Ty'r Chanter

Crickhowell, Powys
Bed & Breakfast

Tiggy will treat you and your tots and children to the finest hospitality. It’s all great fun and so many guests agree - they LOVE it!


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Warmth, colour, children and activity: this house is huge fun. Tiggy welcomes you like family; help collect eggs, feed the lambs, drop your shoes by the fire. The farmhouse and barn are stylishly relaxed; deep sofas, tartan throws, heaps of books, long convivial table; views to the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains are inspiring. Bedrooms are soft, simple sanctuaries with Jo Malone bathroom treats. The children’s room zings with murals; toys, kids’ sitting room, sandpit – it’s child heaven. Walk, fish, canoe, book-browse in Hay or stroll the estate. Homemade cakes and whisky to help yourself to: fine hospitality and Tiggy is wonderful.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Sausages for breakfast, towels, dog bowls and walks.

River to swim and large field to run around in. But lots of livestock around - and mind the chickens!

Packed lunch £8. Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £55. £20 for children.
3 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin
From £20


I booked at Ty'r Chanter because I thought it would provide the opportunity for rest and recovery from our hectic travel schedule. It was the perfect choice. Our teenage children adored the laid back atmosphere and thoroughly utilised the games room (which caters for children of all ages). Tiggy greeted us like long-lost friends and her hospitality is incomparable. The house and setting is idyllic and we can't wait for an excuse to return for another stay. Our children declared it the highlight of our holiday.

Colette, Canberra australia

There are many who do this kind of thing very well and then there are those who excel at it. Tiggy is very, very much in the latter category. The best way to describe the whole experience is it is much like staying with a part of your extended family; a distant cousin you have not seen in a decade or three. In a family home that is stuffed full of mementoes of well lived lives. Tiggy's welcome is warm and genuine and this continues throughout the whole stay. And as for the children, our two simply adored her. 'Tiggy' has become an term of almost magical reference to them.

James, Napton on the hill

We felt immediately welcome and at home. Tiggy had made a cake and the chickens danced around our feet as we explored the barns, trampoline and bikes. A lovely walk to the river. Very relaxing and lovely sausages for breakfast!

Becky, Bath

Tiggy is without doubt a wonderful host! We were welcomed with tea and home-made chocolate cake, instantly feeling very at home in this wonderfully warm place deep in the Welsh mountains with it's stunning views and cute dogs. A charming and unique home with every wall telling a story. Tiggy gave us great tips on where to go and where to eat and cooked us up one hell of a breakfast. We'll be back for sure!

Romy, London

We stayed at Tiggy Pettifer's in Wales. She wondered if we could pass on to Sawday's our satisfaction with our stay if we had any. And it was just great. Actual B&B with family living in the same space sort of. Highly recommend etc. Especially if you have kids as we do.


This is our 2nd visit in less than 12 months, we love it. Our kids think it's the best place on earth and have an absolute blast. Have many memorable first experiences! It's a beautiful setting and so many wonderful things to do around the property. The breakfast is to die for and Tiggy is a wonderful host making us feel at home from the minute we arrive. Highly, highly recommended. Tried to book again to return in May - Fully booked! Waiting for our 2016 dates!


Great welcome on arrival, nothing too much trouble. Made to feel really at home by Tiggy and her family Thoroughly recommended for a visit. If you fish out really is a must place to stay, great things to do in the area even if you don't

David, Wallingford

Even a good dose of Welsh rain couldn't dampen the spirits at Ty'r Chanter! Tiggy's enthusiasm is infectious, the stunning location and eclectic style of the house oozes comfort and warmth - I'm amazed anyone actually manages to leave! Ty'r Chanter is home from home with all the home comforts but without having to lift a finger - heaven! Luckily the surrounding hills are steep enough to warrant a full English breakfast and fist fulls of delicious homemade goodies. Thanks a million and look forward to coming back.

Katie, Lechlade

Stayed one happy week , Involved in International Field Target shooting event at Glen Usk Estate , Crickhowell. Tiggy’s bnb is a country Home set in a great location. Lovely bedroom ( bath almost alongside in alcove ) breakfast and hospitality . An ex army colleague was also in his element here, countryside and little dogs. . Recommended especially for fishing and walks.

Martyn, Newport south wales

If you want a top B&B with fantastic views and facilities in the Brecons, then Ty'r Chanter is for you. To cap it all, Tiggy is an excellent host with great breakfasts and a can do approach. Tiggy is a qualified fly fishing instructor and we spent a few days on the water. I can honestly say that I learnt a great deal on the subject from Tiggy and it was great fun too.

Alan, Nw london

We have had 3 glorious days at Ty'r Chanter and if we could sum it up in one word it would be "Unique" The location is spectacular with the most stunning views, the house and rooms are beautiful, very comfortable and homely. Tiggy is an exceptional hostess in every sense of the word and we can honestly say that this is the best B&B accommodation that we have stayed in. Ty'r Chanter is also perfectly placed for the Brecon Beacons and the nearby town of Crickhowell is charming with a good range of pubs offering great food. Thank you Tiggy, we cannot wait to return to Ty'r Chanter. Liz & Paul

Liz, The new forest, hampshire

We spent two magical days here, and it was one of the best guesthouses I've ever visited. The building is beautiful with sweeping views of mountains and greenery. The house is huge but the decorations - and roaring fire - make it so cosy. Tiggy is a wonderfully fun host (who makes a very good banana bread!) and is always around to help you with directions and contacts for activities. We loved it here.


Quite simply the stay was truly very wonderful and I now wish to live there... Extrodinary breakfasts and divine divine treats which were Scrumptious and had to stop myself from eating the entire lot. My reason for staying here was to sleep and sleep which I did every day fully which for me is just a bliss truly. A truly fabulous stay with such such kindness with some giggles.. Fabulous array of pets and the most amazing country surrounding you if you can bare to move from the bed or sofa or bath tub. I wish to return next year and never leave Margarita X xx

Margarita, Devon

Ty'r Chanter is a magical place that I want to shout from the rooftops about but also want to keep as our own secret getaway. It's become a firm favourite of our family & the only way our two boys let us leave is if they know we plan to return again soon. The views are utterly breathtaking, the beds are beyond comfortable and Tiggy has thought of everything to ensure you get exactly what you want from your break whether that's R&R or adventures & activity. We all feel utterly at home at there and feel our stresses vanish as soon as we arrive. Tiggy really has made it our family's happy place.

Heather, Appin

Wonderful, family-friendly, one of a kind. If you're looking for a relaxed break with young children in a farm-stay style setting, Tyr Chanter is a great option. The countryside is beautiful, the estate serene, and the B&B itself just lovely, with generous doubles and a home-from-home feel. But the star of the show has to be your host. Tiggy is utterly generous and kind, and cannot do enough to make sure your stay is memorable and stress-free. Our two preschoolers loved her, enjoyed feeding the chickens & collecting eggs. The breakfasts are excellent too.

Kate, Kingston-upon-thames

You don't often meet a truly 'good' human being, but Tiggy is certainly one of them. Her presence is the secret ingredient that makes a stay at Tyr Chanter so special, whatever your particular needs or interests. After a day spent in this breathtakingly beautiful part of the country, it feels like returning to a comfortable and loving home.

Judith, Guildford

Superb warm welcome with tea and homemade cake. Comfortable room and cosy places to sit with stunning views of the estate. Tiggy is determined to make ones stay one to remember. The house is full of fascinating memorabilia but we didn't stay in for long! So much to do in the area, and Tyr Chanter is a perfect place to return to at the end of the day. Oh, and at the start of the day..a delicious breakfast with lots of choice..we loved our stay..thank you!

Emily, Haywards heath

Not having been myself, I gave a nights break to my daughter and her partner as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago, having initially been a bit tentative about taking tiny people to a B&B they absolutely loved it! They were so impressed I have booked it for them again this year. I am also going to be a future customer. Tiggy couldn't do enough to make them feel at home.

Lynn, Evesham

Ty'r Chanter is in a beautiful location, and Tiggy made us feel so welcome it was almost like staying with old friends. My three boys (6, 4 and 1) all fell in love with her, and are still talking about how great she is 6 weeks later. It is unusual to go somewhere with children where they are truly welcome - Tiggy chatted to them, produced brilliant toys, played games with them, babysat for them while we went out...the list goes on. I truly can't imagine a better B and B to stay in if you have young children. We absolutely hope to be back. Thank you for a brilliant stay Tiggy!


I stayed at Tiggy's pad with my daughter who is 16 and has Down's Syndrome, we both had a wonderful time. Tiggy is more than welcoming and made my daughter feel very special. Ty'r Chanter is a gorgeous and welcoming place. We felt totally at home and I recognised that Tiggs is the best and most caring hostess EVER ! A lovely time awaits anyone who travels this way and stays with this engaging family. Bless you -we will be back.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tiggy Pettifer

  • Tiggy is a qualified AAPGAI fishing instructor and takes her clients down to the Usk to catch a trout or salmon if they are really lucky!
  • Hay on Wye- great for the festival, or just book browsing. Cardiff is only 45 minutes away - 6 nations rugby? shopping? Cardiff Bay? the choices are huge! Green Man Festival is held one mile away at Glanusk.
  • Crickhowell- great butchers, Webbs, the Harrods of Powys! great Pubs and good food.
  • Some of the best pot holing in the country. Canoe the wye. Climb the Brecon Beacons. Get lost in the Black Mountains. Catch a wild brownie in the Usk.
  • Walk the Brecon to Newport Canal. Ride over the black mountains. Swim in the waterfalls of Talybont.
  • The adventures are limitless here!!!