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Beautifully restored Victorian railway carriage with stargazing clear roof
Beautiful surroundings
Set within a secluded orchard
Spacious carriage with wood burning stove
Unique Carriage
Great kitchen perfect for breakfast and supper
Enjoy complementary home made bread
Comfy bed with glazed roof for star gazing
View towards the dining area
Spacious wet room
The hut has been well configured
Relax with a lazy afternoon in the hammock
The perfect spot to relax
Breakfast with beautiful views
Breakfast on your deck
Beautiful restored victorian railway cottage
Come and chill out
Our lovely Red Devon Cattle
Stunning views from the farm
Peace and quiet
1 / 20  Beautifully restored Victorian railway carriage with stargazing clear roof
2 / 20  Beautiful surroundings
3 / 20  Set within a secluded orchard
4 / 20  Spacious carriage with wood burning stove
5 / 20  Unique Carriage
6 / 20  Great kitchen perfect for breakfast and supper
7 / 20  Enjoy complementary home made bread
8 / 20  Comfy bed with glazed roof for star gazing
9 / 20  View towards the dining area
10 / 20  Spacious wet room
11 / 20  The hut has been well configured
12 / 20  Relax with a lazy afternoon in the hammock
13 / 20  The perfect spot to relax
14 / 20  Breakfast with beautiful views
15 / 20  Breakfast on your deck
16 / 20  Beautiful restored victorian railway cottage
17 / 20  Come and chill out
18 / 20  Our lovely Red Devon Cattle
19 / 20  Stunning views from the farm
20 / 20  Peace and quiet

Stargazing Carriage,

Crickhowell (2Mls NE), Brecon Beacons

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people Sleeps 2
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
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A beautifully restored Victorian railway carriage hand-crafted by the owner from local hillside timber, with a star gazing clear roof above the bed. This authentic railway carriage is set in a secluded orchard with stunning panoramic views down the whole length of the Bryn Awr Valley to the Brecon Beacons. With incredible walks straight from the door, a good local pub close by and the idyllic town of Crickhowell only 5 miles away. The farm overlooks Sugar Loaf mountain, offering easy access for walkers and cyclists from your front door, and further down the Bryn Awr Valley you will see the table top mountain and Pen y Fan on a clear day. Other local activities include horse riding and even gliding. In the nearby market town of Abergavenny, you will find a Norman Castle, farmers markets and the fabulous Food Festival each September. Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Cardiff and Hereford are all in easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritage sites in Blaenavon.

Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park and within a 'dark skies' area, this beautifully converted Victorian railway carriage offers stargazing straight from your bed. The carriage, which was originally used in the construction of the reservoir at the head of the valley, has a picture window that slides open onto a deck with the most amazing views. The carriage has been restored with the owner's own hard wood, with a bespoke kitchen and wood burner for your home comforts, while its blissfully soft double bed has generous storage space beneath. Furthermore, there is a fabulous wet room, dining table and two comfy armchairs which complete the furnishings. 

The railway carriage is positioned within 30 acres of the owner's farm and smallholding, offering a welcoming greeting with an array of friendly animals on site. For a lazy afternoon there is a hammock for two set within the orchard. There is ample off-road parking and within minutes from the carriage, you can leave your car behind and pick up the footpath to the summit of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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MARKET TOWNS: Crickhowell, recently voted the best high street in the UK, is just ten minutes drive away with great independent shops, pubs and coffee shops. In the market town of Abergavenny, you will find a Norman Castle, farmers markets and the fabulous Food Festival each September. Brecon, Hay on Wye, Cardiff and Hereford are all in easy reach, as well as Wales Industrial Heritate sites in Blaenavon.

WALKING & CYCLING: The walking and cycling trails are second to none, with stunning trails up the Sugar Loaf Mountain straight from the door and great adventures in the Black Mountains without getting in the car. There is a nearby SSSI ancient wet woodland too,with boardwalks across the bog, you can witness exceptional flora and fauna, as well as a deafening amount of native birdsong.

POSH NOSH: The Brecon Beacons and Abergavenny have some exceptionally good restaurants, all within easy reach. Our top local picks are: The Hardwick, Abergavenny, The Walnut Tree Inn, The Foxhunter or The Nantyffin.

PUB GRUB: Four village pubs in easy reach! The Crown at Pantygelli, The Bear in Crickhowell, The Angel in Abergavenny or The Dragons Head in Llangenny, all serve a decent meal and fair brew. Any one could be walked to, depending on your energy levels, but all are within a short drive or cycle ride.

RIDING: The gentle rolling hills of Powys and Monmouthshire make for fantastic days in the saddle. There are five good riding centres within easy reach.

ON THE WATER: The River Usk in Crickhowell for trout and salmon, with day licenses from The Bridge Inn Pub. The River Cafe in Glasbury is the top canoe rental spot, with a delicious cafe co-located with Wye Valley Canoes. The Brecon & Monmouth Canal is in nearby Llangattock, with the tow path freshly restored it's a pretty cycle ride or easy walk....the only flat ground you'll find!

  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric hob, fridge, kettle and toaster
  • Wood burning stove (logs included)
  • Electric (Solar powered) included
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Please be mindful of other animals on site and please bring your dog's bed with you
  • Pub 2.5 miles shops 4 miles
  • Regret no children
  • Arrival 4pm

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Beautifully restored Victorian railway carriage with stargazing clear roof
Beautiful surroundings
Set within a secluded orchard
Spacious carriage with wood burning stove
Unique Carriage
Great kitchen perfect for breakfast and supper
Enjoy complementary home made bread
Comfy bed with glazed roof for star gazing
View towards the dining area
Spacious wet room
The hut has been well configured
Show 8 moreRelax with a lazy afternoon in the hammock

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Trevor, 1st July 2019

brilliant location and views ,owners really nice and helpful , entrance road not good for low to road vehicles

Liz, 6th May 2019

We have just come back from four nights in this lovely converted railway carriage. It is very comfortable and well-equipped and we loved lying in bed at night looking at the stars. There are various walking routes right from the door. We would definitely love to stay there again. The owners were very welcoming and excellent hosts.

WHERE TO FIND IT

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