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Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
Comfy open-plan lounge space
A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
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
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  Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
2 / 29  Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
3 / 29  Comfy open-plan lounge space
4 / 29  A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
5 / 29  The kitchen opens onto the lounge area
6 / 29  Enjoy a coffee at the breakfast bar
7 / 29  A great space for entertaining
8 / 29  The chapel enjoys natrual light from the large windows
9 / 29  A great space for preparing breakfast
10 / 29  A simple supper for four
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), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
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.

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.

  • 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
  • 2 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 is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Glynis 22nd April 2022

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A gorgeous cottage, very tastefully renovated. Spotlessly clean and with everything provided that we could possibly need. A warm welcome given and lots of attention to detail in the welcome tray and in the way everything is presented for guests on arrival. A very warm and cosy cottage. We loved the log burner too. Great location and with a fabulousRead more place to eat on the doorstep. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it. Thank you so much for making our weekend there so enjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 15th April 2022

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First rate accommodation, beautifully appointed in a peaceful location.

Reviewed by Helen 18th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage. Very relaxing break. Would stay here again

Reviewed by Sue 21st January 2022

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We really love this cottage, it's an absolute haven tucked away in a quiet, friendly hamlet. Tt's very cosy and beautifully furnished and there are fabulous walks nearby. Couldn't want for more.

Reviewed by conor 30th December 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea 20th December 2021

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The chapel cottage is a beautiful place to escape to if you crave peace and quiet, lovely wood burner which is very efficient. Easy access to gorgeous walks, everyone including the owner Judith is super friendly. Had a yummy meal at the pub the roast ox inn highly recommend! Couldnt recommend more! Just bare in mind theres no village shop but the lRead moreovely haye on wye isnt far for shopping Hide

Reviewed by Dan 3rd December 2021

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A lovely cottage. We had a very happy and comfortable stay. Great walks nearby and a nice cosy pub across the road where we had a delicious Sunday lunch.

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Lovely interiors with every little detail thought about
Quaint converted chapel set in a quiet village location
Comfy open-plan lounge space
A stunning cottage which is simply perfect for a break away from it all
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
The dining table has the original chapel chairs
Show 17 moreView into the ground floor WC

Location

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