Capel Cartref

Capel Cartref is a renovated chapel, originally built in 1930 and named Capel Newydd. Based in Powys, on the border of Brecon Beacons, Capel Cartref is now a 5 bedroom house, with three bathrooms and an enclosed garden; it accommodates ten people and accepts well managed dogs. The rear of the chapel has a viranda and balcony that overlooks River Twrch.

YHA Opening It’s Doors

It’s a positive move but I wouldn’t book a stay. For me I’d rather avoid the signage and social distancing and volumes of rules altogether and either get away somewhere in my camper van or better still hit the hills with my tent. You can’t get further away from the post covid lockdown restrictions and their visible manifestation, the hastily drawn up and laminated guidance sheets, than the complete social isolation of a wild camp…


Now that it's not needed as a live in vehicle, I lived in my van from September 2012 through to November 2018, and so set up to accommodate everything I owned, I could make a conversion that was all about utility and comfort. A van for living in but mostly for holidays... So I stripped out the IKEA and country cottage T&G interior and started again...

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