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Capel Cartref

  • Visit Britain Good to go
  • Visit Wales 4 Star Self-catering
  • Visit Wales Cyclists Welcome
  • Visit Wales Walkers Welcome
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 1 unit £900-£1480 pupw sleeps 10

COVID-19 Coronavirus: 'Self Contained' Accommodation will be able to be booked from the 11th July 2020

Address

Heol Twrch,
Lower Cwmtwrch,
Swansea,
SA9 2TE

Details

Welcome to Capel Cartref! Now that 'We're Good to Go' and have reopened the doors to our spacious 'home from home' holiday accommodation that welcomes dogs and children. Capel Cartref is situated on the border of Powys, and Brecon Beacon National Park.

Capel Cartref is a large space accommodates groups and large families that like to enjoy the wonders of both South Wales and Mid Wales. The former chapel (Originally called Chapel Newydd,meaning New Chapel), turned holiday home is situated in the heart of the valley next to a wide meandering River Twrch.

The exterior offers the comfort of a veranda and balcony that overlooks the river, which plays host to a variety of wildlife . The river views provide the perfect setting for heron, brown trout, dippers and the occasional kingfisher and otter. The garden to the holiday home is enclosed, ensuring a safe space for children and dogs; the two wooden gates are original windows of Capel Newydd.

Entrance through the front double doors of our holiday accommodation leads you to the ground floor which is all on one flat level offering, 2 double bedrooms, a large kitchen/diner, a love spacious lounge with vaulted ceiling, a wet room and a store room. The lounge has satellite TV and Blu Ray DVD Player, plus lots of room, spacious enough for large groups

Capel Cartref (formerly Capel Newydd) has been renovated to a 5 Bedroom house of high standard. It is currently graded as 4 star holiday let with www.visitwales.com and has 137 Reviews with www.tripadvisor.com, most of which are 5 star.

The 1st floor is accessed via a staircase which leads to a gallery landing - a place to sit in peace. The 1st floor also includes 1 double bedroom, 1 twin room, 1 main bathroom, 1 main bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room, one private balcony (leading off main bedroom) which overlooks River Twrch.

Within the surrounding area are beautiful scenic walks that can be accessed without a car. The Brecon Beacons National Park is just 1 mile from Capel Cartref. Crossing the river and heading up the steps eventually leads you to farm land with accessible roads that lead to a beautiful forest, offering scenic views of the valley.

There is WIFI at the chapel and leaflets available with local places to visit and there are places to eat and drink within a a short 15 minute drive.

Dog friendly beaches are just a 40 minute drive away. The Gower, Swansea Bay is home to spectacular beaches and cliff top views:

Three Cliffs Bay (Post Code SA3 2HD) (OS Grid SS536879) and Rhossili (Post Code SA3 1PP) - both at The Gower... however, access to them is tricky for anybody with mobility issues but the views from the top are gorgeous!

For food at the Rhossili, The Worm’s Head Hotel, Rhossili, Gower, Swansea SA3 1PP (Tel 01792 390512) (email info@thewormshead.co.uk) NO DOGS ALLOWED INSIDE

Langland Beach, Mumbles is only dog friendly from September - May. Postcode is SA3 4QP. OS Grid SS607872

The Mumbles (also part of The Gower), comprises of a long promenade aligned with shops and cafes. The beach is part sand and pebble. There is a pier which is open all year round with an arcade, a small bowling alley and shops. The RNLI operate from the Mumbles and have for over 175 years.

The Mermaid Cafe Bar & Restaurant - 686 Mumbles Road | Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4EE Tel. +44 1792 367744

BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK
The National park Visitor Centre, Libanus, Brecon LD3 8ER The National Park Visitor Centre is approx 25 minute drive from Capel Cartref

At the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, are the waterfalls of four or five rivers: the Afon Hepste, Nedd Fechan, Afon Pyrddin, Afon Mellte and Afon Sychryd. Due to the diverse number of waterfalls in the Valley of Neath, it has been nicknamed 'Waterfall Country'. Details of two splendorous walks are Henrhyd and Ponyneddfechan:

Henrhyd Falls -  Signposted from the A4067 and A4221 by brown tourist signs. The car park is located just outside Coelbren on the minor road to Pen y Cae.
This is not accessible for people with mobility restrictions. 

Ponyneddfechan - Is a more accessible walk along the river that has small water falls along it's way.  The Angel Pub is right next to it and sells local ales and provides good food. Post code - SA11 5NR (You will feel like you're being taken down a dirt track before you arrive - this is the right way).

Dan yr Ogof, located at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a long cave system in south Wales,about north of Ystradgynlais and southwest of Brecon, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Dan-yr-Ogof Abercrave, Abercrave, Brecon SA9 1GJ Tel No. 01639 730801 (Open from April to October)

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Cleaning serviceDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerCoach parties welcomedSingle sex groups welcomedHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableBarbecueDrying facilitiesOn street/public parkingWashing machine

Capel Cartref is situated in the Swansea valley of Cwmtwrch which is close to the border of Brecon Beacons. There is one pub within walking distance, approx 500 yards from the chapel plus a large Tesco and Asda just one mile and two miles away respectively. Within one mile from the holiday home are restaurants and pubs that serve food. Immediately next to the chapel is a shop 'Max Rocks' that sells cards and stationery in the Welsh language (maxrocks.co.uk) Leisure faciilities are within 20 minutes driveable distance and include Dan Yr Ogof Caves, (National Showcave Centre), Afan Forest Mountain Bike Centre, Swansea's LC2 Complex (12miles), Brecon Beacon Mountain Centre, Vale of Neath Waterfall, Henrhyd Falls. A further 20 minutes takes you to The Gower Peninsula which provides breathtaking sights of Rhossily Bay, fantastic beach and cliff walks of Three Cliffs Bay and the steady promenade of The Mumbles where there is a host of eateries plus a pier. Capel Cartref is a dog friendly holiday home. Children welcome from any age.

Location

Directions

Plan route to Capel Cartref using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 766103  Lat: 51.77816 Long: -3.78955

From M4, junction 45, follow A4067 toward Pontadawe until the A4068 is reached (approx 10miles). Take the A4068 toward Cwm Twrch - Capel Cartref is approx 3/4 mile on the left, next to the Post Office

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Cleaning serviceCleaning service
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Capel Cartref is situated in the Swansea valley of Cwmtwrch which is close to the border of Brecon Beacons. There is one pub within walking distance, approx 500 yards from the chapel plus a large Tesco and Asda just one mile and two miles away respectively. Within one mile from the holiday home are restaurants and pubs that serve food. Immediately next to the chapel is a shop 'Max Rocks' that sells cards and stationery in the Welsh language (maxrocks.co.uk) Leisure faciilities are within 20 minutes driveable distance and include Dan Yr Ogof Caves, (National Showcave Centre), Afan Forest Mountain Bike Centre, Swansea's LC2 Complex (12miles), Brecon Beacon Mountain Centre, Vale of Neath Waterfall, Henrhyd Falls. A further 20 minutes takes you to The Gower Peninsula which provides breathtaking sights of Rhossily Bay, fantastic beach and cliff walks of Three Cliffs Bay and the steady promenade of The Mumbles where there is a host of eateries plus a pier. Capel Cartref is a dog friendly holiday home. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas ramp
    • YesSteps and no ramp

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBath with support handrails available
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair user

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen

General

  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

Notes

Front Door flashing light system will be installed in near future. The front enterance has a solid ground, ramp with handrail and very small threshold (6mm high x 20mm). All ground floor doorways are widened for wheelchair use. The walls are plain, the ground floor is oak floorboards, newly laid and solid. There is change in flooring between the hallway to wetroom and hallway to kitchen/diner. At rear of the building, there is a hreshold at the doorway leading to the veranda. The car park is based at the rear of the building, however there IS parking space at the front of the building but it does not have 'disabled' sign as it's on the public road. There is a lay-by opposite Capel Cartref which can be used also.