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
 RAILWAY CARRIAGE HIRE
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Railway Carriage Hire
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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. You can book online 24 hours a day via this website or call us on 07977784316 if you prefer not to pay online.

                   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 bed for you.  Cosy up by the wood-burning stove on these sumptuous queen Anne style easy chairs: we provide the wood at £10 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 heated WC facilities comprising your own lockable flush toilet & hand basin plus a lockable shower room for the sole use of our 2 sets of "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 £60 per night, from £160-£210 for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night weekday break and  from £250-£320 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/medium or 1 large at a cost of £15 per pet per stay.
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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
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Coal burning stove at Oak Grove Retreats

The Guards Van  bed at Oak Grove Retreats

The 2 berth Vintage Railway Guards Van is a unique and quirky self catering accommodation. If you have ever traveled on a steam railway then you will remember the evocative smell of the rolling stock & when you step into this carriage it is like stepping back in time to the days of steam. The Guards Van is restored to its original condition but if you would prefer a modern converted railway accommodation then look at The Vintage Railway box Carriage. Whilst the Guards Van attracts railway enthusiasts, it also gets its fair share of honeymoon couples and also guests looking for somewhere unusual to stay. It is definitely a unique experience as we have kept all of the carriages original features.

The double guards bed is 173 cm x 130cm and has a memory foam topped mattress which folds away during the day to give more space: we can also make the carriage up as x2 singles of 173cm x 65 cm
The image above is of the double bed. The image right is of 2 singles.

There is a coal-burning stove, a lovely bench/sofa with rugs & cushions (which can also be used make up 2 single beds) an electric oven, grill & hob, an electric kettle & toaster, a cool box with ice blocks which you can replenish as needed, 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 hot & cold water as well as a table 2 chairs. We sell coal at £10 per scuttle with kindling. There are heated WC and shower facilities located close to your carriage and your WC is for your use only.

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The Guards van kitchen at Oak Grove Retreats










The cost of the Guards Van is from £60 per night & from £160 for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night weekday break and from £260 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 at a cost of £15 per pet per stay.


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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. 

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 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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