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“A hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
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The Old Storehouse
Llanfrynach, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Llanfrynach B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This place is a little treasure: roaring fires, piles and piles of books, beautiful china and deep armchairs to relax and read in. The atmosphere is largely due to Peter's personality, the B&B is friendly, relaxed and unpretentious.
It is an old storehouse with cobwebs in the corners, not a good choice if you are a neat freak, but the sheets and towels were crisp and clean.
A very special place, would love to go back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012 via mobile

if you're anywhere near Brecon and looking for somewhere wonderful and different to stay, try and get a room in this remarkable house. It would be impossible to design the Old Storehouse from scratch - it has evolved and grown naturally into the most quirky, charming and (should you wish) entertaining B&Bs I have ever seen. In equal measure full of surprises - swans at the back door for breakfast, sculpture in the garden, open house policy - and the reassuringly familiar, with comfy beds, real baths, window shutters and wood burning stoves, fresh milk and eggs at breakfast....
Books and comfy sofas are everywhere, fine original art and old prints, low beamed ceilings, board games galore, a piano, a canal at he bottom of the garden, black and white tiles on the bathroom floor. Each impression is a delight.
And the perfect host. A memory of Peter waiting up one wild night for late arrivals, the fire glowing, the kettle boiled, toast, sandwiches and scones available..... This is what Guest Services meant before the term was invented - it's real, genuine, and as good as you'll find anywhere.
One piece of advice - stay as long as possible to enjoy it all.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011 via mobile

You will be struck by the volumes of classic books and beano comics, then by the authentic warm stone interior with modern rooms and finishings. Followed up by the cosy fires and tranquil atmosphere in its location. The host is very welcoming but not over bearing and you can enjoy the space as if it were your own...will definitely be back to read some books by the fire in winter!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

My friends and I were looking for a weekend away in the country and happened upon The Old Storehouse by accident. What a serendipitous find! The house is fabulous - lots of nooks & crannies, heaving with books, great fireplace, LOVELY garden overlooking a canal- Peter, the owner, is a truly lovely chap.

We managed to get lost on the way there, but despite us arriving gone midnight, Peter was awake and was extremely hospitable- even offering us a cuppa despite the ungodly hour! Our room was great- 3 single beds fit very easily (and this wasn't even the triple room). The bathroom was a good size and had fresh towels and scented soaps. There were tea and coffee making facilities- and Peter would bring up a small jug of fresh milk and leave it outside our door at 7am in the morning- much nicer than the UHT stuff one normally gets. And breakfast- well, what a treat! We had it in the conservatory, sharing long table with the other guests- very communal and lots of fun. There were no scheduled times for brekkie- we could just saunter on down when we felt like it.

This was a truly unique B&B experience. Peter made us feel like old friends rather than B&B guests. A great experience and I'd love to come back again! Thank you Peter for being such a great host and a real gentleman! And love to Minsky the cat!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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worcestershire
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

If you're fed up with coffee and cream coloured boutique B&Bs that try a little bit too hard to ensure you feel welcome and relaxed, try The Old Storehouse. It's the antidote to all that. Peter makes his unique B&B warm and relaxing from the minute you arrive with homemade cake and tea in the garden. The location is beautiful - right beside a canal - and the rooms are large and full of books and soft furnishings. The building has been sympathetically restored without being over-restored and you are free to wander wherever you like - in and out the kitchen and sitting room and garden. The breakfast is delicious and generous but above all The Old Storehouse is about the charm and relaxing style provided by Peter. Yes, there are a few cobwebs but it's all clean and cared for. And you can have breakfast at whatever time you like - we slept in until 9.30, a first. Totally recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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liverpool
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

Thanks to Peter for giving us a warm welcome on a brief weekend stay; the house is easy to feel comfortable in and his recommendations for food and beer in the local area were spot on.

We agree with all that's been said in the previous reviews - great breakfast, lots of books to browse, homely wood-burning stove, and a building with a special history and charm. As Peter says on the website, it may not be suitable for people with a fear of cobwebs, but if you are looking for a memorable and unchintzy bed and breakfast the Old Storehouse is ideal.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

This B&B is very unusual - and very much as described as in the other 'posts'. Peter is a charming host and most helpful in every way. The rooms are gorgeous; lots of space, books every where, very clean and tidy and nice views. Downstairs is completely cluttered - but thats part of its charm; sunk in an old armchair with a glass of wine, a roaring woodburner and books everywhere - I could have stayed a week!
As Peter says on his website walls are thin - but actually you only hear creaky floorboards from above and the stairs separate 2 pairs of rooms from the other two anywhere. If you have a choice pick rooms on the upper floor. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Llanfrynach, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Brecon Beacons National Park > Llanfrynach
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Llanfrynach

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