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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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
3 Feb 2014
We stayed as a family of 8 adults and 2 babies. What a fantastic property! Everything is as described by the other reviewers - huge, clean, welcoming, beautifully appointed and definitely somewhere we… More
Wow! Thank you very much for your fabulous comments. We are so glad you managed to have a family 'get together' and that you found it a 'home from home'. Also VERY glad that you intend to return to Capel Cartref in the future. Take care, Yonni and Marnie
3 Feb 2014
"Wonderful experience in a gorgeous chapel."
Fabulous location. Lots of walks, golf, scenery, pubs, history and even the famous healing waters right near the chapel. It was a birthday celebration and Marnie laid on a welcome birthday pack that was a great surprise. Very comfortable and spacious chapel suitable for large groups and small.
Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy that your birthday celebration was a positive one. Thank you also for looking after the chapel during your visit. We would gladly welcome you back! Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
10 Jan 2014
"Really fabulous Chapel in fantastic location"
Fabulous property lovingly converted. Really well equipped. Fantastic location. Really nice personal touches await you on arrival. Beautiful Christmas tree provided and decorated for us. Words do not do this property justice it is truly spectacular. Really clean and warm. Great location no matter what you like to do lots of choices nearby.. Would highly recommend this property. Have nothing negative to say about this beautiful Chapel. Hopefully we will return again.
Wow! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It makes it even more of a pleasure when people are so appreciative. Thank you so much for respecting the chapel and for taking such care of it during your stay. Please do return very soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
8 Jan 2014
"Clean, spacious, comfortable with a little birthday treat!"
We had a lovely time staying in Capel Cartref. The place is huge, clean and welcoming. All of the rooms were a decent size and were exceptionally clean. Marnie made me feel really special by leaving … More
Hi there, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your birthday and that being at Capel Cartref helped make it a little more special. We are sorry you didn't get to experience the walks that are immediately accessible from the chapel, but, as you mention, there are beautiful places to visit just a short drive away. We are pleased that you found the chapel to be 'huge, clean and welcoming', I will ensure your compliments get passed onto Gail and Vanessa. Thank you once again, Yonni and Marnie
29 Dec 2013
Capel Cartref is the most amazing accommodation I have ever stayed in. I travelled with my little 3 year old boy, husband and my family for a surprise Christmas treat for my brother Ronan. As it tur… More
Hello there, thank you so much for such an informative review. Thank you also for mentioning Gail and Vanessa as they really are the unsung heroes! We were so looking forward to you arriving at the chapel as it seemed such a long time coming since you initially made the booking. It is great that you had an enjoyable Xmas and that nobody got cabin fever! We would also like to thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay. If you every want to revisit Capel Cartref, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a great 2014! Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
27 Nov 2013
Excellent time at capel catref for our Xmas staff party would go back tomorrow. Bedrooms were amazing really comfy, kitchen was well equipped. Had a little trouble finding it when we got into the town but one ring to marnie and we found our way.
Hi Amy, we are glad you found it! Really pleased you had a great time there and thank you for being respectful during your stay at the chapel. Have a great festive season, kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
18 Nov 2013
"Week end break"
We have had a fantastic weekend with are friends and are dog.The chapel is fantastic in every way it's like a home from home.There is every comfort you could ask for right down to games for the f… More
Hi there, thank you so much for your review. We are glad you were able to visit the chapel, and that you found it comfortable and spacious. We are also glad that you made use of the board games! We will pass on your compliments to the Post Office - this is a very useful shop to have next door! Thank you for looking after and respecting the chapel; please come back soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
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