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Tall John's House

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11 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
19 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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 £125 per room per nigh for a manor room, £100 a night for a standard double and £90 for a single, including breakfast. More
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About the Owner
Elizabeth W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2017
Interaction with guests
We 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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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
1  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
Thank 292joym
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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
1  Thank Janet W
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Reviewed 11 April 2019

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Date of stay: April 2019
Reviewed 25 January 2019

This is a very belated review, as we were not able to post reviews at the time. We had a large family gathering at Tall John's House to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. And how we celebrated! From the moment we arrived, the grandeur yet...More

Date of stay: February 2018
7  Thank paulandcei
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
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Linens Provided
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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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