M13790 occupies a commanding position above the River Usk in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, midway between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains in South Wales. Situated in its own well established 35 acres of gardens and mature woodland well over a mile and a half from the main road, this Victorian country house with its 22 individual bedrooms has all the style and comfort that goes into a true ’Country House’, making M13790 the perfect hotel for exploring this part of South Wales or walking in the Brecon Beacons. The house was originally built in 1885 but has been run as a hotel by the same family since 1948. The hotel is located near the unspoilt village of Crickhowell, midway between Brecon and Abergavenny and prides itself on friendliness and good food without too much pretension. M13790 is graded as an amazing lodge by the Wales Tourist Board.
Fishing - The M13790 fishing on the Usk is divided into two stretches. The house itself overlooks one mile of left bank water, while two and a quarter miles further upstream is another three quarters of a mile including both banks known as Llandetty. Wading is essential on all our water and we recommend chest waders as the most effective way of fishing the multitude of runs. The M13790 beats include every type of water from flats to exciting little runs formed by rapids. There are seven beats, allocated daily on a rotation system, no more than two rods per beat.
M13790 has 22 bedrooms, all are individually decorated and furnished and all have private bathrooms, a number of which are twin bedded. The rooms are priced according to size and view, the best rooms all have spectacular views across the Usk valley, while the others all look over our magnificent grounds. Silence is something we have an abundance of and you will hear nothing but the birds and the river from your room.
We do not have family rooms as such but we are able to put camp beds in a small number of our larger rooms. All the rooms are equipped for baby listening via the telephone system. Most of the large doubles have a DVD player and we have a portable DVD player which can be brought into other rooms. The lodge has a small collection of around 30 films. The lodge has 2.5 miles of prime wild brown trout and salmon fishing on the River Usk and has access to much more fishing on the Usk and on the neighbouring Wye. Ghillies or guides can be arranged.
Nearby attractions and activities:
M13790 located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains is the ideal base for numerous outdoor activities and sports. There is a huge amount of things to do around M13790 and in the surrounding countryside: Golf, Walking, Cycling, Riding & Pony, Trekking, Canoeing, Monuments, Paragliding, Gliding, Gorge Walking, Mountain Boarding, Caving, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Ballooning, Climbing, Game Shooting, 4x4 Off Road Driving, Falconry or Hawking, Shopping and Canal Boats.
By Road M13790 is 3 hours drive from West London or about two and half from Heathrow straight down the M4.
- Valid credit card details needed for booking and the hotel operates a 48 hour cancellation policy.
- Guest may check in when they wish to take advantage of a days fishing, you room may not be ready, but the river will be. We can store your baggage until your room is ready around lunch time.
- Check out time is between 11am and 12am.
- If you wish to stay a Saturday night then a two night minimum stay is required please.
- All our bedrooms are non-smoking; smoking is permitted in the bar.
- If you are traveling with young children we are able to camp beds (£22 per night) in some of our rooms. We also have cots for babies (no charge. Please advise us when you book.
- The hotel does allow dogs in the grounds and on the river bank but not inside the hotel. We can house your dog in the stables or most people seem comfortable to leave the dog in the car overnight.
Fishing - A trout rod on water costs £20 and a salmon £25 for both residents and non-residents alike. We are able to sell you an Environment Agency fishing licence if you don't have one already.
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If you are looking for somewhere bland and faceless with all the character of a corporate hotel then M13790 is certainly not for you. Hidden of the beaten track in between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains is one of Wales’s best kept secrets. Among the old trees, spacious lawns and with a commanding view of...
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