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.
- children welcome
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