Gliffaes

Crickhowell, Powys

‘An amazing mansion set in equally amazing gardens. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘An amazing mansion set in equally amazing gardens.’ Praise from Guide readers this year, for this former Victorian vicar’s house high above the River Usk. The Italianate property is run by Peta Brabner and Susie and James Suter, the second and third generation of the same family owners, supported by ‘very friendly and helpful’ staff. The rose-coloured drawing room with its magnificent fireplace cossets with flowers, books and sink-into sofas, to the gentle sound of clinking croquet balls on the lawn. Afternoon tea, taken in the conservatory or on the terrace with ‘fabulous’ river views, ‘could set you up for the day’. Bedrooms have a period country house style; a Delft-tiled fireplace, an antique desk or a balcony. All have a Roberts radio, bathrobes. Some guests liked their ‘large, comfortable’ bedroom but found a steamy bathroom (no extractor fan) and slippery bath without grab rails a hazardous combination. Chef Karl Cheetham’s ‘imaginative, so tasty’ Welsh dishes include sea bream, crab ravioli, vegetable linguini, crushed butter beans. Many guests raved, others found the menu ‘static’. Fishing along a private beat is minutes away. (Jill and Mike Bennett, ML, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Roadsdsds
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH
Wales

Telephone

01874 730371

Bedrooms

23. 4 in cottage, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Jan and New Year.

Facilities

2 sitting rooms, conservatory, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 33-acre garden (tennis, croquet, private fishing on River Usk), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar in the evening.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed indoors (free kennels available).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £135–£173, double £149–£315, D,B&B double £225–£389. À la carte £38–£40. 1-night bookings refused high-season weekends.

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Special offers

Winemakers Dinner Special Offer

GHG readers will get a further 15% discount OFF already reduced November Bed and Breakfast rates if they would like to attend they Winemaker’s Dinner on Friday 8th November. Come along to Gliffaes Hotel and be guided by Spanish winemaker and organic wine evangelist, Esther Pinuaga, as she talks about her wines and winemaking Iberian style. Her delicious wines will be the perfect accompaniment to a dinner matched to show off her wines by head chef, Karl Cheetham. More information available here. https://www.gliffaeshotel.com/2019/09/wine-dinner/. To get the extra 15% discount use the code WINE in the on-looking form and we will book you in for the dinner and give you the extra discount. If you would like to call us to book, 01874 730 371 and ask for the GHG discount. This discount is valid for the nights of the 8th and 9th of November 2019 only and not in conjunction with any other offers or vouchers.


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