CwmBach Lodge

Glasbury, Powys
Bed & Breakfast
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Very private and comfortable rooms with their own entrances at this generous B&B with glorious gardens and views to the Black Mountains


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Walkers, cyclists and nature lovers will be happy: space for muddy boots, an outdoor hosepipe for the dog, homemade Welsh cakes and an honesty fridge with all your favourite tipples. Breakfast is brought to your room: Greek yogurt pots with homemade granola, fruit compote from the garden in season, home-baked bread, smoked salmon bagel or a bacon sandwich, croissants with homemade jam – lots of veggie options too.

You eat at a table in the window looking at the views or a bank of flowers opposite with the sound of the stream. Each south-facing room has its own bathroom with underfloor heating, Myddfai soaps and fluffy towels. Wind down with a glass of wine at sunset on your own little terrace or wander the paths through the stream-fed garden to a little lake and a nature reserve with bird hide.

Set off to explore through fields of sheep and an ancient chapel; tackle Pen-y-Fan, bring bikes – this is God’s own country.

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We think you'll love

  • Having breakfast brought to your room – no need to get dressed!
  • Watching all the bird life during the day and the star-filled skies at night
  • Bringing the dog and setting off for stunning walks in any direction
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You should know

  • No children – it's a grown-up or romantic getaway sort of place
  • For the same reason, no stags or hens please


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas, New Year.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £140
1 Twin/double
From £150
1 Double
From £140
1 Twin/double
From £150



Wow what a place! We stayed here whilst we were attending the Hay Festival and it was great to come back to such a comfortable and friendly place at the end of a long day. The room was beautifully clean with super comfy bed and the option to have breakfast on our own private patio which allowed us to look at the stunning view! The breakfast choices were perfect and it all appeared on a tray at our door at our chosen time. All in all a fab place to stay, will certainly be rebooking.

Sarah, Exeter

Fabulous! Clare and John are so hospitable and fabulous hosts. What an amazing place to stay: our room Butterfly has stunning views of the surrounding hills. Lovely spacious room, with a huge really comfy bed, luxurious bathroom and super breakfasts that set us up for the day. Plus an honesty bar and fridge for you to enjoy a nice glass of wine at the end of the day. Absolutely gorgeous: this is a first class very special place to stay. Can't wait to return.

Jonathan, Bristol

The perfect place to get away from city life. Our room called Bee had the most stunning views over the mountains. There are plenty of places to relax in the garden other than your room. Delicious breakfast brought to your room. Clare and John are very welcoming. Ideal to take a dog as we did. Highly recommended.

Nicola, London

Fantastic Place. Beautiful rooms, really comfortable beds, great showers, top breakfast. Incredible views, and fabulous hosts. Difficult to speak highly enough of John and Clare who literally have thought of everything to make our stay memorable. We will certainly be back.

Richard, London

We were bowled over by the warm welcome and generous hospitality from John and Clare throughout our stay at Cwmbach Lodge. The accommodation was of a very high standard but also felt very comfortable and homely; we could really relax from the moment we arrived. The expansive gardens can be explored, where we encountered a whole variety of wildlife. Gazing over the glorious gardens towards the Black Moutains that lie beyond was truly stunning. We particularly enjoyed the vista over breakfast and could dine outside thanks to the warm weather. We could not have wished for anything more.

Steven, Bristol

Walkers, nature lovers and cyclists will be outdoors all day. But it's rather a good place to stay in and be lazy too.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Glasbury-on-Wye is the nearest proper village – there's a canoe centre there and you can swim in the river. Hay-on-Wye is just over four miles for books, art and Chapters restaurant. You can join Offa's Dyke here or set off on the Wye Valley Walk from the house. Bring bikes and John will 'truck' you to the top of the mountains so you can charge down them without being out of puff. You're on Sustrans Route 8.

Local points of interest from Clare Booth

  • Hay on Wye - market town famous for its book shops, out door market, galleries, quirky independent shops , restaurants and cafes and of course its annual Literary Festival is only a short drive away
  • Glasbury 0n Wye - our nearest restaurant Foyles and the Harp Inn are less than a mile down the road. A place also to enjoy the river . It has become known as a canoeing centre and a great place for wild swimming.
  • Walking Galore - the Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons, The Wye Valley Walk and Offas Dyke Walk - don't forget your walking gear! We have a drying room should you need it.
  • Cwm Bach Lodge has a magical garden bordered by streams and views to die for. We have recently renovated the swimming pond. We love our guests to explore , relax and soak in this little piece of heaven - may be even take a dip!
  • Castles - It's Wales. Also a short scenic drive from the beautiful Llanthony Abbey.
  • The Welsh Coast, Cardiff, Swansea and Hereford are a day trip away. Cwm Bach Lodge is a great place to base yourself and explore this stunning part of the world.


Clare Booth

Clare was a practice nurse and is Welsh born and bred. John, a retired chartered accountant, is from Huddersfield. They are both gardening mad and they'd always dreamed of running a B&B. Well-travelled (they lived in New Zealand for two years), thoughtful and fun, they enjoy making guests happy and nothing is too much trouble. You'll also meet Winnie the whippet, their sweet lockdown puppy.