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.
In a peaceful hamlet just 5.5 miles from Hay-on-Wye, this beautiful property is full of character and charm, with original chapel windows and exposed beams. Sleeping four guests, the cottage is perfect for small families and couples. After a day walking in The Begwyns, return to your cosy bolthole to snuggle in front of the wood burner. From the property, enjoy day trips to Hay-on-Wye or journey deep into the Brecon Beacons National Park to scale Pen y Fan (24 miles), the highest mountain in Wales.
The former chapel has been lovingly restored throughout the property, you’ll discover luxurious little touches to make your stay feel extra special. The light and bright living area is open plan with an impressive, backlit, high vaulted ceiling, with ample room for you to all relax on the sofas in front of the elegant wood burner and watch the TV/DVD or plan your itinerary. Enjoy delicious meals together around the fabulous dining table, which features the original chapel chairs. On the first floor, you’ll find the exquisite bedrooms: a king-size with a magnificent, vaulted ceiling, and a cosy twin with comfy wooden beds. Outside, sit on the bench to sip your morning coffee and watch the world go by.
From Painscastle, you can set off on foot to enjoy a variety of walks through The Begwyns. The rolling hills offer the chance to fully switch off from everyday life, whilst admiring spectacular views across the Brecon Beacons National Park. A must for the itinerary is the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye. This fascinating literary hub has over 20 bookshops, as well as a great selection of independent boutiques and cafes. The town also has its own riverside beach, The Warren, where you can splash in the water on a summer’s day or hire a canoe to explore the River Wye.