Allt-y-bela

Usk, Monmouthshire
Bed & Breakfast


A Renaissance farmhouse in a secret Welsh valley: dine deliciously by the fire; sleep under soaring beams; enjoy peace and warm hospitality

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

It’s a rare treat to come here. This beautiful medieval farmhouse sits in its own secret valley and is reached down a narrow lane. Built between 1420 and 1599, Allt-y-bela is now perfectly presented for the 21st century. You’ll find conviviality and warmth, soaring beams, period furniture and an enormous log fire. Bedrooms soothe with limewashed walls, fabulous beds, stunning art. Wander through the magical garden created by the owner, Chelsea Gold Medal winner Arne Maynard. Find formal topiary, dramatic earth sculpture and gentle native planting which allows the garden to melt into the landscape with no boundaries at all. In the spring there are massed snowdrops and wild narcissus which give way to carpets of primroses and bluebells. Blossom abounds in pleached fruit trees and all through the hedgerows, perfect vegetables are freshly picked for the table. Summer brings wild orchids to the fields around the house and innumerable other rare and beautiful wildflowers. Visitors are able to relax here all day or walk and explore this beautiful and secret valley with its streams, coppiced woods, pastures and drove-ways.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: For the winter months we have a special rate; £125 per room with breakfast if you stay one night and £100 per night if you stay longer.

Booking information

Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Farmhouse supper £30. Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £125
2 Doubles
From £125

Reviews

A magical place to stay. Beautiful accommodation and garden, delicious breakfast and a warm welcome from the hosts and their pets. Perfect location to stay for visiting some amazing gardens, castles and historic towns.

Rachel, Norwich

A stunning property set in it's own valley, surrounded by beautifully laid out gardens. There is a true sense of place at Alt y bela. We were welcomed by the hosts to a warm and cherished home. Love to return.

Lizanne, Selby

Allt y Bela is a charming medieval farmhouse surrounded by beautiful gardens and babbling brooks set in a peaceful, secluded valley. This exquisite residence is one of a kind with original, time-worn flagstones throughout, chunky ceiling beams, period furnishings, tasteful artwork and a warm welcome. The two bedrooms are vast, with ancient beams and soaring vaulted ceilings; one with a huge fireplace. Both enjoy dual aspect, deep set windows looking onto gentle undulating hills. They are tastefully appointed and have lovely en suite bathrooms. Fabulous farmhouse breakfasts and a warm welcome.

Kristina, London

This place is superb - a wonderful, inspiring garden structured with box, beech & hazel - with crab apple blossom & white tulips flowering when we visited - & a vegetable garden beautifully planted & cared for with fennel, broad beans, peas growing up hazel branches, fruit bushes & trees, lettuces,parsley... The house complements the garden - purple wisteria on orange walls made me think of the Mediterranean; inside there are old beams, old rugs, mostly white walls, flowers, tasty breakfasts, tea hamper, sherry. A great place for lovers of gardens, old buildings & good design!

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from William Collinson

  • Fantastic fishing nearby on the river Usk. Contact Sweets on 14 Porthycarne Street Usk 01291 672552
  • Wonderful walking from the front door in completely unspoiled countryside with year round wildlife interest and amazing wild flowers in season, especially the orchids in May and June.
  • Usk Farmers Market every second Saturday - one of the best in Wales - Monmouth on the other Saturdays
  • Great restaurants nearby, especially the Walnut Tree, the Foxhunter and the Hardwick
  • Pubs with great food and within 10 minutes drive include the Greyhound, the Nags Head, the Black Bear and the White Hart
  • Total privacy in an almost secret valley, invisible to the outside world and completely sheltered, where you are nearly certain never to see another soul and the only sounds are running water, birdsong and the breeze high up in the trees