Danyfan Carriage

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Danyfan – Brecon

  • Train carriage for 2 from £80 per night

    1 double

Not suitable for children

Pets welcome

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

A railway carriage with the river 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 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."

Lucy, 13/12/2013

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

Cathy, 02/11/2013

"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."

John, 11/10/2013

"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."

Louisa, 18/08/2013

"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."

Jenny, 20/07/2013

"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."

Hayley, 18/05/2013

"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, 26/03/2013

"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."

Amy, 18/03/2013

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

Jennie, 16/12/2012

"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!"

Emily, 22/10/2012

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