Ty’r Chanter

Crickhowell, Powys
Bed & Breakfast

Tiggy will treat you and your tots and children to the finest hospitality. It’s all great fun and so many guests agree - they LOVE it!


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Warmth, colour, children and activity: this house is huge fun. Tiggy welcomes you like family; help collect eggs, feed the lambs, drop your shoes by the fire. The farmhouse and barn are stylishly relaxed; deep sofas, tartan throws, heaps of books, long convivial table; views to the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains are inspiring. Bedrooms are soft, simple sanctuaries with Jo Malone bathroom treats. The children’s room zings with murals; toys, kids’ sitting room, sandpit – it’s child heaven. Walk, fish, canoe, book-browse in Hay or stroll the estate. Homemade cakes and whisky to help yourself to: fine hospitality and Tiggy is wonderful.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • 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


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Sausages for breakfast, towels, dog bowls and walks.

River to swim and large field to run around in. But lots of livestock around - and mind the chickens!

Packed lunch £8. Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £55. £20 for children.
3 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin
From £20


We had a super time staying with Tiggy and her family. The house and owners are truly unique and the location is utterly jaw-dropping. Tiggy taught our children how to fly-fish, whilst we were fed-up on homemade treats and cakes. Tiggy is an incredibly generous host and I can't recommend visiting her one-off bitof paradise enough.

Caroline, Culkerton

We have just returned from a fantastic 3 night stay at Tyr Chanter. It’s a magical home set amongst the beacon beacons in a beautifully managed rural estate with breathtaking views, bluebell forests, wonderful walks and incredible access to fishing on the River Usk. Tiggy, Charlie and their wonderful boys made us all feel utterly relaxed and looked after all weekend. Tiggy not only provided endless cakes, pots of tea, packed lunches, breakfasts & babysitting but she also taught our 7 year olds to fly fish and entertained us all for a fun day on the river. We have already re-booked!

Tom & becky, Cirencester

3 perfect nights at Ty’r Chanter. Beautiful location in the Usk Valley with splendid views in an amazingly comfortable house. Tiggy could not have done more to make one feel at home, and welcome, and genuinely pleased to have you as her guest. She is a wonderful hostess with a reliable supply of hot water, delicious cake and hilarious chat, as well as all the practical help you want in where to eat, or what to see. Heroic breakfasts with her own hens eggs. Great places to eat nearby. And she is a gifted fishing instructor to boot! We are planning to go back!

William and clare, Market harborough

We stayed at Tiggy’s farmhouse B&B this week with our 6 year old son and our spaniel. We had a lovely stay and will definitely return!! Our son had a marvellous time including use of the games room and loved being taken to see the newborn lambs by Tiggy

Gail, Cowbridge

Delightful place to stay. Warm, welcoming, friendly hostess. Comfortable and relaxing ambience. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was excellent. Good to note that there is a hotel with very good restaurant just 5 minutes walk down the hill.

Susan, St peter port

A truly wonderful hostess, thankyou Tiggy. A relaxing few days in a home from home. Welcomed with scrumptious afternoon tea, the day started with a delightful breakfast. Spoiled deliciously from dawn to dusk. Definitely wish to return.

J, Bath

I booked at Ty'r Chanter because I thought it would provide the opportunity for rest and recovery from our hectic travel schedule. It was the perfect choice. Our teenage children adored the laid back atmosphere and thoroughly utilised the games room (which caters for children of all ages). Tiggy greeted us like long-lost friends and her hospitality is incomparable. The house and setting is idyllic and we can't wait for an excuse to return for another stay. Our children declared it the highlight of our holiday.

Colette, Canberra australia

There are many who do this kind of thing very well and then there are those who excel at it. Tiggy is very, very much in the latter category. The best way to describe the whole experience is it is much like staying with a part of your extended family; a distant cousin you have not seen in a decade or three. In a family home that is stuffed full of mementoes of well lived lives. Tiggy's welcome is warm and genuine and this continues throughout the whole stay. And as for the children, our two simply adored her. 'Tiggy' has become an term of almost magical reference to them.

James, Napton on the hill

We stayed at Tiggy Pettifer's in Wales. She wondered if we could pass on to Sawday's our satisfaction with our stay if we had any. And it was just great. Actual B&B with family living in the same space sort of. Highly recommend etc. Especially if you have kids as we do.


Tiggy is without doubt a wonderful host! We were welcomed with tea and home-made chocolate cake, instantly feeling very at home in this wonderfully warm place deep in the Welsh mountains with it's stunning views and cute dogs. A charming and unique home with every wall telling a story. Tiggy gave us great tips on where to go and where to eat and cooked us up one hell of a breakfast. We'll be back for sure!

Romy, London

We felt immediately welcome and at home. Tiggy had made a cake and the chickens danced around our feet as we explored the barns, trampoline and bikes. A lovely walk to the river. Very relaxing and lovely sausages for breakfast!

Becky, Bath

Stayed one happy week , Involved in International Field Target shooting event at Glen Usk Estate , Crickhowell. Tiggy’s bnb is a country Home set in a great location. Lovely bedroom ( bath almost alongside in alcove ) breakfast and hospitality . An ex army colleague was also in his element here, countryside and little dogs. . Recommended especially for fishing and walks.

Martyn, Newport south wales

Great welcome on arrival, nothing too much trouble. Made to feel really at home by Tiggy and her family Thoroughly recommended for a visit. If you fish out really is a must place to stay, great things to do in the area even if you don't

David, Wallingford

Even a good dose of Welsh rain couldn't dampen the spirits at Ty'r Chanter! Tiggy's enthusiasm is infectious, the stunning location and eclectic style of the house oozes comfort and warmth - I'm amazed anyone actually manages to leave! Ty'r Chanter is home from home with all the home comforts but without having to lift a finger - heaven! Luckily the surrounding hills are steep enough to warrant a full English breakfast and fist fulls of delicious homemade goodies. Thanks a million and look forward to coming back.

Katie, Lechlade

Quite simply the stay was truly very wonderful and I now wish to live there... Extrodinary breakfasts and divine divine treats which were Scrumptious and had to stop myself from eating the entire lot. My reason for staying here was to sleep and sleep which I did every day fully which for me is just a bliss truly. A truly fabulous stay with such such kindness with some giggles.. Fabulous array of pets and the most amazing country surrounding you if you can bare to move from the bed or sofa or bath tub. I wish to return next year and never leave Margarita X xx

Margarita, Devon

We spent two magical days here, and it was one of the best guesthouses I've ever visited. The building is beautiful with sweeping views of mountains and greenery. The house is huge but the decorations - and roaring fire - make it so cosy. Tiggy is a wonderfully fun host (who makes a very good banana bread!) and is always around to help you with directions and contacts for activities. We loved it here.


If you want a top B&B with fantastic views and facilities in the Brecons, then Ty'r Chanter is for you. To cap it all, Tiggy is an excellent host with great breakfasts and a can do approach. Tiggy is a qualified fly fishing instructor and we spent a few days on the water. I can honestly say that I learnt a great deal on the subject from Tiggy and it was great fun too.

Alan, Nw london

We have had 3 glorious days at Ty'r Chanter and if we could sum it up in one word it would be "Unique" The location is spectacular with the most stunning views, the house and rooms are beautiful, very comfortable and homely. Tiggy is an exceptional hostess in every sense of the word and we can honestly say that this is the best B&B accommodation that we have stayed in. Ty'r Chanter is also perfectly placed for the Brecon Beacons and the nearby town of Crickhowell is charming with a good range of pubs offering great food. Thank you Tiggy, we cannot wait to return to Ty'r Chanter. Liz & Paul

Liz, The new forest, hampshire

Ty'r Chanter is a magical place that I want to shout from the rooftops about but also want to keep as our own secret getaway. It's become a firm favourite of our family & the only way our two boys let us leave is if they know we plan to return again soon. The views are utterly breathtaking, the beds are beyond comfortable and Tiggy has thought of everything to ensure you get exactly what you want from your break whether that's R&R or adventures & activity. We all feel utterly at home at there and feel our stresses vanish as soon as we arrive. Tiggy really has made it our family's happy place.

Heather, Appin

This is our 2nd visit in less than 12 months, we love it. Our kids think it's the best place on earth and have an absolute blast. Have many memorable first experiences! It's a beautiful setting and so many wonderful things to do around the property. The breakfast is to die for and Tiggy is a wonderful host making us feel at home from the minute we arrive. Highly, highly recommended. Tried to book again to return in May - Fully booked! Waiting for our 2016 dates!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tiggy Pettifer

  • Tiggy is a qualified AAPGAI fishing instructor and takes her clients down to the Usk to catch a trout or salmon if they are really lucky!
  • Hay on Wye- great for the festival, or just book browsing. Cardiff is only 45 minutes away - 6 nations rugby? shopping? Cardiff Bay? the choices are huge! Green Man Festival is held one mile away at Glanusk.
  • Crickhowell- great butchers, Webbs, the Harrods of Powys! great Pubs and good food.
  • Some of the best pot holing in the country. Canoe the wye. Climb the Brecon Beacons. Get lost in the Black Mountains. Catch a wild brownie in the Usk.
  • Walk the Brecon to Newport Canal. Ride over the black mountains. Swim in the waterfalls of Talybont.
  • The adventures are limitless here!!!