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Capel Cartref

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £93 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 50 reviews

Converted Chapel | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • 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
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
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, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), 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

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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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 w… 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

27 May 2014


"Beautiful house. Made to feel very welcome."

My family recently visited Capel Cartref for a birthday celebration and we had wonderful time. The accommodation itself was a beautiful conversion, furnished to a high standard (especially the kitchen… More

Hello and thank you for such a positive review. So happy you were all able to enjoy a special birthday celebration at Capel Cartref and very glad you felt welcomed. Thank you, in return, for looking after the chapel during your stay. Glad also that you easily found things to do in the local area, especially with young ones. Thank you once again, please come back sometime in the near future, kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

7 May 2014


"Superb experience."

We've spend a fantastic looong weekend in the capel (We equals 4 Belgian adults and 5 children, but the cottage offers plenty of space for the parents and the teens). The place was impeccable and at night it is very quiet. You can easily park 3 cars on the property.
The large kitchen is well equipped: There is an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, two fridge freezers, a microwave… and a washing machine for those who plan to stay longer.
Perfectly located to explore South Wales. There are plenty of maps and leaflets in the lounge. And if it is too much or if you should be short in imagination, I can absolutely recommend: Rhossili & Worms head, Mumbles pier, Swansea waterfront, Cardiff (bay), Penderyn Distillery, Big pit (underground tour).

The owner was also very helpful in preparing our trip. Many many thanks !!


Hello there, I hope you are safely back home in Belgium. Thank you for your thorough review, it's great to see names of beautiful and interesting places to visit. Thank you also for taking care of the chapel during your stay, I'm glad to hear that it still felt spacious enough, even with the five children. Thank you once again, Yonni and Marnie

22 Apr 2014


"Wonderful Easter break"

We spent three nights at the Chapel and had a wonderful time. There were 11 of us but the cottage was still spacious with enough room for everyone to relax. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with… More

Hello there. Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are glad you had good enough weather to visit The Gower (Three Cliffs Bay, etc); the views are truly breathtaking. Also pleased that eleven people did not make the chapel feel too crowded, it is larger than it appears on the website for sure. Thank you for looking after Capel Cartref during your visit. Hopefully, you will come back and fill it with your walking friends again soon... Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

19 Apr 2014


"A fantastic, unique venue choice with all your needs catered for."

We stayed at the Carpel Cartref for a two night break away and we were not disappointed with our choice. The chapel is a stunning venue and Marnie ensured all our needs were catered for. The accommodation is spacious, clean and well equipped and oozes character and history. My two young children throughly enjoyed their stay too. We visited Rhossili Bay which was breathtaking and also the Henrynd Waterfalls. A great introduction to Wales. Thank you Marnie.

Hi there. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you all had a good time at the chapel. Children seem to love it there and we are very glad that your children did too; it's probably a bit of an adventure for them. We are very grateful to have a great location for visiting places such as Brecon and Rhosilli and we are especially grateful to you and your family for looking after Capel Cartref during your stay. Thank you so much, we hope you will one day, come back. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

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