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Gliffaes Country House Hotel

Crickhowell , Powys NP8 1RH
Located three miles from Crickhowell above the River Usk , The Gliffaes sits under the uplands of the Brecon Beacons National Park .
With 23 rooms , priced according to size and view , including two luxury doubles with a river view , which benefit from a small balcony and king-sized bed .
Gliffaes is a perfect choice for fishing , with a mile of left bank fishing , divided into three beats and a further three quarters of a mile of double bank fishing up river .
Eating at Gliffaes is a delight , you can take afternoon tea or enjoy lunch or dinner ( breakfast included within room rates ). If you stay for dinner ( a must ) you can expect chicken and wild mushroom ravioli with octopus , broccoli and caper brown butter to start , followed by local belly pork , savoy cabbage , Anglesey eggs and mustard sauce for main course .
The hotel stock an impressive selection of wine ( aged Claret in particular ) and will show you around their Victorian Wine Cellar if you are interested .
The Gliffaes is an excellent great escape and a relaxing stay is handled perfectly by a very dedicated team , who make everything seem effortless .