Our showroom is based in an old Welsh chapel, Soar Chapel in the village of Penderyn in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. We have two floors brimming with quality antiques, furniture, collectables and interiors – ranging from traditional to weird and wonderful.
You can find us at Soar Chapel, Chapel Road, Penderyn, CF44 0TJ. We are open 6 days a week, 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday and we are closed on Sundays. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to call us on 01685 813594.
“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure”
A Brief History of Soar Chapel
Situated in the small South Wales village of Penderyn, 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 was considerably bigger 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 railway line which passed outside the Chapel.
The Chapel could seat around five hundred people and was the largest in Penderyn.
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, selling quality antiques, furniture and collectables. It has now become a must visit place on the antique trail in Wales. This has breathed new life into the old Chapel building and has secured the future of the building for many years to come.
Make a Day of It
Based in the Brecon Beacons National Park, we are on the doorstep of the many natural beauty attractions the area has to offer such as ‘waterfall country’, and most notably the Sgwd yr Eira waterfall (one of the only waterfalls in Britain you can actually walk behind to cross the river), and Pen y Fan (the tallest mountain in southern Britain).
The village is also home to the world famous Penderyn Whisky Distillery (the only whisky distillery in Wales) which offers daily tours, two excellent country pubs (The Lamb Hotel and The Red Lion Inn) and Laura’s Diner, a burger van with a difference – offering high quality meats along with vegan and gluten free options, people travel from far and wide to visit her.
Why not make a day of it? Visit us, take a tour at the distillery, have some lunch and explore the breathtaking waterfalls and mountains. Further information can be found at the links below:
Laura’s Diner – https://www.facebook.com/Lauras-Diner-1828757194112305
Sgwd yr Eira and Waterfall Walks – http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-hiking/waterfall-country
Ty Newydd Country Hotel and Restaurant – http://www.tynewyddcountryhotel.co.uk/