Welcome to Oak Grove Retreats

Glamping & Cosy Caravans at Doldowlod Old Station Caravan Park

 RAILWAY CARRIAGE HIRE

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Come & have a unique "Glamping" experience

Box Carriage

Railway Carriage Hire: 2 nights minimum stay

box carriage & rockery at oak grove retreats

Vintage Guards Van at Oak Grove Retreats

We have 2 lovely two berth vintage railway carriages for holiday hire & Glamping. We are currently only hiring out our Box Carriage due to Covid 19 restrictions. Come and stay in our beautifully converted 1920's Cambrian Railway box carriage.  It has a private shower and WC: there are no shared facilities. You can book online 24 hours a day via this website or call us on 07977784316 if you prefer not to pay online.

Vintage 1920's Vintage Cambrian Line Railway Box Carriage

box carriage at oak grove retreats

Our beautifully converted 2 berth Cambrian Railway Box Carriage has a wood burning stove, 2 easy chairs, king size bed, flat screen Freeview TV, a kitchen area with cooker, low noise fridge, oven and grill, a water carrier & everything you need for self catering. Outside there is a decked balcony with table and chairs and nearby hard standing for your car. There are also fabulous views towards the River Wye and the Cambrian Mountains.  

stove in box carriage at oak grove retreats

bed in box carriage at oak grove retreats

There is is a very comfortable king size bed with a memory foam mattress. Bring your own bedding or hire ours at a cost of £10 for duvet, 4 pillows, all bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels.If you hire our bedding we will make up the bed for you. Cosy up by the wood-burning stove on these sumptuous queen Anne style easy chairs: we provide the wood at £10 per basket. Please don't bring your own wood. 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.

kitchen in box carriage at oak grove retreats

Box Carriage

Kitchenette area

The Kitchenette area has a low noise fridge, an electric oven, hob and grill, an electric toaster, electric kettle & everything else you need for self-catering. We also provide vintage china for an authentic old fashioned tea on the balcony. 


view from in box carriage at oak grove retreats

The are heated WC / facilities are for your private use. The facilities are located just 15 yards from your carriage.

 Shower for box carriage

WC for box carriage

Shower/WC exterior

ceiling in box carriage at oak grove retreats

 Everything is finished to a very high standard and, as far as possible,in keeping with the era of the Box Carriage. From the vintage style carriage lighting to the hand-carved beams and roof braces. 


The cost of the Box Carriage is from £60 per night, from £170-£220 for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night weekday break and from £280-£340 per week. Check in is between 4.00pm and 7.00 pm. If your require a late check in please contact us to arrange this The maximum number of dogs permitted is 2 small/medium or 1 large at a cost of £15 per pet per stay. Please note that we require a £50 returnable house-keeping deposit on all our holiday-hire accommodation, this is either secured on your credit card for online bookings (via this website) or taken as cash on arrival and returned by bank transfer within 2 working days of your departure.

CHECK AVAILABILITY OR BOOK THE BOX CARRIAGE USING THE CALENDAR BELOW

tea on box carriage balcony at Oak Grove Retreats

Vintage 1940's London, Midland, Scottish Guards Van

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO HIRE

In order to provide our vintage railway carriage guests with private shower facilities (due to Corona Virus measures) we have blocked booking availability on the guards van. We will add availability as soon as current Welsh Government Corona Virus Restrictions permit us to do so. 

guards van at platform front at oak grove retreats

Our 2 berth Vintage Railway Guards Van is available for holiday hire and Glamping. It is intended not only for the railway enthusiast but for anyone wanting a unique experience as we have kept all it's original features.

Guards Van Bed at Oak Grove Retreats

A bed & chair in Guards Van at Oak Grove Retreats

Coal burning stove at Oak Grove Retreats

The 2 berth Vintage Railway Guards Van is a unique and quirky self catering accommodation. If you have ever traveled on a steam railway then you will remember the evocative smell of the rolling stock & when you step into this carriage it is like stepping back in time to the days of steam. The Guards Van is restored to its original condition but if you would prefer a modern converted railway accommodation then look at The Vintage Railway box Carriage. Whilst the Guards Van attracts railway enthusiasts, it also gets its fair share of honeymoon couples and also guests looking for somewhere unusual to stay. It is definitely a unique experience as we have kept all of the carriages original features.

The Guards Van bed at Oak Grove Retreats

The double guards bed is 173 cm x 130cm and has a memory foam topped mattress which folds away during the day to give more space: we can also make the carriage up as x2 singles of 173cm x 65 cm

2 single beds, guards van at Oak Grove Retreats

The image above is of the double bed. The image right is of 2 singles.

There is a coal-burning stove, a lovely bench/sofa with rugs & cushions (which can also be used make up 2 single beds) an electric oven, grill & hob, an electric kettle & toaster, a cool box with ice blocks which you can replenish as needed, plus everything that you need for self catering.

There is a flat screen wall mounted Freeview TV. On the balcony there is a butlers sink with running cold (drinking) water as well as a table 2 chairs. We sell coal at £10 per scuttle with kindling. There are heated WC and shower facilities located close to your carriage and your WC is for your use only.

2 single beds, guards van at Oak Grove Retreats

guards van int burner at oak grove retreats

The Guards van kitchen at Oak Grove Retreats

The cost of the Guards Van is from £60 per night & from £160 for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night weekday break and from £260 per week. Check in is between 2.00pm and 7.00 pm. If your require a late check in please contact us to arrange this. The maximum number of dogs permitted is 2 small or 1 medium/large at a cost of £15 per pet per stay. Please note that we require a £50 returnable house-keeping deposit on all our holiday-hire accommodation, this is either secured on your credit card for online bookings (via this website) or taken as cash on arrival and returned by bank transfer within 2 working days of your departure.

guards van at Oak Grove Retreats

guards van: tea on the balcony

There are views down the old railway cutting to the wild Cambrian Mountains and the River Wye is just 100 yards across the meadow. 

CHECK AVAILABILITY OR BOOK THE GUARDS VAN USING THE CALENDAR BELOW

MORE INFORMATION

The nearest launderette is 3.5 miles away in Rhayader. There is a general store, post office, cafe and petrol station 100 yards from the top of our drive.

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