Danyfan Carriage | Train carriage in Powys | Canopy & Stars

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Danyfan Carriage - Train carriage in Powys

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Not suitable for children

Pets welcome

Kids can be accommodated occasionally but the wagon is best for two

A railway carriage with the brook running by and the mountains on your doorstep, perfect rural heaven

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.

Our guests say...

We had a brilliant time at Danyfan Carriage and Emma was the most welcoming host. We spent our days enjoying the lovely walks the local area had to offer and loved the impressive views of the Brecon Beacons from the top of Pen Y Fan. In the evenings we sat around the fire, watched the stars and savoured the ambience of the beautiful train carriage. The warm al fresco shower was a particular highlight and Emma's homemade bread and brownies were delicious! We left reluctantly but feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and with many precious memories of this special place. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Shaun and Natalie.



Calm and peaceful. Great rustic feel. Lovely welcone by the owners.



We stayed for 2 nights at Danyfan. We were able to arrive early & everything was ready for us. Fresh chocolate brownies, eggs, bacon, milk & fresh bread available! It was a fabulous experience, lovely to relax & walk up to Pen-y-Fan, literally on the doorstep...plus a few steep climbs! Thank you Emma!



The most wonderful stay of three nights in this beautiful carriage in the most lovely of settings. We came here for our honeymoon and it provided everything we needed. A kettle, a bed a shower (beautifully hot!) And walking distance to amazing views (pen y fan). The hosts were lovely meeting us at the carriage with a warm loaf and brownies sealed the deal for my partner before we even unpacked our bags. Emma helped us plan our trips and even let us borrow a compass. We had the most perfect time and when I realised I had left my wedding bracelet behind Emma (even though she had just left on holiday) got someone to find it and put it in the post. We had a perfect trip and a what a wonderful way to start our married life.



We had a wonderful weekend staying at Danyan Carriage. The setting was beautiful and so close to the Beacons for some excellent walking. The carriage itself was very nicely done and felt very luxurious and secluded.



I wanted a little alone time for my husband and I, for his birthday, somewhere we didn't have to travel far to but out of the way, off the grid. For peace and quiet and relaxation. This is exactly what we got at Danyfan Carriage. A warm welcome with homemade warm bread. It was peaceful with beautiful scenery all around, especially as there were fluffy white lambs everywhere! It was clean and adequately equipped. Lovely thoughtful finishing touches; milk, eggs and bacon in the fridge, chocolate brownies, tea light candles, books, playing cards, scrabble board game and even hot water bottles! Nice gentle strolls on your doorstep, although if you're adventurous then you can hike up Fen Y Fan! Brecon town close by for mooching around the shops. The weather wasn't good the first morning but it didn't spoil our time there at all, we just had a longer lie in! We will definitely be going back. We will definitely be recommending it.



Thank you to Emma and Stevie for such a wonderful location! We had a lovely, cosy, relaxing time at Danyfan Carriage. The wood burning stove and hot shower were superb at this cooler end of the year. Glamerous Camping at it's best!



We stayed from Friday to Sunday. the weather was nippy and dry. The fire pit was lovely to sit by and cook. Emma and Stevie were the best hosts, we had milk,butter,bacon and eggs in the fridge and then brownies and fresh warm bread!!!!! What a treat. The carriage was set up beautifully. We loved it .they even nipped in with brownies and birthday candles poped on top for Steve's birthday. How kind.



Beautiful setting lovely welcoming touches brownies and fresh bread. Lovely carriage and very well equipped.



Our stay at danyfan carriage was possibly the most deeply tranquil relaxing weekend we have ever had- just lying on the glade, or on the bed, being there was so lovely. Inside and out.



We spent a lovely weekend at Danyfan Carriage. My boyfriend and I like to try quirky accommodation and the carriage offered just that. We hadn't yet stayed in one so it was another to tick off the list! Although we had such a lovely stay we plan to make it annual. It was my boyfriends birthday and we love Brecon so this was the perfect place. It was clean, cosey, well thought out and had everything you'd need for a peaceful and relaxing break away.



The site was lovely, plenty of space set in ideal surroundings with wonderful views. We stayed for three nights.



Spent a relaxing 3 nights at Danyfan Carriage. The carriage is in lovely area and was surrounded by bluebells. It was lovely and generally as expected with a very comfy bed and a lovely vintage feel. The home baked bread, brownies and other supplies were a lovely touch. The carriage is in a rural location but close to Brecon with a number of shops and takeaways. The carriage had good facilities although the shower is probably only enjoyable in the height of summer! I would also swap the wardrobe for more food prep space but that is personal preference. Our dog came too and there was room for his crate , he loved curling up in front of the wood burner.



we had 4 nights in the lovely danyfan carriage. our dog went feral with the freedom that we also enjoyed. the bed was sooo comfy and the log burner warmed the carriage perfectly. the area is a wonder, with hills and waterfalls within spitting distance.



"We made very good use of the outdoor fire pit area as weather was very warm. Comfortable bed and secluded spot, ideal for hiking up Pen y Fan"



"The getaway was brilliant, it was perfect after some stressful exams to go and be somewhere with no electricity and stress. "



"We had such a lovely time staying in Danyfan Carriage. What a perfect little place to spend a weekend! We had nights sat out by the fire and days exploring the beautiful countryside and swimming in the Usk.  The owners had provided everything we needed and had really thought about what would make our stay comfortable. It was our 1st wedding anniversary and it was better than we could have imagined!"



"We had a wonderful stay. The train carriage was so cosy and we loved the stream and wild flowers outside.  The weather was pretty good and we were able to sit round the fire pit on a couple of nights.  The hosts were charming and we thoroughly enjoyed the home made bread and cakes and made short work of the eggs and bacon.  It's a brillinat location for climbing Pen-y-Fan which we did on our first full day, and Brecon is a lovely markey town with a much easier walk along the canal on the second day!  Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend."



"It was a surprise trip for my partner, I wanted something peaceful, unusual, great location. This was all of that and more. We loved the carriage. It was in a great location, really easy for walks / mountain biking - both of which we did up the mountains. Our dog loved it too! Emma - who owns it, only lives at the end of the field and left us milk, bacon (amazing!), eggs, coffee, tea, chocolate brownies and sourbread (that her husband bakes) - the tastiest bread that lasted for the3 days that we were there.   It is very peaceful, and has all the amenities you need - nice comfy bed, gas stove (however, we did cook on the log burning stove and the outside firepit as well) etc. We loved it so much, that we will definitely go again."



"We loved our stay. The carriage is eclectic but very homely with everything you need. The view of Penyfan from the doorway and decking area is amazing. We left the car and got everywhere we needed on foot or by bicycle, being just close enough to Brecon. Our host managed the tricky balance of being friendly and helpful, but leaving us to ourselves too, which we really appreciated.  The winter shower took a little getting used to, but we felt that was part of the delights of staying off-grid!"



"We really enjoyed our weekend away at Danyfan Carriage. The setting is perfect - next to a babbling brook at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons among the trees. When the clouds parted we had stunning views of the night sky. The carriage was well equipped, clean and cosy. The period furniture that matches the carriage makes it feel as though you've stepped back in time. The owners Emma and Stevie were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed, and even brought over some freshly baked bread in the dark."



"It was great. Carriage thoughtfully equipped, lovely secluded location, delightful owners. Homebaked bread and essential breakfast supplies a welcome thought."



"We had a lovely relaxing time, the carriage was so cosy and great to get away from it all !!  Stevie and his wife had thought of everything , homemade soda bread , local butter and eggs and the wood burner going on our arrival."



"We had the most amazing stay at Danyfan. The hosts were warm and welcoming with fresh baked bread and brownies as well as yummy local bacon, eggs and butter.   The carriage was clean, nicely decorated and cosy. Gorgeous bed with lovely cotton sheets and squidgy pillows and blankets. The wood burner is so effective and warmed up the carriage a treat in the evenings. We enjoyed an outdoor shower (which stayed warm!) and the gas powered fridge meant that we could keep food and drinks cool.    We only stayed for a few nights but we were on our honeymoon so we made the most of how close we were to great walks, superb pubs and cosy nights in.     The spectacular horseshoe walk begins right next to the carriage so we had a beautiful day walking the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons. Stunning.    We ate out each night and found some brilliant pubs.  The Griffin - amazing food, incredibly detailed wine and spirt lists. They obviously take a lot of time to compile their menus. Cosy candle lit atmosphere.  The Star - Talybont. Great beer and no nonsense good home cooked food.   The White Swan - in a tiny village this pub looked sleepy but we were very pleasantly surprised by the delicious looking menu, friendly staff and Gluten Free options. Being a gluten intolerant weed I was very excited to see GF next to loads of options on the menu. This was exceptionally cooked food - Welsh lamb cooked to perfection and a steak to die for!    Brecon itself is a sweet valleys town with a bit more to it than you'd expect.     Loved our stay - would defo go again - Thanks to Canopy and Stars, Emma and Stevie for a lovely stay."



"Fantastic, had the perfect weekend away, couldn't fault it. Friendly owners, delicious food provided, the most comfortable bed and stunning setting. The best thing was the isolation, just us and no disturbances. Can't think of anything I wasn't 100% happy with."



"Beautiful location; near town for essentials but so far that you couldn't hear cars or bikes just the bubbles of the brook and crackle of the fire. Perfect for walks. Wonderful welcome with much appreciated goodies. Homely."



"Asolutely loved it. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. The best thing was the small touches made by Emma and Stevie, such as homemade brownies and bread, hot water bottles and lots of tea lights."


Sarah & Mark

"We loved this little carriage!! It's gorgeous, totally romantic and private. The little stream running by makes a perfect setting for a romantic break. It's about 5 minutes drive to the Brecon Beacons so makes walking holidays perfect. Our host Emma was great - very helpful but not intrusive at all. Also, we took our dog who really loved the freedom she was allowed - running round the field. It's a great place for couple with or without a dog. Lovely, really lovely."



"Best thing was the cosy carriage, great bed and wood burner. There wasn't anything we didn't like."



"The whole experience was wonderful, from the warm welcome to the home made bread, bacon and eggs.  The setting was unbeatable, secluded but near to some great sites.  The carriage itself was warm and cosy with the log burner creating a homely and romantic atmosphere on a cold and rainy day.  The owners really had thought of everything, we loved the wind up radio and scrabble and even the 'wee willy winky' hats for bedtime!  Couldn't fault anything about it and can't wait to go back!"



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