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Capel Mawr

(Ref. 934072)

Llanrug near Llanberis, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely spacious apartment."

    Huge kitchen and bedrooms. Very comfortable. Plenty of parking. Great location. Owner very friendly. There is no deck & summerhouse as in the description but we didn't need it anyway.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2023

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay, we have stayed here before and have loved it both times."

    The only downside is that the kitchen lacked a few utensils such as a jug (if there is one we couldn't find it) and we could only find one cloth to wipe the sides with after cooking. The bathroom is lovely but it's a shame there is only one bathroom, with there being 6 of us and one bathroom was the only downside, overall though this is a beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by GemmaNov 2022

  • "Absolutely superb!"

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2022

  • "A stunning and unique property ."

    Only one toilet though so bear in mind if more than one family going !

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2022

  • "An absolutely incredible apartment."

    Very comfortable and made a perfect base for the weekend.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2022

  • "The place is beautifully done and very comfortable."

    There are a couple of suggestions I would make. A separate toilet would be first. Could also do with some small sharp knives for chopping and for steaks. But otherwise it was a lovely enjoyable stay and would consider it again. It's situated in a great place for exploring the surrounding areas and definitely plenty to do.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Capel Mawr - it was well-equipped & spacious & in a great location for exploring north Wales."

    The flat was spotlessly clean & the beds comfy, with possibly the best shower ever! Parking wasn't an issue as no one was in the downstairs property at the time. There was no sign of the raised decked seating area or summerhouse, so no outside space. Having the only toilet in the bathroom was inconvenient, but we knew to expect that. The 2 main issues for us were: The lack of washing machine (which could have easily been added to the huge kitchen, or put in the walk-in cupboard next to the bathroom). The total lack of storage in the main bedroom. There were no drawers at all. There was a shelf in the bedroom and a shelf in the room next door (dressing room?) as well as a few hangers, but no where to unpack clothes. There was LOADS of space to add some suitable furniture, so this was strange. My husband left all his stuff in his suitcase, & I piled things on a shelf & put socks in a casserole dish! We would also recommend hooks to hang coats, a rack for shoes, and more comprehensive information for guests, including details on bins/recycling. But we'd definitely stay at Capel Mawr again. It was perfect for our holiday with our 2 grown-up children - plenty of space for everyone to spread out. We also recommend the fish & chip shop around the corner, and the Garddfon Inn in Y Felinheli.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2022

  • "We we completely overwhelmed when we arrived the property is amazing, so many interesting details, everything just works."

    So much thought has gone into the renovation, not just the fun stuff like the lighting & the quirky artwork but the kitchen, wow, and the comfortable seating areas. The Capel is also perfectly situated to explore Wales. We both had the best time, thank you very much

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay, everything you need is here, has the wow factor for a party."

    loved it and would stay again.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "This accommodation really does have the WOW factor when you open the door."

    Great location for exploring North Wales sights, will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2021

  • "This is an absolutely superb apartment."

    The furniture and decor are first rate. It is located in a convenient location. The owner was great to deal with and really helpful. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2021

  • "Although the stay was an experience we felt the ousting was inaccurate."

    The listing stated a games room and parking for 3 cars. There was also no mention of two flights of stairs. Thankfully the ground floor flat was considerate and therefore we were able to our cars in driveway, there was no mention of shared parking. There was also a mention of pull out bed which we couldn’t find, however we had packed a camping bed for toddler. Also garden with summerhouse was listed and this was not accessible as large Boulder was placed at back of gate entrance. Heating was on constantly and there was very little ventilation.

    Thank you for your feedback. There is parking for two cars which is advertised on the website. We have amended the listing to show two flights of stairs. We will address your comments about the Summerhouse and the boulder being placed at the back gate entrance. Heating can be adjusted, had we been made aware we could have rectified this. We do hope you had an enjoyable stay. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "The apartment is beautiful."

    A lovely refurbishment. We loved the space (with 3 teenagers) the location for exploring north wales. The quality of the beds, pillows was high therefore good sleep! We were concerned prior to the holiday we’d hear the guests in the downstairs apartment but we never heard a sound. Downsides were… only 1 toilet. Bathroom was beautiful and great shower but with only 1 toilet and 6 of us it was difficult at times. We knew this prior to the holiday but we’re used to more. The cooker also has no temperature markings so made life slightly difficult. We feel if you wanted to, you could easily convert the storage cupboard next to the bathroom to a toilet and basin as the plumbing is already there. It would be much appreciated!! But for comfort and glamour we loved it

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "A fabulous, characterful, spacious and comfortable property ideally located to explore Snowdonia and to relax in."

    Customer service from Sykes was excellent.

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2021

  • "Amazing apartment and great base location to see the sights - location wise it was as it said on the label."

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay!"

    Plenty of space to relax. Beautiful chapel conversion with original features. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Beautiful place lots of space to spread out but plenty of cosy places to snuggle up and read or watch a film, easy access to local shops and plenty to do around the area."

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2021

  • "The only downside is that it does require another shower or en-suite for 6 persons"

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "We had the most amazing stay."

    The cottage was very cosy yet spacious and we will definitely be coming back again soon.

    Reviewed by KatyDec 2020

  • "Great central location with easy access to various attractions in North Wales."

    The scenery is outstanding and there is so much to see and do in this part of the country. Capel Mwar is faultless and the owner Dez is very helpful. You will not be disappointed with a holiday here.

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2020

  • "Originally booked for April but due to full lockdown we were not able to go and had to move the break to September."

    Although Sykes removed the fee to change the dates we had to pay the difference for dates and some dates it was more than a few hundred pounds different and should have been the same price. The cottage however is beautiful and has been tastefully converted from a Chapel to a holiday home. There was ample parking and equipment in the property. The owner Dez is very friendly. Location is great for exploring Snowdonia and you can the mountain range from the big Chapel windows. A convenience store is just across the road and a fish and chip shop literally a 2 minute walk around the corner.

    Reviewed by KerriSep 2020

  • "Amazing breathtaking property"

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "We loved the top floor apartment at Capel Mawr, it was much more spacious than the photos suggested and felt like a real treat."

    Most of the apartment was beautifully furnished and the bathroom had a luxurious roll top bath that we all enjoyed. Bedrooms were large and the beds were all comfy - as were the plentiful large sofas in the lounge area. A second toilet would have been super useful but wasn't a deal breaker. Notes on how to use the oven would be ideal - particularly since all of the markings have rubbed off so we were having to make guesses as to which knob to use and where we thought the right temperature would be. Overall, we had a really pleasant stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "This home totally has the wow factor."

    The photos don’t do it justice. Also a lot bigger than we were expecting, we got our steps in just walking around! Great views of the mountains through the windows too. Two good shops, a deli/butcher, a chippy and a pub with exceptional food too. Am already recommending this property!

    Reviewed by CarrieAug 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Capel Mawr."

    It’s beautiful, spacious, clean and very well equipped. There’s so much to do in the local area which is stunning. The owner was very helpful and recommended some places for us to visit which were fabulous. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by HelenaJul 2020

  • "Amazing place, exactly like the pictures and had more than everything we needed, it was truly stunning and we will definitely be returning."

    Only thing was that we weren't aware that the building was actually 2 apartments and there was a party of 11 staying in the apartment below us which when we found out was a bit of a concern. However, we didn't hear any noise at all from them so it wasn't an issue at all!

    Reviewed by NadineMar 2020

  • "We had the best time in a beautiful holiday let, the converted chapel was stunning."

    The only minor thing is that it only has one bathroom and sleeps 6 people, but this will not stop us from visiting again. We are planning another visit as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2020

  • "This place is a great place to stay and is so close to many attractions and places to visit."

    It is extremely comfortable and has so many nooks and crannies to sit and enjoy. It was immaculately clean upon Which goes a long way to the enjoyment of this apartment. Have to say the acoustics are great if you fancy singing whilst staying. The village has a Co-op, Spar, fish and chip shop and a hair and beauty salon. It does not have washing facilities so may be worth considering a trip to the laundrette in Caernarfon. However, be prepared for a climb of 24 steps up to the apartment on arrival and every time you go out. This makes it unsuitable for the elderly (unless fit) and the infirm.

    Reviewed by FrancescaJan 2020

  • "Although we thoroughly enjoyed staying here, we thought the 5* rating was a little high, more like a 4*."

    It needed a second toilet/bathroom and possibly a washing machine, but otherwise a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "Capel Mawr was amazing place, so spacious (Huge) and wonderfully decorated."

    They have really made the most of the former chapel. The only minor negative was the lack of laundry facilities - but not a major problem. Llanrug is a good location to explore the area or with two shops (Coop and Spar) a butchers, deli and a chip all within 1min of the chapel just hole up and relax...

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2019

  • "The property we stayed in was outstanding."

    ..it was a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful chapel conversion. the owner was welcoming and knowledgable of the area, being close by if we needed information or support. the location: although in a small village, had all amenities close by: a butchers, fish and chip shop, co-op and spa...the nearest pub is about an 8 minute walk away and there is an Indian restaurant 1.7 miles away...good location for exploring North Wales including Snowdonia...although we did not get to ride the train we learned it was best to book in advance.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "Great location and great views, you can even see the Steam Trains goint up Snowdon through Binocluars :)"

    Reviewed by RaySep 2019

  • "Really simple booking process, loved the Sykes app - super easy to use We had an incredible stay at the Capel Mawr, beautiful property with lovely surroundings."

    The property had everything we could possibly need and the features and decor of the house were perfect, we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by OliviaSep 2019

  • "A lovely place to stay, only negative was no washer, Everything else was fine, and we enjoyed our Holiday."

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2019

  • "Great place, I would suggest a note showing oven settings and more than 1 towel per person per week"

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2019

  • "A really amazing property, highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by IainJul 2019

  • "This was a fantastic place to stay with a serious WOW factor when you went through the door."

    Everything was immaculate upon arrival and being self catering you are always hoping that the kitchen will have all the appliances you need - it did not disappoint. Its such a beautiful light and spacious place (even though there were 6 adults), we had ample room in the huge living area. Cannot recommend this place highly enough if you are looking for unique accommodation just a 10min drive from Snowdon and within easy access of all the main attractions in North Wales. The owner was extremely helpful and was kind enough to allow an extension on our check out time, as it was a Sunday. Thanks again Dez - we shall return!

    Reviewed by AprilleJun 2019

  • "An hour after we arrived we experienced water coming through the kitchen ceiling (it was raining) and called the owner to report the situation."

    He answered and said that he would be round the next morning to take a look. He did not arrive the next morning and we never received a call or text to say he was not coming. In fact he did not come round or contact us all week. We therefore had a kitchen bowl and towel on the kitchen floor all week collecting the water leak from the roof each time it rained. The cleanliness of the kitchen was disappointing. The dishwasher stank and we refused to use it on that basis. There was no spare dishwasher salt that we could use to try to rectify the problem. The cooker and oven had no labelling (temperature settings etc) which effectively rendered it useless. The crockery and cutlery was unclean and not of a standard we would have expected in a rental property so we washed items that we wanted to use. Some of the kitchen cupboards were full of junk. Island counter surface was dirty and having lent against it on the first morning had to change a jumper. All handles felt sticky and dirty to touch. Several lamps needed new bulbs which we did find and change. The toilet handle drips every time you flush it. The toilet brush was shocking. On our return home we sent the owner a photograph of the roof identifying a missing roof slate which was probably the cause of the leak. We also expressed our disappointment that he had not come round or had the courtesy to contact us to which he responded "Didn't want to disturb you as you seemed to want to keep yourself to yourself" We don't know how he came to this decision as we had contacted him immediately that the problem arose when we arrived. Overall our experience was a lot lower than we had expected. If asked if we would stay here again it would be a no but on a positive note the apartment was a great space but rough around the edges. We will choose yes to publishing our feedback. However it would be your decision to maybe see this property for yourself and make your decision as to what is acceptable for your website reputation.

    Reviewed by BryanJun 2019

  • "Smashing pad, unique place to stay with all you need to enjoy a pleasant stay in the heart of North Wales."

    A great location for Snowdonia and all surrounding areas for North Wales. Proprietors are helpful and available to attend to all needs. The Prosecco welcome gift was a lovely start to our hols. Thanks!

    Reviewed by GaynorMay 2019

  • "There are quite a few stairs up to the accommodation, but the climb is well worth it."

    Sometimes the room as shown on the website is slightly bigger than you find in reality. Not so with Capel Mawr. The main room is simply stunning, and the fittings and parts from the old Chapel which have been incorporated in the design are amazing. The village of Llanrug is very handy being so close to Caernarfon one way and Llanberis the other. One little niggle. On the oven temperature dial, the numbers have disappeared, which made cooking a little bit hit and miss.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2019

  • "The most amazing venue with wow factor."

    Needs another loo or en suite in the dressing room

    Reviewed by AlMar 2019

  • "Beautiful and traditional property."

    Fantastic open living space with decent sized bedrooms. I would definitely recommend Capel Mawr to anybody but particularly to those who want to get away and share some good times with family and friends.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "We stayed at Chapel Mawr over the Christmas period."

    We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful apartment. On entrance to the property we found the place quite impressive and oozing with tons of character in so many ways. so if your looking for somewhere a bit different to stay then this is certainly worth a visit. We found the open living space extremely spacious and just perfect for enjoying some good quality family time. A perfect place for enjoying those long dark evenings in for this time of year. It is also a great location for travelling and exploring the area with excellent facilities in the local village itself. Thanks again Dez for a lovely stay, be sure to come back one day for a second visit! The Morgan Family

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2018

  • "This break was a week before Xmas so had typical December weather & caught the edge of a storm front on the Saturday which was very wet & windy."

    The building was fabulous, spacious & comfortable, we were very sad to leave it. The area of North Wales is a place we've visited before & would happily do so again.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2018

  • "Owner very welcoming and about over the week if any problem would have arisen."

    Its was our second stay in Capel Mawr and would highly recommend staying in this very quirky apartment.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2018

  • "We thought the place was amazing."

    We found the beds a problem as the main bedroom was way to hard and the second bedroom way too soft so I ended up sleeping in a single bed.not the best solution on our 40th wedding anniversary holiday. Lucky for us in a way we were only 2 on the holiday as my in-laws had to cancel at the last moment due to ill health. We also thought if it was full it does only have one toilet.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2018

  • "A really lovely place."

    Ideal for a family get together. Comfortable and beautifully furnished. The only negative was that we could have done with an extra bathroom. However everything else perfect.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "An absolutely amazing home."

    Lots of space, beautifully decorated and really well located for snowdon and other activities. Would highly recommend staying here and be ready for that initial wow factor.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2018

  • "What a lovely place to stay - really spacious and very well decorated."

    Would happily stay there again,.

    Reviewed by NicolasJun 2018

  • "A stunning building with an absolutely fabulous interior."

    Comfortable spotless spacious & luxurious. A beautiful part of North Wales close to Snowdonia. Dez the owner is very friendly & helpful if needed. The only thing that might be a negative to those with knee/hip problems etc is the 2 flights of stairs once you enter the front door. Once up it’s all on one floor as stated. We will definitely stay again. Thanks Dez.

    Reviewed by MarciaMay 2018

  • "Amazing time away."

    We have been twice now and each time it has been so relaxing and lovely. This time we were practically snowed in and it couldn't have been more perfect. Can't wait to book again!

    Reviewed by HollyFeb 2018

  • "The. photos do a brilliant job of invoking the excitement but once you get there, The Wow Factor is Real!"


    Reviewed by MillaFeb 2018

  • "Excellent location, wonderful indulgent property for that special occasion and big enough for a family event."

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2017

  • "Lovely apartment with loads of character."

    Everything you need was there in terms of inside the apartment. There is no garden only a graveled driveway, this should be removed from the listing. The summerhouse was unusable as it was being used as a storeroom. All mattresses need replacing in my opinion as they are the wrong size for the beds or uncomfortable. The local area and amenities is outstanding, with excellent views that you never tire from. All in all a great holiday. We would return to this area without hesitation.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2017

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    The chapel is gorgeous with so many interesting features. Had a brilliant holiday and would recommend Capel Mawr to all. So many places to visit within short driving distances. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by JeannetteJun 2017

  • "We had an idea Capel Mawr was very spacious, and it exceeded our expectations."

    In a word it was Unique. It was very comfortable and relaxing, and there was a nice pub just down the road. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2017

  • "This rental is a true gem."

    A remarkable property, situated close to the mountains and the sea, in the unremarkable village of Llanrug. It is a fabulous 1st floor apartment in a converted chapel. On entering we all experienced the wow factor. The pictures don't do it justice. It is quirky and at the same time luxurious. A great property for a group special occasion with loads of space and high end ,original furnishings and homely touches. This property is a 5 star gem . We would highly recommend it and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2017

  • "This property is well worth a visit and in a stunning part of snowdonia."

    Reviewed by SadieOct 2016

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  • All first floor: Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin and dressing room, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer with ice machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked area with seating and summerhouse
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 5 min walk
  • This property sleeps maximum 6 people and does not accept hen/stag or other similar parties.

The property

Capel Mawr is an impressive and stunning apartment forming part of a converted chapel in the centre of the village of Llanrug, which is situated in the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, only three miles from Llanberis.

This stunning property is perfect if you’re looking for something a little bit different, somewhere to celebrate that special birthday or anniversary perhaps?

Or just a great base to get together with friends and family to discover and experience the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, stunning mountains and scenery and the superb coastlines this area has to offer.

This magnificent property has an elegant ground floor entrance with two large glazed double doors opening into the entrance vestibule which immediately gives you the feeling of space.

The two original staircases sweeping to the left and right, one of which leads up to the magnificent first floor apartment, and is just a taster of what’s to come!

Upstairs the unique circular open plan living area is immense and naturally divided into three areas, a wonderful sitting area, kitchen area and a dining area on a mezzanine platform, this is a wonderful space for socialising.

Capel Mawr has been lovingly restored by its current owner, and has been a true labour of love with so many original features and attributes skilfully restored with other parts of the chapel being adapted to form integral parts of the property.

You are immediately drawn to the beautiful ceiling painted in pastel shades to emphasise the ornate coved ceiling with central roses and cornices, all enhanced with spot lighting.

The sitting area is so relaxing and comfortable, perfect for chilling out after a long day walking on the mountains.

The dining area, on a raised exposed timber mezzanine provides the perfect place for a more formal dining experience and is dominated by a massive circular window, and to the left and right hand side of the dining area a small flight of stairs lead down to a lower, more discreet seating area providing a nice little hideaway for you to enjoy some quiet time to reflect.

The kitchen area is very much in keeping with the original building where further parts of the chapel have been utilised to create a bespoke kitchen.

Everything you could possibly need is catered for and the large pitch pine island and breakfast bar with stools provides a less formal place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or late supper over a bottle of wine and reminisce over the day’s adventures.

Three spacious bedrooms, two double rooms and a twin room, plus the family bathroom all radiate off the living accommodation.

Each bedroom is tastefully furnished and individually styled and all feature the original arched windows.

The main bedroom benefits from having a feature sink in a carved ornate surround and a double door leads through to a dressing room with full length wardrobes and a sofa bed, lending a little more flexibility to the sleeping arrangements and accommodation.

The bathroom is beautifully appointed with a modern roll-top bath on clawed feet, perfect for a long relaxing soak after a long day out walking; nothing like it to ease away those aches, there is a separate shower cubicle and washbasin inset into the original chapel pulpit.

Outside there is a crushed gravel area providing parking for 3 cars and a raised decked seating area and summerhouse, ideal for sitting out after a busy day and relaxing with a glass of something chilled.

Just a short stroll from this apartment are two village pubs, both serve meals and there are walks in abundance.

Llanberis is just three miles away and offers an array of shops, Electric Mountain which is well worth a visit, plus there are numerous watersports on the lake, as well as it being one of the main starting points for hiking up to the summit of Snowdon.

Fancy something a little less strenuous then take the train instead, or jump on the narrow gauge steam railway that runs the length of Llyn Padarn and enjoy a five-mile return trip taking in some wonderful scenery on the way.

Slightly further afield, why not visit the town of Caernarfon with its historic and majestic castle and the Isle of Anglesey is just waiting to be discovered?

Whatever you fancy doing there is something for everyone and Capel Mawr provides a wonderful base from which to explore from and is a very special place to spend some quality time with friends and family.

This beautiful property will have you wanting to return time and time again.

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About the location


  • Llanberis 2 miles
  • Caernarfon 4 miles
  • Betws-y-Coed 15 miles

Llanrug is a small village with two pubs, two shops, a Post Office, a hotel with indoor swimming pool and fitness room, and a 9 hole golf course is nearby. The village is situated in the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, only 3 miles from famous Llanberis. 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. Llanberis is something of a 'mecca' for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdonia Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Llanberis boasts excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 4 miles from Llanrug, on the coast, is Caernarfon with its magnificent 13th century castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd and many wonderful beaches.

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This property does not accept stag/hen or similar parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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