Gellihaf House

A hidden gem nestled in the Welsh Valleys.

A family run bed and breakfast steeped in history and hidden in the Welsh Valleys rated 5* by Visit Wales.

Completed in 1931 and Purchased in 2017 by owners Howard and Cath, Gellihaf house is a moment in history that is captured perfectly.

Situated in Blackwood, the House was almost destined to be owned by Howard and Cath, Howard was local to the area and familiar with the house. He left Wales to join the army with no intentions of returning. After 32 years’ service, that is exactly what he did. After meeting wife Cath, they saw the house was on the market and immediately fell in love with it. Cath later came to find that she is in fact related to the family who owned the house, almost 80 years previous.

Its style reflects the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement and Howard and Cath have restored every area of the property back to its former glory, while adding in modern touches such as fully fitted and luxurious bathrooms in the guest rooms.

Guests of Gellihaf House can expect a homemade and freshly cooked to order breakfast that uses local produce. Cath bakes freshly cooked blueberry muffins and welshcakes if you have any room after your full Welsh!

Both Howard and Cath have dedicated themselves to restoring this beautiful property, and their hard work is mirrored by their infectious personalities. You will receive the warmest of welcomes on arrival and become completely immersed in the atmosphere created by your two hosts.

For all of these reasons, the couple have been recognised at the Cardiff Life 2019 awards. won Tourism venue of the year at both the regional Visit Wales awards and most recently the Caerphilly Business Club award winners 2022.

Whether you are an avid cyclist, walker or simply looking for a retreat – Gellihaf House has everything you need.

Essential information

Gellihaf House, Gellihaf Rd, Fleur-de-lis, Blackwood
NP12 2QE
Contact Name
Catherine Smith
07905 852266 / 01443 831518 / 07494 109862
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From £120 pn
CTA Member

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