THE BORDERERS GUESTHOUSE
Bed & Breakfast
10% OFF FOR 2 NIGHTS OR MORE. COUPON CODE TENOFF
all offers valid on rooms booked after 02/03/2019 on direct bookings only
Situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, The Borderers Guesthouse is a recently refurbished former coaching inn dating from the 17th century. 47 The Watton is shown on the oldest known map of Brecon: the 1834 - Plan of Brecon as The Lamb Inn.
The Borderers is ideally situated for exploring our beautiful National Park and is also conveniently within two minutes walking distance of the centre of Brecon and it many attractions.
The Borderers is run by Gail and Kevin, who came in search of a more peaceful way of life after working in industry for a combined nearly 30 years. We certainly found an interesting one!
We have 8 rooms, all of which have flatscreen TVs with Freeview, 7 are en-suite, one twin room has a private bathroom just across the hall. We offer free WiFi, hairdriers, tea and coffee making facilities and electric fan heaters/coolers in each room. We are a completely non-smoking establishment. We have ONE pet friendly room situated off the central courtyard/carpark, that offer easy access and quiet surroundings away from the street. Please do let us know if you have any special requirements before booking. We will do our very best to make your stay as special as possible.
Due to the pandemic, we can only offer takeaway breakfasts in room only.
All the elements of our delicious fry up are sourced locally. We offer a variety of preserves, cereals and butter from a local farm. Please do let us know if you have any particular dietary requirements.
Secure parking is available in our courtyard for bicycles, motorcycles and small cars ONLY (NO SUV's OR ESTATES). This because the entrance to the car park is through a narrow archway about 2mx2m. One car per room is permitted because of the size of the courtyard and is first come first serve! Free and paid parking is available in town.
We display locally crafted and produced items for sale, with all proceeds going directly to the producers. The stars of our little shop are Myddfai toiletries and Preserves from Avril's country kitchen.
We offer our guests free fibre optic WiFi from BT. The password is available in the information booklet in the rooms.
Check in - Check out
Check in is 4pm to 7 pm to allow for enhanced cleaning procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please let us know if you might arrive outside these times we will do our best to accommodate you. Check out is by 10:30 am on your date of departure.
We LOVE animals at the borderers and we have ONE dog friendly rooms with easy access because the entrance to this room is through the courtyard.We charge £5 per dog per night.
Regretfully we are not able to offer a room tidy service due to the rules for opening during the pandemic as set down by the welsh government. However, fresh linens and cleaning materials are available on request.
THINGS TO DO
An incredible variety of birds, animals, fungi and plants make our national park their home. To name but a few: otters, great crested newts, marsh fritillary butterflies, bats and reed warblers.
The Brecon Beacons national park is a fantastic place to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family alike. Besides the obvious hill walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, a whole new world waits to be explored beneath the surface. The Dan-Yr_Ogof caves are a stunning introduction to the underground world of caves and mines. The Big Pit museum is a great way to come to terms with the daily life of a welsh miner.
The town of Brecon is home to several sites of cultural importance for example, the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, which commemorates the South Wales Borderers Regiment, after which our own beloved Borderers is named; Brecon Cathedral, which started life in 1093 and has interesting links to the battle of Agincourt. The National Park contains traces of prehistoric people, Roman forts, what is considered to be the oldest church in Wales- St Catwg's, Llangattock, founded in the 6th century and ruins of Norman castles, the best known of which is possibly Carreg Cennen.
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The Old Market
Brecon started life as an important market town, so we cannot ignore the market hall which used to be the center of the Brecon County Show and now among other things, hosts the Saturday Farmer's market and monthly Brecon Craft Markets.
Our annual festivals celebrate our very best walking, food, drink, arts, music and entertainment the National Park has to offer. Some of the popular festivals are: Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Hay-on-Wye Summer Food Festival and the Brecon Jazz Festival. We like nothing better than a good get-together, and all are welcome. Come and join us!
We stayed at the Borderers over a bank holiday weekend. Our room was a good size as was the ensuite bathroom. The owner was friendly, welcoming and helpful, and the location of the accommodation near to the town centre was very convenient. The cooked breakfast was excellent and as vegetarians we were well catered for. We look forward to a return visit.- JZHendry