Gliffaes Country House Hotel

Crickhowell

Family run, with an atmosphere all of its own.  Stunning location and grounds, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. An eclectic, friendly country house, where traditional and modern values mix seamlessly.

Map of Mid Wales

The first things you notice are the trees. They’re gorgeous. The Gliffaes’ long private drive takes you through an exceptional collection of over 100 specimen trees that set the scene for a restful, refined retreat that defines ‘country house hospitality’ in the best possible terms. Inside the fine, late 19th-century house there’s a palpable feeling of warmth and well-being.

Wood panelling and ornate mouldings, high ceilings and fireplaces are just some of the classic features in this Grade II listed house, originally the home of a wealthy industrialist. So far, so traditional. Then you spot the modern art. And the well-chosen fabrics and plump, creamy, comfy sofas. And the dining room (where the menu is short because it’s all fresh and local) where you’ll be wowed by the way the Gliffaes seemingly effortlessly combines formal with informal. As your hosts James and Susie Suter explain, diners in jacket and tie mix easily with a casually dressed younger clientele.

The clues to the hotel’s eclectic character keep coming. The bedrooms, decorated in a spot-on style that’s midway between traditional and contemporary, all have iconic Roberts radios (many have their own mini-libraries too).  Modern art sits well amongst antique and period furnishings, and in the bar you can indulge in a bottle (or glass) of wine from their extensive list while gazing at a wall full of Woodhousean fishing photographs.

Oh, we really should mention that this is a famous trout and salmon fishing hotel, with over a mile on the River Usk that flows alongside the 33-acre grounds. Not forgetting the walking, in the grounds and out amongst the Beacons.

About Mid Wales & Brecon Beacons

Tucked away in the southern part of Mid Wales you will find the Brecon Beacons National Park, home to dramatic peaks and mountains including the popular 886m high Pen y Fan. A vast national park covering over 500 square miles and is less than an hour’s drive from Cardiff making is very accessible for day trips from the capital.
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Your hosts are James and Susie Suter

0808 147 1163 calls@gliffaeshotel.com
Gliffaes Country House Hotel, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1RH