St Curig’s Church is a quirky and wonderful self-catering property.
It’s probably true to say that there’s nowhere else quite like Mountain Church in North Wales. Ancient and modern stylishly combine in this beautiful home set within a 19th century church in the mountain village of Capel Curig.
Where else can you sleep beneath a carved stone pulpit, enjoy a hot tub under the stars or play table tennis beneath a fabulous 19th century mosaic ceiling?
And all with lovely views of Snowdonia’s mountains from every window.
This was the vision Alice Douglas had when she first came to the village twenty years ago and decided to convert the church into her home.
The story of the conversion, a rollercoaster ride through planning regulations, builders and love affairs was described in Alice’s fortnightly Sunday Times column.
Alice is the main person behind holidays at St Curig’s. She liaises with guests, meets them on arrival, organises activities and catering preferences. She is also on hand 24 hours a day should this be needed.
She also occasionally works as a journalist and writer and has over twenty years experience in this field. Prior to moving to Wales she worked in television and has worked as a director, producer and actress.
Steve (Alice’s partner) is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked for the national press for 25 years and has recently directed a documentary about the climber Eric Jones for the BBC. Tybalt their son, assisted him on this project as a climber and cameraman.
Tybalt also became the youngest crew member to sail the Northwest Passage when he was fifteen and is currently writing a book about this voyage.
Steve and Tybalt organise most of the adventure activities and workshops at the church.
Hero is a musician and organises concerts or musical events.