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 entertaining
The chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows
A great space for preparing breakfast
A simple supper for four
Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
The dining table has the original chapel chairs
View into the ground floor WC
A contemporary style kitchen that is well-equipped
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
The chapel backs onto a paddock
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
1 / 29  A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
2 / 29  Comfy open-plan lounge space
3 / 29  Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
4 / 29  The kitchen opens onto the lounge area
5 / 29  Enjoy a coffee at the breakfast bar
6 / 29  A great space for entertaining
7 / 29  The chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows
8 / 29  A great space for preparing breakfast
9 / 29  A simple supper for four
10 / 29  Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
11 / 29  The dining table has the original chapel chairs
12 / 29  View into the ground floor WC
13 / 29  A contemporary style kitchen that is well-equipped
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  The chapel backs onto a paddock
25 / 29  Approach the property via the quiet country lane
26 / 29  Beautiful stone and original features
27 / 29  Amazing views over the rolling countryside just a short drive from the cottage
28 / 29  Visit the 'town of books', Hay-on-wye
29 / 29  Enjoy local activities such as canoeing along the River Wye

Chapel Cottage - Painscastle,

Hay-on-Wye (6mls NW), Mid Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 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 restored chapel is one of two chapels within the hamlet originally built in 1828 and has been restored to a lovely 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, a TV/DVD is 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 is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. So, 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 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, subject to availability, opposite the chapel.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

Mikaela Davies

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Candice, 4th September 2020

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Beautifully-designed cottage in a tranquil setting. The cottage was very comfortable - lights, heat/ventilation, etc. all conveniently designed and situated with great attention to detail and comfort. The countryside surrounding it is beautiful and quiet. Great for a quiet retreat.

Reviewed by Derek, 14th August 2020

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The property was spotless, warm, comfortable and perfectly located for walks and the local pub (which is excellent). Would stay again without question. The owners really go that extra mile to make the place and your stay welcoming.

Reviewed by Caroline, 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Joanne, 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Erika, 20th February 2020

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Chapel cottage is beautifully restored, with everything you need for a relaxing break. Excellent communication with the owners prior to our trip regarding road access due to recent bad weather. Warm and cosy with an ample wood supply for the log burner. We loved the area especially being able to walk from the door. The Roast Ox pub across the road Read morewas very welcoming when we popped in for a drink so we booked a table for the Saturday night. Lovely food and good veggie choices. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth, 29th December 2019

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This is a lovely, thoughtfully converted cottage which the owners clearly have taken a lot of time and care about furnishing and equipping and it felt as though we were in a home from home. We were there over Christmas and it was beautifully decorated and it was a treat to sit in front of the fire each night after a walk in the lovely surrounding cRead moreountryside. The Roast Ox pub also just 2 mins walk from the front door. We couldn't have asked for a cosier spot to celebrate the new year! Hide

Reviewed by Laura, 25th September 2019

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Immaculate cottage

Reviewed by Jane, 2nd August 2019

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The chapel has been renovated to an extremely high standard. It is very well equipped with every detail thought out including all cleaning materials.There is hot water on demand and plenty of clean, white, fluffy towels. The beds are comfortable and there is enough storage space. There is no mobile signal in the village but the WiFi in the chapel iRead mores good. This is quite the nicest accommodation we have ever rented! Hide

Reviewed by Patricia, 5th July 2019

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A truly lovely cottage. Very comfortable and helped us have a much needed rest. The area is outstanding with much to do. The village itself very charming with the additional benefit of a friendly pub and nice food just yards from the cottage. We took our own garden chairs for the small space outside. Glad we did as the wrought iron bench was not coRead moremfortable. A minor issue but the weather was so good we enjoyed sitting out with a glass of wine to hand. Hide

Reviewed by Carly, 20th April 2019

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Such a beautiful cottage and restoration, the attention to detail and high end finish is spot on. It had everything we needed for a relaxed weekend away. We loved the village, pub and it's surroundings. We hope to come back when possible.

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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 entertaining
The chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows
A great space for preparing breakfast
A simple supper for four
Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
The dining table has the original chapel chairs
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Location

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