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“Stunning house in a beautiful location”
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Excellent
18 reviews
front of house
view from the lane
diningroom laid for breakfast
billiard rooom
manor room bathroom with bath and shower
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super king bedroom can split to twins
cosy sittingroom
entrance hall
manor bedroom with super king that can split to twins
venetian window on stairs
drawing-room with log fire
drawing-room with log fire
cosy snug with Sky TV
king sized bedroom
super king manor bedroom that can split to twins
view from bay window in drawing-room
breakfast for two!
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11 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 19
Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Debbie H
1 review
“Stunning house in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in July 2018

Having just returned from a weekend hen party for my sister I cannot speak highly enough of Tall John's House and the experience we had! All 16 of us were blown away by the quality of the rooms, facilities and thoughtfulness and hosting by Liz, Ken and Archie. From using the lawn and grounds all day for games and activities, to the delicious supper, breakfasts and 3-course meal, there was nothing at all to fault! Excellent value for money and a truly memorable experience. Nothing we asked was too much, and it was such a shame to have to leave after the weekend fun was over - I'm sure that some of us will be back!! The photos do not do this house justice - you'll need to book and stay to truly appreciate how magnificent it is. Thank you for helping to host the best hen do I could ever have hoped to organise!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2018
You were all so lovely Debbie. I'm so glad it went so well and that you all had a brilliant time. You deserve it!
Bye
Liza
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Helen B
Swansea
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible”
Reviewed July 16, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We have recently returned from a fantastic hen weekend at this amazing manor house. There were 13 of us in total and everybody felt extremely welcomed straight away by Archie and Liz. We spent the whole afternoon playing team games on the amazing grounds which we had free range of. The weather was on our side for the entire weekend! Ken cooked us a fantastic three course meal in the evening from a menu of our own choice and we were able to decorate the dining hall with our own balloons. All staff were very friendly and attentive but also gave us our own space to enjoy. For the evening 'the little events company' came to the house and set up a fun casino night which was brilliant fun. Liza was more than happy for them to set up in one of the front rooms which worked perfectly. The dress up box also came in very handy as we enjoyed quite a few drinks! The house itself is outstanding with the most incredible views. Some of the party stayed in the surrounding cottages which were cosy and modern and just a 30 second stroll from the main house. The bride to be had an amazing time here and we have made some fantastic memories which we will remember forever. Couldn't recommend this place more.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2018
You were such a super friendly group of people that our team loved looking after you. You were really good fun and also so positive and appreciative.
Thank you for coming to us and sharing that wonderful time
LIza
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JoyDavies...
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A delightful experience”
Reviewed July 9, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We took over Tall John's House and Honeysuckle Cottage for a family gathering. A beautiful house and location. The weather was glorious so the children had a great time playing in the garden as we sat under the trees enjoying a delicious lunch and catching up generally.
Liz the housekeeper was very welcoming and helpful and the chef produced a great dinner for us. It was ideal as no-one had to go off to prepare food - we could concentrate on enjoying ourselves. We were even provided with fridges to keep our drinks cool.
The house is well-equipped for all types of weather - the garden is lovely, and inside there is a snooker table, TV room with DVD player, and a large lounge area. For a smaller group, Honeysuckle Cottage was excellent - 4 bedrooms each with ensuite, a large kitchen and separate lounge. Great for a relaxing holiday in the country. We are hoping to make this a regular reunion venue.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind remarks Joy.
You were a lovely group and it was a real pleasure to have you here.
Please come back!
LIza
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Regief
Manchester
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed July 5, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We have just returned from a 3 evening break in this lovely manor house. The people make you feel so welcome we stayed at the house for the full break. We had our dogs and they were allowed to roam free in the garden. We could not have been more relaxed. Without hesitation would I recommend this place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2018
What lovely guests! Appreciative, warm, friendly and interested.
We very much hope you will both come back soon
Bye
Liza
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amandajay...
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful and comfortable house in gorgeous surroundings”
Reviewed March 27, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
5
people found this review helpful

We stayed as a group of 14 for a weekend of walking and yoga. A wonderfully warm welcome from Liz with home made cookies. The yoga space was a perfect size for us. Ken cooked us excellent meals and provided a packed lunch for both of our walks. We were so pleased to be able to walk directly from the house with different walks on both days with amazing views over the beacons. We were totally blessed with surprisingly wonderful weather but even if the weather had been unkind to have spent more time in front of the fire in such a grand and homely place would have also been great. Thoroughly enjoyed by all of our group and highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 1, 2018
Thank you so much for that lovely review Amanda. We really enjoyed having you all here and hope to see you here again one day
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Slemaguet
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely weekend away!”
Reviewed March 25, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Last weekend my family travelled from various parts of the world to the Brecon to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday at Tall Johns house. We hired the whole manor and was well-looked after and pampered by Hosts Archie, Ken and Liz, all 20 of us were made to feel at home and comfortable. The hosts were absolutely lovely and were always there when we needed them. We had a fantastic weekend filled with sheer laughter, fun and dancing. Tall Johns House is definitely a place to fulfil and create new memories with family and loved ones. Every second was somehow made to feel magical in the home starting from the second we arrived to the second we woke up with snow to the second we left the doorstep. Without a doubt we will be coming back in the summer to see the picturesque landscape and explore more within the national park and of course not to mention to reunite with the wonderful hosts whom we are now proud to call our friends!!
Thank you very much for having us see you guys soon!
Hugs from the Le Maguet’s

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Management Response
Mar 26, 2018
And the Tall John's House feel exactly the same way about Sunita and her family and friends. What a wonderful weekend with lovely people who enjoy life and therefore made everything wonderful. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to seeing more of the marvellous Le Maguets. Thank you!
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LISALAUND...
Merseyside
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“5*****”
Reviewed February 25, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
2
people found this review helpful

My husband book a two night stay at Tall John's House , it was absolutely beautiful. We were offered coffee/tea and homemade cake on arrival, which was delicious. As it was cold Liz put an extra radiator in our room so we wouldn't be cold. we booked an evening meal for the two nights we were staying, all home cooked by chef Ken, it was fabulous. Channel 4's Four in a Bed is one of my favourite programs and had forgot Tall John's House had won......as the say
How was your hosts at Tall John's House - Excellent Hosts, nothing too much trouble.(10)
How clean was Tall John's House - spotless (10)
How were the facilities at Tall John's House - everything you could need (10)
How did you sleep at Tall John's House - like a log (10)
Final question would you return to Tall John's House - ABSOLUTELY
A big thank you to Liz and Ken for making our stay wonderful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2018
You were wonderful guests too! Top marks for friendliness and appreciation. We would ABSOLUTELY like you to come back soon!
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