If you are looking for somewhere unusual to stay with a group, a character-filled converted church in Wales can accommodate up to 16 guests.

The exterior of St Curigs Church in Wales
A character-filled converted church in Wales can accommodate up to 16 guests © Independent Cottages 

St Curig’s Church is located in Capel Curig in the north of Snowdonia National Park. It maintains many of its original features, including vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and a magnificent 19th century mosaic ceiling. There is an array of quirky features, including a magnificent grand piano and elegant harp ready to play, and a snooker table and outside hot tub.

A grand piano, harp and snooker table at St Curigs Church
Features include a grand piano, harp and snooker table © Independent Cottages 

There are four ensuite bedrooms in the church - two doubles and two twins - as well as two twin rooms and a bunk room with four beds. One bedroom, the Pulpit Room, features the original stone pulpit and is furnished with a large, hand-carved oak four-poster bed. The large open plan kitchen/dining room overlooks the living room and games area and features original stained glass windows.

The bedroom at St Curig's Church complete with stone pulpit
The Pulpit Room features the original stone pulpit and a hand-carved oak four-poster bed © Independent Cottages 

The main living area makes the most of the original stonework and vaulted ceiling, and the garden includes a zip wire and lots of space to play. A stable allows you to keep your horse close by, and can also be used to store bikes and kayaks. The church is divided into two properties with the owners living next door.

The ceiling and living room at St Curig's Church
The main living area makes the most of the original stonework and vaulted ceiling © Independent Cottages 

Located beside Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, the church is also situated close to breathtaking coastline and beaches and peaceful lakes. You can easily visit Conwy with its majestic castle and ancient walled town, and mountain bikers love the area for experiences like the Marin Trail and Penmachno Mountain Bike Trails.

The dining area at St Curig Church complete with stained glass windows
You can see the original features at St Curig's Church © Independent Cottages 

The nearby Gwydyr Forest is full of walking trails, cycle tracks, old miners’ paths and forest walks, and the church is also close to several lakes. In addition, Betws-y-Coed is just a ten-minute drive from Capel Curig.

St Curig's Church is available to rent through Independent Cottages and further information is available here.

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