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Excellent 5/5 Score from 54 reviews

Capel Cartref

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £93 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 54 reviews

from £93 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Exterior of Capel Cartref

Converted Chapel | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Capel Cartref is a newly renovated chapel offering a unique and luxurious space for holidaymakers. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming haven. The gallery hosts a vaulted ceiling with original beams. Pews have been reclaimed and used around the chapel as window sills, kitchen cornices and window shutters. The chapel has been finished to a very high specification with all of the comforts of home. Breakfast and dining can be held in the spacious modern kitchen or on the decked veranda which overlooks the trout filled River Twrch - maybe catch your supper but look out for the herons! Capel Cartref suits people who wish to walk, sightsee, (Brecon, numerous waterfalls, the beachers of The Gower and Swansea Bay, Black Mountains, Afan Park) cycle, fish, play golf, pony trek or just kick back and take in a movie on DVD on the 42" plasma.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Swansea Bay 18 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Newly renovated chapel graded 4 star by Visit Wales

Spacious 5 double bedrooms

Large comfortable lounge

Vaulted ceiling

Gallery with seating and reading area

Balcony and Veranda

Huge Wet Room

Private/enclosed garden

Private Car parking area

Local Facilities, ie shops, Post Office, Supermarket within 1 mile

Local Eateries offering freshly cooked food

Pubs within walking distance

Palleg Golf Course offering special rates and discounts to chapel residents

Cellar storage for cycles and maybe some wine!

Wifi now installed, along with a payphone.

Further details outdoors

Enclosed Garden

Two BBQ's



River Twrch

Garden Furniture

Space for Bikes in locked cellar

Cleaning area for bikes and boots

Private Car Parking at rear of chapel

Further details

Capel Cartref is a holiday accommodation and is therefore available for short term lettings consisting of weekends or weekly bookings. The rental cost includes laundry, towels, hot water and heating - please bring your own beach towels. 40% deposit required and final payment to be concluded 3 weeks prior to holiday date. A welcome pack will be provided, detailing specifics about the chapel, ie use of heating, cooker plus details of local attractions such as Afan Park, Brecon Beacons, local waterfalls, black mountains, Aberdulair Falls, Pony Trekking, local golf courses and much more. People who wish to take their dogs on holiday are made welcome at Capel Cartref. The dogs must be well supervised and only permitted downstairs

About this location

Southern Wales region

Capel Cartref is located twelve miles from Swansea, in a village called Lower Cwm Twrch on the road, Heol Twrch, Powys SA9 2TE. It is accessed easily, via the M4, junction 45, continuing for approximately ten miles on the A4067, towards Brecon. We are conveniently situated next to the Post Office and food shop/off licence, which also sells fishing licences and mobile phone top-ups. Just a three to five minutes' walk away, is The Mole Inn, which offers a cosy bar and high-quality restaurant, providing freshly cooked food every day, catering for all dietary needs. There is a large Co-Op supermarket, one mile from the Chapel and a Tesco superstore within a ten-minutes' drive, in addition to a variety of restaurants and take-aways, within the surrounding area.

Lower Cwmtwrch

Capel Cartref is equipped with a comprehensive information folder, which includes plenty of information on where to eat and options for what to do, during your holiday in South Wales, with suggested itineraries to assist you in planning your days. Listed on this page are just some of the top attractions which are within easy travelling distance.

Capel Cartref is in an ideal central location for visitors who wish to sample a variety of attractions and places of interest across South Wales, including the Brecon Beacons, Gower beaches and all the shops and visitor attractions in Swansea. Numerous local activities available include mountain biking, walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, surfing and shopping. Listed on this page are just some of the top attractions which are within easy travelling distance:

Vale of Neath Waterfalls -

Afan Forest Mountain Bike Centre -

Dan yr Ogof Caves - National Showcaves Centre -

Palleg Golf Course -

Gnoll Country Park -

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre -

The Gower Beaches -

Swansea’s LC2 Centre -

Pentre Riding Stables -

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1 Mar 2015


"Fantastic Accommodation - Perfect for 2 families!"

We stayed here with another family and their 2 dogs (9 people in total) and we had more than enough space for everyone. The accommodation is beautifully decorated, very clean with everything that you could possibly need for a self catering break. We loved the location (small village) as it was only 20 mins drive from Swansea and therefore close to the stunning Rhossili Bay and lots of other beaches. Also very close to the Dan-yr-Ogof caves which are a must especially if you have children with you. All communication with the owner Marnie was excellent and we had no problems at all with our booking or with our stay. Highly recommend the accommodation and the location if you wish to explore a bit of South Wales.

Thank you for such a thorough review. The website does not reflect the true size of the chapel, so we felt quite sure all 9 of you would have plenty of space but we are glad that the dogs were happy too! The surrounding area is really quite spectacular and so I'm glad you got to explore it. Thank YOU for looking after the chapel, it means a lot to us. Please come back again one day. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

18 Jan 2015


"Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!"

We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back bedroom was a particular favourite as it comes with a balcony! The view of the river is beautiful!! All in all this place was more than we could have hoped for and the 7 of us who stayed are already planning another visit!

Thank you for your prompt review! Great feedback, thank you so much. Glad the two weeks went well and that you got to enjoy the space of Capel Cartref. Looking forward to you returning some time in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

18 Jan 2015


"Excellent find for a family christmas"

We stayed at Capel Cartref for Christmas due to family being in Swansea. Compared to self-catering accommodation locally (Swansea) it is excellent. Plus points - great kitchen facilities, dining… More

Thank you and a Happy New Year! So glad you spent Christmas at the chapel, especially with family being close by. Your feedback is lovely, thank you; it's very helpful to know what works for people. Thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay. Christmas tree and decorations - what's Christmas without these things? Have a great 2015! Regards, Yonni and Marnie

16 Dec 2014


"Pre Christmas Delight"

What a delight... Following a hectic few weeks I booked a long weekend with friends, to relax, chill out and enjoy the breathtaking views on offer. From the moment we walked into Capel Cartref we f… More

Hi there to you and thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you had the chance to visit Capel Cartref and to also explore the beautiful surroundings. The area is perfect for long walks and cycling whatever the weather! Really glad you managed to chill out with friends and that the chapel made it a nice experience. Have a superb Christmas/New Year. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

10 Nov 2014


"My 50th birthday"

Absolutely delightful place to stay. The Chapel was warming and welcoming and excellent accommodation to stay in. With its 5bedrooms and 3 bathroom it was just surperb . There was local pubs we ate at… More

How spooky that you had your 50th birthday at the chapel and then provided our 50th review! Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I am SO happy that you found the chapel to be 'another world'. Also very glad to see you have re-booked and so will be returning next year! You looked after the chapel so well during your stay - thank you so much.

22 Sep 2014


"Amazing Relaxing Stay Celebrating my 50th Birthday"

I could not wait to visit Capel Cartref as I chose this venue to celebrate my 50th Birthday with my friends and family (a girls only break)! I felt a bond with Marnie from the moment I found this spec… More

A beautiful review - thank you so much! And 'Yes' we did want you to have a lovely experience at the chapel and we were very glad for you that the weather was so good. You too were very warm and very helpful during the booking process. Also - thank you for leaving Capel Cartref so spotless! We look forward to you coming back some day soon. Take care, Yonni and Marnie

18 Aug 2014


"A fantastic base to explore South Wales & a home from home!"

This unusual property has everything you need for a large group, or in our case, the extended family with both sets of grandparents and both of our dogs. The chapel is clean, spacious and has everythi… More

Hi there and 'thank you'. We are right there with you regarding Rhosilli beach! Thank you for your great feedback regarding the chapel. So glad you all had enough space and that the dogs were happy! Thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay, it means a lot. Thanks again and please come back one day soon, Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

27 Jul 2014



Wonderful clean, spacious accommodation. Well equipped kitchen. Everything we needed for a great week with all the family. Enjoyed eating BBQs at the picnic tables outside in the sunshine.

Thank you for the 'Brilliant' review! So glad you got to stay there and enjoy it and for also looking after it during your holiday. Take care and kind regards. Hopefully we will see you again, Yonni and Marnie

28 Jun 2014


"Affordable luxury"

This is such a great holiday let. Everywhere is furnished immaculately and you can tell that the owner has cared about the smaller details, as there really isn't a thing missing that you could wa… More

Wow! Thank you for that very informative review! Returning your item was no problem, these things happen. Thank you all for looking after the chapel so well and for the feedback regarding the evening gnats! I will pass this on for sure. Glad the area that 'will one day be fire a hearth' makes a good stage - never thought of that one! Do come back sometime soon. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

3 Jun 2014


"Beautiful Tranquil Getaway"

stunning conversion with a great family sized kitchen,light and airy with a lovely relaxing vibe.perfect getaway close to some beautiful country walks.highly recommended.

Hello and thank you for your lovely comments. So glad you found your stay at Capel Cartref tranquil, so many people experience it that way too. Thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay. Please come back in the near future, for more tranquility :-). Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

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Calendar last updated:31 Mar 2015

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