RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION in the Crickhowell area
There is accommodation of all types in and around Crickhowell. The following is representative of the places I recommend, but it is far from exhaustive.
Park Farm, Llangattock. Tel 01873 770589. NGR SO/213172.
Field and riverside camping with good facilities on a working farm about 2kms from our base in the centre of Crickhowell.
Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages. Tel 01874 676446.
A fantastic selection of holiday lets of all types, shapes and sizes, in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park.
2 Mill Street, Crickhowell. Tel 07976 248362.
A 4 star, two bedroom holiday cottage in Crickhowell.
The Star Bunkhouse. Tel 01874 730080.
A fabulous, dog friendly independent hostel about 4 miles from Crickhowell. Emma and Pete offer private rooms for individuals, couples and small groups, or exclusive use of all rooms to larger groups (between 14-20).
Glan y Dwr, Crickhowell. Tel 01873 812512. NGR SO/218186.
Run by Julian and Alison, this elegant house with 17th century origins is only a stone's throw from my base in the centre of Crickhowell. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard.
Gwyn Deri, Crickhowell. Tel 01873 812494. NGR SO/215184.
Brian and Kathy offer quality B&B accommodation in beautifully decorated and well equipped rooms, only a short stroll from the centre of Crickhowell.
Park Place, Llangattock. Tel 01873 810878. NGR SO/216179.
Park Place Guest House is 4 star guest house offering low price B&B accommodation, a short distance from Crickhowell Bridge, and about a 10 minute stroll from my base.
Ty Gwyn, Crickhowell. Tel 01873 811625. NGR SO/217187.
Sue and Pete offer a very warm Welsh welcome at this charming Grade II Georgian house within easy staggering distance of my base. All rooms have en-suite facilities, and are furnished to a high standard.
The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell. Tel 01873 810408. NGR SO/217184.
My main base for over 30 years! Lots of oak beams, roaring log fires and friendly, obliging staff all add to the unique, relaxing atmosphere of this incredibly busy, award winning, 3 star hotel. Conveniently situated on the main road at the end of the High Street and a focal point of the local community, both accommodation and food are to an exceptional standard. The Bear is a firm favourite with many of my regulars – indeed, I often bump into past clients here! Early booking recommended.
The Dragon Hotel, Crickhowell. Tel 01873 810362. NGR SO/217183.
This small, cosy hotel is situated in a central position at the opposite end of the High Street to my base. The building itself is extremely old, and the recently refurbished rooms are quaint with beams and uneven floors. For those of you with large cars, be warned that access to the car park is exceptionally narrow!
The Manor Hotel, Crickhowell. Tel 01873 810212. NGR SO/213194.
The birthplace and former family home of Sir George Everest (the Surveyor General of India, after whom Mount Everest is named), this hotel is set in a stunning position about 1km from the centre of Crickhowell, with huge views over the Usk Valley. On-site leisure facilities include a small indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam-room, and a small but well-equipped gym.
Further information about accommodation is available from the excellent Crickhowell Tourist Information Centre website.
SNOWDONIA BASED COURSES
If you have booked personal tuition or private guiding based in Snowdonia or elsewhere, I have contacts in most mountain areas in Britain and will happily suggest suitable accommodation. Please contact me for further details.