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“This is an experience everyone should try!”
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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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audie70
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is an experience everyone should try!”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, St. Mary's is absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to everyone. The church if fantastic, unique and its so surreal staying there, it is comfortable but still has its originality, the photos don't do it justice. The lake, mountains and valley are picturesque and its a delight to sit outside and admire the scenery. It was a relaxing holiday and such a fantastic experience!

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Liked best: the property and the location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
13 Aug 2015
It was a real pleasure to have you visit St.Mary's . Many thanks for this pleasing review . I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you all again one day .
Pete
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Ingleton
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not a lot left to say”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This is the 4th time we've stayed in the church and it won't be the last. I LOVE IT.
The peace and tranquillity is tangible as soon as you arrive and open your car door.
My husband and I never cease to be in awe of what Peter has done to keep this great property "in full working order". It could've been so different if it had been left to get even more into disrepair.
Every time we go, we notice something new that Peter has added. We think the St Marys pennant is a really nice touch, and I spent some time sitting on the new bench overlooking the church.
No wonder Peter's always smiling! Thank you, and see you in 2016

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Liked least: Leaving
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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
What a pleasure to have the two of you visit St.Mary's again ...and pushing the limits of your cycle rides further ...
The pennant you mentioned was kindly returned to St.Mary's having been removed to the neighbouring Church at Abergynolwyn when ours closed ... it's good to see it back where it belongs ...
Take care till we see you again.
Pete
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lissieb
stalybridge
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous !!”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Just returned from this fabulous holiday let.From start to finish our experience has been one of charm,comfort and generous hospitality.Peter our host has paid attention to every detail and every requirement that a visitor could want.Lovely quiet location,but a mere half hour to numerous villages and lovely coastal towns.Dont hesitate to book,go and experience this totally unique holiday experience

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: there was nothing not to like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
18 Jun 2015
Hello Both ..
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the holiday experience that St.Mary's offers .
Your care and attention to the old place was noted ....even down to presenting the famous grave of Jenny Jones with a fine flowering plant ...and it is this very day 200 years ago that she was actually at the battle of Waterloo..along side her soldier husband ...what a woman ..!!
We look forward to seeing you again soon ..
With Regards
Pete
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walter s
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Book it”
Reviewed 13 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Hello

adding to the previous reviews. Excellent location, beautiful property, absolute reliable owner ..... just perfect. My advise ..... BOOK IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Liked best: The property and the locatin
Liked least: Nothing .... .All was perfect !!!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
15 May 2015
Thanks for this positive review ...short ...but it says it all ..brilliant ...!!
Even now after many years of ownership of this beautiful old building I can't help but feel proud and happy to be its present custodian..even if it does take me four hours to cut the grass ..!
Regards
Pete
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K59C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique and peaceful”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

If you like something out of the ordinary then this lovely conversion is for you. Quiet location but easy traveling to the whole area.

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Management Response
3 May 2015
Thanks so much for a five star review and so pleased that are planning to return .
St.Mary's and I will look forward to seeing you again.
Regards..
Pete
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