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“Mountain top experience”
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Ty Shon Jacob Farm
Ranked #2 of 2 Pontypool B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Very good accomodation, great views to the Bristol channel and hills to the north, great breakfast - recommended. Don't drive too fast along the drive, come up via the north side of the hill where the road is wider. Resident horses add to the ambience. Great car park,

Room Tip: Great bathrooms in double + family rooms
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed a couple of nights in March. Ty Shon Farm is properly in the middle of no-where. If you are going during a cold period, then take the 4x4 or keep the B&B’s number handy so they can send a tractor to pull you out of the snow (remember that at a high level there is snow here even when there’s none elsewhere and it drifts).

The three bedrooms are set in a bungalow which is separate from the owner’s actual living accommodation. There’s a shared central area with a couple of desks and a seating area which all the bedrooms come off of. There is also a dining room and kitchen. We had bedroom number one which is huge, two double beds and a sitting area which leads onto an outside terrace which had awesome views. The bathroom was large with a separate large bath and shower. The entire place is roomy, so that if you are stuck inside for whatever reason you don’t feel “cooped up”. The bed was firm and comfortable. When we arrived, the log fire had been lit in our room for us, which was lovely to come in to after the snow and chill outside.

The breakfast is incredible. An amazing array and choice of cereals, fruit, bread and the cooked breakfast options were superb with 3 different “butchers” sausages served to us and other equally excellent produce used. So much and so nice we didn’t need to eat again until the evening. They also make use of quaint, quirky and eclectic “best” china and crystal to serve your food and drinks in which is a delight. For other food there are a few places in the area to eat at, but realistically you will want to drive to them if you are going out for an evening meal.

Being in the middle of no-where, it’s very quiet and peaceful. There is some good walking directly from the B&B – just head in any direction across the fields or there is a marked path. Also it makes a good base to head to many other walks in the area.

While we were there, they were organising new LCD TV’s and improving the WiFi reception. Although there is broadband, it’s pretty slow at about 600Kb – but will do for collecting email, facebook and regular web browsing. Phone signal with EE was strong and I was getting 5Mb 3G (HSDPA) speeds.

There are a couple of friendly dogs, a collie and Dalmatian, which are well trained. They are interested to come and see you, in particular the collie that really wants to have its belly tickled but they won’t come into the accommodation and a firm no will see them leave you be.

In summary it’s friendly, welcoming and does one hell of a good breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

My family and I stayed at Ty Shon Farm on March 17, 2013 and I am so happy we selected this B&B. The drive to the farm was gorgeous and very secluded. We were greeted by some very excited dogs and the owner, Agneta who made us feel right at home.
Our room was massive, the bathroom was gigantic and spa-like. My children wanted to have a bath and play in the big tub right away! We had a huge deck off of the sitting room with breath-taking views of the valley below.
Breakfast was a marvelous full English selection of food, as well as lots of cereal and fruit choices. I wish we could have stayed more than one night and I would definitely like to return to this tranquil setting one day!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed at the farm for two nights in January and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The room was by far the biggest room we've stayed in at a b&b- the bathroom was bigger than most b&b rooms! Loved the view from on the balcony. Really enjoyed breakfast each morning especially the omelette. If I ever visit Wales again, I know where I'll be staying!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was probably the best bed and breakfast we have stayed in. Agneta is very friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. Very tranquil setting on the top of a mountain with breath-taking views. The breakfast room is packed with lovely old china and glass, some of which is used for serving the very extensive cooked breakfast. Every sort of cereal is also available. The rooms are really comfortable and clean with huge bathrooms. The dogs are very friendly (although not allowed in the house, so anyone with an aversion to animals need not have contact). There are some magnificant horses in the surrounding fields....in fact when we were there we saw a foal being born.
All in all 10 out of 10. We will have no hesitation in staying here again or recommending to anyone staying in the area. It's well positioned for visiting the Brecon Beacons and lovely old market towns like Monmouth and Usk.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

its the best place you will find plp r fab rooms r so so good .,,,,,

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We visited Pontypool to trace my wife's relatives.
We selected Ty Shon Jacob Farm to stay at because it is out in the countryside but still near to Pontypool, and because it's reviews were very good.
The Farm is at the end of a rough track; it's important to follow the owners instructions on how to get there, and not a GPS because of a very steep hill on the GPS route. Anyway following the instructions it is well sign posted and easy to find.
When we got there, the views were magnificent in all directions. Our room, No1, was an enormous L shaped room about 30 ft by 20 ft. It had a huge window along one wall that led onto a large kind of patio/balcony. There was an old fasioned stove (as well as normal central heating) and lots of black beams. There were two beds with beautiful covers; one a giagantic double and the other a very large single. There were also arm chairs and a table. The enormous bathroom was a masterpiece of tiling, with a hugh bath and a separate unenclosed shower!
The elegantly cooked breakfast was served in a correspondingly large and well furnished dining room with lots of beams and china on display. The generously sized tables were better laid out than in a 5* hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Coch-y-North Lane | Tranch, Pontypool NP4 6PB, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Torfaen > Pontypool
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Pontypool
Price Range: $90 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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