Location Crickhowell

Postcode NP8 1RH

Telephone 01874 730371


Why we love it...

Family-run, great location

The Place

We’ve known about Gliffaes for many years and hesitated to put it in the guide despite its fine reputation because it seemed a little large (23 bedrooms), a little imposing, but above all not especially relaxed or personal. Then one day we dropped in by chance and changed our minds.
It’s a superb example of a family-run (now third generation) country house hotel: a stunning location; caring, hands-on management; unpretentious yet with high standards. There’s a friendly buzz, and the young family team of Brabners and Suters really do seem to be good with people. You will probably take away memories of the lovely views from the terrace, grounds falling steeply to the rushing Usk; and of the large grounds with exotic plantings. You might also catch a fish: the hotel a mile and a half of highly regarded salmon and trout fishing on the Usk, with fly fishing courses for beginners.
The decoration is traditional yet stylish. Most of the homely-smart bedrooms are spacious, and one has a four-poster bed. Dinner is a smartish occasion – guests change, but into ‘country casual’ clothes, not black tie. The food is good, much of it from local suppliers, strong on lamb, beef and game. The dinner menu changes daily. Tea (extra charge) is ‘amazing’ according to one reporter – the most lavish spread of cakes, scones and cucumber sandwiches you are likely to see for a while.

The Essentials

Price Band £££
Rooms 23 double; all rooms are ensuite, most with bath and shower, some with shower only
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea
Facilities dining room, bar, drawing room, sitting room, conservatory, terrace, gardens
Children welcome
Disabled one ground floor bedroom (double or twin) with accessible shower; access ramp for hotel entrance
Pets welcome (not allowed in bedrooms); kennels available at no extra charge

To Book

Contact James and Susie Suter, Nick and Peta Brabner
Call 01874 730371
Fax 01874 730463

Good To Know

Address Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1RH

The Location

Find this place: in own large grounds; ample private car parking

What's nearby: Crickhowell, Abergavenny, Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, the Brecon Beacons