We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St.Mary's Church . Talyllyn . Gwynedd. Snowdonia National Park

90 reviews
Save
What is Travellers' Choice?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to the top 1% of businesses across select categories.
St.Mary's a part converted 15th Century 2* listed building now a beautiful holiday home
Overlooking the lake at Talyllyn this historic building offers you an unforgettable experience .
A few items found at St Mary's...
1 of 33St.Mary's a part converted 15th Century 2* listed building now a beautiful holiday home
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
Converted chapel
St. Mary's is a part converted 15th Century Church on the edge of the picturesque lake at Talyllyn. This historic building has an amazing Welsh oak roof structure and a Tudor painted ceiling. Many of the original features remain including the pulpit, the organ, font and many of the pews. This stunning part of Snowdonia is famous for its beauty and is an area of Special Scientific Interest. The walk to the summit of Cadair Idris begins on your doorstep, and four miles down the road is the Talyllyn Railway which steams down the valley to Tywyn. A holiday with a difference... The ancient 2*listed Church was given a lifeline to safeguard its future when planning permission was granted ...we were able to create an area for comfortable living within its walls whilst retaining all it's original...St. Mary's is a part converted 15th Century Church on the edge of the picturesque lake at Talyllyn. This historic building has an amazing Welsh oak roof structure and a Tudor painted ceiling. Many of the original features remain including the pulpit, the organ, font and many of the pews. This stunning part of Snowdonia is famous for its beauty and is an area of Special Scientific Interest. The walk to the summit of Cadair Idris begins on your doorstep, and four miles down the road is the Talyllyn Railway which steams down the valley to Tywyn. A holiday with a difference... The ancient 2*listed Church was given a lifeline to safeguard its future when planning permission was granted ...we were able to create an area for comfortable living within its walls whilst retaining all it's original features...certain conditions set out by the National Park Authority meant that a non standard Eco toilet system had to be installed ...different but all compliant with 21st Century building regulations.....full imformation is provided and all questions answered ... We are proud to say that St.Mary's has been given the TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for many years now ... this achievement being all down to so many brilliant reviews from our guests ...and we would like to say a big thankyou to those kind people who have taken time out to write of their experience here at Talyllyn .. Why don't you come and visit us and enjoy the so different and peaceful ambience here at St.Mary's..More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
Show more
About the Owner
peter m
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
Write a reviewReviews (91)

21 - 30 of 91 reviews

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Date of stay: June 2017
Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Beautiful location. Lovingly restored church. Words and pictures do not do this amazing place justice. Well done and thank you Richard.

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank 165phila
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

A pleasure to have met and talked with you both ..I can still picture you sitting outside the old Church taking in the afternoon sun and those glorious views .. Your review is very much appreciated . Thank you. Pete

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Bingley, United Kingdom
22
Reviewed 6 June 2017

More

Date of stay: May 2017
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Wow - what a fantastic location. A real hidden gem. St. Mary's has been wonderfully maintained with all its original features in tact making it a relaxing and unique place to stay. Great base for any type of holiday. We have some amazing memories and...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank tree1878
Management response:Responded 23 April 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review ..It was a pleasure to welcome you to St.Mary's and I hope that you returned home also having mastered the use of your kayak ... Look forward to see you both again one day .. Pete

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Its hard to describe how unique an experience it is staying here. It has so many things going for it. Peter has beautifully restored and converted the church for living, maintaining its original features. He was also great at answering any questions before and during...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank GeorgeTorode
Management response:Responded 20 February 2017

Hello both.. Thanks so much for your kind review ...I hope you were inspired to take loads of photos of our beautiful area. Also can I thank you for the chocolates ... they were really enjoyed..! Regards Pete

See more reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a great few days in this beautiful little church, the sleeping pod is great and well equipped. Living area nice and cosy and unspoilt by not modernising it,the area it self is beautiful, perfect stay to get away from it all.We will definitely go...More

Date of stay: December 2016
2  Thank Go674093
Management response:Responded 9 January 2017

Thankyou both for your kind review ..so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. A wonderful place to take life at a slower pace ..and our surroundings will always impress. Pete.

Reviewed 17 December 2016

WOW WOW WOW, what an amazing experience completely breath taking with absolutely everything needed for an exceptional stay. The walks are spectacular. Would highly recommend and we shall definitely return next year. Thank you Peter, for the warmest welcome 👍

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Dawney51
Management response:Responded 17 December 2016

Great to have met you both and so pleased to receive your kind review.. like an early Christmas present ....better than the usual pair of socks..!! It will be a treat to have you visit St.Mary's again ... Regards Pete

Reviewed 11 November 2016

A very lovely and original place to stay for a vacation. We stayed for the Halloween week and had a great time. The owner Peter is a wonderful, gently man, you can hear the love in his voice for St Mary’s when he takes you...More

Date of stay: November 2016
1  Thank Hans L
Management response:Responded 17 December 2016

Ha ... I've never been called a wonderful, gently man ...and my wife might disagree but I'll accept the description proudly . Thanks for visiting St Mary's ,all the way from Belgium ... much appreciated.. I hope our surroundings gave you plenty of photographic opportunities...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

St Mary's is a property like no other and an experience never to be forgotten. The owner Peter has painstakingly made a wonderful partial conversion of an historic Church in a stunning location.More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank terryjpsmith
Management response:Responded 17 December 2016

A big thank you for your kind review ... They really are appreciated ... You came geared up for a good holiday and I'm so pleased that St. Mary's impressed .. Bring your bicycles was a really good idea as our area has some brilliant...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
7728
Reviewed 16 October 2016

More

Date of stay: October 2016
Management response:Responded 18 October 2016

More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
See more amenities
Availability
June 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
September 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
October 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
November 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
View all months
Map
+
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Heading down the pass on the A487 ... The lake can be seen ahead of you as you descend...turn at the Mynffordd on to the B4405 toward Talyllyn and Tywyn ...keep the lake on your right and follow it 's length west .. Pass the TynyCornel... and St Mary's is just around the corner... You can turn in just before and park around the back of the old Church. PostCode for SatNav is LL36 9AJ..
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL222502733