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“The Wow Factor.”
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St.Mary's a part converted 15th Century 2* listed building now a beautiful holiday home
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St.Mary's a part converted 15th Century 2* listed building now a beautiful holiday home
Overlooking the lake at Talyllyn this historic building offers you an unforgettable experience . Just a bit different ! NB:The 15th Century Church operates an Eco Loo System
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St.Mary's a part converted 15th Century 2* listed building now a beautiful holiday home
Overlooking the lake at Talyllyn this historic building offers you an unforgettable experience .
Just a bit different ! NB:The 15th Century Church operates an Eco Loo System
views across the lake from St.Mary's with Cader Idris rising in the background.
The old vestry with it's modern kitchen set within a space of huge ancient oak beams to impress
Neighbours visit you here ! This one often helps me cut the grass!
A comfortable area to sit in the old vestry also providingTV/ DVD player and PlayStation with games
Definitely a room with a view .
The old building still retains most of its fixtures and fittings to set the atmosphere.
One of the many dramatic lighting options...this photo was sent to me by one of our visitors
Kingsize beds for that extra comfort  -- with filtered and  balanced air flow  ....
The stained glass window depicting the story of The Good Samaritan
The view of the lake from the old Church with Cader Idris reflected in the still waters ...beautiful
A good nights sleep here for sure and another kingsize bed.From this level you can view the Church !
One of the two  Lych-Gates and the ancient 15th Century Church - one of the oldest in Wales
An impressive rear entrance to the Church with parking and privacy .
St.Mary's and it's  beautiful location..photo taken on the ancient route to the Church from Corris
One of the collection of Victorian oil lamps that compliment St.Mary's..a step back in time ..
Spend the nights under the huge impressive 15th Century rafters.....a great treat !
This is the view from the 'pod'that you could wake up to ...showing the ancient barrel ceiling
A fine picnic area ... Incredible views ...and a private place to look out over the whole lake..
A beautiful location ....photo taken from the Old Rectory On The Lake
There aren't many places like St.Mary's.This is the 15th Century roof structure..impressive for sure
View of St.Mary's across the lake with Mynydd Graig Goch behind which glows red in the sunset !
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Converted chapel -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Talyllyn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Bobtail J
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The Wow Factor.”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We had a Fantastic Week at St Mary's, we were warmly welcomed by Peter who was busy strimming the graveyard, what can we say about St Mary's firstly a very big thank you to Peter for saving this amazing piece of history and sharing it with us all, the Church is so beautiful, full of history which has been lovingly retained, you have everything you need for a comfortable stay, Peter has thought of everything, to sit in the church and take everything in its just stunning , you just can not put into words the amazing surroundings.
Its 5 stars from us.

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Management Response
5 Jun 2016
A really kind review ..you were brilliant guests who left St.Mary's spotless ...I need more like you from Llanelli ...Thanks so much and please come again one day .
Pete
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Gwen C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Very peaceful”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

We stayed for one week and had a very peaceful stay. The converted church had everything we needed and the bed was very comfortable. It is in a great location with plenty of walking routes out from the property and others nearby. The church itself is beautiful.

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Management Response
5 Jun 2016
A big thank you for choosing St.Mary's for your holiday and for giving us a pleasing review ....I hope your dog enjoyed the splendid walks around here as much as you both did ..
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Maggie M
Littleborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“A unique secluded peaceful hideaway in a stunning location.”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A unique chance to stay in a really interesting historic building set in fantastic mountain scenery. Lovely. Everything we needed was provided including maps and local information, soft white towels for after a refreshing shower and comfy sofas for snuggling with a book. Comfy beds too.

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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
Thanks so much for your kind review ... So glad St.Mary's worked its magic ... Do come back again one day we 'd love to see you.
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John I
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“Beautiful historical church in stunning surroundings”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We chose St Marys church in Tal-y-llyn because we wanted to stay in more unusual accommodation in a rural setting with beautiful views. We were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly by Pete the owner of the property and shown the ropes. Pete has lots of information on the history of the church, believed generally to be 9th century. On your doorstep are mountains, sheep (lot of lambs during our visit) and the lake. We visited King Arthurs Labyrinth, Dinorwig Power Station and the Tal-ylllyn stream railway. We ate at the Cross Foxes which I would highly recommend, Thanks Pete for investing in this historic building and we hope to return in the future.

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Liked best: The history of the church
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
So pleased that you enjoyed staying at St. Mary's ... It's a great base from which to head out on your exploration of the area .. the days can be full and exhausting , but arriving back at the old Church you can't help but feel the calm and relaxation return... Of course a glass of wine does help as well !...it was a pleasure to have met you ...Thanks ..
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Steven B
1 review
“A fabulous getaway with a historic twist.”
Reviewed 14 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My wife & I are just back from our short honeymoon stay at St Mary's & we are still buzzing about the whole experience.
We arrived slightly early & were greeted by Peter, the owner of St Marys, he welcomed us with a smile & gave us a brief rundown of the history of the building & the site, he also gave advice on the local restaurants & things to see/do.
St Mary's is a credit to Peter's hard work as it provides excellent accommodation in a beautiful building with equally beautiful vistas outside. Peter explained some of the hoops he had to jump through in order to achieve his hopes of sharing the church with visitors & to be honest I think most people wouldn't have seen a project like this through.
Anyway I digress, my wife & I visited St Mary's in order to take a break from work & the kids & to just reconnect, the church was the perfect location for this. Most of our stay was spent indoors enjoying the accommodation however we did eat at The Cross Foxes and it was superb, we also took a stroll along the promenade at Tywyn and a bimble up Cader Idris.
We thoroughly enjoyed our break and will continue to use St Mary's as a getaway for as long as Peter allows, this is a beautiful old building set in the breathtaking valley that Wales is famous for, it has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped & I can confirm there were no bumps in the night and it was nowhere near as spooky as I expected.

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Liked best: The church
Liked least: We loved every aspect
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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Thanks so much for such a kind review ...it was a pleasure to welcome such a nice couple to St.Mary's...you managed to see a fair bit of our beautiful area ... I hope that you will both visit us again one day to continue your explorations...
Thank you once again..
Pete
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