Meet
Toad

Unique Self Catering
in the Brecon Beacons

The Toad

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 and wood fired hot tub! 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.

The space

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, Wi-Fi, outside lighting and multiple charging points (including USB and a shaving point) for your stay.

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  • Sleeps 1 - 2
  • 1 x Double Bed
  • £250 for 2 Nights
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    Hot Tub

Kitchen

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.

Bathroom

Enhancing its rustic charm, there is a cosy ensuite with flushing loo, small sink and enamel shower complimented with local Myddfai Toiletries and hairdryer.

Living Space

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.

Outside

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. There's a relaxing Wood Fired Hot Tub and a telephone kiosk for basic provisions.

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
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Log burner
  • Matches
  • Logs for fire
  • Toiletries
  • Gas Hob
  • Bottle opener
  • Tea Towels
  • Shower
  • Stargazing Skies
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Towels
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    Hot Tub

What to bring?

  • Torch
  • Wellies
  • Marshmallows
  • Briquettes for BBQ
  • Towels for Hot Tub
  • Bathers for Hot Tub
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What a place! I honestly did not want to leave. I haven’t felt so at peace in years. You can tell how much work has gone into this train and it feels so cozy and lush. I genuinely loved it. Beautiful location, amazing concept. Don’t even think about it, just book!

Tess

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The Toad

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.

Starting From £ 125

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Cancellation Policy:
Full refund : Cancellation made 5 days prior to arrival.
Partial refund: Cancellation made within 5 days of arrival, guests receive 50% refund.

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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!

Alex

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