Converted Chapel | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 22
NEW for 2014 stunning, newly converted, 19c Chapel
Looking for that really special holiday home? Jerusalem Chapel in the beautiful and friendly little village of Abergynolwyn, in Snowdonia National Park, truly has it all. See the reviews below, they say it all!
A stunning, newly converted, Chapel, sleeping between 8 and 22 guests and offering genuine 5* self-catering, group accommodation. This former Methodist chapel, originally built in the 1860's, has been a labour of love for the present owners and now transformed, it offers 2 superb, contemporary holiday homes perfect for large families & groups. Pet free and smoke free so great for guests with allergies.
Set in The Snowdonia National Park, Jerusalem Chapel is ideally situated for whatever type of holiday you want. In the village there is an excellent pub/eatery, café & shop. For those with families, miles of sweeping sandy beaches can be found in Tywyn, Aberdovey or Barmouth. If you're into cycling or horse riding, there are numerous scenic places to ride. This is a walker's paradise with the slate mine walk, Bird Rock, Talyllyn Lake & Cadair Idris just a few minutes away! If you're not the active type, then how about a ride on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway, Abergynolwyn station is just a short walk, with a trip to Tywyn station stopping off at the mystical Dolgoch Falls. Just 15 minutes away is the seaside town of Tywyn with all amenities, including supermarkets, doctor's surgery, restaurants, pubs, shops, cinema, leisure centre and more. The pretty harbour town of Aberdovey and Aberdovey Golf Club are only a 20 min drive and the fabulous Snowdonia countryside is right on the doorstep.
The whole property is split into two houses, both are very spacious and enjoy many original features, with the larger 'Chapel' occupying the front of the building and the 'Vestry' occupying the rear part.
No expense has been spared to make your stay as comfortable as possible. All the furniture, bedding & soft furnishings are beyond what you would expect in a premium, boutique style holiday home. WIFI of course. Both parts have separate outdoor spaces and include secure storage and wash-down areas for mountain bikes and outdoor equipment. To the side of the property is parking for several cars.
Sleeps 10-12 guests, the four bedrooms all have their own en-suite bathrooms, additionally there is a bed settee in the lounge. The Chapel comfortably sleeps 10 people, but we can accommodate 12 (2 sleeping on a bed settee) A £35 per extra person surcharge applies.
There is underfloor heating throughout, which utilises energy from Solar thermal panels & an air source heat pump. There is also a fresh air ventilation system with heat recovery. All the bedrooms have underfloor heating with individual thermostats.
With the garden to the front you enter a lovely tiled hallway with coat & shoe racks plus a storage cupboard. The main feature is a sweeping oak staircase taking you up to the living area.
To the side is a useful Utility room with washer/dryer & drying space. Keen mountain bikers and outdoor sports enthusiasts will appreciate the drying room & there is a large bike/equipment storage area in the side yard.
There is a guest's cloakroom with WC & basin off the hallway.
Bedroom 1 'The Forest room'
Views of the Dysynni River. Sleeps 2. King sized metal bed with memory foam mattress
Bedside tables, large double wardrobe, dressing table, carpeted floor.
En-suite bathroom: bath with shower over, basin & wc
Bedroom 2 ' The Mountain Room'
Views of Mountains. Sleeps 2. Double 'sleigh' bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, carpeted floor.
En-suite wet room: shower, basin & WC
Bedroom 3 'The River Room'
Views of the Dysynni River. Sleeps 2. Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, carpeted floor.
En-suite shower room: shower, basin, wc
Bedroom 4 'The Railway Room'
Views towards the hills and the railway. Sleeps 4. 2 sets of bunk beds, with memory foam mattresses on top bunks, clothes storage, carpeted floor.
En-suite shower room: shower, basin, wc
Half way down the hallway between the bedrooms is a 'chill out space' with useful storage & a seating area.
This is a fabulous open plan living area with high feature ceilings, underfloor heating throughout. The living room enjoys stunning views all round of the Dysynni River, the village towards the railway & the hills & mountains. Plus fantastic entertainment facilities.
Lounge area: With large corner sofa, armchair and 2 seater sofa bed. Internet TV with Freesat, amp with iPod docking station. DVD player, surround sound, cable for connection of iPods. Feature wall mounted electric fire, ceiling fan, baby grand piano, selection of books, DVDs and games.
Dining area: Large dining table & 10 chairs, screen and projector which can be connected to laptop or other devices via USB. HDMI or VGA (10 additional chairs stored downstairs).
Kitchen: State of the art & well equipped kitchen with island & granite worktops, large induction hob, oven plus combination microwave/grill, fridge freezer, dishwasher, wine chiller.
Spacious enclosed garden with big picnic bench and BBQ. Lovely views of the mountains and river. Enjoy dining Al-Fresco in our lovely garden with the mountains as a backdrop.
Sleeps 8-10 guests, it has three bedrooms, two have their own en-suite bathrooms and the top floor family bedroom has a shower room off the spacious landing, which has a bed settee, providing a fourth 'bedroom' The Vestry comfortably sleeps 8, but we can accommodate 10,(2 sleeping on a bed settee) A £35 per extra person surcharge applies.
Heating is provided from an oil fired boiler, with 2 heating zones (thermostats on ground floor & top floor). Ventilation system with heat recovery.
Lovely entrance porch with coat & shoe racks
Utility/boiler room with washer/dryer
Separate guest WC & wash hand basin
Lounge area: This is a fabulous open plan living area, with a feature raised oak floor sitting area, large 4 seater sofa & 2 armchairs. Excellent entertainment with a 46” TV with Freesat, iPod docking station, DVD player, Wii. Selection of books, DVDs and games & electric blinds.
Dining area: With a large solid oak dining tables & leather chairs. Oak sideboard
Kitchen area: State of the art, well equipped kitchen including ceramic hob, double oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher.
View towards the village & railway. Sleeps 2. King size mahogany bed with memory foam mattress, mahogany cheval mirror & bedside cabinets, wardrobe, carpeted floor.
En-suite shower room: large shower, basin & wc
View of the river. Sleeps 2. Double bed, wardrobe, carpeted floor.
En-suite bathroom: bath with shower over, basin & wc
Landing with large chest of drawers, sea grass carpeting.
With magnificent high ceilings and quatrefoil window this gives this space a sense of grandeur and history.
Sleeps 4. One double & two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, carpeted floor.
Shower, wash hand basin & WC
Sleeps 2. On a comfortable bed settee, chest of drawers, carpeted floor.
Outside: Lovely spacious, west facing, enclosed stone courtyard with bistro table and chairs, Infar-red patio heater. Stunning, uninterrupted views of the mountains to the rear. Enjoy al-fresco dining and watch the sun set behind the mountains.
From the Vestry Visitors' Book:
Lesley & Jon W, Surrey, 6/4/14
Fabulous weekend with friends in this very comfortable and wonderful holiday home. Stunning place to stay in a great location - mountains, lakes and the coast all on the doorstep!
Sharon R, Sheffield, 6/4/14
Our family joined another 4 families for a great get-together over a long weekend. The 2 houses more than catered for all our needs, sleeping all 22 adults and children comfortably and to the highest standards. Location is great and the surrounding area is stunning.....sorry to leave and looking forward to another visit already.
Kate D, Hyde, 20/4/14
Enjoyed a lovely weekend with family in this amazing place. Loved that we could all stay together and enjoyed the family time – the kids especially enjoyed the Wii. The accommodation is 5*. The house is beautiful. Very friendly and welcoming pub 2 minutes walk away. Enjoyed the steam train on TalyLlyn Railway – great day out for ALL the family. Dolgoch walks very enjoyable too. Will definitely visit again! Thanks too for the welcome basket and flowers. A very enjoyable weekend xx
Helen & Gareth L, Cheshire, 27/4/14
What a beautiful house! A lovely place to stay in a fabulous area. We were spoilt for choice with the forest walks, waterfalls, lakes, mountains and beaches so close to us. We loved the steam train and enjoyed some sunny weather on the beach. We'll definitely be coming back soon.
From the Chapel Visitors' Book:
Gail & Jerry O'B, Worcester, 20/1/14
This is the most fabulous place to stay. We had the best weekend ever here.
John & Sarah S, Sheffield 6/4/14
Great party venue. Space for everyone, including an impromptu dance floor. Fantastic accommodation – very comfortable rooms. We enjoyed the horse riding at Fairbourne.
Adrian & Emma H, Somerset 6/4/14
Fantastic house, great for large groups. Loads to do around the area – seaside, walks, fishing. Even had some sunshine!
Jo & Pete C, Leamington Spa 6/4/14
Awesome house, great for big party get-togethers. Perfect location with loads to do (even in the rain!). Friendly little local. Coming back!
Ve & Paul N, Rochdale 17/4/14
Fabulous accommodation. Great location. Lovely local walks. Capel great. Pub good. Aberdovey great!
Monica & Jerry R, London 23/4/14
Lovely place! We had a great time. Will come back again.
Owen C, Tipperary, 5/5/14
Amazing stay, great accommodation. Thank you.
Short breaks when available: Monday- Friday 4 nights & Friday-Monday 3 nights.
A minimum charge of £499 applies separately & to both parts of the Chapel and a min charge of £995 for the whole property.
Prices inclusive of electric, bedding & towels. Please bring your own beach towels.
The Chapel comfortably sleeps 10 people, but we can accommodate 12 (2 sleeping on a bed settee) A £35 per extra person surcharge applies. The Vestry comfortably sleeps 8, but we can accommodate 10,(2 sleeping on a bed settee) A £35 per extra person surcharge applies, so in total we can sleep 22 guests. For groups of 10 or less using the Chapel or 8 or less in the Vestry, if you wish to have use of the bed settees we can have them made up and one £35 surcharge applies.
We request a 25% deposit on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the arrival date.
|Size||Sleeps up to 22, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tywyn 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 130 km, Nearest railway: Tywyn 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 6 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 22, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The North Wales region
In The Snowdonia National Park, the village of Abergynolwyn is ideally situated for whatever type of holiday you want. Whatever you're into: fishing, surfing, kite boarding, sailing, mountain biking, bird watching, painting, landscape photography or horse riding, there are endless scenic places to explore.
This region of Wales is without doubt a 'hidden gem' with some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. The Dysynni Valley is a walker's paradise with Bird Rock & Cadair Idris just a few minutes' walk away! Snowdon is only 60 minutes by car and the beautiful Coed Y Brenin forest, with miles of mountain bike & walking trails is just 30 minutes' drive.
Don't worry if you're not the active type, the flat & effortless Mawddach Trail, featured in Julia Bradbury's 'Great Railway Walks' program is accessible to everyone and takes you on a journey along one of the UK's most spectacular estuaries, brimming with wildlife.
There are miles of beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches in Tywyn, Barmouth and Aberdovey to laze upon, as well as many local attractions such as the Tal-y-llyn Narrow Gauge Railway, which steams from Tywyn up to the mystical Dolgoch Falls and on to Abergynolwyn. Just a few miles beyond the stunning Tal-y-llyn Lake is the world renowned 'Centre For Alternative Technology' or (CAT) which is a fascinating place to visit and learn. Close to CAT is The Corris Craft Centre and King Arthurs Labyrinth, another 'must visit' place.
On your doorstep are miles of stunning hill and mountain walks plus beautiful sandy beaches. Tal-y-llyn Lake, is just beautiful and only a few minutes away by car or on foot. This area is full of history dating back to pre-historic times. Just get slightly off the beaten track on the dozens of public footpaths and you will come across standing stones, stone circles, abandoned farmhouses, castles & ancient churches.
The west facing Cardigan Bay coast is just 15 Minutes away at Tywyn where there are miles of sandy beaches. Don't miss the spectacular sunsets over the bay. From early Spring through till Autumn, dolphins and porpoise can be spotted close to the shore, an amazing sight to see! It's not unusual to see them on a daily basis in pods of up to 20. Tywyn is possibly the only place on the West Coast where you can park for FREE virtually right on the beach. There is level access to the town where there are supermarkets, shops, cafes, banks, a post office, cinema, health centre, cottage hospital, several churches, leisure centre and an indoor swimming pool. Just a further 5 minutes drive is the picturesque harbour village of Aberdovey, with the famous Aberdovey Golf Course plus several good restaurants & pubs.
For watersport enthusiasts and visitors with families, uncrowded, sweeping, sandy beaches can be also be found in Barmouth to the north. Depending on the conditions, Tywyn is a focal point for surfers & kayakers. Aberdovey is a well known wind surfing & sailing centre. Jet skiers are welcome in both resorts. Fishing trips can be arranged in Barmouth Tywyn & Aberdovey all year round.
Places within just a few miles of Chapel Jerusalem, NOT TO MISS:
Aberdovey, lovely old fishing village, GOLF & SAILING haven, with many good restaurants, pubs & coffee shops.
St Cadvans Church in Tywyn dating back 1500 years with the Cadvan Stones, which are apparently the oldest known inscriptions of the Welsh language.
Dolgoch Falls, (a 15 min walk) spectacular waterfalls and woodland walk, look out for fairies and witches!
Cregennan Lake near Arthog, stunning location, with views of the Mawddach Estuary.
The Barmouth Bridge, build by Brunel. You must walk over it and enjoy the Mawddach, then explore Barmouth, with excellent beaches and the harbour. There are good shops, numerous coffee shops & pubs. The Last Inn & Davey Jones Locker are particularly good.
Cadair Idris & Llyn Cau, Bird Rock and Castle Y Bere are close enough to walk. Many walkers agree that Cadair Idris is quieter and more appealing than Snowdon.
The Bearded Lake above Aberdovey. Mystical place of legends, with amazing views of the Dovey Estuary.
The Dysynni River & reed beds. Just a short walk from the Chapel. A wild life haven for geese, ducks and herons. Fishing with a permit.
Bird Rock. A 15 min walk away. 500 years ago the sea came up to the rock, but Cormorants still breed here. Also, look out for the ruined Iron Age fort near the top of Bird Rock.
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15 Aug 2014
"Decent but room for improvement given the rate charged"
We recently stayed at the Vestry and would rate this accommodation as decent. We were grateful for the welcome basket and flowers and it was thoughtful to leave a bottle of milk in the fridge. However… More
We are very disappointed that these guests didn't enjoy a 5 star experience and we are surprised by some of the comments, particularly as they took the trouble to note that the house was 'very clean' in the visitors book. The bin bags were a genuine oversight and for that we apologies. No other guests have had problems with the kitchen equipment and again this wasn't mentioned in the visitors book or maintenance book. There Is a fan in the house and it can easily be moved between floors. They stayed at the Vestry in the scorching heat of July but this wasn't a problem for anyone else. There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and there are large windows on the ground floor which can be opened for plenty of ventilation. One of the beds was not made up because it had been agreed in advance that they wouldn't be using all of the beds (when they were negotiating a discount). We also thought that it would be better for them to not have the bedding in the way - as the cot was in that room & it meant that they could use the bed for changing, dressing baby etc. We really did everything we could for these guests (including agreeing to an 11am check out - despite having to pay cleaning staff from 10am) but sadly, despite our best efforts, it would appear that you can't please all of the people all of the time.
31 Jul 2014
"Wonderful Capel Jerusalem"
We celebrated my sister 70th Birthday here, and everything was just as it looks in the photos
Excellent accommodation and superb party venue. Everything was so easy we loved it all.
We had originally booked for 12 but in the end only 9 were able to come. In The chapel there are 4 bedrooms 3 double and 1 with 2 bunk beds in. Great beds and very comfortable. We felt that this sleeps 10 really well, if we had 12 we would have had to use the lounge area for sleeping - which would not have worked in our circumstances. If you rent the whole place with the vestry I am sure it would be wonderful. We loved the area and everyone was very friendly. The pub at the end of the road, does good food, not 5 star, but we all enjoyed it very much.
1 Jul 2014
We stayed for my sisters 70th birthday and we were truly delighted with our choice. Everything was made easy and the quality of the conversion is 5 star. We loved the open plan living and it is espe… More
15 Jun 2014
"Book it now if you get the chance because you'll not forget this very special place and you'll be coming back for sure!"
Expertly converted to a truely 5 Star level. Modern but in keeping with history and the lovely village as a whole.Martin and Sue have done an amazing job and are wonderful hosts.I have never stayed in… More
28 May 2014
"Stunning property, perfect for a big group"
Gorgeous property which has been fitted to an extremely high standard! The living space in the chapel is a really social space with a great feel. We had some gorgeous dinners all sat around the table … More
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