I cannot rate this stay high enough. Peter was an amazing host. He welcomed us and showed us around, explaining how everything worked and where to find what we needed. The history of the church is breathtaking. Many if the original features preserved. The walls are covered with old photos or paintings of how is used to be. The kitchen is fully stocked for most cooking needs. There is a pool table that soon became the centerpiece of the week, along with the soundbar speaker when combined with the church's acoustics. The shower and sleeping area were perfect. The downstairs pod is very cosy and the upstairs give you the chance to sleep in the rafters of a 500 year old church. From the door there are multiple hill and forest walks. From only a few miles up the road you can park and climb Cadir Idris. I look forward to returning.
After reading the glowing TripAdvisor reviews, I am very pleased to say that this unique holiday home met (and exceeded) our expectations. In our two week stay, we had only one issue pop up, and Peter resolved it very quickly.
We were three staying at the church -- two adults and our 10 year old daughter. The pool table was an unexpectedly fun source of entertainment when the rain and hail were chucking down outside. It does stay quite cool in the church and loft/upstairs sleeping area, though plenty warm in the vestry (kitchen/tv area) and pod/downstairs sleeping area. There was plenty of fridge and freezer space and the kitchen had all the essentials.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this holiday rental!
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.