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Tall John's House: A Large Georgian Manor House In Extensive Grounds

Bedrooms 11
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

staffed manor house for exclusive use or B & B. Breakfast included. Use our cook for any meals you want or eat out.

Wonderful Georgian Manor house with 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms (2 Super King + 1 King + 5 doubles + 3 singles). Absolute privacy and exclusivity. We charge £1600 for one night for up to 16 people including breakfast. Further nights are £1200 per night. Dining room seats 16 in comfort but the house can sleep 19 and the diningroom fits 20 at a real squash!. Drawing room, Billiard room, log fire, television snug, large entrance hall. Oil central heating throughout. Beautifully decorated and furnished with antique furniture. Extensive grounds, walled garden, courtyard, ample parking. Fantastic views across secluded valley to Black Mountains. No air, noise or light pollution. Nearest village 1.5 miles with pub, shop & post office. Nearest train station 25 minutes. Nearest market town with good selection of shops and amenities 7 miles. Many good quality restaurants and pubs in the vicinity. Wonderful walking, fishing, golf, pony trekking all readily accessible. Cinema and leisure centre in local town. WiFi available throughout and Sky television. This is not a self-catering property. Breakfast is included in the rental and further meals are available on request for an extra cost. B & B is available per night without an use of the rest of the manor.

Property Manager
Elizabeth Watson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Elizabeth Watson

The team at Tall John's House live on site and are here to look after you without intruding on your privacy. We are determined to make sure you have an excellent experience staying with us

Elizabeth Watson purchased this chateau / country house in 1960

Why Elizabeth Watson chose Brecon

Exclusive use or B & B

Breakfast included

Flexibility as to whether you want to use our cook for some meals or eat out

Fabulous area with no noise or light pollution

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Perfect for a family party, celebration or get together. Staff available as much as you want them to take the stress and work out of entertaining!


Brecon Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Each room has its own bathroom. 5 of the bathrooms have showers only and all the others have shower and bath.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , zip and link so could be twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , zip and link so could be twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , zip and link so could be twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (11 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 super king size manor bedrooms.(zip & link so could be twins), 1 King, 5 double bedrooms and 3 single bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pets by Arrangement Outside: Wonderful Garden, Walled Garden, Courtyard. All for Your Private Use and Absolute Exclusivity Utility Room: Washing Machine & Tumble Drier. Freezer. Cloakroom With Loo & Basin Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: all towels and linen provided and beds will be made up as requested. the property will be clean on arrival. The housekeeper will come in each day to tidy up. Other: dining room seats 16 with table extended + billiard room/ library + small TV snug and very large entrance/reception hall with gate-legged table


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Tall John's House: A Large Georgian Manor House In Extensive Grounds
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

A wonderful 60th Birthday party weekend

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful house to stay in to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday along with old friends. Storm Brian did his best to dampen our enthusiasm but to no avail. The house was extremely comfortable and provided for all our needs. We were looked after superbly by the staff who were very helpful. Ken did a wonderful dinner for us on the Saturday evening along with a much needed full English the following morning.

A wonderful house to relax in and enjoy the company of great friends without the hassle of cooking and clearing up.

Thank you all for a great time.


  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this nice review Catherine. Sorry about the storm but the weather just wouldn’t do what we told it to! Bye Liza
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Perfect for our family gathering !

  • 5 of 5

The rustic splendour of Tall John's and the adjoining Honeysuckle cottage were perfect for our pre Christmas family get together. There were 20 of us in total and everyone had a great time thanks to the absolutely superb service provided by the outstandingly friendly, helpful and efficient housekeeper Liz. She not only responded well to our requests but also anticipated what we might want and made some great suggestions. We ordered two 3 course meals during our stay and they were both superb - the cheese souffle starter was the best I have ever had and the rest of the food was great too - and very reasonably priced. I would thoroughly recommend Tall John's to anyone looking for a large country house with great service and in an excellent location for walking in the beautiful Brecon Beacons area.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bristol and Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Caswell Bay, The Gower
Car: recommended


use of car is essential.

nearest train station Abergavenny (25 minutes)

nearest airports Bristol & Cardiff (85 minutes)


1.5 miles to village

7 miles to town

15 miles to Hay on Wye


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $69.24
Refundable damage deposit $692.43
Pet Fee $13.85

One night is £1600 for up to 16 people including breakfast. Further nights are £1200 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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