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A True Country House and Fishing Hotel in the Brecon Beacons.

A True Country House and Fishing Hotel in the Brecon Beacons.

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    23 Individual Rooms

    All rooms en-suite with super comfy Vi-spring beds.

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    Great Locally Sourced Menus

    And over 100 wines in the cellar.

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    Explore our Arboretum

    33 acres of gardens & trees.

  • Fly Fishing on the Usk

    One of the best trout rivers in the UK.

A True Country House And Fishing Hotel.

Gliffaes is one of the finest hotels in South Wales, established in part thanks to our unrivaled reputation as a true country house and fishing hotel. You’ll discover Gliffaes off the beaten track, tucked away in the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Black Mountains. Standing since 1885, our 23-bedroom hotel has been held close to the heart of the Brabner & Suter families for over 70 years and is the only four-star hotel in the Brecon Beacons.

Set in 33 acres of stunning grounds and mature woodlands, Gliffaes boasts its own stretch of river Usk and a 19th Century arboretum. No other hotels in the Brecon Beacons can compete with our reputation of having some of the best fly fishing in the UK.

Updated Covid Rules in Wales apply from 26th December – read more 

Dear James, We really loved our stay – it was a break from reality. Your hotel is a delightfully timeless haven filled with wonderful art, impeccable service and superb food. Not to mention it’s also  in an inspiringly beautiful location. Please don’t  change anything at all! 

Work to the Hotel’s Roof – Jan to Mid-March 2022

I have been putting off this job for some time due to the complexities of working on a listed building and with a resident colony of lesser horseshoe bats to consider as well. I should have done it while locked down last winter but hindsight is a wonderful thing and these things take time to put into action.

The work will begin in early January 2022. This will mean scaffolding going up on the front and east side of the building and we will tackle the large flat lead roof and the surrounding tiled pitches. We aim to finish by the middle of March 2022.

How will this affect coming to stay at Gliffaes?

There will be scaffolding across some of the hotel’s bedroom windows and in the main courtyard.  If you are prepared to put up with the scaffolding across your window and the roofers working on the roof we are prepared to offer you a very good rate for the affected bedrooms. See here for the details.

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An ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons

Of course, fishing is not for everyone but Gliffaes makes an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on foot, bike, by car or even on horseback. When you return, you can be sure that a great, locally sourced seasonal menu will be waiting for you in the restaurant. Enjoy lunch on our sunny terrace or afternoon tea in front of the open fire in winter.

With independent shops, vibrant galleries, pubs and restaurants galore you simply must visit the beautiful village of Crickhowell; hotels on par with Gliffaes are few and far between and given both our proximity to the Brecon Beacons National Park and our provenance in the area there is no better place to stay. Book direct for the very best rates.

Your Stay Supports Local Tree Planting

Gliffaes is very proud to be supporting local tree-planting charity, Stump Up for Trees, whose stated aim is to plant one million trees on marginal land across the Brecon Beacons. Our initiative is called Room for Trees and we are donating £1 for every room night we sell and asking that all our guests make a small £1.50 donation when they check out. Find out more. 


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