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A grade II-listed 19th-century house only a windlass’ throw from the canal in the attractive market town of Brecon, the gateway to the west of Wales and endpoint for the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.

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Rooms: 8 doubles.

From £50 per night for two.

Meals: Breakfast included. Pubs/restaurants on the doorstep.
Open: All year.
Address: 22 The Watton, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7ED
Tel: 01874 624038
reviewed by greentraveller

Have a greener holiday at The Grange, Brecon, Powys:

This grade II listed 19th century house is only a windlass’ throw from the canal in the attractive market town of Brecon with its castle and river. Eight guest bedrooms have Welsh names, after features of the landscape, such as Wysg (aka Usk). Some rooms share a bathroom and toilet and all look out onto urban scenes: slate-roofed houses lining the opposite side of the street or a car park with a small hill behind.

Comfortable beds have a throw of a Welsh wool blanket. Furniture is pine or reproduction Regency. En-suite shower-rooms have been carved out of a corner of some bedrooms. Downstairs, the dining room has eight tables surrounded by Welsh colours of red, white and green. There’s no living room but there is a small back garden with tables and chairs that you can use until 9pm.

Cooked breakfast comes with either meaty or vegetarian Welsh sausages. ‘Glamorgan sausages’ – from a supermarket - are made of Caerphilly cheese, leek and potato. For a packed lunch, owners David and Amelia (or one of their three staff) will rustle you up a Welsh ham sandwich or you could head to the indoor market and buy local cheeses and fresh fruit. The Grange doesn’t do evening meals but The Clarence next door serves pub grub including veggie options such as chickpea and sweet potato curry for about £7.

>> David and Amelia Williams from The Grange are Brecon Beacon National Park Ambassadors

Review by Paul Miles

"Well-priced and convenient for those who want a town-base with easy access to bus routes and plenty of choice for eating and drinking."

Read Paul's full review of The Grange


Top Eco Features at The Grange, Brecon, Powys:

  • Food all sourced locally and/or "fair trade" wherever possible

  • Lockable storage space available for bicycles



The Grange, Brecon, Powys
Nearest train station: Brecon

Directions from station:
It’s nearly two hours from Hereford train station to Brecon on the number 39 bus which runs about six times a day.

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Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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