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St Curig's Church

Wales / Capel Curig, Gwynedd
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Experience heaven on Earth in this charmingly converted 19th century church, with sociable village life and a backdrop of the breathtaking Snowdonia mountains built in.

If you're looking to get your loved ones together and spirit yourselves away from the breakneck speed of daily life in a haven that perfectly combines a love of ancient tradition with creative imagination, you'll find your heavenly sanctuary in St Curig's Church.

Tucked quaintly away in the mountain village of Capel Curig, this quirky and stylish living conversion, sleeping up to sixteen people, faithfully preserves the building's original features with magnificent high ceilings and windows that allow plentiful natural light to flood inside.  Its present, stunning, incarnation represents a real labour of love whose story inspired a host of Sunday Times columns written by its owner, Lady Alice Douglas.

Lady Douglas lives close by in the Vestry cottage and so is usefully on hand to answer any questions.  You'll find St Curig's Church to be a cosy family home and a lively social environment with never a dull moment.

St Curig's Church boasts some divinely unique features you'll be talking excitedly about for a long time following your stay.  How about sleeping beneath an exquisitely carved stone pulpit, or taking a bottle of fizz out to the hot tub, to watch the sun gently setting over the Snowdon Horseshoe?  If you prefer something more energetic, there's always the option of a game of table tennis...played beneath a spectacular 19th century mosaic ceiling!

In the unlikely event that you tire of the scenery inside, you'll only have to take a look out of the windows in any of the rooms, to view the marvellous, inspiring vista of Snowdonia's famous mountains in all their glory.

Claim your cosy bed from one of four spacious, beautifully designed en-suite rooms.  For lovers of romantic tradition, two rooms feature hand-carved four-poster beds, and there are two well-furnished twin rooms.  You'll also find another twin room, plus a shared bunk room with four beds - a favourite with younger guests!  The bunk room also features stunning views towards the Carneddau Mountains.

Even larger groups will be kept comfortable all night, with a sofa bed in the main lounge and two additional trundle beds (which can be moved into any room), and with a coal fire and underfloor heating throughout, you'll be kept toasty warm even through the colder months.

The friendly mezzanine kitchen features a birds-eye view of the glittering mosaic ceiling and is perfectly set, with its equipment, utensils and a large communal table, for the kind of lively conversation over delicious meals that will set you up for all manner of holiday adventures!  There's plenty of storage available in the adjoining stable for boots, bikes - and even kayaks.

Outside, discover a large hot tub in the garden, with views straight out to one of the most beautiful parts of Snowdonia - the Snowdon Horseshoe.  Don't forget to pack your camera along with your swimwear!

You'll soon discover that mountain village living definitely doesn't equal a life of staid silence, with plenty for you to do both inside and outside the church.  For the musically inclined, there's a grand piano and a guitar, with various games and even a dressing-up box for in-home entertainment.

Further afield, with Snowdonia National Park on your doorstep you'll be spoilt for choice of activities.  Hiking one day, rock climbing the next, perhaps?  How about a leisurely lakeside walk or cycle, or even a day at the beach - or for more serious adventurers, conquering Mount Snowdon?

For thrill-seekers in need of an exhilarating hit of adrenaline, the world's fastest and longest zip wire is just seven miles away, and you'll also be able to arrange other activities such as mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, kayaking, golfing, canyoning, caving and surfing - this energetic list really is endless!

For refuelling after an adventure-ful day, there are a number of pubs within easy walking distance, and even more choice within a twenty-minute drive.

A stay at St Curig's Church provides all the exquisite beauty of an historic haven, mixed with all the fun,  adventure and activity of a social outdoors life.

Things to note


Travel cot provided on request, no smoking permitted, pets welcome by prior arrangement, minimum booking period of two nights at the weekend but one night mid week low-season stays may be possible (excluding Christmas period), stabling for horses available 500 metres away.

Prices start from: £3790 (1 week), £1890 (2nt weekend), £2090 (3nt weekend), £650 (1nt midweek). 

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The basics

Region: Capel Curig, Gwynedd
Cost (from): £650 per night
Sleeps: up to 16
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Minimum stay: 1 night (midweek)
Property ref: 248

Facilities

Sleeps up to 16, 4 ensuite bedrooms (2 four-poster and 2 twin), twin bedroom, quad bunk room, private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, oven, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, drying room, boot storage, bread maker, Nutribullet, table seating for 14, wood burner, Sky TV, speaker system, wifi, pool table, sofa bed, underfloor heating, table tennis, board games, gardens, zipwire, parking for eight cars, stabling for horses 500 metres away.

Local activities 

Walking, cycling, horseriding, climbing, fishing, golf, diving, potholing, hiking.

At a glance

  • Converted 19th century Grade II listed church, WiFi enabled, sleeping up to sixteen people in Capel Curig, Snowdonia.
  • An extremely pet-friendly and sociable family home with its owner living close by.
  • Easily accessible by car via Betws-y-Coed, with parking available.
  • Snowdonia National Park is easily accessible, as are a packed programme of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking and horse riding.
  • There are three pubs within walking distance, and many more restaurants and bars within a 20-minute drive.
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