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Quirky and Wonderful

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.

Outdoorsy stag or hen weekends

And as well as a peaceful retreat in the heart of Snowdonia, St Curig’s Church is also a fantastic venue for outdoorsy stag or hen weekends.

This is a family business. Alice, Steve, Hero and Tybalt run St Curig’s Church which is a holiday and adventure company in Snowdonia. They either just give guests the key to use the church as a base or offer fully catered and organised activity packages and team building exercises that make for the most memorable adrenaline-packed holidays.

Handpicked guides will take guests climbing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, white-water rafting, horse riding or canyoning and on many other exhilarating activities including the fastest zip line in the world, a high ropes course, forest roller-coaster, caving adventure, giant trampolines in underground caverns and surfing on a unique lagoon which creates the perfect wave.

The church also arranges a host of indoor activities such as life drawing, yoga, meditation, jewellery making, photographic workshops, cocktail mixing or massage and beauty treatments. We even have a party bus that can take guests out clubbing in Liverpool for the night! Other experiences to enjoy include live musicians for an intimate concert or arranging a film to be made about your trip or a photoshoot in our pop-up studio or outdoor in the beautiful Snowdonia scenery. We also have after dinner speakers guaranteed to inspire corporate groups.

Guests can either be entirely self-catered and self-sufficient or can opt for a bespoke-package. We offer a fully cooked breakfast service or DIY continental drop-off baskets each morning. Packed lunches are available or delicious buffet style lunches. If guests want a formal dinner then we have seven local chefs who can cater for any taste and even a sommelier for special occasions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.

Comments & Reviews

You can read some reviews and comments in the section below.

Please also visit our page on TripAdvisor

Reviews

  • I hired the church for 15 friends and we all had an amazing time, with everyone commenting on how much they enjoyed the property. Comfortable bedrooms and fantastic communal areas - a big living room with fire, pool table and grand piano, and a large mezzanine kitchen area above which could fit us all in for dinner. The garden was a great bonus and we all enjoyed the jacuzzi even when it was drizzling!. Alice and her husband were brilliant hosts, making us feel immediately relaxed and at home

    Stayed September 2016
  • We hired the whole church for my 70th birthday celebration and stayed five days. There were eleven of us and three dogs. The ambiance is fantastic and the bedrooms are very comfortable all with modern en suite bathrooms. The host, was very helpful when needed and she should be immensely proud of her achievement in creating such a wonderful and spacious environment for relaxation.  

    Stayed February 2016
  • This location was perfect for a fun, party weekend with lots of friends. 15 of us in total, as soon as we arrived we were greeted by owner, Alice who gave us a great tour and was very helpful with absolutely everything throughout the whole weekend. Most rooms had an ensuite which was great considering the amount of people. Although it is situated in a picturesque village with lots of walking trails and climbing to do etc, you really wouldn’t need to leave the church to have fun. Kitted out with a zip wire, hot tub, table tennis, pool table and loads of board games (for when we may have been a tad hungover), we were never bored. All in all, it was a perfect location for a group. I can honestly say the pictures do not do it justice and me and my friends will definitely be headed back.

    Weekend Getaway with Friends – Stayed April 2018
  • The best long weekend ever... need a week there really. Right what first? Amazing space tick. Perfect location, tick. Lovely hosts... tick. Hot tub overlooking Snowdon. Tick. Basically this church is the one, we had the best time here, huge kitchen and grand communal space incredible original features. Musicians would love it as there's a grand piano and guitars. We went as a big group of friends and loved it. Loads to do near by and it’s the best place to come home to afterwards. Thanks Alice!  

    Stayed August 2018
  • I hired the church for my best friends hen do in February. We had a total of 16 ladies staying for 2 nights over the weekend and it was the perfect hen house, very spacious and complete with hot tub, what more do you need! We went to Zip world for one of the activities which was only a 20 minute drive away and would highly recommend it. Alice was a great host and couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The bedrooms were great and most with en-suite which was perfect for our group.

    Stayed February 2019
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