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Gliffaes Hotel - Hotel in Powys

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Gliffaes Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1RH, Powys
Wales, United Kingdom

James & Susie Suter

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+44 (0)1874 730371(landline)

A beautiful old country house in 35 acres of lawns and woodland on the river Usk - expect smart interiors, comfy bedrooms and lovely food

A charming country-house hotel that towers above the river Usk as it pours through the valley below. In summer, doors open onto a large terrace, where you can sit in the sun and soak up the view – red kites circle above, sheep graze beyond. You're in 35 peaceful acres of formal lawns and mature woodland. Inside, interiors pack a punch. Afternoon tea 'on the house' is served every day in the panelled sitting room – family portraits hang on the wall, logs crackle in the grandest fireplace. This is a well-known fishing hotel and fishermen often gather in the bar for a quick drink and a tall tale. Eventually, they spin into the restaurant and dig into lovely seasonal food (the hotel is part of the Slow Food Movement), perhaps goat's cheese soufflé, fillet of halibut, lemon tart with passion fruit sorbet. Country-house bedrooms wait above. Expect smart fabrics, warm colours, crisp linen, fresh flowers. Several have river views, a couple have small balconies, one has a claw-foot bath that overlooks the front lawn. Outside, beautiful gardens include a small arboretum of specimen trees. Wonderful.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from James & Susie Suter:

Local points of interest from
James & Susie Suter:

  • The hotel has 1.5 miles of trout fishing on the river Usk available to guests. You will need to bring your own tackle but we can arrange for guides.
  • James and Susie have labeled, mapped and described some 40 or so of the best 100 mature trees in the 33 acres of grounds at Gliffaes. Take yourself on a beautiful stroll through our tree scape.
  • The medieval Manor of Tretower Court, maintained by CADW, is just over a mile and half down the lane and has been beautifully restored to recreate rural life in the 15th century.
  • If its walks you are after, you have come to right place. We have the Black Mountains on our doorstep and the Brecon Beacons just around the corner. We will help with route planning and set you up with a picnic lunch to take with you.
  • We have a tandem bicycle you may borrow free of charge and two electrically assisted bikes to hire. Bikes are one of the best ways to explore the the maze of small lanes that criss cross the National Park.
  • Book Lover? Just 25 minutes away is Hay-on-Wye, second hand book capital of the world. Plenty of interesting book and print shops to explore. Take the route over Hay Bluff for a truly spectacular drive.
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  • 19 Twin/doubles
  • , 4 Singles
Price:(i) £115 to£298 per night

Singles £119-£145. Dinner, B&B £137-£187 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.

Booking info:

Minimum two nights at weekends.


Light lunches from £5. Sunday lunch £22-£29. Dinner, 3 courses, £42.


29 December - 25 January.


Gliffaes Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1RH, Powys

Hotel 5 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 145 per night
Hotel 14 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 190 to £ 298 per night
Hotel 4 Single rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 135 per night

James & Susie Suter

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+44 (0)1874 730371(landline)