$316 / night
Total guests, Nights

Capel Cartref – Home 160454 Converted Chapel

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Capel Cartref – Home 160454

  • Converted Chapel
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 River Twrch. Capel Cartref suits people who wish to walk, sightsee, cycle, 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. The property is within easy reach (via bicycle or car) of Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Afan Park and Henrhyd Waterfalls. Also South Wales is host to the beaches of The Gower, Mumbles and Swansea Bay, these are accessible by car. The Crown Pub has opened approximately 500 yards from the chapel, which means eating out closely is now an option.

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

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, Supermarket within 1 mile
Local Eateries offering freshly cooked food
Pubs within walking distance. Cellar storage for cycles and maybe some wine!
Wifi now installed>

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

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking

Getting around

Ideally, guests will have a car in order to make travelling easier. There is a train station in Neath and Swansea but the bus runs only once daily to Neath from Cwmtwrch and so a taxi would most likely be necessary. Most of the places to visit are over a 15 minute drive away. If people want to walk, there are local walks but the best views and experiences, i.e. for waterfalls, rocks, etc. are a further distance away and so require a vehicle. Motorbiking is great in South Wales as lots of the roads covering the Black Mountains and Brecon are unhindered by traffic lights etc.

Interaction with guest

Due to COVID19, Capel Cartref has reopened it's doors with caution. It is important that guests provide details of all adults from each household, ie names, DoB and home address for purpose of Track and Trace should the NHS require it. This information will be kept secure and on our records for just 21 days after which it will be deleted, there is also a NHS QR Code available upon entry for those who are equipped with the App. To avoid face to face contact, the keys will be kept inside a secure key safe, accessible by a PIN number.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($313.48) £250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Where we welcome groups to the chapel, we would also appreciate that the neighbours are respected by keeping the noise down, especially throughout the summer evenings as the sound carries across the river. With regards to smoking, we do not encourage it within the house but accept that people may want to smoke out in garden. This would be ok so long as people safely extinguish the cigarette and dispose of the butts appropriately and NOT in the river. Thank you


About the owner

Marnie S.
Average reply time:
1 hour 28 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
26 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English

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148 reviews

Very Good

“Like home from home - but better!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2022

After a rough 2 years, with various holidays cancelled etc. it was a real treat to be able to stay in the chapel. Communication from the owners Marnie and Yonni was exceptional. Friendly, timely they… More

Response from the owner Ah, thank you so much for a prompt review, we were glad you could make it to Capel Cartref for a short break and that it provided you with a ‘home from home but better’ experience. Thank you also for your kind comments and for being such perfect guests. We hope you return very soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Spacious and luxurious...but...”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2022

Very high spec accomodation and an owner who bends over backwards to make sure you have a comfortable stay. There is however traffic noise from the main road which can be heard in the bedrooms, even with all windows closed. The dog next door barks during the night and early morning, it needs putting down. A few plastic cups for children would also be useful.

Response from the owner Wow! A first to mention a barking dog. We will certainly check who has a dog that barks during the night, etc. but we will not be asking them to, 'put it down...' You have left the premises now but there are plastic cups in the cupboard, the same one that contains the plastic plates. The chapel is situated on a 'B' road but guests have generally not been hindered by the sound of traffic, in fact most have not noticed it, so I am very sorry if it upset you. With regards to the accommodation, we are glad you found it of high spec and that we helped you to have a comfortable stay... Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“A Fabulous family retreat , clean well equipped, with plenty of space and dog friendly *****”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2022

A lovely converted chapel with excellent facilities, with 3 bedrooms on 1st floor and bathrooms and en-suite, ground floor has 2 bedrooms and a wet room making it ideal for those that can not use stai… More

Response from the owner Wow! Thank you so much for such a brilliant and informative review. We were only too glad to have you stay at Capel Cartref and we would like to thank you for looking after it so well; it's reassuring to know that our chapel is in safe hands. We are glad that you had valuable family time and that you were able to relax and be comfortable. We sincerely do hope you will return one day soon. Thank you once again. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Awesome weekend with our babies”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2022

Such great facilities, super clean, super location, truly a beautiful building that has been lovingly converted! Great walks, pubs and people!

Response from the owner Wow! Thank you so much for a super review! You were great guests and we would love to welcome you back any time soon. Thanks again for the compliments. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Nessa and the sisterhood”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2021

Once again we booked our lovely stay at the Chapel for our Christmas break, this is our 7th year . There was 7 of us nurses this year, enjoying once again a fabulous fun time in this idyllic little … More

Response from the owner Wow, thank you so much for such a splendid review! We love how you visit each year and how Nessa brightens up the village. Thank you also for being such wonderful nurses. Have a safe 2022, best wishes and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie.

“Much needed break”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2021

We stopped at chapel for 1 week we loved it marnie the owner was fantastic I would highly recommend ♡

Response from the owner Thank you so much for such a positive review. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Capel Cartref. If we were to rate you, we would equally give you a 5 star. Thank you so much, we hope you return again in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Excellent, clean and comfortable accommodation in fabulous chapel conversion.”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2020

The chapel has been sensitively refurbished to a high standard. We were only a party of 3 so had plenty of space, to rattle around, though I wouldn't hesitate to come back with a larger party a… More

Response from the owner Wow! Thank you so much for such a great review! We hope you do come back one day as you clearly looked after the chapel during your stay. Thank you for that. Also glad you managed to take your bike and explore the cycle routes, the roads around Capel Cartref and Brecon are excellent for bikers and cyclists alike. Take care and stay safe and thanks again for a fabulous review, Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Capel Cartref”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2020

Capel Cartref is a beautiful place to stay comfortable warm and welcoming. There is so much to do in the area and further afield if you choose or just chill out.

Response from the owner Thank you for a lovely review. We glad you found Capel Cartref beautiful, comfortable and welcoming and hope you return one day soon. Thank you for looking after the chapel during your stay, it is very much appreciated. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Lovely Welsh Getaway”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2020

The chapel is renovated to a lovely modern standard. Very clean, light and airy. Large rooms and a gorgeous balcony / ensuite in the main bedroom. Situated on the edge of the Brecons with lots of walk… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very glad to have been able to provide accommodation for such lovely people, we hope you return one day soon. Thank you for looking after the property during your stay. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie


Reviewed 2 Dec 2019

One of the best places I have ever stayed. Marnie is so thoughtful and caring. The house is just stunning and immaculate. There is everything you could ever need. Just wonderful!!

Response from the owner Thank you very much for such a great review. We loved having you stay and hope you return in the near future and get to see some of the beautiful landscape and beaches. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

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