Converted Chapel | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7.5 km|
|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
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
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. 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 room with shower, WC and wash hand basin. Bedlinen and towels are included. A high-chair is available.
There is ground source underfloor heating throughout, no charges are made. A first basket of logs is provided for each of the wood-burning stoves, more available locally. Parking for up to 4 cars. The south facing churchyard garden (no gravestones) is a sun trap with yew trees, lawned areas and views of the wild garden/conservation area and valley beyond. Garden furniture is provided and the font makes an interesting feature in the garden. If you ever wanted a really special place to stay; this is it!
|Further details outdoors||
Lovely conservatory over looking the south facing garden.
No smoking. No pets.
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The West Wales/Pembrokeshire 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