Lower Cwmtwrch holiday converted chapel accommodation with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

Capel Cartref

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Excellent 5/5

64 reviews

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Exterior of Capel Cartref

Converted Chapel / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 160454

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Converted Chapel / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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. This is the perfect accommodation for family reunions... a spacious property to spend time together without getting under each others feet.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Swansea Bay 18 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
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
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Newly renovated chapel graded 4 star by Visit Wales

Spacious 5 double bedrooms

Large comfortable lounge

Vaulted ceiling

Gallery with seating and reading area

Balcony and Veranda

Huge Wet Room

Private/enclosed garden

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

Enclosed Garden

Two BBQ's



River Twrch

Garden Furniture

Space for Bikes in locked cellar

Cleaning area for bikes and boots

Private Car Parking at rear of chapel

Further details

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

Southern 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.

Lower Cwmtwrch

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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9 Oct 2015


"Girls weekend away"

Absolutely love this place and highly recommended . Myself and my work colleagues enjoy a lovely weekend break here and the Chapel is so homely and cosy. Lovely local pubs which serve beautiful meals and even the local rugby club is so welcoming. Post Office next door is very handy but there are local shops like Tesco's just down the road too. Close to Swansea, Carmathan and Tenby . Capel Cartref is just perfect and the owners are so lovely and accommodating . Plenty of bathroom and showers faculties and the whole design of the Chapel has been well thought out. Everything you need is there and we just have such a relaxed time there . So will be booking to return next year.

Hi to you all! It was great having you return to Capel Cartref and we are looking forward to you coming back next year. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the chapel. The location is rather handy, never a shop too far away and the beautiful sights are only a short car journey. Thank you so much for caring for the chapel during your stay; you are clearly conscientious people. Looking forward to your return, Yonni and Marnie

22 Sep 2015


"Unique accomodation in old chapel"

We booked Capel Cartref for a family celebration of my Mum's 90th birthday. Marnie provided lots of helpful information in advance and we were all impressed with the high quality of the accommodation and facilities. The chapel is conveniently located for hiking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons National Park as well as visiting Swansea, Mumbles and The Gower. We had a good celebration lunch at The George which is a mile up the road.

Hello and thank you! So glad to hear that your mum had a comfortable weekend to celebrate her birthday. Thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay. Yes, we've had good feedback regarding The George and, of course, the local attractions. Despite the Gower being a drive away, we feel it is still worth the 30/40 min journey to catch the splendour of it. We look forward to you coming back next year, (if that remains a plan), and thank you once again for your positive feedback. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

14 Sep 2015


"Really Fun vacation"

The property is situated within a driving distance to the great beaches, and some great walks - I would particularly recommend the waterfall walk which consists of the three different waterfalls to be found, and is great for photographers. The house itself was clean with good size rooms and an amazing kitchen - there was 8 in total and we all had enough space. An Asda and Tesco is close by so its easy to pick up bits through out your stay. There are also two lovely pubs, we only really tried one which had nice food. I am not sure I saw enough of Wales as there is so much to do so I feel we may have to go back and I certainly will be recommending the chapel to friends and family if not staying there again.

Hello and thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed exploring Wales and that you found the three waterfalls; there is more to Wales than a lot of people realise! Henrhyd Falls, is the largest waterfall in South Wales, could this be the one you visited? Tredegar Arms and George Inn are now the two local pubs, both of which have had great feedback of late. We are really pleased also to hear that you found the chapel spacious and clean. If you return to Wales, please consider staying with us again as we would love to have you back. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

15 Jun 2015


"Great house for a celebration"

This well-equipped, beautifully restored chapel was perfect for a gathering of friends. Plenty of space, indoors and outdoors and near some stunning walks. Would definitely recommend it and book again

Hi there and thank you so much for your review, you are so efficient! There's quite a lot to pack into a weekend when you include seeing the sights and we are really glad you managed get out to some of them. Thank you for the positive feed back and for mentioning that you would definitely book again AND for looking after the chapel during your stay. Take care and come back soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

8 Jun 2015


"Lovely stay in this converted chapel"

We had a brilliant time at Capel Cartref. The chapel is beautiful and easily large enough for 10 adults.

Hi there and thank you for your prompt response. We are very glad you had a 'brilliant time' and that the chapel was 'easily large enough for 10 adults'. Thank you so much for that feedback. Please come back one day in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

1 Jun 2015


"A spacious conversion with all the comforts of home."

The property is well equipped, the sofas are comfy and easily seated all 10 of us. Unfortunately the dining table didn't seat us all although there are stools at the nearby breakfast bar. We had occasion to put the heating on even though we visited in May, and the whole place soon became very warm, obviously a very efficient system which also provided endless hot water. The kitchen contains two kettles and two toasters, great when there's a lot of you. The immediate area is not especially pretty but you don't need to go far to find the usual stunning Welsh landscape. The local folk were extremely friendly and stopped to chat to us when we were in the garden. Booking the property was easy, Marnie, the owner was prompt and friendly, seeming to genuinely care about our visit to the Chapel. All in all a holiday enjoyed by our whole family.

Hi Alison, thank you for the prompt review. Very informative. Yes, the table seats 8 unless the dining chairs from the table in the lounge are swapped out for the larger chairs; I should have advised you of that, it makes it a bit more spacious. Glad all else went well and that you got to see lots of beautiful sights and that other aspects of the chapel were satisfying enough. Thank you for looking after the chapel and dealing with the recycling etc. We hope you return one day in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

18 May 2015


"Didn't want to leave!"

Thoroughly enjoyed our time staying here, none of us wanted to leave! Such a beautiful location and has been renovated so well, so much to do and lovely places to eat! Will definitely be booking again!

Hi Leah, Thank you so much for your swift review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the chapel and that you found lots to do and good places to eat. There seems to be lots to explore out there! Thank you so much for looking after the chapel during your stay. We hope you come back again soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

1 Mar 2015


"Fantastic Accommodation - Perfect for 2 families!"

We stayed here with another family and their 2 dogs (9 people in total) and we had more than enough space for everyone. The accommodation is beautifully decorated, very clean with everything that you could possibly need for a self catering break. We loved the location (small village) as it was only 20 mins drive from Swansea and therefore close to the stunning Rhossili Bay and lots of other beaches. Also very close to the Dan-yr-Ogof caves which are a must especially if you have children with you. All communication with the owner Marnie was excellent and we had no problems at all with our booking or with our stay. Highly recommend the accommodation and the location if you wish to explore a bit of South Wales.

Thank you for such a thorough review. The website does not reflect the true size of the chapel, so we felt quite sure all 9 of you would have plenty of space but we are glad that the dogs were happy too! The surrounding area is really quite spectacular and so I'm glad you got to explore it. Thank YOU for looking after the chapel, it means a lot to us. Please come back again one day. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

18 Jan 2015


"Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!"

We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back bedroom was a particular favourite as it comes with a balcony! The view of the river is beautiful!! All in all this place was more than we could have hoped for and the 7 of us who stayed are already planning another visit!

Thank you for your prompt review! Great feedback, thank you so much. Glad the two weeks went well and that you got to enjoy the space of Capel Cartref. Looking forward to you returning some time in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

27 Jul 2014



Wonderful clean, spacious accommodation. Well equipped kitchen. Everything we needed for a great week with all the family. Enjoyed eating BBQs at the picnic tables outside in the sunshine.

Thank you for the 'Brilliant' review! So glad you got to stay there and enjoy it and for also looking after it during your holiday. Take care and kind regards. Hopefully we will see you again, Yonni and Marnie

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      Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2015

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