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