This clergyman’s house above the River Usk has the feel of a family home with its Italianate campanile (bell tower) giving away Victorian origins. The entrance up steep steps is decorated with fishing impedimenta to prepare you for a weekend of casting rods and wading back home to dinner in front of roaring log fires. The hotel delivers all, with public rooms decorated in understated Lewis & Wood wallpapers and a broad stone terrace for those who just want to sip their coffee and drink in the tranquillity. The 20+ bedrooms vary between the cosily compact and the downright sumptuous. Gliffaes is the only Four Star Hotel in the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding beauty. Use this as your base for a truly relaxing weekend in the country. If you're thinking of fly-fishing contact the hotel in advance to ask Jimmy the Ghillie about equipment hire and waders.
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"In 1885 a Welsh clergyman moved into his new house on the River Usk. It was an expensive building in the fashionable Italian style and by the time the Reverend West died, he had spent his way through three inheritances. The house was subsequently let to various dignitaries including the Breckonshire magistrate Sir Shirley Salt who then bought the house in 1903. In 1936 Gliffaes became a hotel and soon developed a loyal following amongst anglers."
Information on Gliffaes Hotel , Gliffaes Road , Crickhowell
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Single, Twin/Double
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: January
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (not permitted inside the hotel)
Romantic Details: best rooms have river views
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: ground floor bedroom
Accreditation: Visit Wales 4 Star
Colour TV, direct dial telephone, DVD player in some rooms, Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, Four-poster beds available, Luxury toiletries
Gardens & grounds, Award-winning restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, 1 meeting room, Conference facilities, For up to 20 delegates, Heli-pad, Private dining
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Tennis, Private Salmon/trout fishing
Golf, Cycling, mountain biking, Riding, Walking
|Local directions:||Gliffaes can be found 2.5 miles west of Crickhowell, off the A40.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Cardiff (40 miles) (50 mins)
Bristol (65 miles) (1 hour, 30 mins)
Abergaveny (8 miles) (20 mins)
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Wed 05 Feb 2014 – Fri 11 Apr 2014
From 5th February until 11th April 2014 two night offer is valid over weekends at no extra charge.
Includes: 2 nights bed and breakfast, and 3 course dinner on each evening.
Afternoon tea on one afternoon.
Packed lunch to take on your travels around the Brecon Beacons.
Half a bottle of Prosecco in your room awaiting your arrival.
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