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The Penny Black

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Golden sandy beach on your doorstep !!

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

You are right in the midst of stunning coastal scenery with access to the beach, the sea and Ceredigion's Heritage Coast.

This ground floor apartment at The Old Post Office boasts a prime location in the heart of Aberporth: just grab your bucket and spade and walk onto the beach! The two sheltered Blue Flag sandy beaches of Aberporth make this seaside village one of Ceredigion's favourite holiday destinations. At low tide, rock pools are exposed and seals, dolphins and otters can often be seen close to shore. The coastal path passes just by The Penny Black providing wonderful walks passing sandy beaches, towering cliffs and rocky headlands.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberporth
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Penny Black sleeps up to 6 people: 4 in two double bedrooms and a further 2 on a sofa bed in the lounge. The zip link beds in the first bedroom give you the choice of twin beds or a king size bed while the second bedroom has a double bed and a fully tiled en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs with in-built DVD players and Freeview. The stylish main bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

The spacious open plan living space offers smart modern accommodation with clean lines. The sitting area is furnished with inviting leather sofas, ideal for collapsing into after a day on the beach, enjoying a glass of wine in front of the large flat screen TV with Freeview HD and Blue Ray DVD. When the sun goes down, you can just let your mind relax, gazing at the flickering flames in the logburner. The dining area alongside has a table seating 6 and the windows look out onto the beach. The kitchen area is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave oven, fridge freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher.

• Please bring your own beach towels

• A cot is available on request. Please bring your own cot bedding

• The property has gas central heating

• All fuel and electricity included

• Wood burning stove – first basket of logs provided

Further details outdoors

There is a small communal patio area with table and chairs. There is an allocated off road parking space for one car.

Further details

You will need to pay the deposit to the owner. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking; the balance should be paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Please pay the deposit within 7 days. Payment methods accepted: online bank transfer, cheque, paypal. We will send you an email with this information when you book.

About this location

The Ceredigion region

This area of West Wales includes part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park: the length of coast between Strumble Head to the west of Fishguard and the Teifi estuary near Cardigan, and inland, the craggy slopes of the Preseli Mountains.

Near the pretty resort of Newport, you will find Celtic heritage sites such as Castell Henllys, the reconstructed Iron Age hillfort, Pentre Ifan, one of the finest megalithic burial chambers in Britain, and on Carn Ingli mountain, the remnants of a hillfort with stunning panoramic views across the sea.

There are sandy beaches at Newport and Poppit. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the Preselis offer a choice of walks amidst breathtaking scenery. Free coastal bus services in the high season allow you to walk the coastal path without having to double back. The quiet country lanes provide safe family cycling routes. Excellent fishing is available in the Teifi and Nevern rivers as well as sea fishing from boats or off the rocks and beaches. The National Park runs an extensive programme of activities and events for both adults and children.

There are charming places to visit such as Nevern village with its legendary churchyard, Newport with its friendly village atmosphere and wildlife-rich estuary, as well as the larger Fishguard, a ferry port offering the opportunity of a day trip to Ireland.


The two sheltered Blue Flag sandy beaches of Aberporth make this seaside village one of Ceredigion’s favourite holiday destinations. At low tide, rock pools are exposed and seals, dolphins and otters can often be seen close to shore. The coastal path passes just by The Old Post Office providing wonderful walks passing sandy beaches, towering cliffs and rocky headlands.

With the village amenities within walking distance - including the local store, two pubs serving food and two takeaway restaurants - you need hardly leave Aberporth! However, with so many nearby places to visit you’ll be tempted: the area has numerous tourist attractions and the apartment’s central location allows for day trips exploring the rest of Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire. But no need to buy postcards: just take photos of the gorgeous views from the balcony and add ‘Wish you were here?’!

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Review 1-7 of 7

2 Nov 2013


"Would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone"

Very comfortable and clean. Everything you need to make your holiday a good one. If you love walking the coastal paths well this property is perfect start. You can walk along the path to Mwnt where you can watch the dolphins play.

30 Sep 2013


"Fantastic apartment with the beach as your front garden"

We had a fantastic stay at the Penny Black, which started with Sam and Geoff's great welcome on the Saturday afternoon and continued right through the week. The location, next to the dog friendly beach at Aberporth, was perfect for us as we were staying with our black labrador. The apartment itself is very well appointed, the showers were fantastic and it was a pleasure to return to at the end of a busy day on the beach. The weather can be unpredicable in the area, but being so close to the beach meant we were able to have a leisurely breakfast and then get onto the sand at a moments notice.
Aberporth itself, is a small village with a few shops and restaurants within easy walking distance as well as a pub nextdoor to the apartments. We found the apartment was so comfortable, that we tended to stay in most evenings rather than eat or drink out, but it was nice to have the option.
We heartily recommend the Penny Black to anyone considering it.

Hi Guys, Thanks so much for your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - come back soon :-)! Sam & Jeff

6 Oct 2012


"Beautiful apartment."

We stayed at the Penny Black for a short break. It was a lovely apartment, beautifully presented and maintained. Everything had been thought of. Comfortable and warm. Ideal location, pub, cafe and fish&chip shop next door, beach over the road and coastal path, what more do you need. If I was going to holiday in Aberporth again, I wouldn`t think of staying anywhere else.
Diane and John

2 Sep 2012



In no particular order:

Fantastic kid friendly beach
watching the 'Jamaican's' win the annual raft race
light pollution-free night sky
pub so close I can smell the beer
excellent indian restaurant!

And the flat was nice too...

Are you not tempted?

11 Jun 2012


"Wonderful Wales at its best"

We stayed at the Penny Black for two nights and it was so relaxing and fun that we cant wait to return.
It is beautifully decorated, exceptionally comfortable and very welll appointed with all you could possibly need.
Being just across the road from the beach makes it in ideal bucket and spade holiday. Aberporth beach is gorgeous and sitting eating breakfast while watching the dogs play on the beach was wonderful.
Sam and Jeff are very attentive hosts who ensure all your needs are met and we can't wait for the Summer holidays to come around so we can stay in this little slice of heaven.

15 Apr 2012


"Great time at the Penny Black Aberporth"

We had an excellent time staying at the Penny Black. Right from our arrival where we were met and shown this beautiful property by the owners our vacation was perfect. The location of the property was fantastic, with the beach across the road and pub that did good food next door. We found many attractions nearby that were great for our 6 & 4 yr old boys. Best of all was letting them explore the beach everyday looking in the rock pools and collecting all kinds of stuff. The property is newly renovated to a very high standard and everything that you would expect is there. Best wishes to the owners Samantha and Jeff for the future and thankyou for letting us rent your property, hopefully we will be back.

4 Oct 2011


"wow ! what a spectacular location"

my husband and i stayed in the Penny Black apartment for a weekend break. wow what can i say,the apartments are fantastic and the location absolutely amazing! the facilities in the apartment were seco… More

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    Calendar last updated:27 Feb 2015

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