Unique Self Catering
in the Brecon Beacons
Are you looking for a unique and quirky place to stay in Wales? Why not try a vintage train holiday. The Toad is an incredibly well restored GWR brake van vintage train otherwise known as a Toad Wagon, hence the name, commonly used post wartime as a safety brake on goods trains. Boasting original rustic features and weighing a hefty 20 tons, today offering unique self catering accommodation with en-suite shower. Why not immerse yourself amongst sounds of bird song and country life. Come wind, rain or shine escape to this fantastic base and explore the Brecon Beacons and beyond all year round.
Inside we have lovingly restored and preserved its authenticity and original interior, incorporating bespoke oak and mahogany features throughout. Whilst rummaging through local antique shops and markets, many items are sourced locally at Trecastle Antiques Centre, we even found an authentic railway luggage rack!
In addition to this, we have installed all the ‘mod cons’ needed to supply instant hot water, heating, air conditioning, outside lighting and multiple charging points (including USB and a shaving point) for your stay.
- Sleeps 1 - 2
- 1 x Double Bed
- £230 for 2 Nights
There is a fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, 2 gas burner stove, brass sink, drainer & taps, along with a kettle, toaster and all utensils. Our Ekol Apple Pie wood burning stove will keep you cosy, whilst doubling up as a small oven.
Enhancing its rustic charm, there is a cosy ensuite with flushing loo, small sink and enamel shower fitted with a water saving head allowing 6 minutes for a hot shower, complimented with local Myddfai Toiletries.
There is a comfortable bespoke corner double bed to unwind after a busy day exploring the Beacons, (bed linen and towels provided).
Warm up in front of the log burner on a winters night, or step out onto the balcony to enjoy a spectacular sunset or dark skies. Don't worry, for those chilly evenings instant light logs and extra blankets are supplied!!
Elevated and set on original railway track, there is private decking, patio and garden area with seating and fire pit (logs supplied) for you to relax and enjoy the welsh countryside, sunsets and dark skies. In your private garden you’ll hear birdsong, resident woodpecker, cuckoo and owls amongst other country folk.
The outside lighting switches are found at the base of the staircase.
We look forward to welcoming you with a complimentary basket of tea/coffee and something for you to nibble!
We hope you enjoy your stay with us in The Toad at Toad and Snail Glamping 🙂
What’s included with Toad?
- Crockery & Cutlery
- Pots & Pans
- Log burner
- Logs for fire
- Gas Hob
- Bottle opener
- Tea Towels
- Stargazing Skies
- Tea & Coffee
What to bring?
- Briquettes for BBQ
Boasting original rustic features and weighing a hefty 20 tons, today offering unique self catering accommodation with en-suite shower. Why not immerse yourself amongst sounds of bird song and country life. Come wind, rain or shine escape to this fantastic base and explore the Brecon Beacons and beyond all year round.
Select a Check-in and Check-out Date
Full refund : Cancellation made 5 days prior to arrival.
Partial refund: Cancellation made within 5 days of arrival, guests receive 50% refund.
We absolutely loved our stay in this carriage! The views were stunning and it was so unbelievably peaceful. The table and chairs on the little patio area were vital, made a lovely breakfast spot! The wood burner (which was already set up thankfully) and the fire pit made sure we had a warm night enjoying the dry weather why it lasted. Overall, the place was beautiful and unique, it’s an experience on its own!