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Old Church - 518

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

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St Cwnlle Old Church near Lampeter in Ceredigion County

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

What an amazing place!

The former St Cwnlle's church has just been converted with great sensitivity, imagination and flair retaining many original features and creating new out of old. As well as combining every modern comfort, it is also ecologically sound.

The historic University town of Lampeter is about 8 miles away and has a good selection of shops and eateries. Aberaeron, a very colourful Georgian seaside town, is also about 8 miles away and makes a good day trip as do Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge.

If you ever wanted a really special place to stay this is it!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberaeron 19 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Aberystwyth
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground Floor

Entrance is into the East porch off which a large WET ROOM with WC and wash hand basin are located.

Through to the SITTING ROOM which has the magnificent full height church ceiling, mullion windows and exposed beams. The room has a woodburning stove on a hearth made from the original tiles, the altar is now a dresser, there are comfy red sofas, a wall mounted flat screen TV, digibox, DVD and a (tuned) baby grand piano.

A staircase leads from this room to the reading gallery and the bedrooms.

Beyond the sitting room is the huge kitchen and dining room with another woodburning stove and pew seating.

The KITCHEN has the original floor tiles and is fitted with a range of contemporary oak units, electric range cooker with a gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, separate wine fridge, freezer and a bread maker.

The DINING AREA has a pine dining table (made from pews), pew seating and choir stall carvers.

A door leads to the newly built CONSERVATORY/COFFEE ROOM which overlooks the churchyard and is furnished with comfortable seating.

From the kitchen you access the original porch which doubles as a UTILITY AREA with kitchen units, washing machine and tumble drier.

First Floor

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms accessed via the delightful READING GALLERY which has comfy seating, books and games.

BEDROOM 1 is at the west end of the church and has a full height window, exposed beams, super king size bed, built in wardrobe and bedroom furniture.

BEDROOM 2 has twin beds, built in wardrobe and bedroom furniture.

BEDROOM 3 has a double bed, built in wardrobe and bedroom furniture.

All three bedrooms have an en-suite SHOWER ROOMS with shower, WC and wash hand basin. Bedlinen and towels are included.

Garden and Parking

The south facing churchyard garden (no gravestones) is a suntrap with yew trees, lawned areas and views of the garden and valley beyond. Garden furniture is provided and the font makes an interesting feature in the garden.

Parking for up to 4 cars.

Other Information

There is ground source underfloor heating throughout, no charges are made. Logs are provided for each of the woodburning stoves.

A high-chair is available.

No smoking.

Towels are included in the rental.

Regretfully, no pets.

Further details outdoors

Lovely conservatory over looking the south facing garden.

No smoking. No pets.

Further details

For a speedy response, supply us with your telephone number and we will contact you within 4 hours of receiving your request (during office hours).

To receive a colour brochure of our properties, which covers Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, and beyond, please provide us with your full postal address including post code. We will send one out to you as first class post.

If you would like to check availability, or need any more information on the areas, activities or properties, please email: or call one of our friendly advisors on 01239-821-910

Coast and Country Holidays Limited have a manned office 7 days a week, 12 hours a day. We are open every day of the year including bank holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

About this location

The Ceredigion region

Lampeter sits in the countryside in the upper Teifi Valley and is the oldest university town in Wales, The bustling market town is a hive of activity and in the 18th century was an important gathering place for the Drovers. These people gathered huge herds of livestock to be walked all the way to the markets of southeast England. the Drovers established some of Wales oldest banking institutions- all of which have now been assimilated into Uk banks- but te sign of the rearing horse maintained by Lloyds remains to remind present generations of these merchants long ago as the horse is, indeed, a Welsh mountain pony.

The Romans once mined for gold near Lampeter at Pumpsaint. The site of the old goldmine is now managed by the National Trust.


From spectacular coastal walks along the Ceredigion Coastal Path affording glimpses of dolphins, seals, porpoise and marine birds; through the lush green river valleys of the Teifi, Aeron, Ystwyth and Rheidol; to the heathered uplands and forests of the Cambrian Mountains where red kites and buzzards soar majestically above - the panoply of walking opportunities on offer is hard to better.

Ceredigion offers a competitive selection of quality golf courses ranging from meadow and parkland greens to coastal links with spectacular scenery Mountain biking enthusiasts make a bee-line for the Nant Yr Arian Forest Centre which offers some of the most interesting and challenging routes in Wales. Meanwhile, road biking devotees can enjoy a plethora of quiet road networks centred on Ceredigion's three Wales Cycle Break Centres

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7 Jun 2013


"Wonderful home finished to an exceptionally high standard"

A lovely home finished to a high standard, spacious, well equip and in a lovely quiet location (Although not too far from some wonderful towns and villages) as well as fantastic views.
We had a fantastic week (helped slightly by some brilliant weather)
A must is a visit to New Quay, We were unlucky by not seeing any dolphins but we had a great boat trip (Sea Mor boat trips) where we got to stroke a Spider crab, Dog fish, Bull Shark, Edible crabs, hermit crabs, star fish and lobsters, we also saw a seal, which made up for missing the dolphins. The Reptile house is small but we got to hold a snake!!!!, the Bee Farm is incredibly intersting (if not small) but worth the trip.
Aberaeron is also a great visit for some crab fishing and a lovely meal at the hive restaurant.
All in all a great holiday, made better by the fantastic house we got to go back to every day, relaxing in the wonderful sitting room and / or the warm conservatory and on the last couple of days bbq in the very large garden.
Highly recommend, before the owners take it away and keep it all for themselves.

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    Rachel Thomas (Property Manager Coast and Country Cottages)

    • 7 Years listed

    85% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:27 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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