The House

If you’re looking for a sterile chrome and glass experience, look away now! This is a place packed with character, charm and comfort.

A stay at Ty Capel Carmel feels a little like an off-grid adventure, but with all the cosy comfort and mod-cons you need. This is an old, stone cottage with 3 foot thick walls. It’s a little crumbly at the edges, but the fire is toasty and the sofas are big and squishy: they're meant for relaxing on and that’s how we like it! 

Built in the mid-19th century, the chapel was in use by the local community for around a hundred years and later sympathetically converted to create this beautifully rustic and unique cottage. 

Bedrooms: There are three bedrooms, sleeping five in total. A double room and single room on the galleried mezzanine level are separated from each other by a solid wall and enclosed on the outer gallery side by thick curtains for cosy privacy. There is a third separate and fully enclosed twin bedroom. Our guests tend to love this quirky layout but please take a good look at our photos to make sure you're happy with the arrangement!

All bedrooms are furnished with blackout curtains, cotton bedding, feather duvets and traditional Welsh blankets. 

Bathrooms: The main family bathroom features a roll-top bath with hand-held shower and toilet. There is an additional separate toilet downstairs.

Living space: The open plan, split-level living area comprises a spacious and comfortable sitting room (complete with original pulpit!), with the dining room and snug on the lower level down a few steps.

There are ample comfy sofas and armchairs to relax on. An impressive woodburner takes centre stage and warms the entire house with its double height flue. Guests are provided with a large basket of logs, and a full fireguard is available if needed. There is a wide selection of books, games and films for the family to enjoy. The smart TV has freeview channels and on-demand streaming services (to use with your own subscription). Several pairs of binoculars are also provided so that you can watch the local wildlife instead if you prefer!

Snug: Down a few steps from the main sitting room is the snug, with an additional sofa, books, games and mini hi-fi. 

Dining room: An antique table and chairs seats six people. There is plenty of good quality crockery, cutlery and glassware for a formal dinner, should you wish! There's also a set for children, and a highchair is available if required.

Kitchen: A traditional farmhouse kitchen with a lovely homely feel, comprising a small breakfast table, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. It is well equipped with numerous extras such as a slow cooker and baking equipment.

Outside: You have free roam of the hillside and shallow stream directly outside, with incredible views over Cadair Idris and the Arran mountain ranges. The small garden is enclosed by stone walls and fencing, with a garden table and chairs for evening drinks with the sunset. Cars pass so infrequently here that the bridge over the stream acts as an extension to the garden and is another popular spot for a cup of tea or a glass of wine. A gated car parking area has space for 2-3 vehicles (plus ample parking across the road if needed). Bikes can be stored in the lockable shed.

Wifi and central heating is provided. 

Please take note:

  • There are several open stairs and changes of level in the house which may be tricky with crawlers or toddlers, and unfortunately make the property unsuitable for wheelchair users
  • Being on a remote hillside, the WiFi is sufficient for everyday general use, but unlikely to be suitable for work
  • The garden is enclosed but may not be completely secure for larger dogs
  • Mobile signal is variable
  • The house is not supplied with mains water: our water is pumped from the stream running alongside the house. It is treated and tested regularly, and passed as safe for drinking by the local council
  • We don't have very high water pressure, so if you want a power shower this may not be the place for you (although ample hot baths are available!)
  • Please note the house has a strict no-smoking policy
  • The house is located on a remote mountain road and guests visiting in winter should be well prepared for winter road conditions and check the forecast before travelling. If you have any concerns, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk this through with you. 

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Highlights
  • Dog friendly
  • Wifi
  • Large woodburner
  • Remote location
  • Breathtaking views
Location
Guest Comments

A lovely place in beautiful countryside allowing rest and relaxation. After storm Debbi subsided we had lovely walks with our nearly 2 year old Grandson and we visited some lovely market & seaside to ...

Phillip Cheetham