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“We knew it was beautiful, thank you Peter x”
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Converted chapel -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Jayne J
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We knew it was beautiful, thank you Peter x”
Reviewed 1 October 2019 for a stay in August 2019
2
people found this review helpful

We love it there will come back always, Jayne an Paul, an sparkle x it’s a beautiful place. What else can I say, .

Date of stay: August 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Theoldmou...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A charming home from home”
Reviewed 23 September 2019 for a stay in September 2019
2
people found this review helpful

It is a lovely place to stay Ideal for a family or a couple. The owner was only too happy to help, waiting for us when we arrived late. He showed us round and answered all our questions. It is very comfortable with good facilities. The only problem we suffered was the temperature we found it a bit cold at night.
If you are eating out you will need to book with the Ty'n y Cornel although The Railway inn at Abergynolwyn welcome passing trade. It's a great place for outdoor activities. Thanks again for a great time.

Date of stay: September 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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rjwaae
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique rental in a beautiful setting, near enough to so much but far enough off the main track keeping its quiet and tra”
Reviewed 11 September 2019 for a stay in August 2019
1
person found this review helpful

Located in the beautiful valley at the west end of Talyllyn lake looked upon by Cadair Idris, the views were endlessly changing with the light.

We found it far enough off the main path so as to be quite and private but only 15min to a choice of three towns for amenities. Over the course of our week we visited Corris craft centre, delved into the slate mine of King Arthurs labrynth, climbed Cadair Idris, travelled on the Talyllyn railway, meandered by the waterfalls of Dolgoch, each time looking forward to the comfort of St Marys at the end of the day.

I would highly recommend the offerings of Ty'n y Cornel hotel for a meal in the evening (booking is recommended), we had to return for a second fill at my son request for is birthday celebration, the staff were very welcoming and made a real fuss of him. The Railway inn just 5 mins drive away was also very welcoming. Having said that St Marys had a fully kitted kitchen with everything you required to stay in and cater.

An amazing use of such a treasured building preventing it from being lost – well done Peter for the best possible use and amenities of this gem. Thank you for your hospitality.

Date of stay: August 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Sep 2019
Sounds like you had a great time ....Thanks so much for coming to St. Mary's....and for your kind review..it means a lot to me and the old Church.
Regards..
Pete
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Reviewed 24 June 2019 for a stay in June 2019
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person found this review helpful

Date of stay: June 2019
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Management Response
7 Jul 2019
Wow..what a full week you had...and so pleased for you both on your engagement...indeed there really is so much to discover around the area of Talyllyn..I do hope you come back to St Mary's again to continue your adventures...it is a wonderful old place to stay..
Thanks so much for your kind review.
Pete
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Sheila C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful Welsh retreat”
Reviewed 30 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019
1
person found this review helpful

Both ancient and modern, St Mary’s Church provides a comfortable base for exploring and enjoying this part of Wales. We had a lovely week enjoying the peaceful and scenic surroundings, a real tonic. We met Peter when we arrived and his cheerful welcome and helpful run through the domestics made sure we were all settled. It was evident from the outset Peter has taken time to restore and adapt the church to secure a future for this historic gem, whilst ensuring guests are comfortable and cozy. The bedroom pod is larger than it looks in the photographs. The shower is good and powerful and with such soft water little shampoo or soap is required. As remarked by others the eco-loo is not as scary as it might sound. As noted by previous visitors the nave of the church does get chilly so a woolly is recommended if you wanted to take a pew and listen to music. Peter has provided a selection of records and a turn table and there is also a Bluetooth speaker if you wanted to connect your phone or other device. Listening to La Fortuna from Orff’s Carmina Burana and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 at full volume was awesome. Thank you, Peter, for letting us share the experience. There is plenty to do and see, and the area is a walkers dream. If visiting between April and mid September there is a chance to see Osprey at the Dyfi Osprey Project and Ynis Hir offers other birding opportunities. The Dyfi Furnace, Corris Craft Centre, and Powys Castle are all worth a visit. For steam trains there is the local service from Abergynolwyn to Tywyn it the Bala railway. Machynlleth and Tywyn offer local shopping for essentials. There are larger chain supermarkets at Aberystwyth, Newtown and Welshpool. If history and something a little different are your thing St Mary’s is just the ticket. We are already looking at the calendar to plan next years visit to Llanfair Talyllyn.

Date of stay: April 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Sep 2019
Hi Sheila ...excuse my slow response to your fine review..
It sounds like you had a busy week of discoveries ...and believe me there is so much more ...please come again to find out more ...
Regards
Pete
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