Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
Comfy open-plan lounge space
Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
The kitchen opens onto the lounge area
Enjoy a coffee at the breakfast bar
A great space for preparing breakfast
A contemporary style kitchen that is well-equipped
A great space for entertaining
The dining table has the original chapel chairs
A simple supper for four
The chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows
View into the ground floor WC
This king-size bedroom has been beautifully finished with solid wooden furniture
Draw the velux blinds for a peaceful nights rest
Breakfast in bed
Enjoy soaking in this beautifully finished bathroom
Relax in the cosy twin bedroom
Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in this cosy twin room
Cosy blankets and morning coffee
The en-suite shower room
The en-suite shower room to the twin room
View towards the coverted chapel
Approach the property via the quiet country lane
Beautiful stone and original features
Amazing views over the rolling countryside just a short drive from the cottage
Visit the 'town of books', Hay-on-wye
Enjoy local activities such as canoeing along the River Wye
The chapel backs onto a paddock
1 / 29  Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
2 / 29  A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
3 / 29  Comfy open-plan lounge space
4 / 29  Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
5 / 29  The kitchen opens onto the lounge area
6 / 29  Enjoy a coffee at the breakfast bar
7 / 29  A great space for preparing breakfast
8 / 29  A contemporary style kitchen that is well-equipped
9 / 29  A great space for entertaining
10 / 29  The dining table has the original chapel chairs
11 / 29  A simple supper for four
12 / 29  The chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows
13 / 29  View into the ground floor WC
14 / 29  This king-size bedroom has been beautifully finished with solid wooden furniture
15 / 29  Draw the velux blinds for a peaceful nights rest
16 / 29  Breakfast in bed
17 / 29  Enjoy soaking in this beautifully finished bathroom
18 / 29  Relax in the cosy twin bedroom
19 / 29  Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in this cosy twin room
20 / 29  Cosy blankets and morning coffee
21 / 29  The en-suite shower room
22 / 29  The en-suite shower room to the twin room
23 / 29  View towards the coverted chapel
24 / 29  Approach the property via the quiet country lane
25 / 29  Beautiful stone and original features
26 / 29  Amazing views over the rolling countryside just a short drive from the cottage
27 / 29  Visit the 'town of books', Hay-on-wye
28 / 29  Enjoy local activities such as canoeing along the River Wye
29 / 29  The chapel backs onto a paddock

Chapel Cottage - Painscastle

Hay-on-Wye (6mls NW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
5
star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted chapel brimming with character and charm
  • Access from your front door up onto the Begwyns, a haven for walkers
  • A great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National park
Property code: 74316

Set in the heart of Paincastle, this former chapel, originally built in 1828, has been sympathetically restored offering original features with a contemporary twist, simply perfect whatever occasion.

This peaceful hamlet is well served with a good village pub serving great food. For walking you can access the Begwyns from your front door, 580 acres of National Trust hills and rolling landscape with breath-taking views across The Brecon Beacon National Park. For the energetic, the Brecon Beacons National Park and River Wye have a number of adventure training providers, from renting a canoe, to high rope courses and gorge walking. Hay-on-Wye just a short drive away, is famous for its International Book Festival, with plenty of second-hand bookshops, an art house cinema and independent shops, as well as The Globe at Hay. Talgarth is worth discovering, and the Talgarth Mill with its working traditional watermill.

This beautiful restored chapel within the hamlet was originally built in 1828 and has been restored to a very high standard. Step inside and leave your walking boots within the entrance hall. The ground floor is open-plan with the original chapel windows and solid wooden floors; the lounge area offers a wood burner with sofas that you can sink into after a day walking and exploring, with a Smart TV/DVD set to the side. For dining there is a table set for four with some of the original chapel chairs adding to the character. The kitchen area is contemporary in style and well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is also a WC on the ground floor. When the day is done climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find the two bedrooms. A king-size with vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a twin bedroom with wooden framed beds and an en-suite shower room and WC. There is also a separate bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.

There is a wrought iron bench to the front of the chapel where you can watch the world go by. And there is roadside parking available, opposite the chapel.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin both en-suite plus a downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • High vaulted backlit ceiling in living area
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Shop 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 6th May 2024

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Lovely chapel conversion in attractive small village about 6 miles from Hay on Wye. Very well equipped and furnished.

Reviewed by Patricia, 19th April 2024

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This was our third visit. Thoroughly relaxing stay. Everything as expected. Clean spacious quiet cottage. We will return.

Reviewed by Tracy, 9th April 2024

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Great find and superbly converted from an old chapel to the accommodation it is today. Perfect for 2 couples exploring the area, 2 bedrooms both with en-suites. Was equipped with everything you need and lovely touches with Welsh cakes and condiments being left out. In a very quiet location with a fabulous pub a stone throw away. Shame there is no lRead moreittle enclosed garden for the dog, however this would not stop us staying here again. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas Patrick, 12th March 2024

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Lovely cosy cottage, a very comfortable place to stay. The only thing that it lacks is a view of what is a fantastic area to visit.

Reviewed by Joanne, 23rd February 2024

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Great cottage in a lovely spot. Planning to return.

Reviewed by Jo, 9th February 2024

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Reviewed by Christopher, 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy, 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Mary, 1st September 2023

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Lovely cottage but no garden which was a bit difficult with the dog.

Reviewed by Lindsey, 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Alan, 15th July 2023

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Fabulous cottage, very clean and well Owners have done an excellent conversion and the cottage is both spacious and very well laid out. Great location and very peaceful and quiet, but it is a bit remote and the pub (which is good) is closed Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday. Hay on Wye is only 15 mins or so drive though and has plenty of choice. A vRead moreery enjoyable stay, thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda, 2nd June 2023

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Super cottage in a lovely peaceful village, extremely well equipped and very nicely decorated. We really enjoyed staying here and it felt like coming home at the end of each day as the cottage was so comfortable and welcoming. Would be more than happy to stay here again.

Reviewed by Allison, 22nd May 2023

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A lovely cottage, very comfortable and everything you need is provided. The location is perfect if you enjoy the countryside & the local pub offers delicious food & the staff are welcoming & very friendly. We loved it!

Reviewed by David, 15th May 2023

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Reviewed by Sian, 4th May 2023

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Chapel Cottage is a beautiful place to stay with everything you need for a great break. There are amazing walks in the hills around Painscastle direct from the front door, and the local pub the Road Ox is excellent too. Can't rate it highly enough.

Reviewed by Diana, 17th March 2023

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Chapel Cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped for self catering. It was very well stocked with cleaning materials. The location is great for walking and for exploring the area. We parked in the layby off the main road and just parked near the cottage to load and unload which was fine for us. The Roast Oak is excellent for food and Read morethe staff are very friendly. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas, 3rd March 2023

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Lovely accommodation and and ideal spot for exploring the surrounding countryside

Reviewed by Tom, 17th February 2023

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Lovely, comfortable cottage in a quiet village. Ideal base for walking in the beautiful local hills.

Reviewed by Claire, 30th December 2022

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Extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped chapel conversion with fabulous local walks, a pub 30 seconds away and excellent WIFI. Also wood left for the fire and Netflix - perfect for a cosy winter break! Whilst the twin room is small, having ensuites in both bedrooms and an extra downstairs loo, made it very comfortable for 2 couples plus 2 doRead moregs. There isn't a garden to use, but Painscastle is a quiet and pretty village. Hide

Reviewed by John, 15th December 2022

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Reviewed by Sophie, 18th November 2022

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A really lovely cottage, it has been beautifully renovated with everything you need for a holiday. A great place to retreat to from the terrible weather, its very cosy and warm.

Reviewed by Huw, 3rd November 2022

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Fabulous cottage renovated to a high standard. Had everything we wanted. Kitchen was well-equipped. Has a two-zone central heating so living space can be kept warm without overheating the bedrooms. Log burner also kept the place toasty. Only issue was lack of parking space, you have to park about 20 yards away where the road widens. Whilst unloadinRead moreg your car you're blocking the single-track road, but I never saw any traffic so it didn't cause a problem. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 30th September 2022

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A lovely stay - with a toddler it was hard but a lovely village. Probs wouldnt have children under 4 stay at the property

Reviewed by Elaine, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by David, 16th September 2022

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A lovely spacious comfortable cottage that really does have everything. All fixtures and fittings are good quality. The cottage was always warm enough, with plenty of hot water. Its very comfortable sitting in the lounge area and watching tv. There is a large dining area for self catering. We travelled as a couple, and thoroughly enjoyed the cottagRead moree. We regularly rent cottages, and this was up there with the best of them. The stairs are quite steep and not carpeted for those of limited mobility Hide

Reviewed by Tina, 2nd September 2022

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Lovely well equipped comfortable cottage in a peaceful location, perfect base for exploring the area with a great pub on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Gary, 19th August 2022

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Really lovely cottage finished to a high standard and within walking distance of the local pub.

Reviewed by Amanda, 8th July 2022

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A gorgeous little place, beautifully converted. The lane is very quiet and gets good evening sun, so the outside seat provided a nice spot to rest after hill walks. The double height living space made the chapel very cool and comfortable during an unexpectedly hot week, and we imagine with the log burner, it would make a very cosy place for a winteRead morer break. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 26th June 2022

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The cottage was perfect, extremely clean and nice starter pack on arrival. Cottage was a perfect size and in a great place for many walks.

Reviewed by Rhys, 27th May 2022

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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with interesting history.

Reviewed by Trevor, 6th May 2022

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Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
Comfy open-plan lounge space
Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
The kitchen opens onto the lounge area
Enjoy a coffee at the breakfast bar
A great space for preparing breakfast
A contemporary style kitchen that is well-equipped
A great space for entertaining
The dining table has the original chapel chairs
A simple supper for four
Show 17 moreThe chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows

Location

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