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Rhulen Old Chapel in Painscastle, Powys

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sleeps 6
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Rhulen Old Chapel description

Holiday home
Rhulen Old Chapel is a wonderful, detached chapel conversion, four miles from Painscastle in Mid Wales. The property can sleep six people in four bedrooms, with a double and a single on both the first and ground floors. There is also a shower room on the first floor and a bathroom on the ground floor, a kitchen with a dining area and on the first floor, a sitting room with an open fire and a balcony. There is a boot room, a sun room and outside, off road parking for three cars and a cottage-style garden with a patio, furniture and a water feature. In a great spot for exploring Wales, Rhulen Old Chapel is perfect for a family break or a getaway with friends.

The pretty village of Painscastle lies between the famous towns of Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells, and takes its name from its ancient castle, where today only large earthworks remain. Standing only three miles from the England/Wales border, the village boasts a charming real ale inn and is surrounded by scenic countryside. Under six miles away is Hay-on-Wye.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating with open fire. Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and water feature. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles. Note: No mobile phone signal. Note: There are three headstones in the small original graveyard located at the far side of the chapel grounds. Note: Due to the balcony having a low wall and the water feature in the garden, children to be supervised.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Smithson
June 2016
We had a lovely holiday. The cottage was perfect for 5 adults, there was lots of space and the bathrooms were very good. The kitchen had lots of storage space. It was useful having two dining areas as we played a lot of board games.
Mrs Fowora
February 2016
Rhulen Old Chapel is set within the most beautiful landscape. Walking up to the moorlands not far from the Chapel, you will experience a great stillness and peace. The kind you wish you could bottle up and take home with you. Amazing.
Mr Hall
November 2015
Fabulous retreat in a cute building that was converted with taste. The owner caters for everybody with the inside furnishings, from books and games to information on surrounding places to visit.
Mr Johnson
June 2015
Being a converted chapel, and converted to a very high spec and nice layout, gave this cottage that little something different. The location was beautiful, looking out to some spectacular hills and countryside. We were looking for a peaceful spot and this fulfilled our wishes. The open fire was very relaxing. Excellent.
January 2016
This property is a converted chapel and for that reason it has a lot of charm. The location is amazing, a great place to get away from it all. The open fire in the lounge area is a real treat. We visited as an extended family of 6. We found that the kitchen was a lovely place to socialise as it is open plan. However the lounge does not have sufficient seating for 6 people. There is no mobile signal here which was not a problem for us. There is free WiFi and the connection is fast. Overall an enjoyable stay over the new year period.
October 2015
This is not the place to go if you like the hustle and bustle of busy life. This is a very remote property, with beautiful countryside around it. From Painscastle you cross a moorland to reach it. This was wonderful for us, as we saw tonnes of red kites flying above, and went for a couple walks along the moor. The house itself is beautifully restored, and we loved the layout of it. It's all very clean and tidy, and the owners provide towels, clean bedding, wood for the fire, as well as other things we may not have thought of being available - like spare toilet paper, salt & pepper, cleaning sprays and tin foil. There are also plates, cups and pots and pans enough for 6. We spent a great deal of our time walking in the surrounding area. Rhulen Old Chapel is a perfect base for this. We went to the National Show Caves (good - check the reviews) on one day. On the way back from this, and from Brecon Beacons (another good day out) we went through Brecon to make use of the Morrisons. There is a supermarket slightly close to the house (at Llandrindod) but this one was on our route back, and has a petrol station too. Would also recommend the Roast Ox as an excellent place to have a meal whilst staying here.
Andrew E
October 2015
My wife and I were looking for a cozy few days away with our two dogs and WOW this was perfect, just wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is beautiful and ideally laid out for what we wanted. Downstairs you have the kitchen, large porch area ( Dogs can sleep there) and dinning area. There are two bedrooms downstairs and a bathroom. Ideal for walking the dogs, miles of countryside surrounds you then return to have them settle down with you in front of the woodburner while you have a drink sat at the table. Downstairs main area is flag / slate floors so again ideal with the dogs. In the evening we could bed the dogs down and go upstairs to the galleried sitting room again with open fire. The two fires and stone chimney breast which is full height is the centre piece of the house. Bedroom used was very comfy and all amenities were immaculate. Hay on wye aprox 15 mins drive away, also would recommend a trip down to Brecon. A couple of tips Take some logs etc, and make sure you have everything you need nearest shops some distance away especially if you are looking for supermarket. Quite difficult to find make sure you have route sorted before you set off, sat nav may not get you there. Route in is via single track roads all of which are good condition. As it says on the listing on Sykes there is no mobile signal. I am sure we will return
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