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
GLAMPING: RAILWAY CARRIAGE HIRE
We are located a stone's throw from the River Wye
Near Rhayader & the Elan Valley in the Wild heart of wales!

Telephone 07977784316 or email via the contacts page
or book online on this website (click availability & book)
We now offer single night stays: come & have a unique experience

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Railway Carriage Hire
Vintage Guards Van at Oak Grove Retreatsbox carriage & rockery at oak grove retreats












We have 2 lovely two berth vintage railway carriages for holiday hire & Glamping.  Choose from our beautifully converted 1920's Cambrian Railway box carriage, or our fully restored 1940's Railway Guards Van. Both accommodations have free view flatscreen TV and pay-as-you-go WIFI.

                   Vintage 1920's Vintage Cambrian Line Railway Box Carriage

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Our beautifully converted 2 berth Cambrian Railway Box Carriage has a wood burning stove, easy chairs, king size bed, flat screen Freeview TV/DVD, a kitchen area  with cooker, oven and  grill, a water carrier, a cool box for which we supply frozen blocks to keep it chilled & everything you need for self catering. Outside there is a decked balcony with table and chairs and nearby hard standing for your car. There are also fabulous views towards the River Wye and the Cambrian Mountains.  

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There is is a very comfortable king size bed with a memory foam mattress.  Bring your own bedding or hire ours at a cost of £10 for duvet, 4 pillows, all bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels.If you hire our bedding we will make up the beds for you.  Cosy up by the wood-burning stove on these sumptuous queen Anne style easy chairs: we provide the wood at £5 per basket. Please don't bring your own wood. The box carriage is fully insulated so it keeps very warm and there is also an electric convector heater if you prefer not to light the burner.
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The Kitchen area has an electric oven, hob and grill, an electric toaster, electric kettle & everything else you need for self-catering.  There is a cool box (with ice packs which you can replace from the nearby ice-block exchange). We also provide vintage china for an authentic old fashioned tea on the balcony. Enjoy an evening in with all your favourite Freeview channels on the flat screen TV which also has a built in DVD player. There are brand new heated  WC facilities comprising your own lockable flush toilet & hand basin plus a lockable shower room for the sole use of our 2"glamping carriage" guests. The facilities are located just 15 yards from your carriage.
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Everything is finished to a very high standard and, as far as possible,in keeping with the era of the Box Carriage.  From the vintage style carriage lighting to the hand-carved beams and roof braces.
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The cost of the Box Carriage is from £68 per night, from £170 for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night weekday break and  from £270 per week. Check in is between 2.00pm and 7.00 pm.  If your require a late check in please contact us to arrange this  The maximum number of dogs permitted is 2.

Vintage 1940's London, Midland, Scottish Guards Van

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Our 2 berth Vintage Railway Guards Van is available for holiday hire and Glamping. It is intended not only for the railway enthusiast but for anyone wanting a unique experience as we have kept all it's original features.
Guards Van Bed at Oak Grove Retreats
A bed & chair in Guards Van at Oak Grove Retreats









Coal burning stove at Oak Grove Retreats

The Guards Van  bed at Oak Grove Retreats

There is a coal-burning stove, a double "guards bed" 173 cm  x 130 cm with a new memory foam topped mattress (which folds away to give more space during the day) a lovely bench/sofa with rugs & cushions, an electric oven, grill & hob plus everything that you need for self catering.
There is a flat screen wall mounted Freeview TV.  On the balcony there is a butlers sink with running water and fold-away table and chairs. We sell coal at £5 per scuttle.  We will light the fire for you if you would like us to.  Please don't bring your own coal.
There are brand new heated  WC facilities comprising your own lockable flush toilet & hand basin plus a lockable shower room for the sole use of our 2"glamping carriage" guests. The facilities are located just 15 yards from your carriage.

The Guards van kitchen at Oak Grove Retreats
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The cost of the Guards Van is from £68 per night & from £170 for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night weekday break and from £270 per week.   Check in is between 2.00pm and 7.00 pm.  If your require a late check in please contact us to arrange this.  The maximum number of dogs permitted is 2 small or 1 medium/large.

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There are views down the old railway cutting to the wild Cambrian Mountains and the River Wye is just 100 yards across the meadow. 

Guards Van balcony roof and view at Oak Grove Retreats














MORE INFORMATION
 The nearest launderette is 3.5 miles away in Rhayader.  There is a general store, post office, cafe and petrol station 100 yards from the top of our drive.

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