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“Good but not your usual B&B”
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The Old Storehouse
Ranked #1 of 1 Llanfrynach B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 September 2009

We had a really good stay but this is not your standard B&B - hence the 3 stars as it won't be to everyone's taste. Peter, the owner, has a really good website which is worth looking at. There is no TV (not a problem for us) and the downstairs can be a bit chaotic (but in a friendly, cosy way - lots of books) but overall we had a good time.

The breakfast was excellent. One really great aspect was that you could set the time you ate within reason - something that makes a big difference.

Our room was really large, with a good solid supportive bed (important as my husband has a bad back) and very clean bathroom. There was even a sofa and set of chairs in the room.

The location was good, on a quite country lane - although a 1/2 mile walk to the nearest pub.

You could help yourself to milk etc to make tea/coffee which is was really helpful but still would have been easier if we had milk in our room.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

We stayed for 3 nights at The Old Storehouse- I have to admit that first impressions were not great but by the end of the weekend we had been converted! It is a lovely building on a quietish country road overlooking the canal and within walking distance of a couple of great pubs so cannot fault the location! However, when we arrived we found the downstairs areas (kitchen and lounge) a bit of a mess and not the cleanest- I think this was also a surprise as b+bs are usually so immaculate! Having said that our room was amazing- huge room with a sofa and chairs and lovely en suite, and completely spotless!
The weekend continued to improve- downstairs did seem to get a bit tidier and cleaner on our second day, and the owner was absolutely lovely, even picking us up from the pub one night! We were told to help ourselves to anything we wanted from the kitchen including cake, juice, bread etc. The breakfasts were also amazing!
We would definitely go back and would definitely recommend it but just don't expect an immaculately clean and tidy kitchen!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank klmdt
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Reviewed 2 May 2009

We chose the Old Storehouse as a stopover en route from North Wales to South and wished we had planned more time there. It is three or four miles outside Brecon, right by the canal, in pretty countryside with good views of the Beacons.

Peter has spent the past two years and more converting the building from a canal museum into an excellent B&B. The four guest bedrooms are large, tastefully decorated, and every bit as pleasant as the 360-degree views on the website suggest - as are the bathrooms, which are fitted out to a high standard.

The downstairs rooms are rather more chaotic but have a charm all their own: no less tasteful, but in a very different, rustic and more lived-in, style! Books abound. Log fires in the evenings and a friendly glass of wine add further to the atmosphere and to the feeling that one is a house-guest rather than a paying customer.

Peter really is a charming host. He wasn't there when we arrived late in the afternoon, but had left freshly-baked cakes and instructions to help ourselves to tea. When he got back, he quickly sorted out a dinner reservation for us (at the White Swan in Llanfrynach, about half a mile away) before sitting us down for a glass of wine and a chat with the other guests who had returned from a day's walking. The fact that there are no televisions is certainly not a drawback!

Breakfast the following morning was excellent, with a wide range of good-quality produce on offer. Peter had already thoughtfully provided a jug of cold milk on the windowshelf outside our room for our early-morning tea and coffee. Both from our rooms and from the breakfast conservatory, we enjoyed watching the multitude of birds that Peter encourages in the garden.

All in all, a particularly enjoyable stay and we will return soon for the proper visit, rather than a mere stopover, that the place deserves, .

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank chilternwelshman
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Reviewed 24 January 2009

We stumbled on this place quite literally. Peter Evans owns and runs this delightfully restored building that was originally used to house a multitude of wares that were shipped up and down the canal. The house has now been fitted out with a combination of luxury and informality that really works - the house is replete with fine furniture, carefully chosen literature decks shelves in every room, roaring open fires, (no tvs!) and stunning views straight onto the mountains. Peter is also a natural host. We walked into the kitchen after a long drive from london and were immediately handed glasses of wine and sat in front of the fire.

I rate this place as one of my favourite stays and will definitely be looking to return. Highly recommend.

Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

We spent two nights at the Old Storehouse and loved it.

We got there at 9pm on a Friday evening and by 9.05 were sitting on the sofa in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of wine.

The living room and kitchen are cosy and rustic, but the bedroom was fresh, spacious and clean, with a nice big bed and decent linen.

We also enjoyed looking at all of the old books and the only shame was that before leaving, I didn't manage to finish the one which I had started.

Breakfast was made with quality ingredients (Dorset cereals, thick bacon....).

Vivienne (who looked after us) was extremely friendly, chatty and helpful but was also happy to leave us to our own devices.

We even borrowed their OS map and went out for the day with some sandwiches and homemade biscuits.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 100tom
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Reviewed 19 October 2008

As an American this B&B by far surpassed my expectations - it was everything that we look for in a B&B but never seem to find. We spent the weekend relaxing by the numerous fireplaces, eating home cooked food and enjoying a literary feast in every room.

Peter Evans, the owner of the Old Store House was in every way welcoming and attentive while leaving us to feel "at home" in this beautifully renovated old stone house.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: Llanfrynach, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Llanfrynach
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Llanfrynach
Number of rooms: 4

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