23 Dec 2013
My partner and I stayed at St Mary's with a couple of friends in early December. Our expectations were quite high from the photos, but what we saw when we arrived there was awe inspiring. The pic… More
I thought that I had received all the Christmas presents I was going to get and then your review popped up ....thanks so much for your kind words ...I'm so pleased that you all had a good time and were impressed by St. Mary's..
2 Dec 2013
We made our final choice of St Marys based on the reviews on this site, we were not disappointed. We wanted peace & quite with amazing surroundings and that was exactly what we got and then some. I th… More
Thanks for your kind review and I'm so pleased that you both enjoyed your holiday ...I've just seen the photos of St.Mary's and Talyllyn that you have posted ... what a treat to be here when the lake was like a mirror ,a more calming surroundings is hard to find ... lets hope you'll pass this way again ..
14 Nov 2013
What can I say! what a beautiful, peaceful, tranquil place to stay. We stayed at St Marys for 2 weeks, travelled all over Wales but it was always lovely when we got back to the church to just chill. Peter has done a fantastic job of keeping it as a church and for people to get the chance to experience staying there. The weather wasn't too bad as we expected it to be awful in October, so that was a bonus. There's a nice pub across the road from St Marys that makes beautiful home cooked meals if you didn't fancy cooking although we made quite a few meals in the church as Peter has made shore the place has everything you need whilst staying there. Oh and as for the bed downstairs, I really want the details of where it was bought because it's definitely going on my list to Santa. I didn't want to get out of it in the morning. Anyway so all you have to do is pack your bags and travel to an amazing experience as we both did.
Thanks so much for giving this pleasing review and for being my first guests to stay two weeks ... I'm sure it was good medicine for you both .. a week isn't long enough at Talyllyn ...so I'm glad St.Mary's gave you a relaxing holiday ...and perhaps you'll come again one day ..
9 Nov 2013
"Stunning location and property in a beautiful area of Wales."
Enjoyed a great break here in late October with my daughter and family. The pictures do match the location and the views across the lake to Cader Idris are magical. The chapel itself has been carefully renovated and is full of interesting features and just fits perfectly into its surroundings. I had not visited this part of Snowdonia before and I think it is the best - very close to a great coastal area and plenty of hillwalking for all levels and some interesting small towns nearby. This was a good time of year to go as it was quiet but still ok for walking. I juggled days at the coast with walks in the hills depending on weather. Owner was friendly and helpful and got back to me straightaway when I needed to ask something. Great walks through the woods and waterfalls on the lower slopes of Cader Idris, if you don't want to go all the way to the top.
Thanks so much for your kind review of St.Mary's and our location ....it's a wonderful area to come to... and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves ...
perhaps we'll see you again one day...
21 Oct 2013
"Can't wait to return"
My husband and I stayed in the church in July (Peter's first guests) and we were really looking forward to our return visit, even though we knew exactly what to expect. I've been waiting to … More
What can I say to you in thanks for another fine review for St.Mary's ...and to know you're coming back yet again is pleasing indeed .
You said that you heard some people's disappointment from outside that the old Church was closed but I also know that you showed some others around and delighted ,like I do ,in telling them of it's history...
St.Mary's has now got a new future and whilst respecting it's past we can look forward to keeping it sustainable for years to come..
12 Oct 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the churchPeter has made it very homely.the cooking facilities are excellent we cooked every day we bought local produce .we found some local pubs which were very fri… More
Thanks so much for your pleasing review,and so glad that you had such a good time ...St.Mary's and I welcome you back again one day .
28 Sep 2013
"Wonderful in so many ways"
What a fabulouse place to stay. Having moved to North Wales for work and having temporary digs this was ideal to allow me to show my parents in there 70's and their birthdays being on the 21st a… More
Thanks very much for your kind review of St.Mary's ...I'm pleased that your surprise treat for your mum and dad was such a success ... I was half expecting to find a slice of birthday cake for me in the vestry .. but alas it wasn't to be !
Hoping to see you again one day ..
19 Sep 2013
I would like to go back again. I really liked playing the pump organ and climbing Mt Cader Idris. I liked the fact that the church was 600 years old. The bedrooms were great, they had SENSOR LIGHTS… More
Thanks boys for your review of your holiday experience.... I was impressed by your ability to play the Church organ ...I thought you chaps would only be experts on the PlayStation ! Tell your dad that if he can't manage the summit of Cader Idris then he can't go out to the pub !!
Hope to see you again one day !!
3 Sep 2013
"Didn't want to leave....."
I spent a wonderful week at St.Mary's with my husband and two daughters (aged 9 and 11) and we all absolutely loved it. Pete (the owner) has done a fabulous job of converting the church. As soon … More
That's a fine review.. the feeling of not wanting to leave at the end of your holiday is well said ..the old building has a way of wanting you to stay longer... I think it is enjoying it's new vocation and one that will safeguard its future for years to come ... I hope I will see you all again ... I know St.Mary's will want you back...
31 Aug 2013
"Has got to be one of the best places to stay in Wales"
A beautiful place to stay. Very relaxing, Peter has done a fantastic job making the chapel into a holiday letting property with a difference. A lot of care has gone into the fixtures and fittings whi… More
Thanks so much for this brilliant review.... it is really appreciated... I'm so glad you had such a memorable time ... come back soon ... bats,trout,owls and otters...we'll all be waiting for you !