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 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.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.