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LUXURY SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION IN A CONVERTED CHAPEL

Louise Llwyd

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Louise Llwyd

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LUXURY SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION IN A CONVERTED CHAPEL

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Porthmadog - Capel-Maentwrog

Capel-Maentwrog - a self catering cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

You certainly won't drive past this Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in a Converted Chapel by mistake. Capel-Maentwrog, a converted 19th Century Calvinistic Chapel is a genuine landmark building. But as impressive as the exterior is, our fondness for this chapel was only further enhanced once we stepped inside. The huge lofted living space over 9m (30ft) high with polished slate floor and spiral staircase is truly inspiring. Everything about this property exudes luxury. From the piano black kitchen units to the Italian marble bathrooms with Villeroy & Boch fittings right down to the subtle floor level lighting. But it's the space that stimulates your senses. Majestic windows allow an extraordinary light to flood into the chapel. More subtle perhaps are the acoustics. There seems to be a richness of sound as well as vision in this space. My recommendation would be to play a ‘Bruce Springsteen' CD at full volume to help wake up the children. But you may have other preferences.

So, to describe the living arrangements. On the ground floor you walk through from the lounge into the dining and kitchen area. Big dining table so plenty of room for 8 guests as well as fully fitted kitchen complete with high spec appliances. A smaller side door provides wheelchair access. There's also a ground floor loo.

We return to the lounge to ascend the steel spiral staircase up to the suspended first floor. One large en-suite twin room and one king size double bedroom, also en-suite. This double room has a partitioned child's bedroom with plenty of room for a cot or small day bed. (Both provided). The styling is of course immaculate and the bathrooms are massive.

Up the spiral staircase once more and we have a further two double bedrooms. The original arched windows have been cleverly utilized up here to provide a dramatic wash of light over the marbled floors. One more bathroom up here with a nice big bath.

On your way up the stairs it's important to pause on the landing areas to admire the magnificent views that this elevated position provides. Sit with a glass of wine perhaps while that Bruce Springsteen CD plays downstairs.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Louise Llwyd (Property Manager)
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Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks English, Welsh

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a most memorable stay enjoyed by our six friends for my husbands 60th. Lovely touches with wine, cheese, biscuits, cake……very thoughtful touch. Luxurious accommodation enjoyed by all. Thank you will definitely consider booking again
Jul 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
John Lennon
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Holyhead
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Llandecwyn
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Harlech
Nearest Barpub
Maentwrog
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Royal St Davids, Harlech
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Harlech
Car: necessary

This luxury self catering accommodation backs onto Coedydd Maentwrog one of several woodland reserves in the Vale of Ffestiniog and a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest' where ‘a complex mosaic of mosses, liverworts and ferns has evolved'. There are lots of footpaths accessible directly from the chapel.

The village itself was founded by the influential Oakley family who gained their wealth from mining slate in nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog. Slate from this area is said to have roofed the world. Its export was facilitated by a narrow gauge railway that ran from Tan Y Bwlch to the awaiting ships in Porthmadog. The steam train that continues to run along this line only carries tourists now. But its meandering route through un-spoilt countryside along the banks of the Dwyryd River makes it a must for all guests to the area.

Maentwrog, or Twrog's stone is said to have derived its name when the giant Twrog hurled a huge bolder from a nearby hill into the village destroying a pagan alter. The stone still stands in the church courtyard, the giants thumb and finger prints clearly visible on its surface.

As well as giant imprinted rocks the village has two nice pubs serving food. Porthmadog, a popular shopping destination is a 10 minute drive away as is the historic town of Harlech with its world renowned golf course and historic castle. There are too many outdoor activities to list. But send me an email if you have any particular interests.

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Porthmadog, Gwynedd - Snowdonia

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6 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
1 night minimum stay
£350
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£539
£770
 
 
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£350
£455
£650
 
 
18 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£770
 
 
25 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£970
 
 
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£350
£455
£650
 
 
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
 
 
5 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£350
£455
£650
 
 
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£970
 
 
11 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£770
 
 
18 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£350
£455
£650
 
 
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£970
 
 
30 May 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£770
 
 
11 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£970
 
 
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
 
 
29 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£970
 
 
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£770
 
 
26 Sep 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£350
£455
£650
 
 
24 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£970
 
 
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£455
£650
 
 
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
 

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porthmadog in Gwynedd - Snowdonia

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Groundfloor WC - Toilet , WC, washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , WC, washbasin, bath
    En-suite bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Toilet , WC, washbasin, shower
    En-suite bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Toilet , WC, washbasin, shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First floor bedroom with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First floor twin bedroom with en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Second floor bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming