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The Old Storehouse - About

The Old Storehouse

 

In the heart of the Brecon Beacons

The Old Storehouse is a comfortable and unfussy place to stay. There's an open range in the kitchen and woodburning stoves in the sitting room and conservatory, sofas, lots of books and the surrounding countryside instead of television. There are four large en-suite bedrooms, and a narrow boat, Vaila, moored at the bottom of the garden that can be used for B&B or self catering stays.

It has been converted from a working building into a tranquil place, in a beautiful and accessible part of Wales. The Brecon and Monmouthshire canal it was built to serve to serve nearly 200 years ago still runs at the foot of the lawn; the views stretch over fields and hills to Pen y Fan, the highest point of the Brecon Beacons.

Outside the house at night there is minimal light pollution. For an average of 120 nights a year, mostly in winter, the sky is clear and offers anyone with a telescope views into deep space.

Buzzards, herons and the occasional red kite fly overhead and swans and ducks rest on the lawn. There is constant small bird activity in the garden and hedges; bats and sparrows nest in the roof, joined by swifts during the summer. The house cat - Minka - is deaf with dodgy eyesight, and very amiable.

For those able to spend more than a brief night here, I hope that you will feel comfortable in making the transition from guest to someone who will use the house as a second home - the back door rather than the front, dressing gowns and slippers at breakfast if that's how your days begin, equally welcome in the kitchen as well as the sitting room, conservatory or garden.

Children and dogs are always welcome provided there is no chasing the swans or ducks, but there are obvious hazards for children and parental vigilance is necessary.

Peter Evans

 

 

 

Updated 14th April 2011

 

 

Photo: Front of the House  

Photo: Rear of the House  

Photo: The Cat  

Photo: Swans  

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The Old Storehouse, Llanfrynach, Brecon, LD3 7LJ  ·  Tel: 01874 665 499  ·  Email: oldstorehouse@btconnect.com