108 Dewachen Express

Incredible converted chapel now offers a large space for groups with outdoor bathtub, near Hay-on-Wye.

Key Points

  • Unique property converted from a chapel and carriage now sleeps up to 12 guests in dormitory style accommodation in Brilley.
  • There is a large courtyard with al fresco dining, fire pit and Victorian roll top baths for bathing by sunset.
  • There is a kitchen wagon for cooking plus a couple of toilets and a shower cubicle too.
  • Locally you can hike the famous Offa's Dyke Path or visit the literary Hay-on-Wye.
  • Book a session in the Norwegian sauna on site!
  • Closed for Winter from November to mid March.


Glamping site near the Welsh border that offers a plethora of different properties affiliated with nature and being at one with the world. 108 Dewachen Express is a wonderful eco-friendly upcycled space from a chapel and carriage for groups of up to 12 guests.  

108 Dewachen Express offers a dormitory style sleeping carriage plus a fully equipped kitchen carriage with 4 hobs and an oven. This unique property, once a Methodist chapel has many beautiful stained glass windows, a warming log burner and bench style dining table.

The outside courtyard offers plenty of seating and dining space, views aplenty and a Victorian roll top bath with sunset views, their take on a hot tub! There is also a large fire pit for story telling and marshmallows of an evening, perfect fun for everyone. 

There are a couple of toilets and a shower cubicle too for your use. This property also has a power point in the kitchen wagon for recharging your devices.

Locally you can walk the famous Offa's Dyke Path, visit the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre or take a trip to the literary Hay-on-Wye. Here you can drive up to the Bluff, only 8 minutes from Hay, to the top of the Black Mountains with breath taking views and walks. Alternatively take to the water and try your hand at canoeing - a fun and unique experience for everyone. The Warren is a riverside beach accessible from Hay-on-Wye, with its expanse of fields along the River Wye. Food buffs will enjoy a delicious meal at Rhydspence Inn which is just a 40 minute stroll away through the country lanes, the perfect way to work up an appetite.

Should the temperatures drop below freezing point, it is most likely that there will be no water from taps, in that case we will top all outdoor tubs with water ahead of freezing, and provide drinking water in glass bottles and fill thermoses from the house tap (drinking water), and you can heat up water to wash up on stoves. However this is an extreme scenario which has not happened in recent years. 

There is a Wood Fired  Norwegian Sauna on site, this can be fired on request for £10 each session of 1 hour, for each bubble of people...... this is proving very popular and what  better way to celebrate !!!

Children are welcome from 7 years on, but the properties have not been designed with children in mind.

Dogs welcome for a charge of £20. Strictly no puppies.

The first basket of wood will be provided, the ones after £7 each, you're very welcome to bring your own.   IF you want to have an outdoor fire, where possible, please provide your own wood for fire pits.

No loud music.

There is a £100 damage deposit for up to 4 guests and a £200 damage deposit for 5+ guests, payable in cash on arrival.

Free wifi. 

Closed in winter.

There is a minimum 3 night stay. 

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more



 Compost toilet

 Outdoor bath




 Dining area

 Plug sockets


Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood



 Dining area

 Fire pit

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance



 Family friendly site




 Book a sauna session

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels



 Kitchenware / Utensils


Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

 Solar-powered electricity

Nearest Airport/s

Cardiff / Birmingham

Content updated on 16th December 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Daphne Tucker from 108 Dewachen Express