Capel Bethel – “Padarn” – Llanberis
A magical meeting house for eight in the heart of Llanberis, Snowdonia
Padarn at Capel Bethel is situated in the heart of Llanberis, just a short stroll away from Llyn Padarn. And with Snowdon visible from your kitchen window, you will not be short of a view.
Padarn is a much loved renovation project for all to enjoy. Feast your eyes on the beautiful panelling upcycled to ensure her soul is still in the heart of the building. Beautifully crafted so the essence of the original meeting house is still very much felt by all who take time to look and listen.
The flexibility of all bedrooms makes dog-friendly Padarn a joy to stay in. Sleeping eight, there are four bedrooms. Downstairs are two king sized bedrooms and a twin that upon request becomes another king for two. A shower room and separate bathroom cater for walkers of mountains and swimmers of lakes. Up the stairs is another bedroom, which can be a twin or king, depending on your preference.
Further up the stunning stairs, past books to borrow is a kitchen that shouts out luxury. Wine chiller and large range cooker are ready for eager chefs to spoil those with hearty appetites. A large cupboard is primed with glasses ready to charge and china cups for moments of sheer uninterrupted peace.
Up again to stunning ceilings, the crown of this chapel’s meeting house, sits a large dining table with views of Snowdon in all her glory. Map out your plans and entertain all with mountain exploits already achieved or tails borrowed with a pinch of salt and dash of hope. Opposite, deep Chesterfields await tired bodies ready for bed; just one more sip of wine to celebrate this amazing building, the heart of Llanberis past and a celebration for years to come.
Nearby are mountains aplenty and deep lakes worth exploring too – who knew there were hidden beaches in The Snowdonia National Park to sit back on and watch the world float by? Mountain boots or kayaks, dog leads or hands to hold – all to bring smiles to those who stay.
Grab a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway to whisk you to the highest point in Wales – well practised too after 200 years of steady service. Along the way history shouts to all who listen – the Llanberis Slate Museum and Electric Mountain Visitors Centre are fascinating and so worth a visit too. Adrenaline lovers will flock to Zip World for a ride on Velocity with views to be in awe of. Such beauty and speed combined, a perfect combination. For those with a need to bounce then Bounce Below you go to explore caverns with lights to amuse all.
For dog owners, Padarn is a joy to stay at with walks on the doorstep and space to stretch out. There is a mass of dog-friendly restaurants and pubs nearby. Fellow explorers are welcomed and spoilt – dog bowls and biscuits offered with smiles and tickles. Tails set to wag more slowly as tired dogs lie back and rest, while those who chat swap stories of challenges of past and future.
Return you must and next time bring your friends and family all – for next door sits Capel Bethel’s sister, Dolbadarn. With meeting house and chapel too this huge renovation is understood fully.
Together Padarn and Dolbadarn sleep 14 and gatherings become a joy. A true celebration.
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- Dog Friendly – 1 dog, 2 upon request depending on breed (£20/dog)Parking for one car outside Padarn
- Enclosed courtyard area shared with an adjoining chapel (Dolbadarn)Ground Floor:
Three of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor:
Bedroom 1: King size bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bedroom 2: King size bed with wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds that can be made up as a King (request when booking please)
Family Bathroom with bath and shower over, lavatory, basin and towel rail
Shower Room with shower cubicle, lavatory, basin and heated towel rail
Boot/ coat cupboard
Hall cupboard for rucksack and boot storage
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds that can be linked together to become a king (request when booking please)
Range of books on staircase shelf
Across the stairs, on the same mid floor is the kitchen:
• Views of Llyn Padarn and Snowdon
• Ceramic hob, fan oven with microwave oven combination
• Fridge with freezer compartment
• Wine chiller
• Cafetière, toaster, kettle
Upper first floor:
Sitting room with Smart TV, bluetooth music player, books and games
Dining table with seating for 8 and views of Snowdon
- Hive controlled central heating and constant hot water
- Please note: a 30% deposit (excluding last minute bookings) and a booking fee is required at the time of booking.
What an amazing stay! We have loved exploring North Wales and hiking up Snowdon. The work that has been put into this chapel is beautiful and it was such a lovely place to come back to in the evening. Couldn’t recommend this place enough.
What a lovely restoration! We had a lovely stay in Llanberis with the kids and the Welsh weather. The accommodation is well thought out and beautifully decorated. Many thanks.
What a fantastic building made in to a fantastic home. Very well restored in and out. Feels like we are at our home. Hope all goes well for the future of this building and you have many more guests. A great place to take the dogs and the kids down by the lake outside the view from the window!
Thank you very much. We (6 of us) had a fantastic stay. The place is great and you have thought of everything. The beds are super comfortable and perfect to sink into after a long day walking. We would highly recommend the place.
Lovely converted Chapel perfect for a stay in North Wales. We are 3 generations and it has suited us all. The children have loved exploring the mountains and every one of us have enjoyed the weekend. Would definitely recommend to friends. Thank you.
A lovely bank holiday weekend in glorious sunshine! Thank you. We had everything we could have possibly needed in a beautiful setting. We had lovely short walks on the slat trail, to the castle and the waterfall. Stunning views and only gently; perfect for a stroll with friends. It was so warm, we even had a swim in the lake! Thanks again for a fab stay x
Thank you its a beautiful place and we really enjoyed our visit in August 2019, and the weather was very good which is always a bonus.
Thank you for a lovely stay and providing a gorgeous cosy base for us after a long mountain hike! Would love to stay again and would 100% recommend this place to others!
This place is amazing! Cosy, spacious, everything you could want all in one place. Than you for being so accommodating.
Great accomodation, really clean and in a great location. Great way to spend a sunny Bank Holiday! Thanks for the wonderful stay! Accomodation is lovely and we really enjoyed our weekend in Llanberis.