108 Dewachen Express

Brilley, Herefordshire, England

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


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 coverted chapel 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.

Enjoy a magical Festive period with a difference at Dewachen Express. Bring some layers and snuggle up around the wood burning stove, or take an outdoor bathtub dip. The owner will provide  extra blankets, a basket of Christmas goodies and a bubbly. 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.

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.

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 except over Christmas when bookings are available from 23-29 December.

There is a minimum 3 night stay. 4 night minimum over the Christmas period.


Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Cardiff / Birmingham


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