• Welcome to Tall John's House

    Welcome to Tall John's House

  • Exclusive Use Event Venue

    Exclusive Use Event Venue

  • Relax in idyllic Surroundings

    Relax in idyllic Surroundings

Tall John's 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.

Individual Rooms £125 per room per night
Exclusive use of entire house £1200 per night, sleeps 16
One night stays £1600
Includes breakfast - other meals can be provided by arrangement


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About Tall John's House

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, a small fitness suite 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.

Tall John's History

Originally a Welsh long house, Tall John’s House has been shaped by British naval history. The famous Admiral Hamilton used his substantial prize money to create a wonderful Georgian manor house in the late 19th century. In the 1950s another admiral, Watson, bought the house and it is still in the Watson family’s possession. It now has all the comforts of the 21st century but has kept its character from the past six hundred years.

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Brecon Beacons Activities

Brecon Beacons Activities

Calling all rock climbers, mountain climbers and social climbers: If you are one of those people who like the high things in life then Tall Johns House is the place for you! Just 2 miles from our doorstep is the nationally acclaimed LLangorse Indoor Climbing Centre. It’s the perfect place to have fun and burn some calories on those wintry afternoons, with an assortment of climbing walls, a zipwire, and even a realistic indoor caving system!

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Paws for Thought

Paws for Thought

With Christmas looming, it’s always a good time to think about that special someone in your life. For many of us, that someone is also the hairiest… they may also have four legs and a tail, and they are probably partial to mud, mountains and stretching out by a warm fire in the evenings!

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Finding Us...

From the village of Bwlch on the A40 midway between Brecon and Crickhowell, take the B4560 signed to Llangorse. After ¼ mile take the first lefthand turn signed to Pennorth and continue on this lane for exactly 1 mile through open country and the property will be on the left with white gates standing open.

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Tel: +44 (0)1239 821143
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1 hour to Cardiff.
45 mins to Severn Bridge.
1hr 15 minutes to Bristol.
1hr 45 mins to Birmingham.
30 mins to Abergavenny Station
(trains to London Paddington).
2hrs 30 mins to Heathrow Airport.

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