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Tall John's House

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11 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
19 guests
1 night minimum
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We would like to invite you to stay in our elegant Georgian manor house, located in the very heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated in the beautiful Llangorse Lake Valley and surrounded by some of the best walking country in the United Kingdom, Tall John's House is an ideal retreat. We are blessed to have lovely countryside and dramatic natural scenery on our doorstep. For anyone who enjoys walking, cycling, golf, horse-riding, fishing or other outdoor country pursuits, a visit here will feel like a trip to paradise! We also have a table-tennis table and sauna facility. If you are a less energetic person, you can relax in front of our open log fires or play billiards in our snooker room. We are delighted to offer you your own exclusive and private manor house, decorated and f...We would like to invite you to stay in our elegant Georgian manor house, located in the very heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated in the beautiful Llangorse Lake Valley and surrounded by some of the best walking country in the United Kingdom, Tall John's House is an ideal retreat. We are blessed to have lovely countryside and dramatic natural scenery on our doorstep. For anyone who enjoys walking, cycling, golf, horse-riding, fishing or other outdoor country pursuits, a visit here will feel like a trip to paradise! We also have a table-tennis table and sauna facility. If you are a less energetic person, you can relax in front of our open log fires or play billiards in our snooker room. We are delighted to offer you your own exclusive and private manor house, decorated and furnished to a high standard with antique furniture and beautiful paintings. The property is an ideal choice for family gatherings, shooting breaks, business retreats, celebrations and get-togethers. Our charming and efficient staff will be on hand to help you enjoy your stay. We are easily accessible from the Midlands, London and the west country. This is not a self-catering property. Breakfast is included in the rental and further meals are available on request for an extra cost. The elegant reception rooms include a large traditional entrance hall with a wood burner, a wonderful Georgian drawing room with its high ceiling, bay windows, delicately carved cornices, chandelier and log fire, a book-lined library with billiard table, a generous bay-windowed dining room that seats 16 people in comfort, a delightful cosy sitting-room with coal fire, SkyPlus TV and DVDs. There is also a cloakroom downstairs and a useful boothole for coats, boots and dirty dogs. There is oil-fired central heating throughout and lashings of hot water. In the main house there are three Manor bedrooms which are elegant, light and spacious with large Georgian windows and all the character of the period. They have been renovated to a high standard and each have their own large and well-equipped bathroom. Two of these have superking beds that can be split to make twins and the third has a king size bed. There is a further double and single in the main house, both with their own bathrooms. Just across the lawn in the old stables there are a further two King beds that can be split for twins and 1 double bedroom and three singles all with their own bath or shower rooms. All bedrooms are provided with plenty of large, fluffy towels, hair-dryers and a range of soaps, shampoos and shower gels. There is wi-fi connection throughout, a beautiful walled garden and large lawns, a sauna and a table-tennis table. There is ample parking. We charge £1200 a night for 2 or more nights and £1600 for one night stays for up to 16 people including breakfast. Individual rooms can be booked at £140 per room per night for a manor room, £120 a night for a standard double and £90 for a single, including breakfast. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We do not allow Stag parties except really mature people who do not want to go crazy! Dogs are welcome but we have a few rules - not on the furniture, please pick up the poos and rub their feet before coming into the house if muddy.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 9 Attached (ensuite)
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Reviewed 17 November 2020 via mobile

After being in lockdown for two months, needed a night away to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were so lucky to find this gem of a place. So helpful and friendly in their correspondence around the booking. Very welcoming and we loved our room. They...More

Date of stay: November 2020
4  Thank julielewis15
Reviewed 23 August 2020

This is our fourth visit to Tall Johns House .Just the most lovely bolt hole to escape the pressures of modern life. Such a warm welcome by Archie, Liz and her lovely husband Ken who cooks the finest of local Welsh food, thoroughly recommended. The...More

Date of stay: August 2020
3  Thank Departure01095885901
Reviewed 27 July 2020

Thank you so much for a lovely stay this weekend! The Manor House is stunning and we were fortunate enough to have a picnic outside in the beautiful grounds! We can’t wait to come back for our wedding next year!

Date of stay: July 2020
2  Thank W4827DQamyn
Reviewed 2 March 2020

19 of us stayed just two nights here having exclusive use of the main house and spilling over into the two stable units and the “coachman’s cottage” for a family gathering on the occasion of an 80th birthday. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The...More

Date of stay: February 2020
11  Thank 2decima
Liza W, VR Owner at Tall John's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2020

Wow ! What a simply wonderful review. Thank you so much... you were all so delightful and we really hope you will come back to us again because the whole team loved you. what a special birthday - let's do 90!

Reviewed 30 October 2019 via mobile

Turned up at Tall Johns after a 3.5 hour car journey in the pouring rain with 2 dogs in the car to a distinct “oh dear, where are you staying in house or cottage?” - although advertising 24 hours this is NOT the case!! We...More

Date of stay: October 2019
13  Thank Ian A
Liza W, VR Owner at Tall John's House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2019

This is all such a pity. They seemed really nice people and we are still mystified that they reacted like that at the time and have since spent a lot of time writing awful reviews when they didn't even go up and see their bedroom....More

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Reviewed 3 October 2019

I booked Tall Johns for a party of 14 for two nights in the middle of September. Rather than go out Liza had arranged for us to dine both evenings. The house is tremendous the main rooms spacious and elegant and the secret door to...More

Date of stay: September 2019
9  Thank GB2468
Reviewed 18 June 2019

Although well off the beaten track, Tall John's House is well worth visiting. A very friendly warm welcome from Ken Liz & lovely bedroom with extra comfy beds. Food delicious and overall a great experience although we only stayed one night.

Date of stay: June 2019
8  Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 26 May 2019

Spent two wonderful nights here for an after wedding jaunt. Liz and her husband were fabulous and fab cooks too. Gorgeous house and grounds and suited all 18 of us from 8 months to 87 years young !! Beautiful room with a walk in en-suite....More

Date of stay: May 2019
9  Thank 292joym
Reviewed 28 April 2019

Attended a wedding in the barn. It is a lovely venue in a beautiful location. I have deducted 1 star due to the difficulty walking from the car park to the barn. It is thick gravel and very difficult to walk on with high heels...More

Date of stay: April 2019
8  Thank T8202YNjanetw
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Date of stay: April 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Fireplace
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
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About the neighbourhood
Tall John's House is in a totally rural setting. No noise - no pollution - Wonderful scenery for bird watching, walking and cycling. So many things to do for adults and children - walking, cycling, mountain biking, sailing, horse riding, windsurfing, golf, fishing, a trip on the Brecon canal. Lots of activity centres in the area with zip wires, climbing, caving, petting zoos - the list is so long Wonderful visits - castles, Hay on Wye, the mining museum....
Getting around
No public transport so your really need a car The nearest station is Abergavenny which is 25 minutes away. There are plenty of taxis there
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