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Graded 5 star. Swn yr Afon (sound of the river) phonetically: soon-err-ahvon is a lovely home in a quiet leafy part of Brecon town, close enough to stroll the five-minute walk to all the shops, restaurants & pubs. The theatre is also close, as are the canal walking paths. We are far enough away to hear the quiet sound of the birds and the evening song & bells of the Cathedral that frames your view from your bedroom and our lovely garden. Swn yr Afon is not one of your commercial hotels (we did that for fifteen years before opening our latest home to guests). It’s somewhere that you can enjoy a home from home break “but” with all the comfort of a top hotel combined with the wealth of knowledge from us with over 50 years of hospitality experience. We have free film chanell in your rooms and a lovely loung to relax in
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
90Good for walkers
Grade: 90 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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An amazing place to stay. Beautiful furnishings, with extra attention to detail. Homely, relaxing and comfortable. Modern with traditional touches. Fresh local produce for breakfast which was cooked to perfection, thankyou Tony. Lovely views of the cathedral and mountains in the
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Response from CDFGUY, Owner at Swn yr Afon
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Kind wishes Tony
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Marc and Tony are genuinely lovely hosts who go out of their way to ensure your stay is perfect. Their home is beautiful and you really feel like it’s ‘home from home’. The rooms have Alexa, Now TV, tea and coffee, the most comfortable bed and lovely hot powerful shower...and
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Me and my fiancée stayed here for a wedding we attended outside of Brecon at Peterstone Court, from arrival we were made to feel special and welcome in their lovely home. Amazing room with lots of luxuries and tech including now tv and dimmable lights.. breakfast was out of
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Response from CDFGUY, Owner at Swn yr Afon
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much Matt & Marica, for your very kind comments on our home. We are so glad you had a nice wedding at Perterson Court and the weekend was a nice break for you both. We would love to see you back anytime you need a few days to recharge your batterys again. And hope you are having as much fun with your dogy as we do with Megan. kind wishes Tony & Marc
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I don’t often stay in b&b’s when I’m away with work but I’m so glad I stayed here and will do again. I received a warm welcome & felt at home straight away. The added touches of Now tv, Alexa, and fresh milk all made my stay even more enjoyable. The bed was comfortable, the
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Response from CDFGUY, Owner at Swn yr Afon
Responded 14 Jan 2019
Nicola a big thank you for your lovely comments. we are so glad you had a nice stay during your business trip to Brecon. Next time you come we hope the weather will be a little nicer so that you can see Brecon at its best. As a lady of much traveling and hotel experiance I take your comments as a big thumps up thank you again Marc
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This is a lovely b&b situated in a quiet but extremely convenient location in Brecon. You can tell they have put a lot of thought into the house with excellent decor, modern bathrooms with powerful showers, an extremely comfy bed and good supply of toiletries and tea and
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Response from CDFGUY, Owner at Swn yr Afon
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for the lovely review of the new year. It was lovely to have you stay and hope you enjoyed your few days at the college?. Next time you must try a few more of our breakfast menu and maybe bring your other half alone next time. Kind regards and a big thank you Tony & Marc
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"The pricier bigger room has great views and more seating / space - but the single beds pushed together...."
US$108 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomWalesBrecon Beacons National ParkBrecon
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