We sell our one-of-a-kind antiques from our pink chapel showroom in Penderyn. Originally an old Welsh chapel, Soar Chapel has been tastefully refurbished to become a home to showcase our products to you, our customers.
MAKE A DAY OF IT
We’re lucky to be based in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, surrounded by traditional pubs, natural beauty and tourist attractions that are all within walking distance from us.
Waterfall Country’ is right on our doorstep, hosting one of the only waterfalls you can walk behind, Sgwd yr Eira, among many stunning waterfalls on the walk down-river. The route and several walking trails around Hirwaun and Penderyn can be found by clicking here. And last but not least, the world-famous Penderyn Whisky Distillery is just down the road offering daily tours.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOAR CHAPEL
The Welsh Independent Chapel, Soar was originally built in 1860 and later rebuilt in 1912 by architect Thomas Roderick of Aberdare in the Arts and Craft style with a gable entry plan.
The rebuilt Chapel, which seated around 500 people, was considerably larger than its predecessor, and a lot of the original materials of stone, timber, slates and even nails were re-used. The extra stone needed for the new Chapel was quarried from the nearby Cefn Cadlan quarry and transported to the site by the railway line which passed outside the Chapel.
By the end of the 20th Century, with the decline in religion and the falling numbers of people attending the Chapel, Soar closed its doors for the last time as a place of worship in 1983.
In 2015, Soar Chapel re-opened its doors as The Penderyn Furniture Company, now Penderyn Antiques, becoming a must-visit place on the antique trail in Wales. The future of the building for many years to come has been secured since it’s restoration.