23. 4 in cottage, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
all year except Jan and New Year.
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).
in bar in evening.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed indoors (free kennels available).
all major cards.
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.
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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'Explore Wales' Summer Special Offer
This Summer, escape for 4 days with this ‘Explore Wales’ Summer Offer, saving 15% off rack rates. The offer includes: 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 map. Suggested itinerary with plenty of help on hand. Prices start from £218 per couple 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.