for our own enjoyment. It is a place that has to be seen and experienced, and we particularly appreciate the fact that dogs are made so welcome.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We came to visit Aberystwyth University but did not want to stay in the town. We were delighted by Brynarth. Our hosts were most welcoming, and their food was excellent, especially the rhubarb, plum and ginger crumble!

We enjoyed our short stay so much that we stayed on another night!

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is my second trip to Brynarth in the last 2 months and I'm so taken with it, my daughter is returning with me once again in April.
Everything anyone would need for a peaceful break, is here - stunning
surroundings, good, healthy food, the most comfy beds (I sleep better at Brynarth than in my own bed!), and joy of joys the bar hidden away in a corner of the guest lounge. Also James and Stuart are relaxed, friendly hosts who made us feel most welcome.
If you're looking for accommodation in the Aberystwyth area, I would firmly recommend Brynarth. Having stayed in many B n B's up and down the country, this is one of the best.

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  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We visited Brynarth for a long weekend break and found a real gem. The moment you arrive you cannot fail to be impressed with the fantastic scenery. We arrived later on the Friday evening and sat down to a lovely meal which had been arranged during our journey, thanks to James and Stuart for suggesting this. By the time we sat down in the cosy lounge after dinner the hassles of the week had well and truly dissappeared!
We elected for a room in the farm house and couldn't have asked for more, the decor was very homely and contributed to an excellent nights sleep.
Breakfast in the morning was a great start to the day and definitley help us prepare for the long walks exploring the beautiful countryside. On our return we received a warm welcome and the snug bar provided a well deserved treat at the end of the day.
Overall we had a memorable break and couldn't recommend Brynarth highly enough, we are already on countdown to the next visit!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We wanted a relaxing, peaceful break after a busy Christmas and New Year, and our stay at Brynarth gave us exactly that and more. The guest house is situated in a beautiful, tranquil location and we relaxed the moment we arrived. The owners greeted us with a very warm welcome and showed us around the guest house and then to our cosy and homely room. After we had unpacked, we booked our evening meal and then set off out for the afternoon. We hadn't been to the area for quite a few years, and we'd forgotten how stunning the scenery is and how much there is to do. We returned from our afternoon out to a delicious home cooked evening meal. After dinner, we went through to the lounge where we sat on the big, comfy sofas by the roaring fire and enjoyed a drink from the bar. There are plenty of books and local information to keep you occupied. The following morning, we had a walk through Brynarths grounds. As you walk away from the house, you find benches that are perfectly positioned for you to sit and take in the view, watch the bird and wild life or just enjoy the peace. It is with thanks to the owners, that our stay at Brynarth has been the most relaxing break we've had. We will definately be returning to this wonderful, fabulous guest house.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Trawsgoed Road, Lledrod, Aberystwyth SY23 4HX, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Aberystwyth > Lledrod
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Lledrod
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brynarth Country Guest House is nestled in rural splendor amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the Ystwyth Valley. It is owned and run by James Dwyer & Stuart Betts and is situated within the beautiful countryside in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. This 17th Century farmhouse and it's barns have been tastefully and sympathetically renovated in keeping with Brynarth's age and time in history, with 2 acres of bluebell woods included within it's 8 acres of grounds. Brynarth is ideally located to access not only the many attractions in Ceredigion and it's beautiful coastline, The Ystwyth and Elan Valleys but is close enough to easily enjoy the bustling coastal towns of Aberystwyth, Aberaeron and New Quay. We are mid-way between the towns of Aberystwyth and Lampeter and are an ideal place to stay if you are visiting either Aberystwyth or Lampeter University - indeed we are a favoured haunt of many of the students' parents who prefer not to stay in the town. The accommodation includes two double rooms in the main farmhouse, both with large en-suite shower rooms, one with sitting area and dual aspect windows looking out over the countryside. Just across the courtyard, The Old Dairy Barn has 5 delightful en-suite rooms, 2 being singles, plus a further double and a twin that share a bathroom and are ideal for use as a family 'suite' or small group. All rooms are centrally-heated, have radio alarm clocks and hair dryers, tea and coffee making facilities, Welsh toiletries and egyptian cotton towels. Rooms are serviced each day to make your stay as comfortable as possible. An iron and ironing board are available on request. Our Bed and Breakfast rates include a cooked breakfast of your choice from our menu, plus fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts and toast and preserves. We pride ourselves on offering as much local, fresh produce as we can, most of our eggs come from our own chickens, and we serve home-grown vegetables and fruit. Evening meals are bookable in advance and are cooked using fresh and local produce. All guests enjoy their meals in the warm and welcoming Dining Room and can relax in front of a log fire in the lounge with it's adjoining licenced Snug Bar. Packed lunches are also available by arrangement, if you are planning a day out walking or cycling. We provide free wireless internet access. To enhance the evenings, there is a separate Games Barn where one can enjoy table tennis, pool & darts, here there is also a large colour television with comfy sofas. There are many different paths to take and seats upon which to sit and read, or simply enjoy a drink whilst the sun sets in the perfect peace and quiet. Crystal clear spring water comes down from the mountains to supply Brynarth even through the driest of summers. A two and a half acre wood is a good place to hide away and in May becomes a blanket of bluebells. If you are looking for an escape from the hurly burly of city life or are in need of rejuvenating yourself in a caring and warm atmosphere with excellent food and nurturing surroundings then look no further. We love to welcome dogs here at Brynarth, however we can only accommodate dogs in the rooms of the 'Old Dairy' and not the main Farmhouse. This is because we provide anti-allergenic bedding in the Farmhouse and must ensure that those rooms remain safe for those with allergies. This area is a paradise for walking offering numerous paths, forestry tracks and bridleways, as well as more challenging routes to cater for more extreme walkers, all within easy reach of Brynarth. Cyclists can follow dedicated cycle-paths and byways that pass directly through this area and are free from heavy traffic with breathtaking views. You can join the Ystwyth Trail half a mile from Brynarth, this family friendly trail is traffic free with a gentle terrain. We also have secure storage to lock your cycles up at night. Here at Brynarth we are happy to welcome motorcyclists, as well as a large car park we offer secure, covered parking for motorcycles. Brynarth hosts an abundance of wildlife, including regular fly-pasts by red kites, successfully re-populating this area of Mid-Wales, we are in an ideal location to access many Nature Reserves offering spectacular landscapes and wildlife in their natural habitat, Cors Ian Nature Reserve is 400 yards from us. ... more   less 

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