The Old Store House

Brecon, Powys
Bed & Breakfast

Feel at home in this friendly canal-side house - conservatory, fires, books, piano. Then tackle the Brecon Beacons on hearty bacon and eggs


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A friendly, slightly cluttered house with fires in many rooms, books as wallpaper, bushes full of chattering sparrows and finches. Find a sunny, ramshackle conservatory overlooking the garden, chickens, ducks and canal, and an equally ramshackle sitting room with wood-burner, sofas and piano – no TV. Bedrooms are large and generously cosy, with more books, soft goose down, armchairs and bathrooms with views. Breakfast, at any time you wish, on local bacon and sausages, perhaps with chickens clucking at your feet. Unconventional and amiably chaotic. We love it and have awarded Peter prizes. Walk into the hills from the back door.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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.

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 £40.
1 Twin
From £90
3 Doubles
From £90


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

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


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 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.


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!


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

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

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!


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The neighbourhood

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!