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Capel Dinorwig

(Ref. 919390)

Llanberis, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 9 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "The upstairs rooms were very hot, uncomfortable even with windows open."

    Maybe provide more scatter cushions to save moving them about from dining seats to sofas. Bus service was great, no need to move cars all week. Not a lot of storage space in some rooms, not many mirrors. A appeared a bit mean to only provide one loo roll per toilet, no extras!

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2024

  • "Having time to reflect on our recent family gathering at Capel Dinorwig, I suggest we were all able to enjoy the accommodation as a group, (meals, as an example, at the banquet table), in small groups, playing music, (it was great to have the piano and guitar available) and games and individually, as the spaciousness allowed for this."

    The kitchen layout lent itself to allow for stress free collaborative cooking; thanks to the owner and/or previous guests for culinary gifts. The accommodation is well placed to encourage runs, walks, adventures and visits to local, and further afield, attractions. The icing on the cake were the stupendous views. People do complain about the weather, however in these surroundings you can’t help to make your own sunshine

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Feb 2024

  • "Brilliant property for a big group :)"

    Thanks. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay at Capel Dinorwig! Caroline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very pleasant stay in Capel Dinorwig."

    Wonderfull loacation in a beautifull restored Capel next to the old Slate Quarry. I would recommend it anytime! :)

    Reviewed by Aj5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a wonderful space for a large group - very thoughtful layout and very well equipped."

    Location beautiful and ideal spot for exploration of the North Wales area. Thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at Capel Dinorwig."

    Owner Caroline greeted us and gave us details about where to visit, also left local books to read. We were a party of 13 ( family of 4 over from Australia) and it was great to see all my grandchildren together. Plenty of space and kitchen was well equipped. Grandchildren loved the games room and piano. It was also handy to have use of the laundry room. We didn’t get round to using the sauna - perhaps next time. Views were stunning. Thank you Diane

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were a party of 12."

    All had a great holiday helped by glorious weather. Capel Dinorwig is a superb venue for large groups and well laid out. It is also very well positioned for walks in the locality and Snowdonia and visits to Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "For our group issues with the 2 sets of stairs from the bedroom area to living area."

    We believe to all comers there should be proper hand rails on both sides of the stairs. The gates provided should open outwards not towards the stairs as this is difficult especially if you are carrying things. There should be a gate at the bottom of the stairs to mezzanine. Whilst you are dog friendly there is no way / where you can let your dog out on its own. No gated area not even the veranda. The wicker expanding gate was of little use. The building its self is beautiful along with the views. The beds were all comfortable . Kitchen equipment was good . Ventilation was an issue windows in living area don’t open to high for a pole to open skylights and no remote to open / close. Caretaker suggested opening both downstairs doors and upstairs to create a through draught . Downstairs slam closed, upstairs was ok but I had to have dog on lead wrapped around my leg to prevent him disappearing. Caretaker offered a large fan which never appeared. Fun in the games room with table tennis. Didn’t use the sauna. Entry & departure fine with key safe. Times were reasonable . Owner approachable, caretakers next door very friendly and easy to contact.

    Hello, I'm so sorry you had trouble with the stairs. They are the original Chapel staircases to what used to be the gallery. We wanted to use them in the architecture of the building because they are made by craftsmen of that era and are of the very best quality of craftsmanship and materials. The treads have an easy going (i.e they are not steep). In the property description it is mentioned that the chapel is not a bungalow and that therefore the bedrooms are not all on the same level as the living/kitchen/dining, apart from one bedroom, which we had made on that level for people who are not very mobile (ambulant bedroom). With respect to the stairgates, I had these recently made out of original timbers by the local joiner. We wanted to have proper wooden fixed gates instead of flimsy shop-bought ones which previous guests found a bit difficult to open since they normally require two hands, one to press a button and one to lift the handle. There is another child stairgate for the mezzanine floor in the cloakroom, but guests are required to put that in place themselves if they need it. It is a pity that you didn't find any of the lovely footpaths all around the chapel. The area is wonderful for dogwalking with many paths starting right outside the property. I'll mention to the caretakers that they should have brought you the promised fan since the weather was unusually beautiful, hot and sunny for that time of the year in Wales. Also, we could have provided you with a wedge or something to keep the downstairs door from slamming shut. I'm sorry about the above inconveniences and hope that they didn't spoil your holiday! Best wishes, Caroline Property Owner

    Reviewed by June3.8Jun 2023

  • "Amazing property in a fantastic location."

    The views from the living area were breathtaking. The property managers were extremely helpful and friendly. The only thing that would have improved the stay would have been table seating at the front rather than just benches (which had seen better days) and a gate at the front to make it secure for small children and dogs, neither of these small points impinged on a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.4May 2023

  • "Wow, what an incredible place."

    The views are stunning. All the facilities are excellent. Can't recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Great place for large group to have a lovely holiday."

    Everything was there and it was lovely and warm..There were great walks from the house and a good point to start cycling. It was also a good centre for the attractions of North Wales. One drawback, no good pub within walking distance but the house was so good it didn't seem to matter.

    Reviewed by S5.0Apr 2023

  • "The photo's on the website really don't do this property justice."

    We were a party of 15 and we really couldn't find fault. The house was amazing and had everything you may need. The surroundings are stunning with so many beautiful walks. The host of the property was amazing and really friendly and anything we had questions about or anything we needed was addressed immediately. We had such an amazing week we really didn't want to leave.

    Thank you for your kind words. You were lovely guests. I'm glad you had such a good week at Capel Dinorwig, Caroline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michala5.0Apr 2023

  • "An incredible building which was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The grandchildren loved the space and my son enjoyed playing the piano The long dining table was ideal and the beds were all very comfortable The caretaker was friendly and helpful . Thank you

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Feb 2023

  • "Capel Dinorwig is amazing place to stay and we had a fabulous weeks family holiday."

    So spacious we never felt crowded and the views from those floor to ceiling windows are stunning. One small drawback for me was the lack of an enclosed garden for the dogs. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Feb 2023

  • "My family and I had a wonderful time at capel dinorwig, celebrating my special Christmas birthday."

    the house was exactly as we saw on the pictures and exceeded our expectations. It provided everything we needed, for 12 people to comfortably be together over the Christmas period. I would highly recommend Capel Dinorwig.

    Reviewed by Carol Ann5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay here."

    It was perfect for a get together with family and friends. We would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2022

  • "I need to start by saying this is a very attractive and comfortable property in a beautiful remote setting, yet within easy reach of most of the major attractions and sights."

    The facilities are excellent. Most, not all, of the bedrooms are very well equipped and comfortable, the lounge is very comfortable, the huge dining table a joy and the games room is excellent. However, we were only a group of nine - it sleeps sixteen - and the hot water and heating was a disgrace. We accept that it operates air-source heat pumps and its Green credentials attracted us to the property. However, during our stay we were without regular hot water and heating (not such a problem) for over four days. I have to say that the owner responded pretty much by return when we reported the issues, but it wasn't until day six that we were able to really enjoy hot water on a regular basis. The local caretaker said that they had been experiencing problems with it for some months. He tried to reset it on several occasions, but only succeeded at the end when he consulted some instructions. If issues had been know about the system then an engineer, as we requested on numerous occasions, should have been sent out immediately, especially as we were told that there was a service plan in place with Mitsubishi. I can't say that it totally spoilt the holiday, but boiling kettles to wash and shave for a group of nine was no fun, if we had wanted that experience then we could have gone camping. So that is the negative that needs to be rectified, but it is a beautiful and well-equipped property with stunning views. It just needs to have the hot water and heating issues sorted.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.1Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous property!"

    Caroline the owner was super helpful and gave us some great local walking tips. The house is colossal, with ample space for our party of 13. Kitchen is well equipped and everything was clean. The kids loved the games room and movie nights were enjoyed by all, with us spread over the enormous sofa. The arched windows on two sides of the living area give truly stunning mountain views, you can spot the Llanberis path coming down from Snowdon when the cloud lifts. Would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a big house holiday in Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Capel Dinorwig, is a magnificent building, maintained at a very high standard."

    The facilities were excellent throughout. Absolutely no issues whatsoever. We were all able to relax and enjoy our stay. Thank you. kevin dempsey.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Lots of space. There were 16 of us, 8 adults and 8 children so plenty of room. Beautiful location with lots to do nearby. Would definitely book it again for a family gathering.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    As you go in it’s just “Wow!” It’s a converted chapel so I expected it to be chilly. Not at all. It’s been renovated to a high standard and we were never cold even at the end of the week when snow was falling. I wanted a place big enough to accommodate family and friends for my 70th birthday celebration and I have to say it was the best birthday ever. There were plenty of beds and 2 cots and high chairs and all bedrooms were en suite. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed including a coffee-maker and dish-washer. The games room was great but we didn’t try the sauna. We did use the laundry facilities: two good washing machines and 2 driers. The location was a little tricky for some of us to find but once there, there are plenty of footpaths to explore and despite the remoteness there is a lovely café a short walk away. It’s not far to Llanberis or Caernarfon for shops and we did visits to the Hidden Gardens of Cadnant, Portmerion and Anglesey. Plenty to do and see. If you come with toddlers, be aware that there are two down staircases off the main area which are hard, shiny wood. Stair gates are provided but we struggled with them and it was a bit of a worry. It was fine for the 4 year old and immobile babies would be safe. Check with the owner, who is lovely and helpful if this is a concern.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the chapel."

    It was in a perfect location, and the space worked well for our large family Christmas. We had to mark down the cleanliness of the property as it wasnt too clean. Everything seemed to be covered in a layer of dust were, there was black mould around the rim of the sink, and there was mouldy food left in one of the food waste bins (which we unfortunately didn't find until the end of our stay as we were cleaning to leave-and solved the funky smell we had for the whole stay! One of the bedrooms also had broken glass in the floor and under the bed. There were also quite a few small, but irritating, things broken (toilet seat, door handle to downstairs bedrooms came off, button on the dishwasher kept getting stuck, table tennis table wheels came off). We also struged to get enough hot water for everyone to have a hot shower, and the rain diverted pump was very noise, which disturbed those sleeping every time a tap was turned on or a toilet flushed. This was all raised directly with the host at the time of the stay, but we have had no response.

    Reviewed by Amy3.8Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic property."

    Lots of space, safe for children and plenty of space for them to play. Everything we needed was provided. Great areas for walks. Loved it, would definitely go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2021

  • "This property was fabulous, from the amazing space and wow factor when you walk in to the little extras in the kitchen ."

    We had such a memorable extended family holiday the accommodation was immaculate thank you to the lovely owner for an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2021

  • "Stunning property, fantastic location."

    The chapel has been restored very sympathetically and has a great communal area.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our third stay at Capel Dinorwig (and, due to falling numbers in our reunion group, quite possibly, and sadly, our last) and once again we thoroughly enjoyed its facilities and location."

    This year we had the pleasure of meeting the owner for the first time and enjoyed talking with her about how the chapel was converted. For the first time, we took the footpath which continues beyond the road past the Capel and explored some of Allt Ddu quarry. This is certainly an experience not to be missed for the views, industrial archeology and the sheer maagnitude of the slate quarrying operation(and rock climbing, for those so inclined).

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Beautiful place. It was just perfect. Am sure we will return.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is an understated gem."

    The photos do not do it justice but it’s hard to capture the scale and feel of the place . The house is huge; comfortable and extremely well equipped. The owner is friendly and helpful. A fabulous holiday had by all of us. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2021

  • "The photos give a very accurate impression of this property which is excellent."

    I found the beds to be very comfortable, hot water on demand, everything worked as it should, amazing views and loads of space. We will be looking for a return visit.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Unbelievable in terms of both location and the actual accommodation."

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had an Absolutely amazing time."

    The location was perfect for us as well as all the facilities. Recommend changing the batteries in the remote control : was tough to navigate the TV for our movie night :)

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a well designed and equipped property nestled in the hills of Llanberis."

    We went as a party of 15 and it suited our needs perfectly. No issues and no complaints. Will visit again as much lore to see and do.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2020

  • "On entering the chapel it was wow!"

    Amazing views when you look out of the windows. Beds were comfortable and doubles were huge. Having a sauna was a real treat too. We didn't see the children as they occupied themselves in the playroom downstairs, it was their den. What I loved was being able to look out at that lovely scenery when eating at the huge table. You didn't need to get in the car to look for wonderful walks, they were all around you, so many a week didn't cover it. You could do a quarry walk and get amazing views of the lake and there was the woodland walk with so many routes , we did this on our first day and we're amazed to find we were by the lake in no time, on the quarry walk you saw the wild goats up close and high up on a ledge. The only time we left the house was to shop at Caernarfon for the week and to go down to Llanberis for the lake to swim and go kayaking and to climb Snowden. We discovered a little farm just a minute walk to get fresh eggs when the ladies laid, if you phoned through the lovely lady would text you when she'd got enough, all this info was in the welcome pack. Just sitting out front having lunch or a drink or two was wonderfully relaxing which is what we did while the family climbed mountains and swam in water falls and lakes. The owner was a lovely lady very welcoming. This has been the best holiday we have had for everything being on your doorstep , so peaceful at night . The house is set down a quiet country road so not much traffic all you hear is the sound of the wildlife and farm animals. Back home I'm really missing those hills and mountains but thanks to this fabulous holiday home I have so many wonderful memories of fun and laughter with the family as well as wonderful photographs of the fabulous time we had.

    Reviewed by C4.4Aug 2020

  • "We stayed as a party of 11, 6 adults and 5 children."

    The Chapel was the perfect base to explore the beauty of Wales. The refurb of the building has been completed to an exceptional standard. We looked forward to returning each day to eat together around the table and sit back and relax. The views from each window paint a picture!! Kitchen well equipped. Nice sound system (turn down the tv and turn up the sound bar) for drinks and relaxing in the evenings. Lovely sauna. Seating areas are great outside. Wi-Fi held it's own most of the time!! We all had a a great stay at the Capel and have vowed to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a great week here."

    There were 11 adults and the fact the bedrooms had en suites was great. Space excellent and all had enough room. Downsides were that the floors and bathrooms were not that clean. Also although there was wifi we could not get any emails or bring up web pages all week. Hot water was also an issue as although it states you do have to be careful when there are 11 people trying to get ready it becomes a problem. The dishwasher also stopped working which I did report but nobody came to sort it out whilst we were there which added to the hot water problem as we had to wash everything up which used a lot of hot water. Last couple of days a lot of s were having cold showers. Great location wouldn't want to be there when snowing as getting out of th lane could be a proble.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Nov 2019

  • "Overall, the accommodation was very good."

    I was sure the web site said 8 bathrooms but there were only 7. The kitchen was adequate but we had 14 adults and we found we had to limit people in the kitchen area as meals were being prepared. One tiny freezer and one fridge is not enough! People enjoyed the sauna and games room. Very good value for money in November.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic place , everything provided for , even a welcoming cake and milk in the fridge ."

    The only comment that was made was for 16 people , a bigger American type fridge would have been better equipped for all the food .

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Oct 2019

  • "Only the cooker hotplates where inclined to switch off"

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2019

  • "From the moment I entered the house I knew that the holiday I had organized would be a success."

    The former chapel has been most sympathetically renovated and all the party were absolutely delighted with the result. The place is both elegant and comfortable with first class facilities, plenty of space, and views which are, in that tired old phrase, `breathtaking`. Our `gang`, as we like to call ourselves (grey power might be a more accurate description !), has visited many places both in the UK and abroad and yet our accommodation has never been bettered. Thank you as well for the very professional way you have helped us. The members of the `gang` come from all parts of the UK so that descriptions of Capel Dinorwig should be given a wide circulation! My only criticism may seem a strange one. Could you take me off your mailing list. I will certainly contact you again if I am asked to organize the next venture but I would be grateful if you would stop sending e mails with offers etc.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2019

  • "The building is amazing, perfect for large groups."

    The views from the windows are even better than the pictures make out, you really need to see the place to believe it. The bedrooms were perfectly clean, ensuites were great. The kitchen had more than enough equipment to suit 16 of us. The games room was a great little room to split the night up if needed, and the large sofa accommodated for everyone, which made having a movie night with the fire on perfect. Couldn't recommend this venue enough, I'd stay here every day of the week.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Capel Dinorwig is a special home."

    We 16 were totally comfortable in the spacious and well organised main living space. We were able to sit and eat together whilst glancing at the surrounding mountains and an occasional view of Snowdon when clouds come and go. We could all relax together in the large sofa area whilst watching photos of the day’s events on the large TV. The bedrooms each with en suite were spotlessly clean and the beds very comfortable. The family enjoyed the sauna and games rooms and our well behaved dogs enjoyed the trip up and down the open plan but safe stairwells. A tastefully developed Chapel with all the facilities one would wish for in a large family holiday home. Parking for five cars plus was a good bonus. The owners have stocked the property with information, games, maps and recommended places to visit. They were also very obliging and easily contactable when seeking clarity on house details. Llanberis is a 15 minute picturesque ride away also reachable using to local bus service. Blue Peris Mountain Centre is a 4 minute drive or a 20 minute walk from the property who can arrange adventure days for the family. We chose a half day’s outdoor rock climbing and half a day’s combined kayaking; very reasonably priced with equipment and transport included. I can see us returning as Capel Dinorwig was definitely our best family holiday location so far. Thank you for allowing us to stay.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2019

  • "Stunning cottage, beautiful area."

    The photos didn’t do it justice but we weren’t sure how you could! Fully deserved all its accolades

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Though a little bit away from Llanberis for doing one`s shopping, this quiet location with its great views just right for having a relaxing time off."

    We have enjoyed sitting on the benches watching the sunsets or going for evening walks across to the viewing platform in the nearby slate mine.

    Reviewed by Jurgen5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property was as brilliant as it looks on the listing it’s a very imaginative conversion."

    it was perfect for our group of friends and as luxurious as we could wish. The sitting and dining areas are huge and comfortable. The location and views exceeded our expectations, superb! The only annoying feature was the WiFi was poor but there was a note saying this was being looked at.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything you could possibly need - even party hats!"

    Location was perfect for Snowdon and lots of other interesting walks taken straight from the door. Definitely recommend this chapel.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Capel Dinorwig is a magical place to stay."

    We had a wonderful family holiday there, with family coming together from Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham, Farnborough, Bognor Regis and Kuwait. The chapel is so comfortable and well equipped for large parties and the views are amazing. We didn't particularly have a problem with sound traveling in the chapel as has been said in previous reviews. There are also plenty of mirrors now in the bedrooms. We had good weather which was great. There are plenty of walks to do from the chapel and many lovely places to visit nearby. We would love to stay again and highly recommend it. (Caroline was most helpful locating a phone charger that had been left behind too)

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found Capel Dinorwig to be splendidly converted and very well appointed."

    When we arrived, Snowdon was hidden in mist and cloud, but revealed itself on Day 3, in detail right down to the train puffing up towards the summit. The Capel suited our walking group perfectly, wall-positioned for walks and no queues for showers afterwards. Sadly we didn't have time to explore the path through the vast slate quarries next-door... so we'll just have to come back!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "A group of us stayed at Capel Dinorwig three years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our starting at Bangor University."

    We had such a great time and enjoyed Capel Dinorwig so much we booked again to return this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our graduation. The weather was amazingly good, the chapel as spacious and comfortable as we could wish for and the location is ideal for local walks and exploration further afield. The local scenery combines natural beauty and the remains of industrial slate quarrying in ways that are astonishingly attractive and constantly changing according to the weather and the quality of the sunlight. Being able to see Snowdon from the chapel is a joy; being able to see Capel Dinorwig in a photo taken at the top of Snowdon was remarkable!. Wholeheartedly recommended to any group wanting a great place to stay in the heart of Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely love this place and this was our second visit!"

    !! It wont be the last.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful."

    Lots of interesting places to see nearby. Used our National Trust and English Heritage passes very well. Immediate needs in the kitchen were well met. Games room, sauna and laundry were well furnished and had easy access although we didnt use them.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent, accommodated a large family with dogs."

    Generally a great place to explore the surrounding area's.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2019

  • "The views of the mountains from the dining area were fantastic."

    The property was well equipped with everything that could be needed which made our stay both comfortable and convenient. The biggest plus about the property was the size: it was great that all 15 of us plus baby could relax together and sit down for meals together. With four generations of the family there, it made it a very special time for us.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2019

  • "Yself and ten friends stayed at Capel Dinorwig for a week and loved it."

    The building has been renovated to a fantastic standard overall and we were wowed on arrival. It was very spacious and well equipped with essentials (shower gel was provided and plenty of kitchen condiments, though we came stocked up in case and topped some up over the course of the week). One large fridge, a drinks fridge, and a freezer, with plenty of cupboard space, plus two ovens and a microwave. The rooms were very clean and spacious. It’s a great location for walks with beautiful views, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and it was straight forward arranging cabs to Caernarfon and Zipworld for the caverns. The space is arranged as such that you don’t feel at all like you’re tripping over each other just by the arrangement of different areas, with the wall containing the amazing wood burner separating the big table and the sofa, plus the downstairs TV room with table tennis, and the sauna was lovely to warm up in after a cold walk. The sound system was great and DVDs and games were supplied which we didn't use (although we brought our own!). A tip for others who have trips planned, bring earplugs if you’re a light sleeper and staying with early risers or night owls. The walls and ceilings felt quite thin and people moving about in adjacent or above rooms felt quite loud. The WiFi was suitable just for browsing the internet (streaming was near impossible), but phone signal was great which came as a pleasant surprise. The master bedroom needed a little TLC as there was a hole in the ceiling and the shower door seal was damaged, but I didn’t notice or receive complaints with any of the other rooms. There was great communication with the owners who were happy to answer a text or phone call if necessary, with a forgotten item posted back after our stay. Overall the property was fantastic and I would heartily recommend it to groups looking for a great holiday home in North Wales.

    Reviewed by Melina5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic house for a large party."

    We had an amazing stay in this very well equipped converted chapel. What a luxury for each bedroom to have it's own bathroom! The living area was well set out enabling all thirteen of us to get together or grab some quiet time to read etc. The piano was a real bonus and we were entertained by one of our party every day. The surrounding area is stunning with so much to do and so many local walk straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Stunning property and scenery of snowdon, perfect for large family groups and nice welcome extras included."

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, however, there was no internet or wi-fi, as promised"

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Sep 2018

  • "Everything perfect."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Space was fantastic."

    great location being within 30 mins of lots of activities. internet speed was very slow but we weren't there to surf the net. would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2018

  • "For a large group ( there were 14 of us ) Capel Dinorwig is superb The facilities and attention to detail were outstanding."

    The location and the views thro the original Chapel windows were wonderful It’s very hard to find a high quality property like 5his for a special family occasion but this place ticks all the boxes

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is a very special year for us as a family - milestone birthdays, anniversaries, etc."

    , and we wanted to have a celebratory holiday all together (12 of us + dog!!). Our week at Capel Dinorwig surpassed all our expectations in every way . The setting of the Capel offers amazing views,and the accommodation is ideal for a large family gathering. The adaptation of the building is just amazing! A memorable week was had by all !! Thank you! Stuart & Christine Smith (Edinburgh)

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2018

  • "Wonderful house, a great space that was well stocked with everything we needed."

    Really appreciated the well stocked kitchen and the little extra details for the kids.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Jun 2018

  • "The chapel is gorgeous and the views from it are stunning."

    The chapel is so well thought through and everything is catered for, well it was for the 16 of us. We chose to have a mixture of bbqs and cook, all equipment was available and more. We loved it, a bit of luxury for a week. We would recommend the horse riding in Snowdonia, Bounce Below, Go below ( if you are fit!) but the activity we all enjoyed most and would do again was hiring kayaks and paddle boards on Llanberis lake. Kids jumping off the jetty or messing around in the lake with an amazing landscape all around you. Truly memorable. We will definitely be going back. There’s so much to do and see.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0May 2018

  • "We visited Capel Dinorwig on 26th February 2018 for a couple of nights."

    Before arriving the owner (who's lovely and just popped in to check everything was ok for us) had advised us to park on the top road if there was snow. We hadn't as it wasn't snowing when we parked up but please follow the advice if there is a chance of snow (the men in our party spent a day literally clearing the snow all the way up to the top road which wasn't an easy task to get the cars out). There were 12 adults in our party and we didn't move very far because of the weather but the property is so spacious that nobody ever felt on top of each other. The log fire was lovely and it has everything you need to keep you entertained. I don't have anything bad to say about our time there, the house is beautiful and it has the most amazing views from all of the windows around the property. We would definitely recommend it as we had a fabulous time!!!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2018

  • "Really good place to stay, plenty of space for 16 people + cars, didn't feel 'on top' of each other which was good."

    Plenty of facilities to prepare food and entertain everyone, which you need as you are a little out of the way as nothing within walking distance, although not too far a drive. Cleanliness is something they need to keep and an eye on as there were some areas in need of attention, but luckily didn't us bother too much. Minor point, sound travels in the house so can be disturbing.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Feb 2018

  • "Bedroom layout / floorplan could be made slightly clearer but overall a ..."

    Bedroom layout / floorplan could be made slightly clearer but overall a wonderful stay, great cleanliness and standard of facilities, friendly contact with owners and would love to rebook here at some point in the future

    Reviewed by Krishan4.6Jan 2018

  • "Stunning property and location"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2018

  • "Excellent property would recommend it to anyone"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2017

  • "A very spacious property for our large group, lovely setting and lovely building."

    Only negative was that the internet speed was very slow when two or more people are using it at the same time. It didn't spoil the holiday though.

    5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fabulous property ideal for large group."

    We went for an early family Christmas celebration and were delighted to see that a beautifully decorated tree had been put up. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Dec 2016

  • "The venue is Fab as is the location."

    The hot water and very patchy WiFi issues were irritating.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.8Nov 2016

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Equipped with all you need for a large gathering. Celebrated my husbands 40th Birthday along with family members aged 0 to 60 something. All of us had a wonderful weekend break in this amazing house. The living space is perfect for large groups to socialise together and the ensuite bedrooms are very comfortable. The house is central to the many things available to do in the area, and the views from the house are just stunning! Would not hesitate to book this property in the future for large get togethers.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2016

  • "Seven couples got together to celebrate 50 since since 11 of us started at Bangor University."

    Capel Dinorwig was met with gasps of delight as we crossed the threshold, a sound that continued as we explored the facilities and took in the stunning views. The location was perfect for local walks and visits to local sights and attractions, from the National Slate Museum to Electric Mountain, the weeping window at Caernarfon Castle to Oriel Ynys Mon . My own highlight was the Velocity Zipwire at Bethesda. Many delightful locations remain to be explored so we are thinking of booking another week to celebrate our graduation golden anniversary in three years. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2016

  • "This is a beautiful building in a stunning location with great walks literally from the door."

    Wonderful open plan living area with amazing windows onto the mountains. Kitchen very well equipped - we did a lot of cooking. A very thoughtful collection of local info, games, books etc for all, and also toys for the small ones - the children in our party loved the mini kitchen. Bedrooms and beds were super -comfortable and the bathrooms are great. The owners put a great deal of effort into making sure their guests' time is very special, with many important touches that made our holiday very memorable for all of us. This is a very special place.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was amazing, fantastic location and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Keir4.8Sep 2016

  • "Lovely property but found that as we had 5 children with us, the noise travelled within the house too much and we couldn't make a sound upstairs while the children were going to bed!"

    Great for a group of adults however.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.6Aug 2016

  • "Hi Nine adults and three kids,the kids won!"

    Very pleasant stay in Capel Dinorwig. The property is excellent , easy to use good quality well stocked kichen, good toilet and shower facilities and comfortable beds. Internally we need space in our holiday choices and this one has raised the bar,externally there was a bbq on a small patio then into the car park(4easy-6could be -8 um). I expected some sort of garden area and need to improve my research in future. In no way did this spoil our holiday. Away days took us to: Colwyn Bay: Not helpful to the incoming tourist or anyone trying to park and meet -up with others.The pier!! This town is wasting an opportunity to be a vibrant resort, the pier demonstrates how far they have got. Colwyn Bay could be so much better than what it is but craves investment. Greenwood family park: Does what it says and plus a little. Very pleasant day out. Llandudno: So nice we went twice. The Great Orme with the copper mine and the summit are well worth a visit. We returned to celebrate three birthdays at Mama Rose's Italian restaurant which is quaint, quirky and very good food. They catered for all of us together with only 24 hours notice. A visit to Conway Castle then Anglesea Sea Zoo were worth the effort. To fill the last afternoon we went to Newborough beach. We had to pay a toll to get to beach but the drive through the pine forest alone was worth it. A short walk over the dunes to reveal an unspoilt coast. Facilities are available in the car park but the beach is free from any sort of commercial enterprise and is beautiful for it. Llanberis: The nearest village to us is worth exploring and is of course where you book for the railway to the top of Snowden.For the unlucky or less adventurous there is a rail trip round the lake and a stop off at the slate museum. The hydro-electric plant is open and also includes a decent cafe and whilst we were there a Himalayan market. All in all a very enjoyable week for 3 - 66 year olds. K.A.Black

    Reviewed by Keith4.2Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x mezzanine twin
  • Mezzanine shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility
  • Ground floor sauna room with changing facility, shower, basin and WC
  • Games room with table football and table tennis.
  • Air source heat pump central heating with underfloor heating, rainwater harvest facility, heat recovery system and woodburner
  • Two electric ovens and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher
  • Shared use with owner of two washing machines and two tumble dryers in utility attached to cottage
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, Xbox, Bluetooth speakers, Miracast screen mirroring, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Covered bike storage
  • Front seating with country views and rear patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles
  • Note: The owner or cleaner will share the use of the utility for up to two days each week
  • Note: Guests with limited mobility can access the building directly onto the first floor level from the car park by just 2 steps via the patio

The property

Llanberis 3 miles.

This stunning, converted, architect-designed chapel provides superb quality accommodation above Llyn Padarn, north of Llanberis and on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside on the foothills of Elidir Fawr, Capel Dinorwig has been renovated to a high specification, and opens into a fantastic, social living area on the first floor.

This provides very spacious, light and airy, high quality accommodation enjoying stunning views, with a superb vaulted roof with exposed beams and a feature, central column chimney breast with a double-sided woodburner to benefit both the dining area and the spacious sitting room with a welcoming warmth.

The kitchen with breakfast counter is the ideal place for all to gather around whilst a tasty home-cooked meal for the group is prepared.

The full-height windows of the open plan living area offer glorious uninterrupted views of Snowdon and the surrounding mountains.

The glass balcony of the first floor overlooks the atrium and entrance hall below.

All the ground floor and first floor bedrooms offer en-suite facilities and the two mezzanine floor bedrooms benefit from the use of a shared family bathroom and internal balcony overlooking the living space.

The property is perfect for large families or groups, with a spacious games room providing a media centre with large screen TV, Bluetooth speakers, Xbox, table football and ¾ size table tennis, as well as a sauna room with changing facility.

Upstairs, the main living area features a large screen TV with surround-sound home cinema system.

The owners have paid close attention to detail and have finished the property with style to provide everything you would hope for in a luxury holiday cottage.

This building incorporates many green energy features such as underfloor heating, air-source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting facilities and solar panels.

The incorporation of extensive insulation with heat-recovery ventilation ensures a cosy environment with modern comfort levels in an historic building.

With doorstep walks to unspoilt Welsh countryside, access to Snowdon and its surrounding peaks, the nearby zipwire at Bethesda and with easy access to all the most popular mountain bike trails in Snowdonia, you will need to book early to ensure this impressive property is still available for your group.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1026 and 1027, together they sleep 29.

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About the location


Caernarfon 7 miles; Bangor 10 miles; Betws-y-Coed 17 miles.

Dominated by the grandeur of the Snowdon Massif, Llanberis is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris and is one of the most popular mountain tourist centres in the Snowdonia National Park. In fact, Llanberis is something of a mecca for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales. The ascent can be made either by train via the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Each year, major racing events attract thousands to the area: The fast Snowdon Race to the summit, held in July every year, a triathlon known as the world's toughest, and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26-mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. The area is also popular for mountain biking, open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 7 miles from Llanberis on the coast is Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn, Plas Newydd and Bodnant Gardens.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Christmas