Ty Capel Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms)
Large detached house in the Snowdonia National Park, set back from the road with stunning views of the mountains. Just the place for an active or relaxing break with plenty of space for children. Free WiFi available.
The house was extended and refurbished in recent years with a stunning double height sitting room (The chapel room) with woodburning stove looking out over the garden and the summit of Snowdon. Our dining room has a large table and an antique welsh dresser.The living room/breakfast room houses the 42 inch TV with freesat and recorder and comfy chairs with the Aga at one end and the kitchen just off it with fridge freezer, another cooker and dishwasher. The utility room has a washing machine and a second fridge.
The shower room has a basin, there are two separate toilets and the bathroom ( where you can lie in the bath and look at the top of Snowdon) so there is no queuing in the morning. There are four bedrooms two double, one with kingsize bed, one twin and one triple
Chapel house in welsh, stands in its own grounds in a dramatic location looking out over Mt Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. It lies in a small village with a pub nearby serving great food and real ales. A restored steam railway (Welsh Highland) runs through the village. The house which sleeps 9 was built in 1895 originally alongside the chapel(now demolished) for what was a thriving slate quarrying area.Its three foot thick stone walls were built to keep out the weather as it stands 600ft above sea level. It was refurbished and extended in recent years to a high standard. There is plenty of space inside and out with two sitting rooms as well as a separate dining room. Two bathrooms and two separate toilets mean there is no queuing in the morning. It is warm and cosy whatever time of the year you choose with central heating in all rooms, two wood burning stoves and an Aga type cooker which heats the water.
There is a lovely sheltered garden with a south facing terrace which is ideal for barbecues and a relaxing glass of wine whilst watching our many visiting birds. Plenty of parking is available alongside the house. Of course we have Broadband with free WiFi which is now much quicker now fibre has arrived in the village. A landline is there as well as mobile signals in the village are patchy.
Downstairs there is a large living room with a woodburning stove set in a slate inglenook fireplace , 42inch TV (with freeview and DVD) and comfy chairs and sofa. At the other end is the breakfast area next to the Aga. A galley type kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer, microwave etc leads to our lovely dining room with antique welsh dresser and an exposed stone wall. Just the room for formal dinners with a large table to seat everyone. There is also a second, large,double height sitting room (the chapel room) which looks out over the garden towards the summit of Snowdon with another woodburning stove to keep you toasty in winter .
Off the living room you will find a utility room with washing machine and another fridge for those beers.Off the utility room is a shower room and separate toilet.
Upstairs we have four bedrooms two with double beds (one kingsize) one with twin beds and one with three singles. A bathroom where you can lie in the bath looking at the summit of Snowdon! There is also another toilet so no queuing.
Our 150 year old miners cottage next door which sleeps 4/6 is simple and cosy with full central heating and a wood burning stove.
The cosy sitting room has comfy chairs in front of the woodburner with TV with DVD and freeview. At the other end is a dining table and chairs .
Off the sitting room there is a sunny conservatory looking out to the summit of Snowdon and leading to a small garden. We also have a large private car park alongside the cottage.
Off the living room is a large bathroom with a new walk in Shower, bath, toilet and basin. There is a spacious kitchen with cooker,microwave,fridge/freezer, another fridge,washing machine and a table for breakfast.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms one with a double bed leading off a twin bed room and a third also with a double bed so the cottage could sleep six if you are all good friends or family. The cottage now has wifi and a landline .
Why not rent both houses for that family celebration as we can sleep a total of 15. With plenty of parking for up to 9 cars
About the Owner
About Chris and Susan Vernon
Chris and Susan have had a property in Rhyd Ddu for many years since their children were young and now visit their North Wales home with their children and grandchildren.They have travelled widely but still love to return to the peace and quiet of Snowdonia.
Chris and Susan Vernon purchased this house in 1972
Why Chris and Susan Vernon chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia
We love the mountains, the pub, the walks and the Welsh Highland Railway.
What makes this house unique
The view of the sun going down over Snowdon and the pub over the road.
Contact us for booking form and terms and conditions
Deposit one third of rent (minimum £100)
Balance 8 weeks before arrival
Security bond not required we trust you to look after our home.
Changeover day usually Friday but can be flexible out of season.
Check in 3.00PM
Check out 10.00AM
Notes on prices:
Heating supplement £25 pw for both house and cottage in winter months.
From the Owner
“We love the mountains, the pub, the walks and the Welsh Highland Railway.”
Activity and Interests
The nearest beach (Dinas Dinlle ) is 8 miles away and has a blue flag but the best sheltered sandy beaches are half an hours drive near Porthmadog
Nearest Airports are Manchester or Liverpool (2 hrs ). Nearest mainline station is Bangor (half an hour), Trains to London in 3 hrs.
Local buses pass the door several times a day so a car is not essential but it helps.
The Welsh Highland steam railway passes through the village and stops 4 times a day in season
Driving distances from Channel ports approx. 350 miles. Holyhead for Ireland only 30 miles.
We are in the village of Rhyd Ddu (pronounced rid thee ) with one Pub and a café. Beddgelert where Gelert the Kings faithful hound is buried, has a village shop , several pubs and restaurants is 3.5 miles away. Caernarfon with its famous castle is 12 miles. The Italianate village of Portmerion is 15 miles. Outside the back door is Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales, it will take you 6 hours to walk to the top and back.
Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Just the spot for an active or relaxing break.
Whether it is mountains, beaches, castles, steam railways, mountain biking, pony trekking, golf, fishing or just fresh air and peace and quiet, Snowdonia has it all.
The area is fast becoming the adventure capital of Wales. Rock climbing, white water canoeing, triathlons, zip wires and now Surf Snowdonia all take place nearby. Mountain bikes can be hired close by for use in the local forests.
You can climb Snowdon from the door (approx. 6 hrs. return)
There is a new path to Beddgelert through the forest which is great for walking, running or biking.
The pub in the village serves good food and real ales. The café up the road does lovely home cooked food as well.
The nearest shop is in Beddgelert (small supermarket with Post Office and newspapers) or for large supermarkets you can go to Caernarfon or Porthmadog.
There is no mobile phone coverage in the village but both houses have landlines and wifi.
From the Owner
“The view of the sun going down over Snowdon and the pub over the road.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- whitewater rafting
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, On ground floor includes Handbasin and heated towel rail
- Toilet 1 - Toilet, On ground floor includes Wash hand basin
- Toilet 2 - Toilet, on first floor, includes Wash hand basin
- Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower, Situated on first floor, includes Wash basin and great views
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Sorry we do not allow pets. Ty Capel Logs are not supplied but are available locally. 2 Glanfa Logs are not supplied but are available locally . Outside: Ty Capel There is plenty of parking alongside the house (3 or 4 cars) The sheltered garden has furniture and a barbeque in the shed as well as the benches and table. 2 Glanfa There is a large private car park alongside the cottage. A small garden lies to the rear outside the conservatory and a paved garden sits at the front.