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Thank You For 'Stumping Up'

At the start of 2020, before the pandemic and its ensuing chaos hit, Gliffaes committed to donating a £1 for every room night sold to local tree-planting charity, Stump Up for Trees. This meant if you stayed 3 nights we would give £3. In a normal year this would have raised well over £5000. In addition to this, we added an optional £1.50 to everyone’s bill on checking-out, so that our guests could give something back to this beautiful area they hopefully enjoyed. We have called this project, ‘Room for Trees’ and hope to roll it out to other hospitality venues across the Brecon Beacons when life begins again.

Your Stay At Gliffaes In 2020 Helped Plant Over 600 Trees

Although we were only open for about 110 days in 2020 and albeit at a much-reduced level between the hotel and our guests we raised over £2800 pounds which has now been given over to the charity to help with tree planting within the Brecon Beacons as soon as restrictions are lifted. At a cost of around £4.50 to source, plant and care for 12 years per tree this amounts to over 600 trees going into the ground.

This is exciting times for tree planting in Wales. So may local people have expressed a keen interest to help Stump up for Trees in whatever they can. Landowners are coming forward to offer land for tree planting and businesses and individuals are helping out with donations large and small. With the Welsh government so far behind in its tree-planting targets it is up to us to cut through the red tape and get trees into the ground.


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Thank You For ‘Stumping Up’

Your stay at Gliffaes in 2020 helped plant over 600 trees.  At the start of 2020, before the pandemic and its ensuing chaos hit, Gliffaes committed to donating a £1 for every room night sold to local tree-planting charity, Stump Up for Trees. This meant if you stayed 3 nights we would give £3.

20 Jan 2021

Locked down, but looking up

I am sure that it is the same everywhere. Lockdown again, and how do we use the time productively without spending too much precious cash when there is nothing coming in. At Gliffaes there is never a shortage of things to do. With 33 acres of grounds and an old Victorian building, there are plenty...

13 Jan 2021

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Swinging into Autumn

A bit of fun down by the river I was inspired by a picture of a swing I saw in ‘Country Life’ and went to investigate further on line but discovered that the said swing was nearly £500, so I though we would simply make our own. Several years ago we felled a large Western...

08 Sep 2020

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Opening for Tea

Open for Afternoon Tea from 29th August Having been back in business for ten days now we have a better understanding of how to look after our guests in the new socially distanced world we find ourselves in. We wanted to make sure there was enough space for everyone to feel safe and relaxed and...

21 Aug 2020

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Corona Virus Measures

Corona Virus Measures. New Corona Virus rules apply from the Friday 28th January 2022 We suggest you take a Lateral Flow Test before you visit us if you have the opportunity.   If you test positive, then please stay at home. You may cancel or move your booking without suffering a penalty. Face Masks Face masks...

20 Jul 2020

Christmas Creative Retreat

Beacons Creative Retreats invites you to Christmas at Gliffaes Wreaths, Robins and Botanical Gin  Join us on December 2nd and 3rd at a unique event designed to get you into the Christmas spirit in the best possible way – by making things! You will learn How to make your own beautiful Christmas wreath, using natural...

26 Mar 2020

Flooding On The River Usk

The local town of Crickhowell was badly effected over the past weekend where the Usk broke its banks around the area of the Crickhowell bridge.

19 Feb 2020

Room For Trees

We are calling on our guests to help local tourism businesses support an urgent local initiative to plant one million trees in and around the Brecon Beacons in 2022.  By taking action together we can begin to make a difference.

04 Feb 2020

Wine Dinner

I am delighted that we have teamed up with wine merchants, and for this our latest, winemaker’s dinner. The dinner will be hosted by Esther Pinuaga who, after leaving her career as a business consultant in the US, took over the family winery in Toledo converting it to 100% organic production.

25 Sep 2019

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