Five star quality house - Swn yr Afon (sound of the river) phonetically: soon-err-ahvon is a lovely home in a quiet leafy part of Brecon town, close enough to stroll the five-minute walk to all the shops, restaurants & pubs. The theatre is also close, as are the canal walking paths.   We are far enough away to hear the quiet sound of the birds and the evening song & bells of the Cathedral that frames your view from your bedroom and our lovely garden.   


Swn yr Afon is not one of your commercial hotels  (we did that for fifteen years before opening our latest home to guests). It’s somewhere that you can enjoy a home from home break “but” with all the comfort of a top hotel combined with the wealth of knowledge from us with over 50 years of hospitality experience.


Relax with an early evening drink or a cuppa in our lovely garden or in our lounge.  Next day take breakfast in the conservatory with one of our award-winning breakfasts like Welsh Rarebit (Caws pobi), Eggs Brychan or a traditional cooked breakfast (All local suppliers fair trade wherever possible)  


Although we are not the biggest place to stay, you will find us well up to date with the latest in guest comfort & technology, with super fast wifi throughout, smart TV’s and in-house (free) movies.  We have off-street private parking & you may come and go as you please with your own entry key.


Our home is the ideal place to discover the five hundred square miles of natural beauty in the Brecon Beacons National Park.   We are happy to chat or plan your walking day in this lovely part of Wales (Experienced guide & walker always on hand). 


Come and visit us and experience a new generation of  hospitality.



   All rooms have:                                                 Plus.....

   Superfast wi-fi throughout the house                                      Rainfall power showers

   Large flat "Smart" tv                                                                  Cycle storage available

   Movie & Entertainment channel – free                                     Pack lunch service

   Hairdryer                                                                                    Full breakfast selection included in all rates

   Desk/Dressing table                                                                   Information from our Brecon Beacons Ambassador

   Room fans & Full central heating                                             with 15 years experience in the area on everything 

   Daily room service.                                                                    to do with enjoying your stay.                                           

   Fluffy towels & lovely cosmetics                                               Taxi & Restaurant booking service

   Nespresso coffee machine (room1)                                         Private off road parking

   Fresh milk                                                                                  Iron and Ironing board 

   Waters in your room                                                                                                                    



Once you check in, you may come and go as you please with your own door key or if you would like to stay in we also offer an early evening snack menu.


We have great booking offers & the best prices – if you book direct:

  • Singles occupancy of a double.

  • Award-winning beds & "The Fine Bedding Company" bedding to ensure you drift off in total comfort & luxury and get a great night's sleep.

Covert Virus 

Notice posted 20/5/20

During this difficult time for all off us, I just wanted to give you some reassurances and 

more information for any guests that wish to book with me.


The UK government has indicated that holidays outside of the UK will

Be difficult.   The Brecon Beacons is a great place to enjoy your break and get away for a

lovely holiday.   It is envisaged once the Welsh Government lifts restrictions on hotels and guest houses being allowed to accept booking again demand will be high.


I would like to reassure you on what I will be doing to maintain as highest standard of

good practice as posable to keep guest safe.


Bookings:  I am not a large hotel or guest house (only 2 double rooms) that will have lots of guest in the same building.  If I am allowed (subject to government permission) to take guests arriving in June & July 2020 we will only take a booking for one room only. That means there will only be myself and you only in the house.   From August 2020 onwards 

I will review the situations and advise available to me from our government before opening up the 2nd room to guests.     


Check in:  You will not be asked to sign in and I will keep my distance from you.


Only me: I am Tony the owner operator of Swn-yr-Afon and the only other person in the house with yourself and I will maintain social distance from you at all times.  During the period of the virus I have been personally isolating myself and minimising my contact with

people outside of my home and am free from any symptoms of the virus.


Cleaning: As a five-star B&B we always maintain the very best of cleaning however we will

be paying a even higher standard of good housekeeping, using lots of anti-bacterial cleaning wipes and other cleaning material, before you arrival and after during your stay.

Once you will check out, we will not re-book that room for new guest to arrive for 48 hours. to allow the room to be thoroughly and deeply cleaned and settle.


All our dishes, pots and cutlery and cleaned by a dishwasher that take the heat up to a very high temperature.


Face Masks: It’s something that I hate to use, as it’s not a great to interreact with my guests but for yours and my safety. I will ware a face mask in any contact with you during your stay 

and preparation of your food.