• 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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Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hay-on-Wye was already well known for its many bookshops before the festival was launched. Richard Booth opened his first shop there in 1962, and by the 1970s Hay had gained the nickname "The Town of Books. The Hay Festival itself was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain.

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Footpaths and walking in the Brecon Beacons

Footpaths and walking in the Brecon Beacons

Everyone who visits the Brecon Beacons is blown away by the glory and magnificence of this scenery. But the Beacons are a lot more fragile than you may think. Over 350,000 pairs of boots walk over them each year and the number has doubled in the last year.

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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.

Contacting us...

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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