The Old Railway Caravan Park, Doldowlod, gateway to the Elan Valley, Mid Wales - Luxury Caravans and Tipis for idylic breaks  in the beautiful Elan Valley
Oak Grove Retreats for Self Catering holidays in Mid Wales
( in an idyllic location on the River Wye)
guards van at Oak Grove Retreats near Rhayader in Mid wales

    Our 2018 season runs from March 30th until October 8th
Choose from 2 Vintage Railway Carriages or 3 spacious static
Caravans located on an old Railway Station park just a stones throw from the River Wye near Rhayader & the Elan Valley in the Wild heart of Wales.

doldowlod front row at Oak Grove Retreats near Rhayader in Mid wales
10% off all April stays booked online: the Wye and Elan Valleys are beautiful in the Spring and the dawn chorus at Doldowlod is exceptional: come and hear the cuckoos call.

Website last updated 11/03/18:

Grove Retreats is part of Doldowlod Old Station Caravan Park: a small quiet, well managed park on the River Wye located 3 miles south of Rhayader and 4.5 miles from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.  It is a perfect location from which to explore the unspoiled beauty of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid wales.

arial image of doldowlod at Oak Grove Retreats near Rhayader in Mid wales

A tea and a view at Oak Grove Retreats near Rhayader in Mid wales

You can check availability or book online 24 hours a day: enquire by phone between 9am & 8pm seven days a week or use the "contact us" enquiries form on this website.  
Call us 07977784316

The setting below is located just 100 yards across a meadow path from our reception cabin.


ray mears wild river

Bushcraft expert and TV presenter, Ray Mears traveled the length of the Wye in August 2015 making  his documentary "Wild River".  He describes the Cambrian Mountains area of Mid Wales as "some of the wildest lands in Britain" and he said he felt "inspired by the wonderful wildlife and stunning scenery of this area".

Oak Grove retreats is recommended by cool camping

To See what Cool Camping say about us & to read our reviews, click the Cool Camping Logo 

iolo williams quote about the elan valley-oak grove retreatsDescribed by BBC Spring Watch's Iolo Williams as "Wales's last true  wilderness," the Cambrian Mountains are the hidden heart of beautiful Mid Wales. This is the gateway to the spectacular Elan Valley, an area which has come to be known as the "Welsh Lake-land"
whilst the area around our local market town of Rhayader is known as "The Wildslife Centre of Wales".

elan valley dams near oak grove retreats

Oak Grove Retreats is situated at Doldowlod Caravan Park          
A warm welcome awaits you. We stay on site during the holiday season and we are always happy to stop for a chat or give advice and information about this beautiful area. Our check-in cabin has lots of local information to inspire you.
box carriage & rockery at oak grove retreats

British Railways sign at oak grove retreats
As well as all who love the beauty of the countryside, Doldowlod Old Station Caravan Park is also a Great holiday destination for railway enthusiasts!

click on railway logo for local railway information
guards van at platform rear
This lovely Old Railway Station site has several original features. Our 1920's Cambrian Railway Box Carriage  has been converted to a high standard whilst our 1940's Guards Van has been restored but left with it's original features.Both are available for self-catering holiday hire.  Click on either carriage the  image for details.

Oak Grove Retreats provides the perfect base for all lovers of the countryside: walkers, bird-watchers, cyclists, anglers and of course those who just want to enjoy a peaceful stay.  If you like the lake district, you'll love it here, it's like the Cumbrian Fells without the crowds!

Veiw from Dam Bridge

wi fi is available at oak grove retreatsAll our accommodations have Camping Connect pay as you go WiFi.

The cost of WiFi (for 1 devise) is:
£9.50 per week
£4.50 for 1 day
£7.50 for 3 days
£14.50 for 2 weeks.

Camping Connect is an independent business: please contact them direct for WIFI support.


master bed room oak grove retreatsOak Grove Retreats offers 3 static holiday homes for hire, minimum stay 2 nights.  The Rimini and Celtica have two bedrooms and the Westmoreland has three. All are fully set-up with everything you need to self cater including fridge, microwave, full size cooker, free-view flat-screen TV, central or blow air heating in all rooms, double-glazing, shower &WC and out-side furniture.  Please click on the static caravan image for full holiday home details.

dark sky elan valley
Dark Skies: This is an International Dark Skies Park. The skies here are special: the Elan Valley and it's surrounding area is one of the few remaining destinations in the UK where star gazing is still possible.  On a dark, clear night you can see over a 1,000 stars stretching across the sky. To lessen light pollution and give you a better view of the stars we do not have "street" lighting around the park: please remember to bring a torch with you.
the halt services near Oak Grove RetreatsConvenience
 We are well placed for many attractions and there is a local store, petrol station and cafe just 500 yards away. There are also pubs and restaurants plus a launderette 3 miles away in the pretty market town of Rhayader. For more details see our "LOCAL SERVICES" page.

The River Wye at nearby Rhayader is just 3 miles from Oak Grove Retreats. 

Doldowlod's Old Station Caravan Park is just 2 miles from the renowned Red Kite Feeding Centre, 3 miles from the quaint market town of Rhayader and 5 miles from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre. Hay on Wye, famous for it's books and annual festival is just a 40 minute drive away whilst the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 9 miles by road.  We are 9.5 miles (just 12 minutes drive) from Builth Wells, home to the Royal Welsh showground and 40 minutes from the west Wales coast.  
Red Kite at Doldowlod

doldowlod satalite image showing oak grove retreats location

We are located just off the A470  within
the big loop of the River Wye as shown on the satellite. Directions and full address can be found on the CONTACT US page of this website.

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Thanks to yahoo image gallery for some stock photos such as maps and satellite images. Most of the images on the website are our own original pics or images given to us for the website by our guests.

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