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Rhulen Old Chapel

Painscastle, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 911994)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “So peaceful.”

    All you can hear is nature at its best and the amazing birds of prey. Saw our first tawny owl in the wild land in the trees. Lovely place to stay. Amazing walks.

    All you can hear is nature at its best and the amazing birds of prey. Saw our first tawny owl in the wild land in the trees. Lovely place to stay. Amazing walks.

    - Sarah, August 2021

The property

Paincastle 4 miles.

Nestling in the Radnorshire Hills, this chapel was built in 1861 and converted to a family home in the 1990s.

Surrounded by beautiful rugged countryside at the foot of Rhulen Hill, four miles from the pretty village of Paincastle, Rhulen Old Chapel provides comfortable accommodation for a family get together, or a walking holiday with friends, with both the Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke Path close by.

The well-equipped dining kitchen boasts the original chapel stone floor while the sitting room is located on the first floor and has an open fire and a rear balcony, a lovely place to sit, relax and enjoy views of the surrounding countryside.

There are two ground floor bedrooms, two first floor bedrooms and conveniently, a bathroom on the ground floor and a shower room on the first floor.

This dog-friendly property boasts a rear boot room in what used to be the vestry, perfect for drying off after a long walk on the hills.

There is also a small sun room to the side and a front cottage-style garden with a patio and furniture.

Walking, hiking, biking, horse riding and exploring the surrounding hills and moorland can start from the doorstep and the pretty village of Painscastle is just four miles away, while Hay on Wye, 'the Town of Books', is just 10 miles away and easy to reach in the car.

In a lovely setting, this unique holiday cottage is perfect for a relaxing break in this beautiful part of the country!


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor single
  • Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with open fire and balcony
  • Boot room
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and water feature
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: No mobile phone signal
  • Note: There are three headstones in the small original graveyard located at the far side of the chapel grounds
  • Note: Due to the balcony having a low wall and the water feature in the garden, children to be supervised.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 5.5 miles; Builth Wells 12.5 miles; Hereford 25 miles.

The pretty village of Painscastle lies just five and a half miles from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye, and takes its name from its ancient fortress, where today only large earthworks remain. Standing only three miles from the England/Wales border, the village boasts a charming real ale inn serving good food, and is surrounded by scenic countryside. Under six miles away is the historic market town of Hay-on-Wye. Settled beside the River Wye, it’s renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature and with its many specialist bookshops, antiques shops, restaurants and cafes, it’s a popular destination for holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. Builth Wells can be reached within a pleasant drive, and is home to an 18-hole golf course, a pony trekking centre and a selection of amenities, plus each July it plays host to the Royal Welsh Show. The surrounding countryside provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing opportunities, amongst many more, together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, Offa's Dyke pathway, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, which is said to have inspire the music of Elgar. The ancient city of Hereford, the epitome of picturesque England, lies just over half an hour’s drive away, with its magnificent cathedral housing its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and medieval bridge set over the winding River Wye. A supremely appealing area, and a perfect year-round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas