A converted railway carriage for 5 on the very edge of Cardigan Bay. No neighbours, just you and the waves...and dolphins as Europe's largest colony live year-round! Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms! WIFI & woodburner. INSTANT BOOK - Calendar updated daily :)
INSTANT BOOK - My calendar is updated every day of the year so you may 'Instant Book' with confidence. :) No need to ask 'if available'.
The carriage is snug ALL year round - panel radiators in every room and, woodburner, and double glazing.
What's included? Basically just bring yourselves, and food and drink. The bed/s are made (according to number staying) with 100% cotton linen, towels & teatowels provided, fresh dishcloth every time (and washing up liquid, and liquid soap, and first few toilet rolls). First basket of logs (and kindling, paper, matches) for the woodburner. The kitchen is equipped. All you need is to relax, get out on the veranda with your drink of choice, and start looking for dolphins!
Conde Nast Traveller - Top Five 'best spots to enjoy the British Seaside' 'This carriage has reached her final staging post - between the beaches of Aberporth and Tresaith. The only neighbours are the birds...this is the perfect place for toasting crumpets after a day's walking or dolphin-spotting' (Sally Shalam for Conde Naste Traveller magazine).
Enjoy some of the finest views in Wales from our converted Edwardian railway carriage located on the coastal footpath between the sandy beaches at Aberporth and Tresaith.
Many guests see Europe's largest colony of bottle-nose dolphins in the bay in front, and direct access to the heritage coast footpath makes our carriage the ideal location for exploring the West Wales coast. Peaceful location with no roads within 300 yards. You can catch sea bass and mackerel on lines from the rocks in front of the carriage.
In Detail -
All rooms in the carriage are lined in oak, are insulated and have panel heaters so are suitable for use all year round. We love it when it is stormy in winter!
WIFI provided free of charge, works in every room (note we've never had any problem with it, and to our knowledge it always works, but like any accommodation provider we cannot guarantee WIFI)
Kitchen with cooker, microwave etc. Fairly basic as kitchens go but better views than most you'll have used! Fridge with small freezer compartment. Door to rear covered patio 'the train platform'.
'Salon' with woodburner (first basket of fuel supplied). Two sofas
Verandah with views to the front. benches and table.
Bedroom Compartment 1: standard size Double bed, wardrobe etc, luggage racks! It's compact, but cosy. Fitted wardrobe and dressing table. Hairdryer.
Bedroom Compartment 2: Standard size Double bed + one narrow train bunk (suitable only for child). Again, note it's compact!
Dining Compartment: It wouldn't be a train without one! 1930s Oak dining suite.
Shower Room with quality quadrant shower, toilet etc. Heated chrome towel rail and blast fan for warmth when you get out of the shower.
Garden (enclosed) with access to sea, picnic bench, also private patio to rear
WIFI included free of charge, but, like in any accommodation, cannot be guaranteed. Always worked so far :)
A complete detached railway carriage holiday home and direct access to the famous coastal footpath. Direct access down into the sea!
Interaction with guests
Usually little as there is a keysafe so late arrivals OK. Local housekeeper and property manager in the village.
Other things to note
300m walk along the coastal footpath (flat, 2m wide tarmac path - wheelchair accessible) from the parking area. Max. 4 adults. There is virtually always free on-street parking available (even in August) but please be mindful of local residents access, and park with due regard to safety.
There is a Community Car Park nearby which can be used but be aware in peak season the car park charges up to 3.00 GBP a day.
Garden enclosed but note nearby cliffs potentially dangerous for small children.
No smoking inside ever please (there's a covered veranda outside).
No pets on beds or sofas thanks and please clear any mess from garden. I don't charge for pets as so far people have respected this - thanks.
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I'm an architectural historian and I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays.
I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales (archaeology/ architectural history), and have written several books and TV series on architecture. I love great views, privacy and finding the best locations, and then renovating and restoring in an appropriate style.
I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.
My properties are managed by Yvonne and she speaks English and Spanish.