Converted Chapel | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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
|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
Gallery with seating and reading area
Balcony and Veranda
Huge Wet Room
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|
Space for Bikes in locked cellar
Cleaning area for bikes and boots
Private Car Parking at rear of chapel
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
The South 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.
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 - http://www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk/
Afan Forest Mountain Bike Centre - http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk
Dan yr Ogof Caves - National Showcaves Centre - http://www.showcaves.co.uk
Palleg Golf Course - http://www.palleg-golf.com
Gnoll Country Park - http://www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk/
Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre - http://www.breconbeacons.org
The Gower Beaches - http://www.swansea.com/gower-beaches.aspx
Swansea’s LC2 Centre - http://www.thelcswansea.com
Pentre Riding Stables - http://www.pentrestables.co.uk
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28 Jun 2014
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
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
16 Apr 2014
"Perfect for large family/groups, great location"
I have stayed in quite a few holiday rental places over the years, and this is definitely up there with the best! Everything was as described, and the chapel is amazingly well renovated. Marnie's communication throughout the booking process (and arrival and leaving) was exemplary.
Our group consisted of 6 adults with one small baby and two dogs, and there was more than enough room for us all. The garden is plenty big enough for the dogs and well away from the road, and the provision of a hose was ideal for cleaning them down after long walks!
I can highly recommend the Ming Kee chinese takeaway, and also the New Tredegar Arms which is an easy one mile walk away in Upper Cwmtwrch. Local amenities are all very good (there is a Tescos, a Co-op and an Asda all within a 5 minute drive), as well as the Post Office shop next door.
Swansea is only 20 mins away, and the beautiful Gower peninsula just beyond that. I would also recommend a trip to the Henrhyd falls, only 15 mins drive away and absolutely spectacular!
Hello and thank you! A useful review with the recommendations, with regards especially to the local eateries. We are so glad that the chapel is 'up there with the best!' - the local 'hands-on' people deserve the credit for it's upkeep... we are very lucky to have such a team. Thank you for using the hose and for also leaving the chapel in a nice clean state. Please come back sometime soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
6 Apr 2014
"Beautiful Converted Chapel"
Our family (6 adults, 2 young children and our dogs) stayed at Capel Cartref end of March 2014.
Firstly, the booking process went incredibly smooth thanks to Marnie. She ensured that whatever we needed (cot,baby gate etc) was ready and available for our arrival. Although I have not met her, I felt like she was an old friend of mine as she is so friendly and attentive in every email.
On our arrival at Capel Cartref we were blown away. The place is even more impressive than it appears in the photos. It's been renovated to an incredibly high standard and a great amount of thought and detail has gone in to every bit of space.
Every bedroom was beautifully furnished and all the bathrooms immaculately clean and spacious. The whole place is well equipped.
The best room by far is the large open plan lounge area that has 4 sofas, however we spend the most of our time sat in the kitchen/diner with the French doors open and enjoying the views over the river.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone, you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to go back later this year.
Wow! What an amazing review! The photos are fabulous - thank you. It's great to be able to see you actually sitting in the chapel and using it as a family home - the children look well happy. We are so glad that you had a good time there and very glad to see that you will be coming back sometime soon. Thank you once again. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
15 Mar 2014
We stayed at the capel for a friends 50th birthday. The capel was clean, well equipped, gorgeous inside we could not have asked for a better place to celebrate our friends 50th birthday. The card and… More
Hello and thank you! We are very happy to have been able to accommodate you all comfortably and that your friend celebrated his special birthday within our chapel walls. We are also grateful to you for respecting Capel Cartref during your stay, it means a lot to us when people respect the property - which you obviously did. Thank you once again, we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
2 Mar 2014
"A perfect place to stay with friends and family"
Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Plenty of room for the nine of us and with three bathrooms there was no queuing! Very well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels supplied and loads of extra blankets although these were not needed as the chapel is lovely and warm. The chapel is beautifully restored and has such a homely feel about it. I was feeling a little anxious as I was responsible for booking the chapel for friends but the reaction when they arrived and looked around was great. None of us wanted to leave! We will all be coming back again and have recommended the chapel to so many friends and family.
Wow! Thank you so much for such positive feedback. Thank you also for looking after the chapel so well. Please, come back! We are chuffed that you chose Capel Cartref and that your friends and family were happy with your choice. Thank you and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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