The Old Store House

Brecon, Powys
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1874 665499

Friendly, relaxed canal-side house - conservatory, fires, books, piano. Read in a sunny patch of garden, head off to the Brecon Beacons


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

If a spick and span house gives you pleasure, read no further. Peter has filled his home mostly with books, but chickens and swans might wander in too. Things are moved out of the way rather than put away, there are no hard and fast breakfast times and guests are welcome to use the kitchen. 

Bedrooms are large, light and comfy with sofas and armchairs; two have wood fires and the room at the top has exterior stone steps and a door that stays open all summer – fledgling swallows might sit on the beam between flying practices. The sitting room is cosy with a big fire, the lived-in conservatory looks across the valley; come and go as you please.

Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park with its climbs and dips, exposed moorland, gentle valleys and waterfalls for cold swims. You can walk to the base of Pen y Fan from the house.

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We think you'll love

  • Listening to the hundreds of birds who have very sensibly made this their home
  • Getting up late and having breakfast cooked for you
  • Browsing through an amazing collection of books
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You should know

  • There is a road in front of the house but it’s not good for walking on – use the field to get to Llanfrynach
  • It's an extremely laid-back sort of place so you need to be confident enough to benefit from it


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Blankets, towels, dog sitting, walk advice - and dog food if you’ve forgotten to bring some.

Canal at the bottom of the garden, 30 miles of fenced-in tow path for instant walks. Dogs need to be on a lead in the garden if inclined to eat chickens.

Packed lunch £4. Pub/restaurant 0.75 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £45.
1 Twin
From £90
3 Doubles
From £90



The setting and house was magical. Peter is a unique host. Breakfast superb and all sorts of choice. So easy going. We stayed on top floor with bats and swallows coming in and out. The stuff and collectibles are so interesting and some quite specialist. Thoroughly recommend it. The attic is not so well sound proofed as Peter states. But would not stop me going back.

Tom, London

Wonderful, relaxed and cosy. Comfy beds, huge breakfast and most obliging lovely host. Wish we had been staying longer to enjoy the myriad of fascinating books and the company of Peter, the swan family and ducks and chickens. We very much hope to return for more than an overnight stay.

Denise, Taunton

This is a really wonderful place, so relaxed. At the same time the bedroom was extremely comfortable, full of books, chairs and cushions. The breakfast, taken at any time, was magnificent: eggs from the free range chickens outside the door (mostly), tasty sausages, bacon etc, preserves from the local WI market, as much as you wanted. Peter is a tremendous host. The charming building is on the little canal from Brecon and the atmosphere is superb for the country lover. A perfect stay, except too short. We shall return here, in a beautiful part of the country where there is so much to explore.

John, Pwllheli

Peter is an exceptionally accommodating host who went out of his way to make sure our stay in his beautiful B&B was as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The Old Storehouse is a charming and cosy home that evokes a wonderfully rustic sensibility. From its sprawling garden to its amazing attic space inhabited by swallows, staying at the Storehouse is a truly memorable experience. Many thanks to Peter for making our visit to his home in rural Wales such a fulfilling one.

Arjun, Bristol

This is a magical place. Owner and host Peter Evans' description on The Old Storehouse website is entirely accurate and while, as he explains, its charming eccentricities might not be for everybody, for me it was perfect - the best B&B I have ever visited. Lovely rooms with a big warm bed and duvet, a wonderful breakfast, and Mr Evans couldn't be more welcoming or helpful. I'm looking forward to going again soon.

Christopher, London

A heavenly, relaxed, hospitable place - full of books and surrounded by ducks, swans, wild birds and peace. It felt like we were staying with friends - and we should have stayed much longer!


This place is a little slice of heaven by the canal. You'll receive the warmest welcome from Peter, Virginia and Lewis the dog and enjoy a very comfortable stay in glorious surroundings. Our room was big enough to swing an elephant in & the breakfast was very hearty - a brilliant get away!


What a wonderful place, the house is beautiful and Peter is a great host. I'm so glad we discovered it, a true home from home and we will definitely be returning


This is not just a B&B with a difference; it's completely original. We were completely drawn in by the piles of books that lie invitingly in the sitting room, the hall, the bedrooms - there's everything from Anthony Trollope to Zadie Smith. It's a bibliophile's dream. Peter could not have been more generous in his welcome or more civilised in his hospitality and his breakfasts are really quite exceptional. Don't be taken in by Peter's self deprecating manner or the fact that no two pieces of crockery match - he has terrific style and works very hard to make your stay a success.


My wife, two children and I had a terrific 4 day stay here. The house is full of character and Peter is a delightful host: genial, thoughtful, generous-spirited and genuinely concerned that you should enjoy your stay but also discreet enough to know when to leave you to enjoy peace and quiet. The rooms are huge , comfortable and interestingly furnished. It's not antiseptic clean so if this is important, then this is not the place for you, though this is not to suggest it's not clean. Thoroughly recommended.


If you want sterile, bijou or boutique then I suggest you will be happier elsewhere. If you want character, a great welcome. eccentricity, freedom to do as you please and where people matter not the make of shampoo then you will love it here. Interesting building, a lovely spot, wildlife (yes, you may find a spider in the room), lots of clutter and books, a redundant “hoover”, comfy beds and top notch linen, super breakfast with interesting conversations at a shared table. Refreshingly different and very relaxed. We'll be back.


This was a wonderful weekend which was down to the laid back, friendly owner of this delightful cottage. It is quirky in the sense that it is lived in and has all the comforts you need. The home cooked breakfast is all that you could want. The owener's hospitality and offer of picking you up and taking you to the station is so kind. You wont be disappointed!


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The neighbourhood

Wander to the end of the garden to find the Monmouth & Brecon canal - launch your canoe or paddleboard from here. Llanfrynach is the nearest village from where you can join many walking and serious mountain biking paths. Cycle or walk along the tow path to Brecon for a cinema, theatre and shops.

Local points of interest from Peter Evans

  • Dark sky status
  • Walk Pen y Fan from the house
  • Abergavenny Food Festival or Hay Festival and Hay’s book shops
  • Brecon and Monmouth canal at the bottom of the garden
  • 27 varieties of garden birds, swans and ducks in the garden. Not forgetting the hens!


Peter Evans

Peter is delightfully kind and interesting and has endless patience. He likes guests to feel at home and to make the most of the very special bits here - the garden, the roaring fires, the birds, the peace and quiet. He's happy to give lifts to pubs and to sit for hours with those who want to chat.