This large double room overlooks the river Usk that runs behind our Brecon Beacons hotel. We started with some really wonderful wallpaper from Lewis and Wood. This company is based in Stroud and specialise in the most amazing wide-width wallpapers and stunning fabrics. We chose a wallpaper called ‘Doves’ in the colour ‘Topaz’, should you wish to emulate our taste at home! Room 4 is completely covered in the wallpaper and we believe that not only is this a bold statement, it makes the room feel inviting, warm and cosy.
This cottage can be found just outside of the main hotel. The third suite has a great view of our garden – our foliage truly comes into its own each season, but none more so than in spring. Cottage 3 also has ‘Doves’ wallpaper like room 4 on one feature wall, though in a slightly different shade called ‘Summer Blue’. Teamed with matching curtains, we feel this aesthetic ties the room together nicely.
This classic double room is almost unrecognisable from how it used to look. We opted for stunning fabric from Romo for the curtains and the headboard stands out with its blue and teal tones. At the foot of the bed is a new, beautifully crafted, custom made chaise longue. Oak furniture for the room was sourced from our amazing local homewares shop Webbs of Crickhowell. Hotels certainly have different ways of designing rooms, but in this room we started with a Welsh Blanket on the double bed, which we sourced from Melin Tregwnt woollen mill in Pembrokeshire (another favourite place of ours). We loved the colours in the blanket – we simply had to design a room around it! After all, it’s only fitting to have a Welsh made blanket taking the starring role in a Welsh hotel.
We didn’t forget about the bathrooms with our refurbishment. New bathroom furniture came from Imperial Bathrooms based in Walsall who we visited just prior to our renovations. They make all of the products in their factory just outside Birmingham, so we’re very proud of have some of their beautiful porcelain at Gliffaes.
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.