**N.B New Year minimum booking of 4 guests for 5 nights**. An entire quirky converted Baptist Chapel in the Brecon Beacons National Park with a secret musical story and lots of sleeping options. Warm in winter with thick stone walls that are so calming and quiet. This is a simple place to detox from busy lives. Cosy nights in front of the wood burner with friends or family. A place to read, play the piano, listen to music, sing, cook or just do nothing. Cycling, walking, from the door.
Its a really unusual space but comforting, its not so large you feel lost inside by Chapel standards its a small Chapel but it does have that height in the main open plan living space and its a great space for entertaining getting together with friends or family. There are lots of little corners to go in if you want some time to yourself. Reading a book up on the mezzanine looking out of one of the big arched windows is lovely. Its great acoustically and listening to music is great. But its the feeling of those thick stone walls and quiet calm that is really special, the light that comes in through the windows at different times of day. Its very simply furnished and feels more like a pair of comfortable jeans than the feeling you get from an immaculate show home where you are worried about being there. From that point of view its easy to relax into the feel of the Chapel. The Chapels story is also something unique but you will have to find that out yourself.
The Chapel and Garden is all accessible. We have one bit of the Chapel which is locked away which is used for storage and needs building work so that bit is locked away but thats beyond the door in the pulpit. The rest of it is yours for the time you are there.
Interaction with guests
I like to give guests space but also provide enough information that they can really get the most out of their time and experience some of the things we love about the area whatever your taste. When you are staying for a short period of time its so easy to miss those things. Its taken us years to find discover some of the places just on the doorstep and try out places to eat. I have also used Airbnb to go away and I always find its nice to meet hosts even if its just once to know who you are dealing with. I usually call up early on in the stay to make sure you have worked out where everything is and answer any questions and got everything you need. Then I usually find using the airbnb mails text or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) deals with most things without impacting on your time.
Other things to note
Parking Note : There is space for two small cars or one larger one outside the Chapel although our preference is for one. There is potential to accommodate other cars but please let us know if you have more than one vehicle.
Please note that the mezzanine space is accessed by a spiral staircase with no handrail. We therefore advise that it is used by adults or children over 8 at parents discretion. Use of the mezzanine is at guests own risk.
The two single beds are folding beds that can be put anywhere in the Chapel. One of them is a full single bed size and very suitable for an adult. The other is narrower typical folding bed size and slightly shorter more suitable for a smaller lighter person child or teenager although I have had a few comfy nights on it. Unfortunately there is no description for folding bed and these are much more comfortable than a floor mattress. The beds can be moved around quite easily to suit your circumstances.
We now also have a Sofa Bed on the Mezzanine which is very comfortable and is a standard double bed width. So there are quite a few sleeping options. There are several areas within the common space - The mezzanine, The pulpit landing area and even within the main area there are corners that work quite nicely for the beds with some privacy without impacting on the main sitting, cooking, eating areas.
The bathroom which is a shower and toilet is small but adequate.
The Wifi is a mobile wifi which is 10x faster than our telephone line broadband which is still in the dark ages. However I just couldn't find an unlimited use package so there's not enough to be constantly gaming or streaming films. It's there for Internet browsing, email, remote working, music and occasional film. Remember to switch wifi off your device when not in use and switch up background App updating as its surprising how much they use up updating themselves in the background.
We just expect the property to be respected as it was your own home. We do have a strict no smoking policy in the Chapel. Lastly it is really important to ensure small black gate next to large five bar gate is kept closed at all times to stop sheep getting in and eating neighbours veggies.