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Quiet village just 4 miles from Llangollen, in lovely Ceiriog Valley

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Family room, in converted chapel. with lovely views. Walkers paradise

The Chapel House is an unusual, versatile and comfortable place to spend a holiday. It retains plenty of character with two pretty stained glass windows, ceiling mouldings in the main room, original wood flooring and lower wall paneling, and upstairs the original beams. It is made of slate mined just across the valley.It is easy to get to via the bustling and quaint little town of Chirk.

The large living space is essentially open plan. with a kitchen area, a large "rustic" dining table (made of floorboards reclaimed during the conversion), comfortably seating eight. There are two leather sofas, a fabulous log burner installed December 2017, and central heating. There are plenty of games, books and CDs & radio, and the internet is available via the local BT hub for £6 per day, or £18 for five days (free if you are a BT customer). Please note that there is no television.

Upstairs there is a spacious family bedroom with one double and two single beds. The mattresses are new with 100% cotton sheets and plenty of pillows and throws including woolen blankets - for the depths of winter.

The bathroom has a roll top bath with shower attachment.

At a later date, work will commence on a second bedroom in a lower room, (with two single beds and a bunk bed), shower room and underfloor heating. (Currently that room is not ready, so I would ask guests to only go downstairs in the unlikely event of needing to use the back door as a fire escape).

The main room will also have a sofa bed, so there will be sufficient accommodation to cater for large family gatherings, art & music courses etc).

Please note that mobile coverage is for the EE network only in the valley. In Chirk and elsewhere all networks are covered.

Regarding land, there is a patio at the front, and a side passage leading to the back door. Down the road near the river is a playing field.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About Hilary

I am of Welsh blood, brought up in Wirral, and have been on numerous family outings to the Llangollen area.

I am a dance teacher, teaching Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance at a dance school in Worcestershire, where I have a house.

Hilary purchased this house in 2014

Why Hilary chose Llangollen

With some savings to invest, I decided to look in earnest for a property as a holiday home, and to rent out. After months of looking I found this chapel. Not just a pretty building with space, but in a lovely spot. and with close family connections.

What makes this house unique

The chapel is small as chapels go, but inside it opens up like a tardis.

Driving there from Chirk, is very pleasant. A good smooth road with another view of this beautiful valley at every turn. The chapel is up on the valley side on what is no more than a small road with some houses on, though its called the High street. Further up it rapidly changes to a very steep narrow lane, which is the short cut to Llangollen. All of 4 miles, slightly hair raising in the car , and needing plenty of puff if on foot - but the views are worth it!.

I love being at the Chapel House. There is non of that awe inspiring must be on my best behavior sort of feeling I get in churches. It is a happy place, light, airy, and attractive. I particularly like how the new staircase goes right up to the round coloured window at the front, then turns back on itself for the last few steps.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Llangollen in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Roll top bath with shower attachment, pedestal basin, WC, towel rail, cabinet. Soap, first aid kit, spare toiletries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One double and two single beds, - and two spare mattresses to go on the floor if necessary. Bedside cabinets, radio, clock. Two chairs with coffee table.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Horse riding is available and popular in the area. Bikes can be hired locally, which is a nice idea as there are some lovely lanes to ride as well as along the canal paths. 100 yards down the road is The Oak, a really nice pub/restaurant. Llangollen has several lovely eating places, and Chirk's Hand Hotel does a very good Sunday dinner, as well as restaurant/bar meals on any day. 200 yards down the road is the local shop which sells almost anything, and small cafe. Opposite is the Post Office/Gift shop/Information office/Cafe. The owners make wonderful cakes & pies. There are excellent butchers and grocers in Chirk, Llangollen and Oswestry selling local produce, and a fish farm and farm shop on the way from Chirk to Glyn Ceiriog.


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Quiet village just 4 miles from Llangollen, in lovely Ceiriog Valley
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Great place to stay for a break in a scenic valley

  • 4 of 5

Our family of three had a lovely 3 night break at the Chapel in late Oct 2017. The accommodation was unique, very spacious and had fantastic views of the surrounding valley from the upstairs windows. Everything was clean and well equipped for a self-catering stay in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately the wood burning stove was out of action for our stay and we couldn’t get the wifi to work, but it didn’t stop us having a great mini break. If you love the countryside and walking the Chapel is a good base from which to have some great days out. We did a couple of very long walks which took in the splendour of the surrounding area and luckily the weather stayed dry and bright for us. Our first walk was from Llangollen, up to the Castle Dinas Bran (where we stood in the windiest spot imaginable and almost took off), then along the top of the valley and down to the amazing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, we then followed the canal all the way back to Llangollen. For our second walk we got the local bus from Glyn Ceiriog to Llangollen, then got the scenic train to Glyndyfrdwy station, and then did a long trek, with waterfalls and amazing views, up and over the valley all the way back to the Chapel (a map is required for this one). On our last night we ate out at The West Arms Hotel in the nearby village of a Llanarmon, and a had a lovely meal in the snug and welcoming bar area, complete with roaring fire which was very cosy on a dark Autumn evening. All in all it was a lovely break and we would definitely like to return to explore some more of this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for piece and quite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely chapel , no bad comments , would of been nice if the wood burner was working. Great to have no t.v - Lovel6 piece and quite

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a week in The Chapel House which is beautiful and full of character. The open plan living and kitchen space is lovely and I'm sure on a cold winter evening the log burner would be a fantastic touch. We enjoyed not having a television there too, it was a nice change!

We spent a lot of time in Llangollen, walked the Historic Trail, took a canal trip and took a trip to Snowdonia to climb Mount Snowdon (which was a good distance away and tough work but worth it).

In Llangollen for lunch/light meals we really liked The Vintage Rose cafe and for evening meals and drinks we really liked The Corn Mill. For food and drinks closer to "home" The Oak just down the street from The Chapel House offered a lovely atmosphere, good food, great service and excellent value (especially the Steak Night Special on a Friday).

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Characterful, delightful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in this delightful converted chapel in the Ceiriog valley. We fell in love with the chapel from the moment we stepped inside, and it was an ideal base for walking and exploring the area.

The chapel is very well equipped, and the owner Hilary added some little personal touches that make you feel really at home. The village is very fortunate in having the Oak, a community run pub just down the road that did great food and was very welcoming.

Thank you for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay,

Sarah and Kevin

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Chapel House

  • 4 of 5

We spend five days at the Capel House and we had a great time there. The house is well furnished and we felled ourselves at home. It was special to stay in a former chapel. We recieved a warm welkom regarding the flowers, prosecco in the fridge, sweets and apples on the table. We will recomend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect little chapel

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely long weekend here. The chapel is a great size for a couple and kids, located in the small village of Glyn Ceiriog. There's a Spar, the Oak pub which is an essential stop, a post office and various outdoor activities. Would also recommend trips to Llangollen and Port Meirion if you fancy a longer drive. Can't fault our stay, hope to visit again soon

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Oak
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Oak
Nearest Beach
56 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Llangollen, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
1 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Llangollen Eisteddfod
3 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
10 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Cancellation policy

If the Tenant terminates this contract before the arrival date and doesn’t name a replacement that accepts the same terms, they are responsible for paying the following penalty fees to cover costs, as long as a further rental is not possible:

• up to 28 days before rental period: 20 % of rental price
• up to 21 days before rental period: 40 % of rental price
• up to 14 days before rental period: 60 % of rental price
• Less than 14 days before rental period: 80 % of rental price

If the Tenant terminates their stay before the departure date for any reason, they are still obliged to pay the full rental price.

Cancellation / Termination must be made by emailing via Owners Direct, or by texting/phoning the Owner. The date of termination is deemed to be the date the Owner receives the information.

Liability and responsibilities of the Tenant

(1) The rental property including the furniture and the other contents are to be treated with care. The Tenant is held responsible for the actions of other people, including any children, pets, guests or visitors they might have, within the house. The Tenant is liable for any damaged or lost goods, damage to the property or damage to anything else related to the property (e.g. a neighbours car), whether caused by themselves or their accompanying children, pets, guests or visitors.

(2) Faults that are found before or during the rental period are to be reported to the Advertiser immediately.

(3) Animals are only allowed with prior consent from the Owner.

(4) House rules: the Tenant agrees to refrain from noisy behaviour or to otherwise cause annoyance to residents in the village.

NB. More than usual use of electricity, water and heating may be deducted from the damages deposit at the sole discretion of the Owner, eg. if lights are left on, heating left on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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