Family run hotel a short stroll from the quaint town of Usk.
What makes a stay at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel unique?
The privately-owned Glen-Yr-Afon seeks to provide a tranquil stay in rural South Wales and is only a 5-minute stroll from the charming town of Usk. No two rooms in this classic Victorian home are the same. Each one has an own personality, aesthetic, and living space. Even some of the rooms have two floors, which makes them great for families.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel?
Children are welcome at Glen-Yr-Afron, which also offers two larger family rooms (each sleeping 4–5) and the lovely Stable Cottage, which is located on the hotel's grounds. They have been inviting families who want to spend time in South Wales fishing in the neighbouring River Usk, taking a golfing vacation, strolling, fishing, or going to the coast back year after year.
All of the guest rooms now feature complimentary wireless internet access, allowing them to stay connected to their friends and businesses at all times.
The hotel is in the ideal location for you to explore the beautiful Welsh countryside and then retire to the comfort of one of the 27 ensuite guest bedrooms or a stable cottage at the end of the day. Each of these rooms is individually furnished and comes with flat-screen televisions, DVD players, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and other modern conveniences.
Every guest room is furnished to a high quality, has an en-suite bathroom, a trouser press, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a telephone, tea and coffeemaking amenities and most have views of the hotel's expansive gardens.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Usk area?
Usk Castle: Explore the historic Usk Castle, which dates back to the 12th century. The castle ruins offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Usk Rural Life Museum: Visit the Usk Rural Life Museum to learn about the agricultural history of the area. The museum features displays of farming equipment, traditional crafts, and artifacts from rural life.
Usk Valley Walk: Take a leisurely stroll along the Usk Valley Walk, a scenic trail that follows the River Usk. Enjoy the beautiful countryside, spot wildlife, and take in the peaceful atmosphere.
Cycling: The Usk area is ideal for cycling enthusiasts. There are several cycling routes and trails that take you through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and historic sites.
Fishing: The River Usk is renowned for its salmon and trout fishing. Visitors can enjoy fishing in the river, either independently or with a local guide.
Local Food and Drink: Indulge in the local food and drink offerings in the Usk area. There are charming cafes, traditional pubs, and restaurants serving delicious Welsh cuisine and locally produced beverages.
Usk Farmers Market: If you happen to be in Usk on a Saturday, visit the Usk Farmers Market. Sample and purchase fresh local produce, artisanal goods, and handmade crafts.
Golfing: Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf at one of the excellent golf courses in the area, such as the Celtic Manor Resort, which has hosted the Ryder Cup.
Festivals and Events: Check the local events calendar for festivals and events taking place during your stay. Usk hosts various events throughout the year, including the Usk Show, a traditional agricultural show.
Exploring the Wider Area: The Usk area is well-positioned for exploring other nearby attractions. You can visit the Brecon Beacons National Park, the historic town of Abergavenny, or take a scenic drive through the Welsh countryside.
These are just a few examples of the activities and attractions available to guests staying in the Usk area. Whether you enjoy history, outdoor adventures, or simply soaking in the beautiful surroundings, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this charming part of Wales.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The hotel’s award-winning Clarkes restaurant serves a choice of light bites and an à la carte menu each evening. Clarkes Restaurant in Usk offers customers a truly wonderful dining experience, combining as it does the luxurious environment of this beautiful Victorian villa with dishes produced from the finest, freshest and, wherever possible, locally-sourced ingredients.