Unusual Places to Stay - No Booking Fees

Oak Grove Retreats

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.

Oak Grove Retreats has two, 2 berth, adults only vintage railway accommodations.  

You can instant price for 2 night break in a vintage railway carriage for 2 with any day arrival - between £60-£75 a night.


2020 - To book a Mon-Fri short break the cost is £170 / To book a Fri-Mon short break the costs is £160 / For a 7 night break with Saturday arrival the rate is £260

2021 - To book a Mon-Fri short break the cost is £180 / £220 in summer holidays /  To book a Fri-Mon short break the cost is £170 / £210 in summer holidays / For a 7 night break with Saturday arrival the rate is £280 / £340 in summer holidays.



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

Oak Grove Retreats at Doldowlod Old Station Caravan Park is in the heart of Mid-Wales, 3 miles south of Rhayader across a meadow from the beautiful River Wye. The park offers great value unusual glamping accommodation in 2 vintage railway carriages.

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&4 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.

For a special glamping experience, there is the Vintage 1920's Cambrian Railway Box Carriage which has stunning views of the River Wye meadow and the Cambrian mountains. It has a king-size bed, wood burner, TV/DVD, 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 convector heater 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.

The Vintage 1940's London, Midland, Scottish Guards Van is set on rails at the station platform. It has a coal-burning stove, a double guards bed (which can be changed into a twin bed), a bench/sofa with rugs & cushions, an electric oven, grill & hob plus everything that you need for self-catering. Also provided is a flat-screen wall-mounted Freeview TV/DVD. On the balcony, there is a butler sink with running water and fold-away table and chairs. Due to current Covid 19 regulations, hire of the Guards Van is suspended for the 2020 season because it has a shared shower facility.

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

The site is pet-friendly but dogs must be on a lead at all times and are charged at £15 per pet per stay. Adults only in the railway carriages but our own website has 3 static caravans suitable for families. 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.

Prices for the Box Carriage and the Guards Van range from £60-£75 per night (minimum 2 nights) 

Special rates for mid-week and weekend breaks Monday and Friday arrivals and weekly stays from a Saturday.

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