Ty Capel Carmel

Dolgellau, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 3 Star
  • A former chapel house now converted to a delightful detached stone cottage, 5 miles from Dolgellau. Uniquely, the open-plan living area still features the original pulpit! Views of the stunning Welsh countryside and mountain range.

You can book this property from:

  • £544 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 5 miles
  • Shop 5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views
  • No mobile signal

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Ty Capel Carmel is a detached, converted stone chapel house situated in a remote and beautiful position high in the hills 5 miles north east of Dolgellau, with stunning panoramic views over the Arran and Cadair Idris mountain ranges.

The property is unique and full of character, making it an ideal getaway for anyone wishing for a tranquil escape from the bustle of everyday life. You’ll find many charming quirks, such as the original chapel pulpit, thick stone walls, wood burning stove and traditional Welsh blankets, giving the house a cosy, welcoming feel. Whilst retaining this rustic feel, the house also benefits from modern conveniences including central heating and Wi-Fi.

The accommodation is somewhat unusual, having been converted from the main chapel and the minister’s house adjoining it. The double and single bedrooms are open-plan on a mezzanine level, with curtains for privacy. The twin bedroom is separate and enclosed. The house has several changes of level and short flights of stairs (please be aware there are open stairs which may be tricky with crawlers or toddlers). Recent improvements include a new bathroom, new beds, carpets and curtains throughout.

Children will love exploring in the stream outside and nearby beaches. Guests of all ages will enjoy watching the wildlife from the windows using the binoculars provided, and the feeling of being truly surrounded by nature. Relaxing by the fire after a long walk is a great feeling!

The property is Entrance: into a small hallway with payphone (there is minimal mobile signal).

Living Room: the main part of the chapel, incorporating the original pulpit; large centrally-positioned wood burning stove in impressive stone surround, Freesat TV, DVD player, mini hi-fi system and WiFi. From the living room, four wooden steps lead down, either side of the central fireplace, to the snug and the dining room.

Snug: with sofa, extensive collection of books and games.

Dining Room: with dining table, chairs and other antique furniture. Through to the ground floor of the original house to:

Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, Belfast sink, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a small breakfast table and chairs. Ample crockery, utensils, pots & pans.

Cloakroom: with WC and basin.

From the living room, a flight of open tread wooden stairs leads up to the galleried bedroom area overlooking the main room. The two bedrooms areas are screened off by curtains.

Bedroom 1: with double bed.

Bedroom 2: with single bed.

Access through to the first floor of the original house:

Bedroom 3: with twin beds.

Bathroom: traditional roll top bath with hand shower attachment, WC and basin.

Outside: Small sun-trap garden with garden furniture. Lock-up shed available for storing bikes. The cottage faces wonderful views of the stream tumbling downhill and the mountains beyond.

Parking: gated and fenced private parking area adjacent to the cottage, for 2-3 cars, plus ample space opposite the house.

Excellent walking from the door and deer in the nearby forest. 7 miles to Coed-y-Brenin mountain biking centre. Barmouth 13 miles away with shops, pubs, cafes, and beach. Range of attractions at Machynlleth (18 miles) such as Corris Craft Centre, Corris Mine Explorers, Centre for Alternative Technology, and King Arthur's Labyrinth.  Fairbourne Steam Railway 14 miles.

This property has natural Welsh water from a private supply, tested regularly and passed as safe for drinking.

Electricity and central heating included. One basket of logs supplied.

Bed linen and towels provided.

High chair available.


Quirky cottage in secluded location. Great if you want to get away from it all. Cows and llamas are your main neighbours. Well kitted out with useful kitchen equipment etc but don't expect 5 star luxury.

Ms R,