Self Catering in Gwynedd - Llanberis

Areas: Snowdonia

Capel Dinorwig

Capel Dinorwig, Llanberis, Gwynedd
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 16

Pricing From: £1321.00 - 3347.00

This is a stunning, converted chapel, above Llyn Padarn, three miles from Llanberis and can sleep sixteen people in eight bedrooms.

Capel Dinorwig is a stunning, converted chapel, above Llyn Padarn, three miles from Llanberis and can sleep sixteen people. The property is set over three floors and has a super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower room, two ground floor super king-size double bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request), one with an en-suite bathroom and one with an en-suite shower room, a ground floor double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two ground floor twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and two second floor twin bedrooms. There is also a second floor shower room, a ground floor basin and WC, a first floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner, a ground floor sauna room with changing facility and shower room, a ground floor games room, a ground floor utility room and internal bike storage. Outside there is off road parking for eight cars and front seating with country views and a rear patio with furniture and a barbecue. Capel Dinorwig is a wonderful base for your holiday to Wales.


Hot water please
This is a fabulous property but after a long hard walk in Snowdonia I want a hot shower! Sorry but hot water is a must! The first night I had to boil a kettle for a strip wash and the second day even though I was one of the first of our party to take a shower it wasn't hot.
Yvonne E

Excellent Stay
We had a wonderful family holiday at Capel Dinorwig, 3 children, 3 teenagers and 7 adults all had a lovely break. Walks in Snowdonia, trips to some of the Zip World sites, the Slate museum and Caernarfon Castle all with a warm, clean and comfortable base to return to. Would highly recommend :)
Richard N

Wonderful accommodation in a stunning location
My daughter found this for us when she was staying over one weekend and we had been looking for a place to have a family and friends get-together for ages.. it was perfect! The interior of the building is architecturally very pleasing - a converted chapel with light pouring in to the living spaces from long windows that all the children in our party were utterly drawn to - they sat on the wide window sills reading, playing, just looking out at the mountains., even the 3 year old. The bedrooms are lovely; supercomfy beds, walk in showers, lots of hot water. The living spaces are well equipped for big gatherings with comfortable and sociable seating areas and long tables both inside and out for a good Viking feast , should you want one, and the kitchen is excellently equipped- we did lots of cooking and everything we needed was there -even a balloon whisk (which I needed to make a sauce on the first night and thought, will there be one? -and there it was!) This is also a big enough place for peopel not to be all in the same place at the same time - there is a games room and other space to sit quietly if you want. Looking out of the windows was one of my pleasures, every day - you can see Snowdon and you can take a lot of great walks direct from the Capel. There is a disused slate quarry (with 'Electric Mountain' underneath) round which you can take a walk just 15 minutes stroll away. We also walked down to Llanberis through the country park (bussed it back to the previous village, Deiniolen and walked the last mile to the Capel, getting fab views) but there are buses right the way back if you time it right. There is also a little playground a short walk away which the 3 year old loved. My son in law said it was probably the best view in the world for pushing a swing. This is a very special place, and Caroline, the owner, has clearly made so much effort to make great holidays for her guests (so many thoughtful touches) - several of us said we would like to stay there forever, it was so lovely. It's perfect in itself, but also well located for trips out, if you can tear yourself away- we went to Beddgelert and Portmeirion, both of which are quite easy distances. Highly recommended.

Stunning property and amazing location
The people have put a lot of effort into this property (there is a dvd with pictures of the work) it has been done to a high spec as well. I met the land lady and she is a very friendly and helpful person. The propery is open and spactious upstairs with most the bedrooms down stairs. he views are stunnign and breath taking with a view of snowdonia from the front door (weather dependent) Only down side was the internet in the area is shocking 200k but there just waiting for bt to install fiber in the area so once that is done the property would be perfect.

stunning, very clean property, fantastic location and views of Snowden
"WOW!" every one of us used that word on entering. It is perfect for a large group, very communal with it's open plan living area & huge table that seated all 16 of us together plus two toddlers. Plenty to do in the area & a brilliant caf? nearby too ( though a group of walkers thought we were the caf? & sat down ready to order on our outside table!). We never tired of taking in the stunning views from the Chapel windows too. The biggest downside was the lack of mirrors, sounds petty but with a large number of females staying it did prove a real issue! None at all in most bedrooms so all of us formed regular queues outside the three bedrooms that had them so we could do makeup & hair! Seemed so strange to of thought to of put a small shelf under a mirror with a plug in these rooms ( ideal for straighteners )& yet they didn't bother to even put just a mirror in all the others, yes there were mirrors in the bathrooms but these steamed up and couldn't use electrical items near them. One big communicable full length mirror in the hallway would be good too, not a single one of those to be had anywhere! Perhaps vampires own this property??? The showers were fantastic but an addition of caddies to hold soap & shampoo in them would be useful. The hot water ran out sometimes but there were a lot of us having showers at the same time so to be expected. Dishwasher is a nightmare as rack falls off the bottom runners when full, despite, earlier reviews telling them this, owners have still not repaired it , drove us all mad! Seems sad to complain about these things as the property is gorgeous and the owners have put lots of thoughtful additions into it, like the toys and toddler kitchen. It is spotless and kitchen is well equipped. But if they put the above problems to rights it would be perfect!!! We would come again and recommend it highly (already have done and friends are booking it ) but would tell people to take mirrors and extension cables which really you shouldn't have to do. We never got to use the gorgeous looking fire, we had fantastic weather!
Alison G

Services / Facilities:

Air source heat pump central heating with underfloor heating, rainwater harvest facility, heat recovery system and woodburner. Two electric ovens and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, Xbox, Bluetooth speakers, Miracast screen mirroring, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 8 cars. Internal bike storage. Front seating with country views and rear patio with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 miles. Note: Guests with limited mobility can access the building directly onto the first floor level from the car park by just 2 steps via the patio.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 4
Twin Beds: 4

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

National Slate Museum - 0.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Dolbadarn Castle - 1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cochwillan Old Hall - 5.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Crug Farm Walled Garden - 5.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Segontium Roman Fort - 5.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Vaynol - 5.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bangor Cathedral - 6.6 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Llanrwst, St Grwst Church and Gwydir Chapel - 6.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Penrhyn Castle - 6.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Plas Newydd - 6.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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