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Tall John's House

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Overview
11 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
23 guests
1 night minimum 
Holiday Rental House
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.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
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.
Bedrooms
4 Super Kings5 Kings1 Double1 Single
Bathrooms
2 Full baths9 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Elizabeth W
Hosting since April 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 89%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe have staff living on site but in separate accommodation so they are there to help but you keep your privacy. Breakfast is included in the exclusive use rental and we are happy to provide any further meals you wish or you can eat out at the large variety of places locally. The kitchen is not available except in special circumstances eg heating baby food or invalid food

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AVB1988
AVB1988
Cardiff, United Kingdom25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful weekend, thoroughly recommend
We got married at the beautiful Tall Johns House, after relocating from another venue. After our previous negative experiences we were apprehensive, but we couldnt have had a better experience than with Liza and Archie at Tall Johns. Liza was efficient, reliable and supportive from the word go and Archie was a total pleasure on all the face to face meetings and on the big day, no request was too big or small. Archie even took the trouble to step away from the bar if he noticed my partner or I were without a drink, to bring us one. The accomodation was beautifully furnished, clean and extremely comfortable and the breakfasts were amazing. We even chose to stay an additional day after the wedding just to enjoy our surroundings and just to make our wedding last a little longer, as we didn't want it to end. We could not be happier with our wedding weekend and want to do it all over again. If you're considering getting married there or even just staying, we would thoroughly recommend. Thank you so much Archie and Liza for the best experience!! X
Visited October 2023
Written 17 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daydream59647212395
Daydream59647212395
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All day wedding
Went to an all day wedding excellent grounds on a summers day, winter not so food good and entertainment , accommodation to stay if you wanted to, we stayed at The USK
Visited June 2023
Written 26 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Astrid G
Astrid G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best wedding venue and weekend stay
We feel so so incredibly lucky to have been able to have our wedding at Tall Johns. From the outset, nothing was too much trouble and we could really design the exact wedding we wanted. Liza, Archie, Lisa, and Ken were were all the absolute best and were always on hand to answer questions or help with elements of the wedding. Having the hire of the whole venue and all of the accommodation on site was insane - we got to have all of our closest people on site with us for the whole weekend and this made it so special. We even had the granary the evening before the wedding to have a rehearsal dinner and drinks. We were so lucky with weather and so ended up making a last minute decision on the Friday to get married outside the next day - something that was really special to us, especially given the glorious surroundings. I really can’t speak highly enough of the venue, the surroundings, the experience, the opportunity to design what we wanted, and the amazing individuals who make the day so special. I would recommend this venue to anyone and wish we could do the whole weekend all over again. Astrid and Pete
Visited April 2023
Written 29 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jenny S
Jenny S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous place- great wedding venue
Stayed for a friends wedding and loved the place- beautiful venue and really helpful staff. We were able to check in early and change before the wedding which was great. Rooms were great standard and so was the wedding venue
Visited June 2022
Written 28 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Simon Harris-Dack
Simon Harris-Dack
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous, friendly venue.
We came for our friends' wedding. The house in is the most beautiful location. The accommodation is lovely, with really comfy beds and the hosts are super-friendly and nothing seemed like too much trouble. We've had the best time here.
Visited June 2022
Written 26 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sightseer250460
Sightseer250460
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful country home in a wonderful setting.
Our team recently travelled to South Wales for a corporate awayday to enjoy a stay at Tall John’s House which is a beautiful country house which boasted beautiful views over the Brecon Beacons, steepled in history. We received a very warm welcome with staff on hand to cater to our every need and would very much recommend.
Visited May 2022
Written 12 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amanda-Bucks
Amanda-Bucks
Aylesbury, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous once again
After a two year delay it was an absolute delight to return as a group of 16 walking and yoga friends in March. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the entire weekend was spectacular. As always the team were really helpful and accommodating. If anything Ken’s meals were even more delicious and we couldn’t have been happier. The house is delightful, it is grand but so comfortable and welcoming that you feel completely at home. No-one wanted to leave and we dearly want to go back in 2023.
Visited March 2022
Written 4 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul H
Paul H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely quiet location, very friendly and hospitable
We stayed over two nights in the Manor bedrooms,which were fabulous. We booked an evening meal on the first night, which was beautifully cooked by Ken, and made to feel like we were home from home. Ken and Liz make a great breakfast and Archie was a wonderful host. Look forward to visiting again with more family, maybe booking Honeysuckle Cottage, which is surprisingly spacious. Highly recommended!
Visited September 2021
Written 21 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarah Jarratt
Sarah Jarratt
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous birthday treat.
For a special birthday treat I booked my two good friends and myself into Tall John's. Liz welcomed us to the beautiful Georgian house and her warmth and professionalism shone through. We were introduced to a beautiful home with wonderful rooms and the most gorgeous gardens so lovingly tended to by the friendly gardener. The whole atmosphere of Tall John's is a credit to the team who look after their guests to the highest standard with such attentiveness and thoughtfulness. We thoroughly enjoyed the supper Ken made us and the breakfasts are delicious, to be savoured and enjoyed in the relaxed atmosphere that fills the house. Archie, Liza and Robin have an incredibly special home, with an exceptional team who ensure your stay is first class. It was a real pleasure to spend a few days at Tall John's, one which we hope to repeat!
Visited September 2021
Written 14 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joanna F
Joanna F
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect break away from it all
My husband and I stayed in the Coachmans Cottage which provides delightful spacious and comfortable accommodation. We pre ordered the breakfast basket for both mornings and we weren't disappointed. Lovely selection of quality products including full cooked breakfast delivered to the door on Sunday morning. Our 2 dogs were in their element in the beautiful spacious gardens and we all enjoyed the scenic walks. We will definitely be back....
Visited April 2021
Written 20 April 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Property features
  • Staff on property
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided

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Map
Getting there
Cardiff-Wales Airport
35.8 mi

Bristol Airport
43.7 mi
Restaurants
New Inn
1.8 mi

The Three Horseshoes Inn
4.2 mi

The Old Ford Inn
2.8 mi

The Castle Inn
1.9 mi
Attractions
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
4 miBiking Trails

Tretower Court And Castle
3.8 miCastles

Llangorse Lake
1.6 miBodies of Water

Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre
4.8 miHorseback Riding Tours
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
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Honestly a car is the answer as there is so much to do and visit in this area. There is no public transport. Abergavenny Station has links to the major rail networks and is 25 minutes away. There are plenty of taxis there

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tall John's House

Tall John's House is able to accommodate up to 23 guests. See all property details.

Tall John's House has 11 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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