Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park. Susie and James Suter are the third generation of her family to run the hotel, where a day’s fishing on the River Usk might be followed by an ample afternoon tea (sandwiches and home-made cakes) on the terrace or perhaps a leisurely game of croquet. Readers value the traditional touches, such as the ‘turn-down service’ and the ‘wonderful old-fashioned lounges’. Period features in the bedrooms are complemented by modern luxuries, such as White Company bedlinen, Vispring beds and Noble Isle toiletries. Some bedrooms have a Delft-tiled fireplace; others a wisteria-clad balcony. In the dining room, chef Karl Cheetham produces ‘imaginative’ cuisine with a local flavour: roasted haunch of wild venison, perhaps, or mushroom, leek and spinach pudding. One reader thought the menu would be improved by some simpler choices. Breakfast includes locally smoked kippers and French toast made from traditional bara brith. ‘A very well-run hotel.’ (F Kuhlmann, and others)
23. 4 in cottage, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas and most of January, open New Year’s Eve.
2 sitting rooms, conservatory, bar, dining room, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 33-acre garden (tennis, croquet, private fishing on River Usk), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in bar in the evening.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed indoors (free kennels available).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £145–£209, double £155–£325, D,B&B double £231–£401. À la carte £38–£40. 1-night bookings refused high-season weekends.
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Four Day 'Explore Wales' Special Offer
Four Day “Explore Wales” Special Offer. Offer details: A saving of up to £45 a night off peak season rates. 4 nights bed and breakfast – rooms to suit all budgets. 2 nights full three-course dinner included. Delicious cream tea on one afternoon. Picnic lunch to take on your travels. Half a bottle of Prosecco in your room. Free walking guide or OS map. Free use of Hotel’s electric bikes on one day. One free days fishing. (you will need your own tackle etc.). Offer available from May until the end of September. Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice only and the hotel doesn’t take a deposit, so if your plans have to change you have nothing to lose by making your booking today. Prices from £199 per room per night. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.