Tall John's House, Brecon Beacons, South Wales   Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th September 2018

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Tall John's House

Originally a Welsh long house, Tall John’s House has been shaped by British naval history. In 1588 the manor house was created to celebrate the defeat of the Spaniards. Extensive Georgian renovations took place in the late 19th century when the famous Admiral Hamilton used his substantial prize money to create a wonderful Georgian manor house. Now run by Liza and Robin Watson, the house has all the comforts of the 21st century, but has kept its character from the past six hundred years.

The extensive grounds include a walled garden, rolling lawns and fantastic views across the secluded valley to the Black Mountains. The house is very comfortably furnished with antique furniture and beautiful paintings.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 bay-windowed dining room and a cosy sitting-room. Click here to see the hotel website.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms are spread out over the manor house, the adjacent stable block, coachman’s cottage and honeysuckle cottage. The bedrooms are all different, some with double bed, some single, some twin. They all have en-suite or private bathrooms; some with baths, some with showers and some with both. All bedrooms are provided with plenty of large, fluffy towels, dressing gowns, slippers, hairdryers and a range of soaps, shampoos and shower gels. There is free Wi-Fi available. The bedrooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please let us know when you book.

For More Information

Price:  £595* pp, which includes:

  • 3 nights’ stay in this wonderful country house 
  • A buffet breakfast with hot and cold options including full Welsh
  • A light lunch on 3 days
  • Delicious 3-course dinner with unlimited wine on 3 nights
  • Refreshments available during bridge play
  • Reception with aperitif and canapés on the first evening
  • All Bridge tuition, course notes and prizes

*for single or twin occupancy; add £150 for single occupancy of a double room

For more information, please click here to download the brochure

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Delicious, seasonal and locally sourced cuisine

At Tall John’s you will be served with delicious home-cooked food using locally-produced and locally-sourced ingredients. This may be award winning local Welsh cheese, delicious smoked salmon from the local Black Mountains smokery, or tasty local Welsh lamb, all served with home-grown fruit and vegetables where possible.

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