- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
Reviews & Ratings
17 Customer Reviews
"The Chapel was spotless however."
..the sofa was uncomfortable, there was no hairdryer nor iron and various items of kitchen ware would have made life easier. i.e a measuring jug, and knife sharpener. That said although we wouldn't return to this cottage we will book with you again. P.s The cottage, because it is upside down has no windows only velux windows which is a shame as the views would have been spectacular. The lack of a garden made this even more obvious. DC
"Comfortable accommodation in a quiet spot, perfect for a get-away from the bustle of daily life."
Clean and tidy, with enough space to relax in the evening after hiking up the hills to take in the superb local scenery. Aberystwyth is about 45 minutes by car, similar time to reach Harlech, & Portmerion. Local shops & services in Machynellth are about 10 mins away by car and include almost anything you may need.
"The Chapel was a real delight, I would highly recommend staying and hopefully I'll get an opportunity to visit again soon."
It was clean and warm and a lot of thought had gone into ensuring that we felt safe regarding Covid.
"Listing should be more accurate: 1."
Clearly stating that fireplace cannot be used unless emergency 2. Pianos for decoration only 3. Double bedroom Bathroom -bath tub but without shower facility, only single bedroom has bathroom with shower facility 4. problem with unpleasant smell mentioned by occupant in July 2021 still not resolved, especially in entrance area and upstairs seating area 5. given all above, despite of peak holiday time and current market, property rental appears very high
"There was a very strong unpleasant smell evident as soon as you opened the front door and increasingly strong as you went upstairs."
We could not locate the source of the smell, however we noted large quantities of mouse droppings on the ledges outside the windows. An odour problem was reported by a Mr Morris in Aug 2019. It seems you have not found a permanent remedy to this problem. As a result of this we are going home on Tuesday instead of Friday. Despite the fact that this property suited us in all other respects, we will not be booking it again unless we are entirely satisfied that the odour problem is resolved.
Thank you for your comments,I am really sorry that you had to leave the property earlier than planned. We want all our Customers to have a great time at the cottage for the duration of their trip. We are regularly at the property to complete changeovers and there is no smell at the property. We have been back to the cottage since this feedback and cannot locate any smell or potential source that this could be coming from There is no problem with mice however the property is in a rural location. I have set some traps as a preventative measure and when peak season is over, will be taking some steps to prevent this being a problem for any further guests. Customer feedback is very important to us and we are sorry you weren't able to stay for the whole of your trip with us Property Owner
"Ty Capel Soar suited our particular needs very well."
Since I have some mobility problems because of MS it was very useful to have bathroom/toilet facilities on both floors. As I had hoped the spiral staircase was not a problem for me but good not to have to use it too many times. We only travelled from Aberystwyth but enjoyed re-exploring this delightful area without making longish day trips. We especially enjoyed our visit to the new precipice walk. The level and fairly well surfaced old tramway was accessible with my wheelchair / handcycle. Not a long route but the views were fantastic.
"This is a great place to relax and enjoy the countryside."
Lots of birds and local town Machynlleth proved a real little gem. NB The capel does have Wi-Fi! Something I would change would be to be able to speak directly to the owners rather than getting through to a central number that tells you basically you're going to have to wait a long time. Really clean, three bathrooms for two of us which felt really luxurious. Easy parking, easy access to the bedrooms, spiral staircase to the living room. Recommended!
"The design of the converted chapel is well -thought out , and it is in a beautiful peaceful spot with easy access to other beauty spots."
The heating system is very good. There is plenty of cupboard space and comfortable seating and beds. I would definitely recommend this and hope to be able to go again one day.
"A peaceful enjoyable stay in beautiful part of the world"
"I was told I couldn’t use the wood burner ..."
I was told I couldn’t use the wood burner This was one of the main reasons why I booked this chapel The fridge door wouldn’t close had to use cardboard to keep closed To be fair the owner bought a new one on Saturday and delivered on Monday this was out of her control and she acted immediately Hairs in the sink in both bathrooms Beds comfy Very peaceful Beautiful house but not as advertised due to the wood burner Plenty of places to visit Not happy
"The accommodation was quirky, it being an old chapel, the furniture and the fact that there was two pianos reflected this - a fantastic dresser in the living area."
Plenty of storage space, wardrobes etc. The sofa and beds were very comfy and clean. There were plenty of towels and soap. There was bread, coffee, milk and welsh cakes left for us along with tea towels and washing up liquid and also two large baskets of logs, the log burner was also set up for us to light should we have wanted to. This has to be one of the best accommodation we have stayed in and would love to go back.
"The chapel itself is a lovely conversion."
The host left some homemade flapjacks, bread and milk which was very thoughtful and appreciated. The area is quiet which is what we wanted and a good base for visiting local beaches and towns. I really don’t want to moan but i think it needs a genuine review. The overcrowded and mismatched furnishings gave a very uneasy feeling within the Chapel. The place was not clean. There were cobwebs in lots of corners. The bathroom shower and sink were quite dirty and I kept finding long blonde hairs around the place which as a brunette were clearly not mine. There was also a very unpleasant smell upstairs which made us not want to stay in the property any longer than we had to. Even little things like the kitchen cloth was yellow and stained. This place could be wonderful and with a little care and attention to furnishings and cleanliness, would be a place many would revisit. We booked for a week, but left after three nights.
"The cottage was in a really convenient location, allowing us to spend a week exploring South Snowdonia."
From the moment we walked in it felt very homely, with the few items of food left by the owner making us feel welcome. The cottage provided everything we needed for a relaxing holiday, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and easy parking just outside. However, the highlight has to be be the hallway/music room with its two pianos. For someone that is musically inclined (like myself), it makes a stay just that little bit more special!
"Very nice cottage nice quiet location handy for the Cambrian coast close to Machynlleth and Dolgellau also handy for Aberdyfi, and Barmouth."
Very pleased with this cottage it had everything we needed for a nice quiet stay.
Lovely views. Well furnished and a lot of small extras like washing up liquid. 2 downsides 1) double bed wad only 4 feet so a tight squeeze for 2 2) the heating took s long time to heat the rooms so in winter would not be ideal
"The requirement to have the log burning stove on before any form of central heating is obtained did cause a lot of problems."
We found lighting the stove an art that you either have or you have not in which case you go cold which was poorly disclosed in the sites description. There was a need to collect more logs from outside of the building which meant that the basket of logs when collected had to be carried up the spiral stair case a problem which really needs to be addressed. We found that the TV must have some form of timer as obtaining the BBC news was only posable in the evening. The open plan upper level of the building was a very pleasant place to relax in with plenty of space and with the log fire going was very homely.
"It was so cozy clean and quiet, a great place to visit and stay, plenty of walks and places to discover."
I would thoroughly recommend this place.
- Upside down accommodation
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- First floor cloakroom
- First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- First floor utility
- Reception/music room.
- Preprogrammed electric storage heaters throughout with remote control
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV, radio
- Fuel, power and all fuel for fire/stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Roadside parking for 2 cars at front
- Front enclosed courtyard with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Pub 1.4 miles
- Please note this property this only accepts adults.
Set within the quiet, rural hamlet of Cwm-Llinau, with a pleasant outlook over the Welsh hillside, is Ty Capel Soar.
This beautifully converted chapel dates back to 1870 and now boasts upside down accommodation, situated just over a mile from the pretty village of Cemmaes.
With delightful walks, fishing and birdwatching in the area, this cottage is ideal for couples and small families of three.
Stroll through the front gate to a courtyard hosting an abundance of pretty shrubs and flowers.
Under the porch and through the front door will take you inside to the reception room.
This is simply perfect for those musically inclined, with two pianos carefully placed in the room.
Sit and enjoy a tune or two before gliding up the magical staircase to the open-plan living room.
Get cosy by the woodburning stove on a bleak wintry evening, and admire this lovely setup put together with antique furniture, lively colour schemes and beautiful china plates on the wall.
The mezzanine landing and tall arched windows are simply a delight and the kitchen window displays views of the hillside.
Back downstairs, the bedrooms await a peaceful night's rest with thoughtful attention to detail and en-suite facilities assisting you each morning.
There is even a cloakroom on the first floor for visiting guests, and a utility just off the kitchen.
Cemmaes is the next village along with a church and riverside perfect for summertime picnics.
Just a short drive away is the market town of Machynlleth, with a good mix of specialist shops, pubs and cafes.
This is the ideal location for walking, mountain biking, fishing and rock climbing among many other outdoors activities.
A wonderful getaway in Mid Wales.
About the location
Aberdovey 16 miles; Dolgellau 16 miles.
Cemmaes is a lovely little village surrounded by the rolling hills of Mid Wales set in the stunning valley of the River Dyfi. With a pretty village church and a scattering of houses with lanes leading down to the river, Cemmaes is the perfect little place for a relaxing retreat. Just 10 minutes’ drive away is the small market town of Machynlleth. The streets of the town spread out from the 19th century clock tower, and offer a good mix of specialist shops, pubs and cafes, in addition to the regular street markets held every Wednesday. The town boasts two art galleries, and is home to the Museum of Modern Arts, Wales, which showcases the work of a variety of international artists, as well as staging concerts and lectures in its 400 seat auditorium. From Cemmaes it is a short drive to the coast in one direction and the town of Dolgellau in the other making it ideally placed for taking advantage of the superb walking, mountain biking, riding, beaches, fishing and rock climbing available in the area.
Please note this property this only accepts adults.