Gliffaes Hotel in the Brecon Beacons is somewhere you can find so much to do this summer. Whether you feel curious about history or feel like a good dose of sunshine and fresh air on top of a mountain, this could be a great spot to base yourself for a short break.
- Save 15% off our peak season rates
- 4 nights bed and breakfast – rooms to suit all budgets
- 2 nights full three-course dinner included
- Delicious cream tea on one afternoon
- Picnic lunch to take on your travels
- Half a bottle of Prosecco in your room
- Free walking guide or map
- Suggested itinerary with plenty of help on hand
Not another Airport Early Morning
You are thinking of a few days away… don’t get me started on no-frills flying. Parking, queuing, frisking – not to mention the early start. Can’t take everything you want with you. Towns so full of tourists it is impossible to move without treading on someone wielding a selfie stick. Then there is the hotel; bored and disinterested staff with no feeling of love for the place and no sign of an owner. Hot and stuffy rooms, windows that don’t open and mopeds running about the streets at all hours. No space to relax and just read your book. Restaurant menus that are made up of only faded photos. We have all been there; older and wiser now you know what you like and how to avoid this chaos.
A four-day break in the Brecon Beacons…you had not thought of that had you? But think about it a little more.
The Holiday free from Hassles
A hassle-free holiday without catching a plane, taking your own car to a quiet and civilised hotel. You would like to give the crowds a wide berth and find some magical, unspoiled countryside. You certainly don’t want a formulaic chain hotel and you would like that personal touch and friendly service. You would like a smartly decorated room, a very comfortable bed with crisp linen and a beautiful view from the window (which you can open). People to take care of you, chefs to cook you great food and someone to help you chose a good bottle of wine. I don’t think that is too much to ask. Our four-day summer break may be the answer.
“Graham has been hankering after a “proper” country house hotel for a while and, at last, you fitted the brief.” – Penny Stirling
Take the Road less Travelled
Set off in your own car with as much or little luggage as you want. Skip the check-in queues and the strip search. Come straight to Wales on some of the quietest roads in Britain. Walk into the hotel and feel your troubles fall away as you sit on the sunny terrace with a glass of wine waiting for your lunch and thinking about, well, not a lot. There is so much natural beauty here it will take your breath away. The view of the River Usk running by, the hills rising up beyond, the gardens full of shrubs and the most amazing collection of trees to explore in the 33 acres. No rush; you have got four days to explore the Brecon Beacons and the Gliffaes countryside.
So much to see and do…if you want to
Using the guide below and with a little help from us you can plan to see and do as much as you wish with your days in the Brecon Beacons. Explore the local lanes on our electric bikes, hike The Roman Road over the Brecon Beacons, delve into the book shops of Hay-on-Wye or explore the medieval Priory at Llanthony. The four-day break includes an Ordnance Survey Map or walking guide book and a picnic lunch to take out and about with you. Don’t bypass our local town, Crickhowell, winner of Best British High Street for 2019; you’ll discover proper local and independent shops, coffee shops and pubs as well as two art galleries. Return in time for scones and cream as the break includes afternoon tea on one afternoon.
“Our recent stay at Gliffaes was exquisite. From the glass of wine in the bar to the most comfortable bed and delicious breakfast, it was so relaxing. All the staff were extremely welcoming and attentive, and the hotel was spotless.” – Clare Clark
On the subject of food, the break includes a full three-course dinner on two of the four nights of your stay at Gliffaes. This gives you the chance to discover some of the great local restaurants and pubs in the area. If you would prefer not to leave the hotel then you are more than welcome to join us for dinner.
Gliffaes Hotel – make it your Home for Four Days
We’re often told that staying at Gliffaes is like staying with friends in a rather grand house and we have been welcoming generations of guests for over 70 years now. With our four-day offer saving you 15% off our summer rates along with the all extras included you will be getting our best value holiday this summer. All you have to do is choose the type of room you would like and book your stay now. You can either book online or call us on 01874 730 371 to discuss your requirements. Valid from 1st June to 30th September 2019.
“The ambience of the hotel, the staff and food never disappoint. We look forward to our visits with eager anticipation and leave satisfied, refreshed and planning the next trip.” – Pat Ellis
£217.50*Book Room With Offer
Large Doubles with Garden View
£265.50*Book Room With Offer
Large Doubles with River View
£297.50*Book Room With Offer
Four Poster with Garden View
£297.50*Book Room With Offer
Luxury Doubles with River View
£325.50*Book Room With Offer
Day 1 – check in and get your bearings
Arrive in time for a bar lunch or slightly later for afternoon tea on the terrace and get into the holiday mood with a glass wine. Suitably relaxed, collect a map from reception and explore the magnificent gardens and trees as well as taking a stroll along the river below the hotel.
Day 2 – explore the local environs
In the car
A circular 50 mile route through one of the most picturesque valleys in Wales; the Llanthony Valley, stopping off to see the ruins of the medieval priory.
One of the best walks in the area to soak up the scenery of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons is the 11 mile circuit of Myndd Llangorse.
Day 3– trips further afield
Canoe the river Wye
Wye Valley canoes at Glasbury will hire out canoes for either a lazy full day’s paddling down the river Wye or a half-day trip with transport back to the start point.
Explore Waterfall country on foot
Nestled into the southern slopes of the Fforest Fawr massif, west of Merthyr Tydfil, Waterfall Country is one of the most beautiful and popular parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Day 4 – Still plenty to see and do
Just the other side of the mountain from Gliffaes lies the birth place of the industrial revolution.
Your first stop should be the award winning Big Pit National Coal Museum
Explore the canal – by bike or on foot
The Monmouth & Brecon Canal was dug over 200 years ago as an important transport link. It begins in Brecon and follows the line of the river Usk, right pass Gliffaes and on to Newport.
Climb the highest peak in South wales
The highest peak in the Brecon Beacons at 886 meters is Pen y Fan. Don’t be daunted by the fact that this hill is used to weed out volunteers for the Special Forces!
Day 5 – Time to go home
There is no need to rush off on our account. Have one last stroll along the river, a cup of coffee on the terrace and then perhaps wend you way. You might even consider making a longer trip in Wales and head for Pembrokshire or Snowdonia.