Gliffaes Hotel

Crickhowell, Powys
+44 (0)1874 730371
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A beautiful old country house in 35 acres of lawns and woodland on the river Usk - expect smart interiors, comfy bedrooms and lovely food


23 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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 2.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends.
29 December - 25 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Light lunches from £5. Sunday lunch £22-£29. Dinner, 3 courses, £42.


Nightly price
from £115
Dinner, B&B £137-£187 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
4 Singles
From £115
14 Twin/doubles
From £190
5 Twin/doubles
From £115



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The neighbourhood

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.