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Eglwys St Cynfil

(Ref. 17499)

Penrhos near Pwllheli, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful renovation to the church in a peaceful location with lovely views of the sea and mountains,clean and the field of rabbits kept my son entertained."

    Reviewed by Sion5.0Apr 2024

  • "No issue beautiful place lovely stay."

    One issue was the wifi not that good,but didn't stop us having a fab time.we loved it.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great property and location."

    Everything we needed for a really enjoyable weeks stay in this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Holly4.4Jul 2023

  • "A magical place to stay."

    Full of history, but comfortable and equipped with all modern conveniences. Great location, with the beach and countryside within easy reach, plus loads of wildlife to watch and the charm of the countryside.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for sharing with us this most unique and characterful property, it has a great feeling."

    We've had a wonderful time exploring the Lynn; sounds, smells and sights. Already looking forward to returning! Diolch yn Fawr

    Thank you, its such a wonderful place, we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week even though weather very challenging, the views alone from property were lovely."

    The area is stunning for walks,beaches and places to visit, highly recommended x

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our stay at Eglwys St Cynfil was wonderful and relaxing."

    An incredibly peaceful place to stay and unwind You could hear a pin drop in the evenings. The church is light, bright, airy and wonderfully decorated with plenty of character with exposed beams. Lovely and clean, stocked with Fresh linen and fluffy towels. Our girls, 13 & 15yrs, were not looking forward to sharing a bedroom with each other however, spent every night laughing and giggling until they fell asleep and said they had “the best time “! The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals and outside a bbq with huge table and bench seating. So many rabbits! which were very entertaining. We really liked The history of the church and the very old headstones. The renovation photo album was also interesting to see. Thank you both for a wonderful place to stay. Tim, Debbie, Lucy & Chloe

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "How often can you say you have stayed in a 200 year old church for your holiday, surrounded by graves dating back to 1736."

    Wonderful location, peaceful, tranquil with beautiful views. Great conversion and worth the long journey. If you don't like rabbits or the occasional spider it's not for you. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol Lesley4.7Jun 2022

  • "Another fantastic week at this beautiful chapel."

    A stunning and convenient location, with excellent restaurants and pubs only a short drive away and the coastal path just a short walk through fields. Really enjoyed watching the resident rabbits in the churchyard, as well as seeing buzzards, kites, and other wildlife go by.

    Reviewed by Amy Louise4.4Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, the property is light and airy with lovely views."

    You can tell that a lot of time and thought went into the conversion of the chapel and I would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by April5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Beds and bedding lovely, comfortable and clean. Would love to return. Just a couple of niggles, the kitchen was not very clean, the cooker hood was greasy and the bread bin hadn’t been cleaned out. There were a lot of cobwebs and spiders throughout the building although I realise that it is an old stone building. The internet was poor as was the TV reception, you couldn’t watch much of a programme before it started to pixelate. We absolutely loved all the wild rabbits though. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1May 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8May 2022

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay."

    The conversion is amazing and very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed watching the rabbits and checking out the gravestones. The only downside from my perspective is that I am a light sleeper so I was disturbed by car headlights on the road, I solved this by draping a blanket over the balcony. It is not practical to do anything about this due to the open-plan nature of the interior, but I thought it worth mentioning as my solution could be shared with other visitors who experience the problem.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, great location and facilities, everything we hoped for and a rural setting minutes from the sea."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful Chapel Cottage."

    Location,location,location made our stay so perfect. Inside the owners certainly considered the history of the chapel, yet managed to bring a modern mix with the old. Very clean in every detail. Wild life looking through the spotless windows was a joy, even seeing a white rabbit amongst the usual grey ones. Nothing was in short supply inside with plenty of utensils in the kitchen. The lounge was comfortable to relax in. Bath room downstairs was spotless. Upstairs again perfect. The main bedroom overlooking the downstairs lounge was clever, giving an air of space and contentment. Just off the small landing is located the second bedroom, smaller, but with a porthole window which we imagine used to have a clock and now put to excellent use. So although the gravestones in the gardens greet you, let this not question you about your stay here. You will miss a wonderful chance to stay in a perfect cottage.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was the nicest rental property we’ve stayed in!"

    Fabulous location, beautiful conversion, really well equipped, spotlessly clean. This is a great base for exploring the Llyn peninsula, spitting distance from Llanbedrog beach, close to Pwllheli and Abersoch. Really cosy and private. We absolutely loved it and fully intend to go back! 5 stars!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful converted chapel that made for a comfortable, cosy, and well-equipped base from which to explore the local area."

    Beautiful surroundings and such a peaceful place to stay - we spent many hours just watching the local wildlife and enjoying the cosy atmosphere of the chapel. Will definitely be going back as soon as we are able.

    Reviewed by Amy Louise4.7Oct 2021

  • "This holiday property and location is exceptional."

    A very high quality property in a unique setting with access to the beautiful Llyn Peninsula and it's gorgeous beaches and pretty towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Highly recommended, wonderful location, fabulous place to stay"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "I was very slightly disappointed by how dusty the church was."

    The TVand DVD player had weeks of dust on it with fingerprints in the dust, the corners of the rooms were dusty with lots of cobwebs, and the fridge was very dirty with remnants of food, dried on spilt milk and a pungent smell. After a deep clean of the fridge, a dust around and the corners of the room swept the church was perfect. Half hour of my time to make it a wonderful place to stay. It was very homely and comfortable with all mod cons. The bed was very comfortable but could do with blinds on the windows as the light woke me around 4.30 every morning. There were quite a few rabbits which was cute to see every day. I loved the place. Enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back despite being visited by something in the cupboard next to the washing machine eating away at my food. Lol A welcomed break in a quirky place made it a brilliant get away which was thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gail4.7May 2021

  • "We stayed at this accommodation after an overseas trip was cancelled."

    It was a most worthy replacement. Some excellent coastal walks in the area and coming back to the comfort of this place was a real bonus. The church has been converted to a very high standard and was both warm and welcoming. Really, we could not find anything amiss.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2020

  • "The converted church was fabulous and very quirky, we loved it."

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Oct 2020

  • "What a charming little church to stay in, with plenty of character but very modern interior."

    Had a wonderful stay, even though the weather wasn't the greatest.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2020

  • "Accommodation is private, peaceful, well equipped and comfortable."

    Loved watching the rabbits in the fields around the church. The coastal path is stunning and we had a great time on the beach at Hell’s Mouth - super surfing!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really good base to explore the Llyn Peninsula - description & photos show everything the church has to offer."

    Great to see the restoration photos to bring the church back to life - Owners very helpful as this was a very late booking and they have created an amazing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Church was ideally placed to access the areas of the Llyn Peninsula that we wanted to visit (coastal path walking)."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "This lovely little church is set in a beautiful countryside setting in the most perfect location for exploring many of North Wales fantastic beaches and historical castles and with a nice selection of places to eat out not far away."

    We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "Need to fit blinds to the Velux windows in the mezzanine bedroom."

    Without them you’re woken ridiculously early.

    Reviewed by Jacqui3.8Jul 2019

  • "Very quirky, different and well thought out, however would not consider suitable to sleep 6, as lounge is the 3rd bedroom, for 6 an extra bathroom would be preferred, and the whole property would be too full, and in view of this I feel the price was rather on the high side, so we will not be using the property again."

    The location was great for getting out and about, great for walkers and some fantastic beaches.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped cottage (Chapel) in a fantastic location in which to explore the local area, very well located for boat trips to small islands, historical exploration and to soak up the local culture (when the locals want to share their culture!"

    ) The positives out weigh any negatives, I would say small observations from regular cottage holidayers and not negatives, the chapel itself is at a high standards and the neighbours are certainly quiet. The only things that I would mention are the chapel although very well equipped for all just seemed to lack that personal welcomming touch, Hot Water was at a premium to start with but we worked that one out and the overgrown gateways made it difficult with our cars. All in all a great holiday experience, thank you

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Jun 2019

  • "What a beautiful converted Church in convenient location for some lovely walks and lots of places to visit near by."

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very well-equipped, comfortable and unusual letting, in a great location."

    Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely light through the many windows.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2019

  • "This holiday accomodation exceeded our expectations."

    The Chapel was very well appointed with all the mod cons required for a first class holiday it is also in a very quiet location with panoramic views of the surrounding area including the mountains and sea.We have been visiting the Lleyn peninsula for many years and we feel this holiday accomodation is highly recomended.

    Reviewed by Rosalie5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful renovated church."

    Very comfortable & spacious. Had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend it. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely property, spacious and well equipped."

    Ideal spot for exploring this beautiful part of Wales

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2017

  • "We chose to travel there, because we wanted to visit the most beautiful of Wales, to walk along the coast and in the mountains, to spend some lazy hours at the beach, to visit some of the castles that we used to know from pictures only and also to try the regional food."

    We had all these things and our holidays - the first in Great Britain - were both interesting and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.8Jul 2017

  • "Had a lovely relaxing break at this beautiful converted chapel, their were plenty of lovely places to visit near by however we had terrible weather so it was a good job that the chapel was so lovely to stay in ."

    We loved the graveyard which was much bigger than we thought and under the full moon with the wind blowing it became very atmospheric. June 2017

    Reviewed by Dawn4.2Jun 2017

  • "Beautiful location, lovely to get away and spend a few days out in the open."

    Fantastic as always. Looking forward to next time. A Home from Home.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Feb 2017

  • "The property is stunning and in a beautiful location."

    It is an excellent base to use to explore North Wales from. The church is secluded and a relaxing getaway. We were lucky with the September weather being kind to us and even managed a bbq one night. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2016

  • "This Chapel is a great place to use as a base to explore the nearby countryside and its attractions."

    This is truly a unique holiday home and everything was thought of. The neighbours were quiet and did not bother us at all (graves) - the horses and sheep in the nearby fields were lovely. All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would certainly re-book this unique Chapel again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double overlooking sitting area, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with deep half-sized bath, double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area accessed via 3 steps with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric underfloor heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Free WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking, additional space for boat trailers
  • Outside hose point for washing down watercraft
  • One acre of grounds with large field adjacent to property with furniture, BBQ and graveyard to side and rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Beach 1 mile

The property

Pwllheli 2 miles.

A beautifully-converted stone-built detached church, dating back over 200 years, in the quiet hamlet of Penrhos just 2 miles from the popular seaside town of Pwllheli.

This Grade II listed church has been sympathetically restored to provide modern, open plan living whilst maintaining the ambience and character of this historic building.

Notable features of this Pwllheli cottage include a double-height beamed ceiling above the sitting area, superb mullioned church windows and many of the original fittings and furnishings of the chapel itself including the pulpit and lectern.

Upstairs, you will find a modern mezzanine master bedroom, with glass balustrade overlooking the sitting area, and Velux windows with views towards the sea in the distance.

This Pwllheli cottage is surrounded by an acre of grounds which include an historic graveyard, complete with ancient headstones, plus guests also have the use of a large field to the side of the cottage, with sitting area and ample space for playing games or stretching your legs.

Nearby, are the towns of Pwllheli and Abersoch, and only a short drive east will take you into the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

A characterful Grade II listed church perfect for a cottage holiday near Pwllheli at any time of the year.

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About the location


Abersoch 6 miles; Criccieth 8 miles.

This busy market town is the unofficial capital of the Llyn Peninsula which is one of the most scenic regions of Wales, renowned for its outstanding scenery, stunning coastal walks, excellent beaches and golf courses. This traditional seaside town offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and an impressive marina holding 400 boats. The town boasts two beaches, one with the Blue Flag Award and is renowned for its sailing and watersports. Close by are Criccieth, with its medieval castle, and popular Abersoch, a pretty harbour town also renowned for its wonderful beaches and watersports facilities. Much of the peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a lot of the coastline is owned by the National Trust providing many remote bays, sandy beaches and exciting clifftop walks, as well as wildlife havens like Bardsey Island. Discover all of Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey, many medieval castles and N.T. properties and gardens, or simply relax in this beautiful part of Wales.

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