Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in a Converted Chapel | Capel-Maentwrog

Capel-Maentwrog in the vale of FfestiniogYou 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.

Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in a Converted Chapel | Capel-Maentwrog

Location

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.

Luxury Self Catering Accommodation

…landmark building…
…19th Century Calvinistic Chapel…
…this property exudes luxury…

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Romantic One Bedroom Cottage in Maentwrog | Dolydd

Romantic One Bedroom Cottage in Maentwrog
The perfect romantic one bedroom cottage in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. This former primary school which is now a grade two listed building has been lovingly restored to provide self catering accommodation in the picturesque village of Maentwrog.

This romantic one bedroom cottage definitely has the wow factor. Oak flooring and the high, king truss, vaulted ceilings creates an immediate impression of style and luxury. The feeling is further enforced as you start to notice the finer finishing touches of the cottage. Everything from the impressive log burner and sumptuous leather sofas right down to the brushed stainless steel light switches and slate coasters have been carefully chosen and sourced.

Romantic One Bedroom Cottage

..log fire..
..lovingly restored..
..finer finishing touches..

The two soft leather sofas naturally face onto a real log fire in the lounge. The fire is framed in turn by the original granite gable wall. A flat screed digital TV is mounted discreetly on the wall to the left and under-floor heating gently warmes your toes.

On the other side of the room an oak fitted kitchen adds yet more luxury to the space. High spec appliances like the integrated dishwasher, induction hob and oven are complimented by expensive extras such as granite worktops and Belfast sink. Subtle mood lighting ensuring the romantic feel continues.

Romantic One Bedroom Cottage

Once you’ve lovingly prepared a meal for your partner a sweet little table for two provides the perfect setting to enjoy it. Look out through the hand made sash window onto the River Dwyryd as it winds its way down the valley towards the beaches of Harlech. Discuss your plans for the following day and try not to argue over who does the washing up!

In the bedroom, a king sized double bed with Egyptian cotton sheets is flanked by elegant bedside tables and matching lamps. Carefully chosen cushions and gorgeous curtains finish off the room beautifully.

Designer Luxury Bathroom

..table for two..
..Egyptian cotton sheets..
..luxury designer bathroom..

Finally the bathroom. This room is possibly even more lavish than the rest of the cottage. The under floor heating continues into this beautifully tilled wet room. Guests can invigorate themselves with a powerful ceiling shower or choose the more relaxed option of a soak in the jacuzzi bath. A lovely oval shaped washbasin is fed crystal clear welsh water by a top of the range open-ended mixer tap.

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Location

This romantic one bedroomed cottage is located in Maentwrog, a small picturesque village on the banks of the River Dwyryd in Snowdonia.

The village was mostly built 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 journey starting on the narrow gauge railway that ran from Tan Y Bwlch nearby to the awaiting ships in Porthmadog. The steam train that continues to run along this Ffestiniog Railway 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 visible on its surface.

As well as giant imprinted rocks, the village has two nice pubs, both serving food. There are many beautiful walks accessible directly from the cottage but guests can also be climbing the slopes of Snowdon itself within a 30 minute drive. White water rafting can be enjoyed on the internationally renowned Tryweryn River and the down hill mountain biking centre in Bleunau is also fast establishing international credentials. Porthmadog, a popular shopping destination is a 10 minute drive away, as is the historic town of Harlech with its world renowned golf course, beaches and historic castle.

Ffestiniog Railway

..picturesque village..
..Ffestionig Railway..
..two nice pubs..

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Capel-Maentwrog | Converted Chapel | Self Catering Maentwrog Portmeirion

Capel-Maentwrog in the vale of FfestiniogYou certainly won’t drive past this one 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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Location

The Chapel 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.

Front Door

…landmark building…
…19th Century Calvinistic Chapel…
…this property exudes luxury…

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