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“Treated like King & Queen”
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Excellent
20 reviews
front of house
view from the lane
diningroom laid for breakfast
billiard rooom
manor room bathroom with bath and shower
stairs
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 20 reviews
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PedroJoy2...
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Treated like King & Queen”
Reviewed 13 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

From start to finish we were treated like royalty,breakfast was super,fresh fruit to start, pastries and then the full English,very quiet location.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Dec 2017
Thank you both for coming and being such lovely guests. We are all so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for such a great review!
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goldpeke
Bideford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 21 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
1
person found this review helpful

had a bit of trouble finding it owing to diversions in place if you find yourself with lake on your left keep going for a mile or so large house on right but name is in welsh ignore and drive in white gates. Well worth visiting liz amazing and her husband cooks a mean breakfast we wish Archie and his rescue dog well hope he has stopped trashing your office now. Ideal location for peace and quiet hay on wye helped me add to my book collection the house has a wonderful family feel all run by liz who has been with them for many years we will be back to stay in one of the beautiful cottages and bring our dog with us

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Nov 2017
It sounds as though you had a great time! We loved having you here and look forward to seeing you again with your dog!
Bye
Liza
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hywel w
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Brilliant, Elegant, homely, friendly”
Reviewed 8 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017
6
people found this review helpful

We came for a family celebration of Nina's 80th. birthday, our 3 children, their spouses, & 8 grandchildren aged 5 to 22.
The bedrooms were all of generous proportion, en suite, & tastefully furnished.
The living rooms accommodated all of the family comfortably, & the open fire added to the ambiance.The snooker table was a big hit with the children.
Walking around the grounds was a pleasure, & croquet was available.
The house is located near Llangorse lake, & there are many walks without travelling in a car.
We were looked after by Archie, Ken & Liz beautifully. Nothing was too much trouble, & every request greeted with a smile.
The family on living said that this should be an annual event

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Thank you so much Hywel and Nina. Our team felt exactly the same about you all! See you in 2018 we hope
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sami19865...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding hospitality in beautiful Brecon”
Reviewed 22 July 2017 for a stay in May 2017
4
people found this review helpful

The perfect place to stay if you are visiting Brecon. It's a beautiful home in a picturesque location. It's a large property which works well for big groups.

All the bedrooms are well presented and clean. There is a fun games room through a secret door complete with billiards table, chess and board games galore. To relax you can cost up with a cuppa in front of the log fire in the sitting room.

I would highly recommend booming dinner as part of your stay. The food is delicious, well presented and great value.

Tremendously hospitable hosts that made us feel completely at home and looked after.

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Management Response
22 Jul 2017
Thank you so much! We very much enjoyed having your party to stay and really appreciate such a kind and positive review.
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Mike W
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect for family celebrations”
Reviewed 11 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
6
people found this review helpful

We have just spent a wonderful weekend at the very impressive TallJohns House near Brecon. Our family of 14 were there to celebrate a 75th birthday.

Our party of 14 ranged in age from 11 to 75 were housed in 9 of the bedrooms at TallJohns – all with their own bathrooms. We were all very well looked after by the staff at the house who were absolutely fabulous.

We chose the “catered” option and enjoyed a two-course meal on the Friday night and a three-course meal with canapes on the Saturday with comprehensive full breakfasts on the Saturday and Sunday.

Having the catered option meant that we could all relax and just get on with enjoying ourselves. There was no cooking to be done, no organising taxis or “designated drivers” to go out for a meal or trying to find a local restaurant or pub who could seat 14. The most we had to do was make our choices from the menu – which catered very well for all tastes including vegetarians.

The house staff comprising Liz, Ken and Archie were superb – they were relaxed and informal – always on hand – and no request was too much and they catered to our every need.

This and the wonderful setting and facilities made the whole weekend a very successful celebration with none of the potential stresses these family get-togethers can sometimes have.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Jul 2017
Mike and Sue, Thank you so much for this lovely review.
We loved all of you too!
Liza
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920shaunh
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly recommended for a memorable party”
Reviewed 30 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We booked Tall John's House for a reunion, and would highly recommend it for anyone seeking a memorable party/get-together.

The house itself is stunningly beautiful as is the surrounding area.

We had a 4 course, black tie dinner for 18 people in the cosy but traditional dining room. The food was excellent and we were able to order welsh steaks, duck and fish courses in advance that were cooked and served to perfection. Canapés were served with gin and tonics on the croquet lawn. Breakfast was equally sumptuous and much needed after a big party.

The possibility of bringing your own drinks ensures you can bring the wines etc. that you really like, and helps enormously to keep the costs of a party down compared to hotel or restaurant prices.

The service was very laid back and personable. Archie and Liz were so helpful, remaining in the background but quickly on hand for anything that was needed.

The whole service was indeed very personalized and flexible. Liza took all our requirements on board e.g. Coping with changing numbers, splitting doubles into twins and allowing for flexible arrival and departure times.

Overall, a wonderful house in a beautiful area with excellent food and personalized service. We just need another party for an excuse to return!

Thank you Liza, Archie and Liz for a very memorable evening.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Shaun how fantastic of you to write so warmly about us! If we could review guests we would give you 5 stars too!
Can't wait for you all to return
Bye
Liza
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Dominic P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning House in a perfect picteresque location”
Reviewed 22 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
3
people found this review helpful

The photos of the house do not do it justice, it is even more breath taking in real life. You need to see it to fully experience it.
Surrounded by rolling hills, but still you don't feel cut off from society and towns are close.
The house is an amazing place to visit and the staff are all so very friendly and welcoming, could not ask for a better weekend.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 May 2017
Thanks for taking the time to review us Dominic. Your party were a great pleasure to have here and we hope you'll come back soon!
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