Box Carriage

Rhayader, Powys, Wales

Site in the Cambrian mountains with good value glamping and rail carriages, 200 yards from River Wye. Adults only + dogs welcome. Closed in winter.

Key Points

  • Vintage railway carriage offers a romantic rural break for 2 near Rhayader.
  • Sleep in a king size bed and light the wood burner for cosiness.
  • Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen or bring a BBQ and dine al fresco taking in the views of the Cambrian Mountains.
  • Your private bathroom is just a short stroll away.
  • Enjoy a spot of star-gazing in this World Dark Sky Park.


Oak Grove Retreats has one romantic (adults only) 2 berth vintage railway box carriage for guests. 

You can get an instant price for a 3/4/7 night break in a vintage railway carriage for 2. 

For short breaks of 2 nights / 2 adults pricing visit Box Carriage Mini Breaks on QuirkyAccom. 


Your Safety is Our Priority: Oak Grove Retreats operates a 24 hours (minimum) between guests policy & employs industry best practice deep cleaning processes. They have been awarded the "Good to GO" visit Britain Covid-19 compliant certificate.

In the heart of Mid-Wales, 3 miles south of Rhayader across a meadow from the beautiful River Wye, this park offers great value in a beautifully vintage railway carriage.

For a special glamping experience,come & stay in the Vintage Cambrian Railway Box Carriage with its stunning stunning views of the River Wye meadow and the Cambrian mountains. It has a king-size bed, wood burner, free view flat screen TV, oven, hob, fridge, electric kettle & toaster plus everything you need for self-catering. The box carriage is fully insulated so it keeps very warm and there is also an electric radiator if you prefer not to light the burner. There is a lovely decked balcony and outside furniture. Your own private heated and lockable WC and shower room is located just 15 yeards away (see images in the photo's section).

This site is in an idyllic area of stunning countryside, surrounded by the Cambrian Mountains.  It is also within a short distance of the many attractions that this part of mid-Wales has to offer including walking through the scenic landscape, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking and a number of other great outdoor activities. It is in a World Dark Sky Park in the Cambrian Mountains and 200 yards from the River Wye.  Within 10 minutes drive is the Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells plus, Rhayader and the picturesque Elan Valley are just 3 & 5 miles away respectively. Hay on Wye famous for its bookshops and the world-famous Hay Festival is 30 minutes away and 1 hour of driving past spectacular mountains and countryside will bring you to the glorious seaside resort of Aberystwyth. For convenience, you will find a petrol station, mini supermarket and a café just 200 yards from the park.

At the entrance to the park, there is the log cabin reception: Covid regulations currently require the reception cabin to be closed but they will meet you there at a pre-arranged check-in time: just keep them informed as you travel of your anticipated arrival time.

Dogs are welcome.They must be on a lead at all times and are charged at £15 per pet per stay (max 2 small/medium or one large dog). It is Adults only in the railway carriage, but there are 3 static caravans suitable for families as well as couples or groups.  This is a quiet park and noise is never tolerated so it is not suitable for a party venue. Wifi is available on a Pay-as-you-Go £9.50 per week tariff.

Bed linen, duvets, pillows and towels are extra at £10 per room per stay. 

Barbecues are allowed (off the ground).

Get an instant price for the Box Carriage by clicking Check Availability and selecting your dates. Please let us know when you enquire which accommodation you are interested in. 

Special rates for mid-week and weekend breaks.

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more



 Ground floor accom


 Hot water

 Shower room








 Dining area


 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River




On Arrival

 Bring your own linen

 Bring your own towels

 Personal check-in

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm






 Kitchenware / Utensils





 Free parking

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 18th May 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Oak Huntley-Copeman from Box Carriage