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The Castle of Brecon Hotel, Castle Square, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DB


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Christie & Co, Bristol
Hotel for sale

Key features

  • 43 en suite guest bedrooms
  • Historic Castle dating to 1089
  • Ideal town centre location
  • 3 function/conferencing suites
  • Mountain and River views
  • Excellent location within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Energy Rating exempt
  • Christie & Co Ref: 3440569

Property description

Tenure: Freehold


As historic as it is prestigious The Castle of Brecon hotel acts not just as a tourist attraction in itself, but also a hub of the local community and the venue of choice for many events and occasions. The hotel is formed around the original castle, which dates back to 1089 and was built by the brother of William the Conqueror. The hotel has 43 guest bedrooms along with a plethora of public space including bars, restaurants and impressive function spaces that can cater for over 300 guests. The hotel and its gardens offer views over the Brecon Beacons mountain range including the famous Pen-y-Fan and River Usk. The garden offers direct access to the River Honddu, a tributary of the Usk.


The Castle of Brecon is located in Brecon, a bustling market town at the top edge of The Brecon Beacons national park. The area is well known for its picturesque setting, local jazz festival. Famed for it’s natural beauty, the area attracts millions of tourists annually keen to explore the vast landscape. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking & cycling, castles and canals to visit and many great food options to explore.

The area is very accessible with Cardiff city centre just 1hr 5mins away. The A40 is just ½ mile away with the M4 just 27 miles away, giving access to England and to the South East.

Internal Details

The Castle of Brecon is a most interesting and intriguing hotel. Set around historic Brecon Castle the interior is full of charm and character. There are 43 guest bedrooms between the main hotel and detached coach house/cottage. There are 3 function rooms catering for over 300 guests including a most impressive grand hall with picture windows offering views across the Brecon Beacon mountain range.

The hotel also has a breakfast room, restaurant, guest lounge, conferencing facilities, two bars and reception. Ancillary rooms include large commercial kitchen and staff offices.

Letting Accommodation

There are a total of 43 guest bedrooms all offering en suite facilities. Each room is individual and in keeping with the character of the overall hotel. Many of the rooms take advantage of the spectacular views on offer across the mountains. 9 of the double rooms contain zip & link beds, offering flexibility for more twin rooms and 5 of the family rooms

External Details

The Castle of Brecon hotel sits in a deceptively large c1.5acre plot. There is parking for guests to the side and front of the hotel. The rear is mostly laid to terraced lawn and is a real asset of the business offering al fresco dining and an area to enjoy drinks with a dramatic and charming backdrop incorporating mountain ranges, idyllic village, rivers and streams.

From the hotel gardens there is direct access to the River Honddu, with seating areas offering quaint and picturesque areas for guests to enjoy

The Opportunity

A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a historic, important and famous hotel set in one of The Brecon Beacons most desirable towns. The Castle of Brecon is a 43 key hotel and a successful and established business.

The hotel attracts guests keen to take advantage of all the area has to offer, however also acts as a community hub, and is the location of choice for many local events, parties and occasions.

The abundance of public space, including 3 superb separate function rooms allow flexibility, and capacity to host a range of conferences, events and weddings.

The hotel has been in existence since 1809, making it Wales’ first modern hotel. The Castle of Brecon is rated 4.2/5 on TripAdvisor with guests commenting on the excellent location and great food.

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Trading Information

The hotel had been leased for 6 years and was taken back under the stewardship of our client in 2020. Financial data is available indicating turnover of £1,708,479 YE 2019, £1,715,330 YE 2018, £1,783,388 YE 2017 with healthy EBITDA however we are unable to offer warranty.


The hotel has a 5 star hygiene rating. Energy rating Exempt.

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The Castle of Brecon Hotel, Castle Square, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DB


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Llangammarch Station13.3 miles

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