Danyfan Glamping Carriage

A secluded, refreshingly off-grid railway car with first class views of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: Open plan
  • Bathroom: External
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

‘Dan-y-fan’ is Welsh for ‘under the mountain’. It’s a very apt name for this charming glamping carriage nestled at the foot of Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons.

In fact, Danyfan couldn’t be more perfectly located for a relaxing and romantic break amongst nature. Privately secluded next to a stream in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, you’ll not only enjoy spectacular mountain views, you’re a mere two miles from the historic market town of Brecon itself.

Inside your carriage, the views get even better! Rustic luxury is the order of the day, and you’ll find plenty of homely touches, upcycled furnishings and quirky accessories throughout.  Completely off-grid, you can relax in soothing comfort, safe in the knowledge that you’re making minimum impact on these outstanding natural surroundings.

Not that this means you have to compromise on convenience.  Solar electricity means you can keep your phone charged and your books read by evening (assisted by romantic candlelight, of course!) There is a gas-powered fridge and hobs and a little grill and all the kitchen essentials including, tea, coffee, salt, pepper and olive oil, are provided. You’ll also be welcomed with a gorgeous hamper containing homemade bread, brownies and locally-sourced provisions for your breakfast – a delicious way to start your break! A supply of hot water bottles and a crackling wood burning stove ensure you’ll be kept deliciously toasty.  

If you’d rather cook al fresco, pull up a chair on the deck and prepare yourselves a sizzling supper over the fire pit. Watch the sun set over the mountains, then wait for the stars. This is a designated dark sky area and the night skies are spectacular.

Freshening up after a long day out is no problem too, with a piping hot outdoor shower and a compost loo set just 10 metres away from your carriage.

Now it’s time to explore! As you can imagine, mountain activities are in abundance here, with walking and mountain biking taking on whole new levels of jaw-dropping scenery. Ask Danyfan’s friendly owners for the best cycling routes around – they’re both very keen cyclists!

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At a glance

  • A charming off-grid railway carriage for two, privately secluded by a stream in the Brecon Beacons National Park, 150 metres from the holiday cottage Danyfan House.
  • The carriage is equipped with kitchen essentials, a woodburning stove and upcycled furnishings – along with a locally-sourced welcome hamper. A separate toilet and shower are located 10 metres from the carriage.
  • There is a furnished outdoor deck with firepit and barbecue.
  • The carriage is ideally positioned for mountain walks and cycling, and is two miles from Brecon. Hay-on-Wye can be reached in half an hour.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding, towels & bathrobes provided, separate gas shower & Belfast sink (short walk from carriage), compost toilet, 2 ring gas hob, fire pit, tripod grill, small fridge, wood burning stove, electric lighting & USB socket, LED lights, solar lanterns, wind-up radio, cards, books, games, parking.

Local activities

Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, distilleries, canyoning, potholing, caving, watersports, fishing, horse riding, golf, festivals, farmers markets, shopping.

More information

For those who prefer a slower pace, there’s plenty of scope for fishing, and of course many traditional country pubs to while away long afternoons in. Why not wander into Brecon, famous for its striking cathedral and castle, and stop for coffee and cake first?  

If you’re looking for something to do in the evening, head to The Brecon Theatre – Wales’ first solar-powered theatre – and take in a show.

Hay-on-Wye is around half an hour away, a true literature-lover’s paradise awash with bookshops and antique havens. The Globe at Hay stages some fabulously eclectic events, and you may even find Danyfan’s owners have a few complimentary tickets to spare on occasion!

So with absolutely everything covered – scenery, entertainment, and off-grid comfort, all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy.

Things to note

There is no mains electricity or plug sockets yet electric lighting and USB facilities are available. One pet may be permitted to stay upon prior arrangement. The carriage is mostly suited to couples but children are occasionally accepted upon request basis and approval by the owner. No smoking. Check-in is 4pm and check out is 11am.

Where you'll be staying

Brecon, Powys

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