$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 will reopen it's doors as from August 2020 for TWO HOUSEHOLDS only per visit, thus complying with the latest Government Regulations. It is important that guests provide details of their two households, 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. To avoid face to face contact, the keys will be kept inside a secure key safe, accessible by a PIN number. All travellers will need to avoid public transport during their visit to Wales, as this service is currently only available to essential workers. (Updated July 2020)


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: ($345.95) £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 1 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 Jul 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





144 reviews

Very Good

“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

“Perfect place for chilling or having fun with friends and family”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2019

We have visited Capel Cartref a few times now, and will keep coming back when we can. It's perfect for taking life easy, and yet there's plenty amazing countryside and amenities in the area.… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much JaxTheJock! We love the fact that you return time and time again and for the way you look after the chapel during your stay. Thank you for the recommended walks and for the fab review. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“A perfect stay in the chapel”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2019

I have never written a review before but felt compelled to do so. I have just returned from a 4 night stay there were 7 adults 2 children under the age of 2 and a dog we went to celebrate my husbands… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for spending the time in completing this review, we feel honoured to be your first and glad that the feedback is so positive. We hope one day you will return to Capel Cartref but, in the meantime, we are happy that you and your husband made some special memories at Capel Cartref. You looked after the chapel during your stay and so we equally appreciate you as lovely guests. Thank you and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“Very good”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2019

Was a lovely place to stay very big and well equipped two toasters and kettles were a big help with 10 of us, was able to have family visit for the evening and we were able to cook a roast dinner for 18 people with the kitchen/dinner being so big! The river behind the house was relaxing. Beds were comfy and lots of storage space for clothes in every bedroom. Hoping to go again soon as it was so nice. However was not able to use TVs up stair much as there was only a few channels so signal must be poor may need new ariels to improve this.

Response from the owner Wow! Thank you for the review, glad you had a lovely few days. Thank you also re the feedback with regards to the TV signals, we can will this looked into as soon as possible as they should all be on FreeSat. We are glad you liked your stay enough to want to come back soon. Thank you for looking after the chapel, you were delightful guests. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“2nd visit to the Amazing Capel”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2019

A group of 9 friends booked the Capel for the 2nd time this year for a walking weekend. This time we completed the Llyn y fan Fach walk as recommended by Marnie the owner. A harder walk than the water… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for such a positive review and for returning to us for the second time. We are glad you managed to complete the Llyn y fan Fach walk, the scenery is truly beautiful. Thank you also for being such excellent guests, and for looking after the chapel during your stay. Thank you too for recommending Capel Cartref and we look forward very much to your return. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

“charming chapel”

Reviewed 29 Jun 2019

We had a wonderful stay in the chapel: 6 adults and a toddler and a small dog. The house itself is excellently appointed, and the kitchen and all facilities supplied therein is perfect. The garden is quite small but was perfect with a toddler, and the BBQ supplied was of an excellent size. The river at the back of the garden poses no danger to a small child; one has to get out of the garden where there is a locked gate before one is anywhere near it. The house has everything one could need including lots of board games, books, DVDs etc. The village itself is not especially charming but the nearby town of Ystradgynlais is very nice and picturesque. There is a TESCO and ASDA very nearby, and lots to see. On the odd occasion we had a question, Marnie responded extremely quickly with helpful and friendly answers and couldn't have been a better host. Accessible beaches are quite a drive--around 45 minutes--but they are beautiful and well worth the trip.

Response from the owner Thank you for such an informative and positive review, I am so glad your experience at Capel Cartref was a 'wonderful' one and that it had everything you needed during your stay. The river runs very low during the drier months but can fill up quickly and run rather fast after a good rainfall, hence the secured gates. Ystradgynlais has lots of interesting history and is accessible without a vehicle, we are glad you got to experience it. There is a beach near Swansea Marina which is approximately half hour away, it's sandy but not as picturesque as The Gower beaches. We are very thankful for the way you looked after the chapel during your stay, it means a lot when people take care and respect the property and neighbours. We hope you will return one day soon. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie

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