Gliffaes

‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’. More

Contact details

Gliffaes
Road
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH
Wales
01874 730 371

Hotel information

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 stretch of the River Usk for fly-fishing).

Background music

in bar in evening.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed indoors (free kennels available).

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B single £135-£173, double £145-£308, D,B&B double £266-£386. A la carte £40. 1-night bookings refused high-season weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’. Peta Brabner and Susie and James Suter are, respectively, the second and third generation of the same family to own the hotel. Guests this year were ‘enchanted’ by the drive through the grounds to the Italianate property’s entrance – ‘a delightful introduction’. Lazy days are encouraged: the dusky-rose-coloured drawing room filled with flowers, books and sink-into sofas; activities include croquet, afternoon tea on the ‘huge terrace looking down into the valley to the river’ and fishing on the Usk. The period country house style extends to the bedrooms, some with a Delft-tiled fireplace, canopied four-poster or a balcony. ‘Our large, comfortable bed had excellent linen,’ reports a Guide regular in 2018. Staff are ‘very friendly and efficient’. In the ‘first-class’ dining room, Karl Cheetham uses seasonal, local and home-grown produce for his ‘imaginative’ modern Welsh menu. ‘Each high-quality dish was a work of art.’ Other guests, however, thought it ‘too elaborate’. The ‘extensive breakfast was presented with all the artistry of a master chef’. (Roy Coates, Max Lickfold, M and PB, and others)

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Gliffaes
Road
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH

Guest comments

'A great stay. The location is delightful. The huge terrace looking down the valley was as good place to sit. The lounges are numerous and graceful. Our bed was large, with excellent linen. The food was imaginative, with reasonable portions. All the staff were friendly and efficient. ' - Max Lickfold - June, 2018
'Driving into the grounds of this lovely old house was a delightful introduction. We were greated warmly. We had booked d,b&b and were able to choose freely from the a la carte menu. The menu was imaginative and far from standard hotel fare. Each dish was a work of art. Wines were on the expensive side, but fully complemented the quality of the food. This was, the first hotel I have stayed at where the extensive breakfast menu choice was presented on the plate with all the artistry and flourish of a master chef. The staff were all attentive and helpful throughout our stay. ' - Roy Coates - June, 2017
'My wife and I (86 & 85 respectively) have stayed annually at Gliffaes for many years. The thing we like about it is it’s timeless standards of comfort, cleanliness, service and food. Karl Cheetham the chef and his team produce excellent food with the accent on flavour and inventiveness and not on presentation; not chasing a Michelin star or other accolades. and first class value for money Although the menu is fixed he will always respond to special requests if he is able. ' - Dr. Michael & Pauline Bastick - July, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • Brecon Beacons

    A beautiful national park, with a mountain railway.

  • Abergavenny

    A picturesque town with markets and a variety if festivals.

  • Crickhowell

    A town in the midst of the Brecon Beacons.