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Ty'n yn Capel
LL55 3NR

Ty'n yn Capel, Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £385.00

This semi-detached chapel conversion in the village of Brynrefail near Llanberis sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

Ty'n yn Capel is a superb semi-detached chapel conversion situated in the village of Brynrefail, three miles from Llanberis. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of two zip/link super king-size bedrooms, with one boasting a cot room and en-suite shower. There's also a twin bedroom and a bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with electric fire. Outside there's off road parking for two cars and an enclosed patio with furniture. Ty'n yn Capel is a delightful North Wales base.


Five-star accommodation, for a budget price.
Very well thought-out accommodation. You could pretty-much arrive, with just your clothes, toothbrush and food and would be quite comfortable, for the remainder of your stay. Things provided, include towels; hairdryer; toilet rolls; bin bags; liquid soap; tea; coffee; sugar; washing-up liquid and dishwasher tablets; a well-stocked bookcase, or two; several D.V.D.s; a cupboard full of board games; an iron and ironing board; a cot room (within the master bedroom); a stair gate; an outdoor barbecue, table and chairs - the list goes on... The house itself, is a short and pleasant, walk to Llanberris (where Snowdon is situated). It is about less than 3 miles (around half an hour, at a brisk pace). The Post Office, a couple of doors down, sells just about anything you can think of and is run by a very pleasant man. We could have done with another week, as there are so many resorts/attractions, to visit in the vicinity. Probably also should mention that we had a dog in our group and she seemed to enjoy her stay, too.
Sam T

Exceptional Size, Reasonable Location and at a Bargain Price
Review by Mr C's son Sammi. Cottages are a must for truly enjoying a getaway. This is without a doubt the biggest one I have stayed in. It probably doesn't fit the criteria for a cottage anymore when rooms are this large and tall. Extremely clean on arrival, with extras such as prosecco wine and welsh cakes ready to consume, the week passed in a place of almost perfect comfort. The lounge had many comfy seats with recliners, and there are books and DVDs for all ages ready to provide entertainment. With three bedrooms, two double and one two singles, the knowledge of having three toilets gave me a lot of happiness. It's ensures me to know I am guaranteed one. My father and brother deeply enjoyed the stay. Possibly it was their favourite stay in any holiday property. I personally found a few things lacking and frustrating at times. The internet was incredibly slow, clocking at 2MB download and 0.1 upload, reminiscent of when I first experienced broadband after dial up back at the turn of the millennium. This was just about acceptable if one person was using it, but beyond that it was virtually impossible to do anything but the most basic of tasks. I understand the limitations of internet in a countryside, and accept this could be as good as it could be. The boilers for heating the shower were unusually complicated, apparently heating water on demand in the morning but not in the afternoon, and it took a couple of configurations and tests and a few days before I could have a hot shower, not being a morning person. The lightbulb in the en suite bedroom makes unhealthy sounds as if it doesn't want to be there, and the bathroom extractor fans when switched on remain loud and active for almost an hour, a significant time. However, for the majority of people this cottage would still be perfect and ideal, especially for the price, but for the minority it might need a bit for fine tuning. The cottage can hold six, and six people running on 2MB internet and immersion boilers could get unpleasantly complicated for some families. However for sheer size, it is largely unbeatable.

From the moment we arrived to the point we left, everything about this lovely property was amazing. Well furnished to fit the property, it has feel of a lovely old property only with all the mod cons. The property has everything you need to make your home away from home, well sized bedrooms and bathrooms (3 of them so no fighting in the mornings), a well fitted kitchen with full facilities, a great living area and great outdoor area if the weather permits. There is also dedicated parking directly opposite the property. Things like the heated windows and floors were great in the mornings and little touches like milk, bubbly and welshcakes for us, and items for our dog were a real nice touch from the owner. In terms of location, this is a 2 minute drive from Llanberis, and around 20 mins to Zipworld (highly recommend). If you want to venture further afield, it took us around 30 mins to get to the lovely town of Conwy and 1hr to Chester Zoo. There are some fabulous walks in the area, we did a little research and walked back from Llanberis on the scenic side past the slate museum taking only 1.5 hours at a gentle pace. Highly recommended for a holiday in North Wales, we will be back again soon!

Cosy home from home!
This is our second visit to Ty'n Yn Capel. We came last year to see our son, as he settled into uni life at Bangor. This year, we used visiting him as an excuse to return! The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia and mountain biking trails. The cosy chapel is spotlessly presented and well equipped. There is plenty of space and bike storage outside. The friendly owner, Donna, is close by should you need her but definitely not intrusive. Brynrefail is a short drive from good supermarkets, Llanberis high street and of course Bangor University.
Denise H

Incredible cottage in a beautiful area
We stayed here for a few days in July and it was just perfect. Milk, tea, coffee, Welshcakes and a bottle of bubbly was a welcome surprise as well as treats for the dogs. The converted chapel has such a homely feel and is much larger than expected. I would love to return in the winter to be able to make use of the underfloor heating and heated windows. The property is well looked after, spotless and nicely decorated and furnished throughout. DVDs and plenty of games are available to choose from. Everything has been thoroughly thought through. The location is spectacular - just a stone's throw away from a beautiful lake and a short drive to Llanberis where we started our Snowdon ascent and enjoyed beautiful views. We will definitely be booking a longer stay at Ty'n y Capel next time and I can't recommend it enough for anyone who wants to visit this beautiful little corner of Wales.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric underfloor heating throughout with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio with USB connection, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot, highchair and stairgate
Off road parking for 2 cars in allocated parking spaces across the road
Bike storage
Enclosed patio with furniture
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and cafe 2 mins walk, pub 3 miles
Padarn Lake with lakeside cycleway and footpath to Llanberis 5 mins walk

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Nearest Attractions

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

National Slate Museum - 2.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Dolbadarn Castle - 2.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Crug Farm Walled Garden - 3.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Segontium Roman Fort - 4.1 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Vaynol - 4.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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

Plas Newydd - 5.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Caernarfon Town Walls - 5.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Caernarfon Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bryn Celli Ddu - 5.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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