Pen-y-Bont Hotel. Talyllyn.


The Pen-y-Bont Hotel has spectacular views across Llyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake), near Cader Idris in southern Snowdonia. Little has changed here over the centuries since the Pen-y-Bont Hotel was built. We make a great base from which to explore the beauty and variety of the local countryside.  Whether you have a taste for mountain walking, hidden castles, waterfalls or beautiful beaches, we will be delighted to put you on the right track! 

All five letting rooms overlook St. Mary’s church and the magnificent sweeping slopes of Craig Goch. Each room is named after a local historical character from the Talyllyn area. You can read the booklet in your room which will tell you their stories.  We serve a full Welsh Cooked Breakfast, including cereals, tea, coffee, fruit juice and toast as required.  Also Vegetarian and Vegan options are always available.  We serve local bottled Real Ales from Bragdy Mws Piws - Purple Moose Brewery based in Porthmadog – and other Welsh Ales.  Sit back and relax in the outdoor setting of our Garden Courtyard or stunning Lakeside Beer Garden.

The Pen-y-bont has a large Car Park that extends along the lake shore, so there is plenty of room for you when you arrive. Guests who are staying in rooms park for free.

Non-resident Parking
Non-residents there is a parking charge of £5.00 for the afternoon and £10 for overnight parking.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Idris Williamsfrom £120.00 to £135.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Jenny Jonesfrom £120.00 to £135.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Lewis Griffithsfrom £120.00 to £135.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Madam Beavanfrom £180.00 to £337.50 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Thomas Lloydfrom £120.00 to £135.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Packed lunches provided


  • Children welcome

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI


  • Free Parking on Site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Television available
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Wild Flower Garden

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Couples
  • Dark Skies / Stargazing
  • Families

Property Facilities: Idris Williams

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Assisted wheelchair users
  • Elderly and less mobile

Property Facilities: Jenny Jones

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Property Facilities: Lewis Griffiths

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Assisted wheelchair users
  • Assisted wheelchair users Exceptional
  • Elderly and less mobile

Property Facilities: Madam Beavan

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • Scenic view
  • Shared facilities
  • Assisted wheelchair users
  • Assisted wheelchair users Exceptional
  • Elderly and less mobile

Room/Unit Facilities: Thomas Lloyd

  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the North or the Midlands.Turn from the A487 towards Tywyn and the Talyllyn Railway. Continue on the B4405 around the lake. You will see us on the right hand side at the the far end of Talyllyn Lake (that's the South West corner.) Ignore your Sat Nav it will try to take you off the main road. We are on the main road. From the coast. Turn towards Talyllyn from Bryncrug onto the B4405. Continue for 8 miles and we are on the left hand side immediately at the lake.

Public Transport Directions

There are two local train stations, one at Machynlleth and another at Tywyn, both part of the beautiful Cambrian Coast rail line.  We have Bus Stops directly outside the Hotel on the B4405, both travelling towards Tywyn and Machynlleth/Dolgellau.  Taxis can be booked to get to us from either direction.  Here are a few examples:  Tywyn Cabs 07873401400    Peters Taxis 01654 749065  Mach Taxis  01654 702048

The Pen-y-bont

Pen-y-bont, Talyllyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AJ

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


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