Gliffaes was featured in the ‘Sunday Times Travel’ supplement in a piece by the paper about hotels in the UK that offer ‘splendid isolation’. This what was said about us:
You can borrow a tandem at Gliffaes, but you’ll have a few hills to contend with, namely the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. So perhaps, for the sake of romantic harmony, it’s best to leave the bike at the hotel, which you’ll find among trees at the end of a winding track that runs parallel with the River Usk. It’ll be easier to hold hands on a ramble through the 33 acres of grounds or the surrounding countryside, awash with swathes of heather. Back at base, you can devour a murder-mystery by the library fireplace, turn prune-like in a roll-top bath, or wander through the grand rooms and eat fluffy scones slathered in jam and cream. You’ll need to leave space for dinner: the slow-food menu, changed daily, features dishes such as guinea fowl with goat’s cheese, rhubarb and organic leaves, and there’s a wine list with more than 80 bottles to choose from.