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Capel Cartref

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Exterior of Capel Cartref - 'Barod Amdani' 'We're Good To Go'
Kitchen & Dining Area - spacious and well-equipped - Now with a large table!
Flower baskets in full bloom! An absolute 'must' for spring and summer time
1 of 21Exterior of Capel Cartref - 'Barod Amdani' 'We're Good To Go'
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Converted chapel
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 ...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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Marnie S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 6 October 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 and there would still be plenty of space. Ground...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Anne L
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

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,...More

Reviewed 13 September 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.

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank shebainu
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

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

Reviewed 28 August 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 walks nearby, and only 30-45 mins to some of...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank scotiegirl
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2020

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 3 December 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!!

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Toni H
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2019

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

Reviewed 30 August 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. This time we explored new walks in the hills and forests,...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

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

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Reviewed 24 August 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 60th birthday. We...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

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...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

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Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

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 waterfalls walk but worth it for...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

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...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2019

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Date of stay: June 2019
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

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Reviewed 16 June 2019

Our family is spread out over the country but we wanted to get together for a 50th wedding anniversary. The 2 ground floor bedrooms and wet room bathroom made the place ideal for those with mobility issues. 3 upstairs bedroom which were good sized. Ideal...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 673AndreaC
316marn, VR Owner at Capel Cartref, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Hi there and thank you for such a great review! We are very honoured that the 50th anniversary took place at Capel Cartref and that you for it ideal for the guests with mobility issues. Thank you too for remarking on the original features being...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Capel Cartref is equipped with a comprehensive information folder, which includes plenty of information on where to eat and options for what to do, during your holiday in South Wales, with suggested itineraries to assist you in planning your days. Listed on this page are just some of the top attractions which are within easy travelling distance.Capel Cartref is in an ideal central location for visitors who wish to sample a variety of attractions and places of interest across South Wales, including the Brecon Beacons, Gower beaches and all the shops and visitor attractions in Swansea. Numerous local activities available include mountain biking, walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, surfing and shopping. Listed on this page are just some of the top attractions which are within easy travelli...
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.
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