Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Prices usually work on the following premise:
• Low-season - £400 per week/£200 for a long weekend
• Mid-season - £425 per week/£215 for a long weekend
• High-season -£450 per week/225 for a long weekend
• Low-season - £425 per week/£215 for a long weekend
• Mid-season - £450 per week/£225 for a long weekend
• High-season -£500 per week/250 for a long weekend
Dogs = £10 extra
Ty Capel (Chapel House) is a charming Grade II country cottage in the heart of popular Rhoscolyn - an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It boasts beautiful countryside views and pretty décor.
It has recently been renovated and now offers a cosy costal retreat - combining vintage finds with a seaside theme - we think you'll love its quaint appeal.
It's situated right next door to Rhoscolyn's old Methodist Chapel - also owned by us and no longer a place of worship.
Both Warm and welcoming, Ty Capel is a lovely getaway at any time of the year.
Within walking distance (15 - 20 minutes) of Rhoscolyn Beach (Borth Wen) and The White Eagle pub - and even less by car drive (5 mins) Perfect for hikers and lovers of the outdoors - it even has a (quiet) public footpath running past part of the property.
Ty Capel works as both a family rental or a romantic getaway!
Please be aware that we are renovating the stables next door - however, no noisy work will go on during your stay!
Arrival is usually after 4pm - and checkout is by 10am on the day of departure. This can, on occasion, be worked around.
Please contact us to make necessary arrangements regarding your arrival time so we can be there to meet you. Our changeover day is normally on a Friday - but we can be flexible. Although we like to let Ty Capel for a week at a time we are often prepared to take shorter or longer rentals.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Borth Wen/Rhoscolyn Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The North Wales region
Anglesey or Ynys Môn - is an island off the north west coast of Wales. Two bridges span the Menai Strait, connecting it to the mainland: the Menai Suspension Bridge designed by Thomas Telford in 1826 and the Britannia Bridge. Formerly part of Gwynedd, Anglesey, Holy Island and other smaller islands now make up the Isle of Anglesey County.
Almost three quarters of the inhabitants are Welsh speakers and Ynys Môn, the Welsh name for the island, is used for the UK Parliament and National Assembly constituencies. With an area of 714 square kilometres (276 square miles), Anglesey is the largest Welsh island, the fifth largest surrounding Great Britain and the largest in the Irish Sea.
Numerous megalithic monuments and menhirs are present on Anglesey, testifying to the presence of humans in prehistory. Plas Newydd is near one of 28 cromlechs that remain on uplands overlooking the sea. The Welsh Triads claim that Anglesey was once part of the mainland.
Historically, Anglesey has long been associated with druids. In AD 60 the Roman general Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, determined to break the power of the Celtic druids, attacked the island utilizing his amphibious Batavian contingent as a surprise vanguard assault and then destroying the shrine and the sacred groves. News of Boudicca's revolt reached him just after his victory, causing him to withdraw his army before consolidating his conquest. The island was finally brought into the Roman Empire by Gnaeus Julius Agricola, the Roman Governor of Britain, in AD 78. During the Roman occupation, the area was notable for the mining of copper. The foundations of Caer Gybi, a fort at Holyhead, are Roman, and the present road from Holyhead to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll may originally have been a Roman road.
British Iron Age and Roman sites have been excavated, and coins and ornaments discovered, especially by the 19th century antiquarian, William Owen Stanley. Following the Roman departure from Britain in the early 5th century, pirates from Ireland colonised Anglesey and the nearby Ll?n Peninsula. In response to this, Cunedda ap Edern, a Gododdin warlord from Scotland, came to the area and began the process of driving the Irish out. This process was continued by his son Einion Yrth ap Cunedda and grandson Cadwallon Lawhir ap Einion, the last Irish invaders finally being defeated in battle in 470. As an island, Anglesey was in a good defensive position and, because of this, Aberffraw became the site of the court, or Llys, of the Kingdom of Gwynedd. Apart from a devastating Danish raid in 853 it was to remain the capital until the 13th century, when improvements to the English navy made the location indefensible.
After the Irish, the island was invaded by Vikings, some of these raids being noted in famous sagas, as well as Saxons, and Normans, before falling to Edward I of England in the 13th century.
Rhoscolyn is a beautiful village, with fine sandy beaches and beautiful countryside. With its sheltered bay (Borth Wen), it is a great spot for families as well as for sailors, kayakers and walkers. The views from its two headlands are sensational.
Rhoscolyn has a long and fascinating history, with its patron saint, Gwenfaen, first making her home and church here in 630 AD. Some say that the druids' last stand against the Romans, who invaded Mona (Anglesey) in 60 or 61 AD, was at Cymyran, the inland sea between Mona and Holy Island and the open sea, south of Four Mile Bridge..
Samuel Lewis's 1833 book, 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' gives the following account of Rhoscolyn as it was then:
Rhoscolyn, a parish in the hundred of Menai, county of Anglesey, North Wales, 5 miles SSE from Holyhead, containing 495 inhabitants. The name of this parish (the “Moor of the Column” ) is, by the author of the “Mona Antigua Restaurata”, derived from one of those columns which the Romans erected, both as commemorative of their victories and to mark the extent of their conquests. The parish forms the southern half of Holy Island, being connected with that of Holyhead, which forms the other half, by a narrow isthmus, along which runs the old London road to that place and separated from the western coast of the main land of Anglesey only by a narrow, shallow, and sandy strait: its surface is chiefly cultivated, though much of it is rendered of poor quality by rocks and sands.
Near Bodior, an ancient mansion in this parish, is found in great abundance the beautiful variegated marble called verd antique, of which the specimens obtained here, in the diversity and brilliancy of the colours, surpass those of Italy; and in the same quarries are found veins of beautiful asbestos, of soft silky texture, and of very superior quality. The church, dedicated to St Gwenvaen (sic), is a small edifice, supposed originally to have been erected about the year 630. There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. Some small charitable donations and bequests have been made for apprenticing poor children, and for distribution among the poor. An average annual expenditure amounting to £205.17 is applied to the support of the poor.
According to Pevsner's Buildings of Wales – Gwynedd, by Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach & Adam Voelcker (published 2009), Rhoscolyn is:
A parish of scattered farms at the south end of Holy Island, formerly quarried for the “Mona Marble”. The church stands on a rocky outcrop by Plas Rhoscolyn, an 18C house enlarged into a strange Victorian folly for E.H. Verney (of Rhianfa, Llandegfyn), with added wings of 1874 and 189 The lane winds down to Borthwen Bay. The lifeboat station here, closed in 1929, was the fourth since 1830.
The Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1906) is in a railed yard. It has an entertaining facade in cement and pebble-dash with corner piers topped with flaming vases and a parapet, echoing the line of the arched triplet windows, with name panel and an urn. On the left, is Ty Capel, an early 19C farmhouse used as a chapel and later as schoolroom and stable, and on the right, the cottage where the cause began.
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7 Sep 2014
"Absolutely beautiful cottage and lovely owners"
This cottage is so cosy and sooo pretty, I know it from many years ago before it was renovated so to go and see how fantastic it is now was a real treat. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful… More
Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to us and is extremely helpful too. We loved having you to stay and hope to your again one day. Sophie and Mark x
5 Jul 2014
"A very cosy and pretty place to stay"
Tastefully renovated small cottage in a quiet location, a few minutes drive from a safe beach- would be ideal for youngsters and families. The hosts take every effort to make your stay enjoyable.… More
Thank you - it was lovely having you to stay!
28 May 2014
As I searched for a holiday cottage in which I could STAND to stay, my eyes grew weary and my heart sagged from all the brown furnishings that flashed before me...until at last...a veritable oasis sho… More
19 May 2014
"Idyllic, relaxing, pretty, memorable, a bit of a find."
Just back from a wonderful week staying at Ty Capel, Rhoscolyn. Our hosts, Sophie and Mark were very welcoming and made us feel very much at home. The cottage has a distinctive seaside feel and we wer… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you here! Hope you come and see us again one of these days!
4 Aug 2013
"Characterful and well appointed."
Very relaxing long weekend spent at Ty Capel. The White Eagle is a 15 minute walk, and the house is located in a quiet location. The owners Mark and Sophie are very welcoming and helpful. Will be back again.
Thank you so much! It was lovely meeting you. Come and see us again one of these days. Really appreciate you taking the time to review Ty Capel, it makes a big difference to our bookings. Take care.
13 Jun 2013
What an amazing experience.
There wasn't a moment that was not full on joy on our trip. Wonderfully welcoming, Sophie & Mark make the very best hosts!
We loved having the opportunity to enjoy some lovely sunsets whilst eating dinner outside, and the the cottage is only paces from the picturesque beach.
We have all returned from life in paradise fully recharged, thanks to the wonderfully comfortable and cosy environment given to us.
Utterly spotless, beautifully and charmingly decorated it was a dream to spend time in.
We are looking forward to a return as soon as possible!
Thank you Sophie & Mark for having us!
Love, Fabia, Tom & Gosty.
We loved having you guys to stay and can't wait for you to return. You certainly brought the weather with you! So lovely when people appreciate the place as much as we do. It was a delight having you around x
6 May 2013
"The perfect getaway"
The house is absolutely gorgeous with a cosy seaside feel with just one or two heart decorations around the place. Very clean and comfy with everything you could need.
Sophie and Mark were there with helpful, friendly advice n ideas on what to do and recommendations for good and drink.
The cottage is about 5 mins from the beach by car or a 25 min walk. Quiet beach with cove to shelter if the wind is strong. The White Eagle pub has views to die for over the bay .
Everything is within easy reach - Holyhead for big supermarkets - the Sunday car boot 15 mins away, karting for the kids and history all around.
A last-minute booking but so glad we booked. A really great long weekend. Thanks Sophie and Mark.
Duncan, Yan, Dan n Oly
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you all to stay. It's always nice when people visit somewhere new, and love it as much as you. We hope to see you back again one of these days.
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