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
The 2017 season runs from April 1st until October 9th
We are were listed 3rd in The Guardians Top Ten sites 2015 and were featured in the June 2017 edition of Vanity Fair Magazine. 
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Come to OAK GROVE RETREATS for self catering Static Caravan & Railway Carriage HOLIDAYS & for "GLAMPING." 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..
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See our offers page for the very best prices.  All of our accommodations have everything you need for self catering. You can book for short breaks or for longer stays & we even offer single night stays in our railway carriages.
  Website last updated 24/07/17:
Offer of the month:
10% off all September holidays booked online before August 1st
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A tea and a view

You can book online 24 hours a day & you can phone us between 9am and 8pm 7 days a week on 07977784316


Oak Grove Retreats offers you a peaceful stay in a beautiful setting close to the River Wye & surrounded by the wild Cambrian Mountains


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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 

Grove Retreats is part of Doldowlod Old Station Caravan Park: a small quiet, well managed park 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 Mid wales and a great base to travel further afield to Snowdonia in the north or Wales's buzzing capital city of Cardiff in the South.

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 our local market town of Rhayader is the gateway to "The Wildslife Centre of Wales".

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Oak Grove Retreats is situated at Doldowlod Caravan Park          

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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
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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

We live onsite during the season and have lots of local knowledge. We will gladly offer advice about the best walks, fishing beats, bike routes or places to eat. We also have plenty of additional printed information in the cabin so you can be inspired by the huge range of things to do and places to visit locally.
wi fi is available at oak grove retreatsAll our accommodations have Camping Connect pay as you go WiFi.

The cost of this not for profit WiFi is:
£7 per week
£4.50 for 3 days
£3.00 for 1 day
£14 for one month


master bed room oak grove retreatsOak Grove Retreats offers 3 static holiday homes.  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.

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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 4 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

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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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