The Town House at Brecon
, Market Street, Brecon, Powys.
The Town House at Brecon is a luxury, boutique B&B overlooking the River Honddu and the impressive remains of the old Norman castle, with distant views south to Pen-y-fan, the highest point in the Brecon Beacons. Situated where once a medieval drawbridge spanned the river linking the old fortified town of Brecon to the castle, this Grade II listed Georgian town house is close to the many town centre shops, pubs & restaurants, the popular theatre, the cathedral and the market hall.
The Town House has a distinctive decorative style throughout, perfectly in keeping with its Georgian heritage. The lounge has a fully-stocked honesty bar and deep-buttoned chesterfield sofas that give it something of the atmosphere of a gentleman's club. The adjoining dining room features wood panelling brought bang up-to-date with a soft blue-grey finish. This is where the daily breakfast is served, as well as cake and local goodies during the peak season. There are tea and coffee making facilities too.
All three bedrooms have a unique view and a comfortable night of sleep is ensured by Laura Ashley mattresses, memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian cotton sheets and squidgy goose feather pillows and duvets (or non-allergenic on request). There are drench showers in the en-suite bathrooms and a big free-standing bath in Room 3. These also come with fluffy bathrobes and slippers, complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer, heated towel rail and even a condensation-free mirror. In the bedroom, the flat screen television is internet-enabled, with Freeview, Netflix, iPlayer, Google search, etc. There's also local bottled water and some local seasonal treats.
The Brecon Beacons are over 500 square miles of high moorland, wooded valleys, extensive reservoirs, hidden tracks and resplendent waterfalls. Visitors come to ascend Pen-y-Fan and cycle the Taff Trail. There are castles, industrial and rural heritage, mountain railways and even a couple of canals. All-in-all there's something for everyone.