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Horeb Chapel House

(Ref. 1002370)

Tanygrisiau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Messaged the owners about chairs all needing screws on them as the seat pads lift and can trap fingers and they replied quickly to this."

    Generally the house needs a good clean especially the oven and sofa bed. Also the pilllows still don’t have covers on them as another guest had pointed out. We only used the house as a base and made the most of the beautiful setting and activities on offer in the local area.

    Reviewed by Gaynor3.4Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay - the property was perfect for our needs."

    A lovely space with all the amenities and in a great location. Bathrooms and kitchen were clean which is hugely important and it was always a good temperature. The garden was secure for my two small dogs which was essential for me to be able to relax and enjoy my holiday. The welcome pack was helpful but may need updating. There are absolutely beautiful sites to see and explore in the immediate vicinity and only slightly further afield and Snowden is only a 40 minute drive so we ticked that from our bucket list! We would definitely come back here!

    Reviewed by Katherine4.1Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Horeb Capel."

    Such a great holiday home in a great location. Would love to return again in the future

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great place for a family get together or for a group of friends."

    Plenty of space and really good if, like us, you are out and about in the countryside and arrive back with wet clothing. Everyone in our group was impressed with the accommodation and we would definitely use again. Communication with the owner was excellent..

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location, fantastic views."

    Shame the log burner was not working, one reason I booked property. Some of the outside windows rotten. Needs some work on this property to bring it up to a 5 stars.

    Thank you very much for your feedback and for raising this. I can confirm the log burner is now working fine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin3.8Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation which provided the perfect acoustics for our string quartet!"

    The house was also warm and cosy, with dramatic scenery and a mountain steam railway just outside the back door. The nearby slate quarries looked stunning in the sun and rain and the house was well situated to travel a little further afield to access the main mountains of Snowdonia and the coast.

    Reviewed by Fern5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation in a good location."

    It was disappointing to find that the log burner as described in the listing was not working and we were not notified prior to our arrival as this was part of our set criteria for selecting this accommodation.

    Many thanks for your comments, apologies if you weren't aware about the woodburner not currently being in operation, Sykes will reach out to you about this Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a 3 night stay ar Horeb Chapel."

    Its situated at a beautiful location and location is ideal as it is closed to a lot of attractions. The house is big and can accommodate upto 8 people and 2 children. Well equipped house for people of all ages. We did not have any issues during our stay. Would recommend it to anyone looking to explore beauty of North Wales.

    Reviewed by Syed4.4Jul 2023

  • "We stayed here in the 1st week of July with a family of 3 generations, 6 adults 2 boys and two new born twins and the house suited us all."

    We enjoyed the upstairs open plan living, plenty of space and seating. We also had two dogs and the local walks were lovely. The location was very convenient for shops, walks and leisure activities. The Zip wire was especially enjoyed by us, expensive but well worth it. All in all we had a great time but a shame the weather was poor that week but it did not stop us from making the most of our time there. We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Eamonn5.0Jun 2023

  • "The photograph above has been cut."

    It is actually in the centre of a long line of houses. I did not recognise it when I arrived. The chapel is tired and in need of upgrade. they all compained that the beds were uncomfortable. The adult mattresses had not mattress protection. Nor did the pillows. ;Having said that we did enjoy the holiday and it will not put us off hiring another house perhaps next year. I also had to clean the fridge when I arrived something had gone down below the bottom drawer, but it was easily done. Lesley Diaper

    Thank you for your comments. The photo is actually accurate, the only change is that we had to cut some trees down. We are sorry you didn't enjoy the mattresses but we appreciate that they are subjective and personal preference. The beds do normally have mattress protectors, it's possible that when the beds were stripped they went with the bed linen to the laundry and will ensure spares are available for the cleaners. We do of course change pillow cases every changeover but will of course look at getting pillow protectors. We also apologise for the oversight with the fridge drawer and will make sure this doesn't happen again. I can also confirm that since your stay the property has been redecorated with woodwork repainted, as we continuously strive to enhance the accommodation for guest comfort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Apr 2023

  • "The upstairs gallery living space was superb."

    Loads of room for us all (we were two families of four staying there). A great location, with the steam railway over the road to provide added interest for the kids! You can walk on the Moelwynion straight from the front door (or park a little closer just down the road) , which is a great day out. Thanks for your hospitality.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and that you enjoyed your stay which we can see from your top cleanliness, facilities,maintenance and comfort scores. We're glad the kids enjoyed the steam railway! It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to accommodate you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2023

  • "The converted chapel is spacious and comfortable with lots of seating and different places to relax."

    Bedrooms and bathrooms are all a good size too. The house was let down by its cleanliness, the underside of all of the sofas, beds, shelves and drawers had not been cleaned or even vacuumed. I found cobwebs and a baby bottle which still had milk in it under one of the drawers in the bedroom and a used towel was left on the back of one of the bedroom doors. This is a shame because the house is lovely and apart from this we did enjoy our stay. Perfect for a large family or even two small families to enjoy with lots of pans / crockery to cook food, lots of books to read and even a few board games to play. The house is in a great location to enjoy snowdonia with so many great parts of Wales on your doorstep!

    Reviewed by Farah3.1Aug 2022

  • "A greta place to stay, the home was lovely and well outfitted."

    A good central location for Snowdonia and the local shops and amenities are plentiful. The home could benefit from a deep clean, and when we stayed the decor looked al little tired. This did not put us off however, the place was in general tidy and clean.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Aug 2022

  • "The owners were really helpful and friendly!"

    The description stated you can park on the road and a near by parking area however, when we arrived the neighbour was watching us out of his window and came out to say “we have rules here and everyone has a place they like to park so can you make sure your cars are gone by the morning” despite our car being parked directly outside the cottage. It wasn’t helpful that they were trying to dictate where we could park on a public road. It didn’t feel like a welcoming neighbourhood as we were also told that “everyones here on holiday try not to ruin it for others” as soon as we arrived. Before we had even entered the house or unloaded the car. It felt hostile and there were a few glaring eyes watching us during our stay. Needless to say I don’t think the neighbours were happy to have people different to them staying in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Medyna4.1Jun 2022

  • "Our second time staying at the chapel."

    Love the chapel and the whole Snowdonia area. Plenty of space for 8 of us plus the dogs and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Horeb Chapel."

    The living space is really relaxing with a lovely mix of nice views of the mountains and natural lighting. The location is on a quiet lane backed by a mountain stream which is very peaceful. It's close to a few shops up in Blaenau and near to the Zipworld activities. It's also pretty much 20 mins from the coast, snowdon, etc.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We are really enjoyed the stay."

    The house was clean ,huge and modern. There is Tv (with movie channel access) DVD, Bluetooth speaker, kettle and toaster. Only things what I would like to mention is about the downstairs rooms, they were very cold for us. Thank you for the sky cottages and for the owner.

    Reviewed by Szilvia4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a picturesque location."

    Great for family gatherings

    Reviewed by Sammie4.7Mar 2022

  • "We booked as a family of 10 for my daughters 21st birthday."

    The accommodation was perfect, was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable and bedding was clean and fresh. Plenty of room for us all without being on top of each other. Perfectly placed for zip world and a little pub a short stroll up the road. The host was very helpful and answered any questions I had prior to our visit. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property with amazing veiws exactly what we wanted in the middle of everything we wanted to do."

    A fantastic time was had by all.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Feb 2022

  • "Needs a proper corkscrew!"

    !! The local pub came to the rescue! Turn right out of the front door it’s very welcoming. Property was ok we had a relaxed break. generally the property could do with a deep clean . Fresh throws on sofas for each visit/stay

    Reviewed by G2.8Sep 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay but property could have been a bit cleaner."

    Reviewed by Jacqui3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location, lovely property just needs more attention with the cleaning and abit of TLC."

    Reviewed by Reiss3.8Sep 2021

  • "Everything was perfect."

    This would be more appropriate if the cottage would have a back garden which was not. We enjoyed it a lot and definitely recommend other people to book this as this is a very spacious cottage.

    Reviewed by Anjum4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable but missed the mark in a lot of different ways!"

    On arrival we were greeted by a small garden area to the front, with a tiny bbq, and bench. The bbq was inadequate for 10 people. When entering the property we were pleasantly surprised by the bedrooms downstairs, and the space upstairs… it was perfect for socialising. But it wasn’t as clean as we would of liked, we could smell dogs and a lot of shelves were dirty. We needed to use the sofa bed and when we got this out we were shocked by the poor quality of the mattress and had to put the sofa cushions under it. The village is a bit of ghost town but the cottage is a great base to explore wales!

    Reviewed by Grace2.8Jul 2021

  • "The property was fantastic."

    Well equipped and plenty of space for our party. We climbed Snowdon, and visited Harlech Beach, Fairy Glen, Betws-y-coed, Portmeirion, Swallow Falls and Cynfal Falls. All were within a 30 minute drive. Would highly recommend this cottage and will be returning some time in the future. We had an issue with using the oven on the first night and the owner was on hand to fix it straight away. Five stars ⭐️

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous space for a large group."

    Loved the way the space was set out with plenty of room for socialising and two bathrooms was a huge bonus. Great communication from hosts and super information in the welcome file. Brilliant base for exploring and gorgeous walks nearby. The only comment I would make is the accommodation was not as clean as I would have expected. Glass was found under main sofa upstairs (by children who had dropped something) and downstairs had a strong smell which seemed to be due to previous pets urinating on rug. However, main areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms were spotless. We had a fabulous week and even the rain did not spoil our week.

    Reviewed by Vikki4.1Aug 2020

  • "Easy check in."

    Hosts very friendly with text. Dog friendly. Great location. A wonderful time was had by all.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation, very contains very well equipped."

    Couldn’t use wood burning stove as chimney may have been blocked but otherwise super weekend

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a fab weekend with the family including my parents and our two dogs."

    My Dad is on nighttime dyalisis, I message ahead to see if we could arrive a little earlier to set his machine. The man I contacted was very helpful and accomodating. There was plenty of room for us to set everything up. We would love to go back again in the summer months. It's a thumbs up from us

    Reviewed by Janette4.7Feb 2020

  • "Stunning house and setting."

    Attention to detail and lovely little touches like being welcomed by a bottle of mulled wine!! There was everything you could need. The wood burner was perfect to sit around on a festive evening. Owner always available to answer any queries. A real home from home. 100%recommended.

    Reviewed by Ornella5.0Dec 2019

  • "The online photos are very good but you never know how things will turn out until you're there."

    This place really exceeded our expectations. So good. Very comfortable for eight of us, six adults and two children. Everyone had enough room to find privacy as needed. The owners have thought of everything and we very much enjoyed our four nights here. Great location too.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation in this stunning part of the country."

    Plenty of room for us all and helpful communication before arrival. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2019

  • "The timing of the heating seemed to be a little unusual, but this might just be me!"

    It seemed to come on in the middle of the night rather than the afternoon. The chapel itself is wonderful and beautifully converted and renovated, although the sofas were too big for most of our party. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Oct 2019

  • "Excellent base to explore the local area."

    House was very well maintained and many home comforts. Nice to sit around in our group chat playing games and socialise. Dining table large enough to eat altogether.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful chapel very comfortable ."

    Everything you need for a great holiday . peaceful and relaxing didn't want to come home . great 60 birthday weekend . dog loved it as well .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, as expected; it was well equipped and fittings/linen etc were all of high quality."

    The pre-holiday communication and information was very good.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "What can I say; Horeb Chapel is a fantastic property!"

    It was exceptional in every way. There was plenty of room, the beds were really comfortable and Daisy and Mike really did think of everything. Highly recommend this property, the location was good very closr to the Zip world caverns and everything else was a short drive. Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2019

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Summary

  • Four ground-floor bedrooms; 2 x super king-size with zip/link beds (can be twins on request), 2 x king-size
  • 2 x Travel Cots
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor utility cupboard
  • First-floor open-plan living room with sitting areas, dining area and kitchen area
  • Ground floor snug with sofa bed and woodburning Stove
  • LPG central heating and woodburning stove
  • Please note the woodburning stove can only accept logs and will not be in operation until after 24/11/23
  • Cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, 2 x TVs with NOW TV, Alexa and WiFi
  • Pokemon Go Spot
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Please note that a woodburner starter pack can no longer be provided after 14/1/24, although logs can be purchased from a local shop, please only use logs in the woodburner
  • Roadside parking and bike storage
  • Front garden area
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Three dogs welcome (not in bedrooms or on furniture)
  • Pub within 0.2 miles and shop within 0.6 miles

The property

Perched within an elevated position in the village of Tanygrisiau, is this superb, converted dwelling, Horeb Chapel House.

This contemporary-styled dwelling rests within striking distance to the rugged Snowdonia National Park mountains and the wonderful Welsh coast, promising a wonderful escape for family and friends gathering to this majestic location.

Throughout this superb property, you will be delighted by the elegance of the furnishings with charming original touches to complement.

The quirky layout of the property means that you will find two well-presented king-size bedrooms and two super king-size, all on the ground-floor, each offering a stylish space to wake up to each morning and prepare for the day ahead.

After an adventure filled day, you and your loved ones can look forward to spending a relaxing evening within the brightly decorated living room, offering all the necessities and space for a week long break.

Curl up on the plush L-shape sofa which sits in front of a Smart TV, before the chef of the group rustles up a delicious home-cooked meal and gathers the family around the dining table for a sociable evening.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful cottage, a short stroll will bring you to the local pub where you will be delighted with the warming welcome, if you fancy a special treat one evening.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, the surrounding area has been carved as one of the best locations for outdoor pursuits, with a nearby river for walking, fishing, climbing and kayaking available within a short distance.

For those feeling adventurous, there is the Slate Mountain, Zip World, Bounce Below and Antur Stiniog waiting to be explored.

Further afield is the coastal town of Porthmadog and the iconic Italian-style village, Portmeirion.

Horeb Chapel House is a refreshing break within an area surrounded by natural beauty.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

TANYGRISIAU

Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.1 miles; Porthmadog 8 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles; Beddgelert 16 miles.

Tanygrisiau, meaning "below the steps", refers to the stepped cliffs above this traditional Welsh village. The Moelwyn mountains protect the village from much of the northerly gales in the winter, and give it a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering its location high in Snowdon. The village stands amongst dramatic scenery, and Tanygrisiau is a good starting point for many walks, especially if your intention is to climb Moelwyn itself. Tanygrisiau was famous for its slate mining, producing a high quality black slate that was used across the world. Tanygrisiau railway station is on the famous Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow gauge railway built to carry slate from the mines down to the sea at Porthmadog; today it is a renowned tourist attraction providing stunning views on its trip to the coast. Only 1.1 miles away is Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the capital of slate quarrying and in the 18th century known as the "City of Slate". The town stands in an elevated, natural bowl amidst this mountainous region and has a good variety of shops and pubs, but is best known for its tourist attractions. One of the old quarries is now the renowned Llechwedd Slate Cavern. The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway provides wonderful trips through spectacular countryside. Enjoy superb walks and bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain, as well as good climbing at the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, wonderful sandy beaches, or great fishing or golf. Visit delightful Betws-y-Coed, the Italianate Village at Portmeirion, or Bala, with its renowned white water rafting opportunities.

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Note: There is a £200 Good House Keeping Bond for this property

Please note the woodburning stove can only accept logs and will not be in operation until after 24/11/23

Please note that a woodburner starter pack can no longer be provided after 14/1/24, although logs can be purchased from a local shop, please only use logs in the woodburner.

Note: potential drop hazard on the mezzanine open-plan living room, children should be supervised

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas