Danyfan – Brecon
Train carriage for 2 from £80 per night
Not suitable for children
Kids can be accommodated occasionally but the wagon is best for two
Danyfan Carriage is the latest project of Emma & Stevie, who fled London for the country life a few years ago. They found a perfect spot to make their home and also the perfect thing for a little glamping. The railway carriage, as far as they know, is an early 20th Century artifact and in converting it they have kept as much of the original work as possible. What they have added has been chosen to compliment the period feel, with a grand wicker-headboarded bed and a burnished walnut wardrobe setting the tone. The whole site is completely off-grid with a cleverly designed (piping hot!) shower and washing up area, plus a separate compost loo, just a few steps from the carriage. But being off-grid doesn't have to mean hardship. The wood-burner keeps the cabin beautifully warm, the bed is a wonder of mountainous soft pillows, lanterns and torches give a soft light and the gas hobs make cooking easy.
The carriage has plenty of charm on the inside, but the setting is equally amazing. In a corner of the long field behind the garden, tucked under the trees, it has views of the mountains and a rushing stream alongside near the decking veranda. Walks through the Brecon Beacons National Park stretch out from the door and wildlife and nature surround you.