Yearly Archives: 2013

Tree planting at the Gliffaes

Whatever your age, planting trees is an experience never forgotten and, here at Gliffaes, we have been busy playing our part in the Tree Council’s National Tree Week. Up to one million trees are planted each year in the UK according to the Tree Council. The Tree Council’s National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December)...

05 December 2013

Best Available Rates

Running into Christmas Rates go Down The few weeks before Christmas can be pretty quiet for a Country House Hotel, most people seem to have Christmas shopping, end of term Carol Services and office parties to sort out with little time for a night away in the country. However, if you fancy a quiet night...

04 December 2013

Road Cycling Weekend Breaks – Spring 2015

Gliffaes Hotel have teamed up with the cycling tour operator, Bikecation, to offer a series of all inclusive road cycling weekend breaks. We have run these weekends for three years now and they  have proved to be a big hit with the cycling fraternity, so we are rolling it out again in 2015 with a...

08 November 2013

Britain's Remotest Hotels

Gliffaes was featured in the ‘Sunday Times Travel’ supplement on 1st November 2013 in a piece by the paper about hotels in the UK that offer ‘splendid isolation’. This what was said about us; Gliffaes Hotel, Powys You can borrow a tandem at Gliffaes, but you’ll have a few hills to contend with, namely the...

05 November 2013

Conservation in Action

I recently spent the day with the Wye and Usk Foundation and other members of Rivers Trusts from across the country looking at the conservation work they are doing to restore the Wye, the Usk and their tributaries back to good health. Rivers Trusts have been formed by angling groups, riparian owners and conservationists to...

03 November 2013

Ideas for Christmas Presents

If you are floundering for inspiration for Christmas presents a gift voucher from Gliffaes Hotel could be a simple and elegant solution for a present for the ‘person who has everything’. Vouchers can be ordered on-line or over the phone and can be delivered by post or by email. Vouchers are valid for 12 months....

03 November 2013

Sixteen of the best

Red Magazine recently picked out sixteen of the best Country House Hotels to get away to this autumn. Gliffaes was one of three hotels in Wales to be chosen! “At our pick of the best country house hotels you get all the grandeur, luxury and lovely rural scenery, but without any of the chintz and...

20 October 2013

End of Season Trout Fishing

Last weekend expert dry fly fisherman, Tony Bostock, caught some fantastic wild Usk Brownies on the Gliffaes water over a couple of days. Here is his story of the weekend. The Llandetty fish, shown above, (43cm – 2lbs+) was caught in late afternoon on a parachute Greenwell’s Glory dryfly, from the lie just behind the...

28 September 2013

Corporate Cycling Day

During September  Gliffaes Hotel hosted its first corporate cycle event and it was deemed a great success. Thirty business professionals came together to take on a challenging cycle through the beautiful Welsh countryside organised by Jason Smith of Bearings West. The day started with the Gliffaes providing hot drinks and fresh muffins. After the safety briefing,...

18 September 2013

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