Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We and four other regulars, staying for the Brecon Baroque Music Festival, consider this the best accommodation in the town; we book from year to year.’ Guide stalwarts, on a fifth visit, again found everything pitch perfect at this former Georgian coach house, run today as a smart, contemporary B&B by Kayt and Hugh Cooper. ‘Tea and coffee on arrival is very welcome, and Hugh helped carry our luggage upstairs.’ The bedrooms, in restful, natural shades, are supplied with plenty of towels and fresh milk on request. Most have an en-suite shower room; Dwynwen has a bath with shower over. A mini-suite with ‘plenty of space for reading, making tea/coffee or having a drink’ is equipped with a minibar fridge, robes and slippers, and has a bathroom with separate shower. Breakfast involves a ‘substantial menu’. As well as the full Welsh and a vegetarian version, there are omelettes, Welsh rarebit, pikelets, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and laver bread. You can order a packed lunch the night before, for a day’s walking in the Brecon Beacons national park – or come in October for the food festival and spend the day grazing. (Jill and Mike Bennett)
12 Orchard Street
all year except 1 week over Christmas.
reading room, breakfast room, lounge (with drink service), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, drying room, secure bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.
classical or Welsh harp music in breakfast room.
15 and upwards welcomed.
per room B&B single £74–£155, double £79–£160, 1-night bookings usually refused Fri and Sat Mar–Oct.