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Railway Carriage

Govilon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 980941)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the perfect retreat for me and my little man"

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2022

  • "Lovely. Scenery, wonderful friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "Lovely stay in the railway carraige everything we needed was readily available , shower was very powerful, there was loads of hot water and plenty of plug points, we were made very welcome by the owners Nicola & Darren and Nicola's dad Keith gave us loads of info as well as keeping us amused,the horses loved the apples and carrots we fed them."

    loved this place and will definetly return.

    Reviewed by KathJul 2021

  • "This was a perfect holiday."

    The location is out of this world for me. I felt at home in the railway carriage and safe. It's top of my list to visit again. Lisa

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely break we will definitely be back soon."

    Nicola, Darren and Keith lovely people and so helpful ❤️ Our dog sandy loved it too thank you see you again soon

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Very peaceful location with 2 friendly horses in the next field who loved some carrots and apples."

    Lovely canal and railway walks and close to Abergaveny and Crickhowell. Railway carriage was well laid out with a secure garden which was great for our dog.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "The railway carriage was truly beautiful with an enclosed safe garden for the dog."

    Everywhere was spotlessly clean and very well equipped in such a beautiful peaceful location. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Full of knowledge of the area for us to explore

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The carriage had plenty of storage and was blessed with a very comfortable bed."

    The owners were super friendly and the generous endless supply of logs for the fire pit was a real bonus. The surroundings both beautiful and tranquil. We would certainly recommend. One note, if you intend to enjoy the evening by the fire, you would benefit from taking some camping chairs.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2021

  • "This was a last minute get away for my myself and partner plus our 2 dogs who we take everywhere with us."

    When we arrived everything was ready. We didn’t meet our hosts due to Covid restrictions but that was fine and understandable. We settled in and instantly relaxed, the girls (dogs) loved the safe garden area. We met the horses in the field and the fantastic wildlife around us. Plenty of walks on the door step. Met our hosts on day 2 and gave us loads of tips and places to walk. Loved every minute and will definitely be back. We have stayed in a lot of shepherds huts and this one is on our revisit list. If there was one thing we missed it was no welcome pack, you tend to get used to them now days. Not a problem for us we had everything with us. Take a bag of apples or carrots for the horses and enjoy... Hope to book again soon.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Fridge to small noisy heater very basic"

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "Amazing weeks holiday at this fabulous peaceful cottage!"

    Just what we needed. Very dog friendly. They had a great time too enjoying the many walks right on the doorstep of the cottage. We’ll certainly be looking to return.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Beautiful location with a private setting and a secure area for dogs."

    Friendly and helpful hosts who made you feel welcome and available for help if any was needed.Walking in the area is spectacular and the hosts give great tips on where to head for .Would love to return here again

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2021

  • "Host was very friendly and on hand if we needed anything."

    Enclosed garden was great for our dog snd some lovely walks close to the accomadation. Very cosy and relaxing. Electric fire kept us toasty warm in November. Loved it!

    Reviewed by BeckyNov 2020

  • "This quaint little place exceeded all our expectations!"

    It was just what we both needed due to our busy lifestyle! The owners were amazing, nothing was to much trouble if we needed anything. Perfect area for exploring, walking or simply relaxing on the decking or by the fire pit. We will probably end up going again very soon

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "From start to finish, our break at the Railway Carriage was absolutely perfect."

    We were met on arrival (at a social distance) by Nicola and Darren who were very welcoming and made myself, my wife and our two dogs feel at home straight away. The carriage itself is secluded in a beautiful location overlooking fields with views over the Brecon Beacons. Inside it had everything we needed and it was a pleasant surprise to find a lovely lemon drizzle cake and all of the essentials including milk, coffee etc. This was a great find and we loved waking up in the morning and feeding the two very friendly horses, walking in the local countryside during the day and relaxing by the fire pit with a glass of wine in the evenings. We can't wait to return - Nicola and Darren should be very proud of what they've created.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2020

  • "A great location for going off exploring, we walked loads."

    The family were helpful in providing local information. It was nice to be able to each night come back and relax with plenty of local wildlife visiting as well as the resident horses. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "The cabin was absolutely fantastic."

    Perfect spot for a singleton and there fur babies. Plenty of hiking areas on your doorstop and lovely dog friendly pubs. The owners were amazing the most helpful friendly people. Just lovely. Me and dogs had the best time and will definitely be returning soon.

    Reviewed by WendieSep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay and can’t wait to come back."

    Thanks for looking after us. The setting and carriage were exceptional.

    Reviewed by RaymondAug 2019

  • "The location was terrific."

    Quiet with plenty of wildlife. Possible to leave car and walk every day from the carriage. The owners were friendly and helpful. It's a perfect place to de-stress and return to a slower pace of life. The railway carriage is compact with everything you need but without the trappings of modern living. Perfect.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Couldn't fault our stay. Looking to go vack.

    Reviewed by JulianJun 2019

  • "Warm welcome and a relaxing well needed break!"

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "We had the most delightful holiday in the Railway Carriage- what a find!"

    It had everything you could possibly want. Very well equipped and comfortable. Nicola, Darren and Keith were brilliant nothing was too much trouble. Keith (Nicola’s Dad) was far more knowledgeable than any leaflet or guide book and told us of many places we would never have found. The enclosed garden for the dog was a definite plus he had a great time. Also feeding the horses every morning was lovely and the tame robins that came for food. Absolutely brilliant from start to finish!

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2019

  • "Darren , Nicky , and Keith very friendly, area lovely had a wonderfully relaxing week enjoyed feeding the horses and Keith and Darren gave wonderful advice on local walks."

    Recommend it to anyone looking to relax.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "After a hectic few months we enjoyed a relaxing and quiet weeks holiday."

    Nic, Gareth and Keith were welcoming and friendly. The railway carriage was warm and cosy. The surrounding area beautiful.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Lovely property, fully equipped with all that you need."

    Nicola and her family were extremely welcoming and accommodating. They provided great local knowledge about where to go and what do to.

    Reviewed by EllieApr 2019

  • "Lovely place nice pub down the road."

    Friendly people made very welcome. Doggies had a fab time as well very secure garden.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2018

  • "An exceptionally charming, warm and welcoming cabin - nestled in its own fenced off area (great for dogs!"

    !) within a lovely field with lots of wild life... what more could you want! Nicole has created an amazing place to stay and was so welcoming - we personally had a terrible journey causing us to be late checking in, but Nicole was so understanding and really helped us continue our holiday. Once we arrived we instantly understood this was a special place - we were able to take walks straight from the cabin, eat our meals out on the decking in the sun and spend cosy evenings warm in front of the telly (when the English weather came!). It's a great base location for various walks around the Brecon Beacons and beyond - we even made it to the Pembrokeshire Coast one day. We couldn't speak more highly of this place and have already recommended it to family, friends and colleagues - we cant wait to come back!!

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2018

  • "What an amazing place to stay!"

    I stayed with my two dogs for four nights in Aug 2018, and couldn’t have received a better welcome from Nicola and her family. The carriage was beautifully converted, well equipped and very comfortable. The setting was amazing and just so peaceful and relaxing. There are some wonderful dog walks along the disused railway line, the canal and old tracks ways straight from the carriage. Further afield there are lots of dog friendly places to visit and walks in the Brecon Becons. A fabulous few days. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by ChristinaAug 2018

  • "The place was amazing,and the people too."

    made to feel really welcome. The dogs loved it,so handy having a safe place for them to play in. Easy to get to visit lots of places and the peace and quiet was very restful. Cant recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2018

  • "Fantastic accomodation in a lovely setting in a beautiful area."

    The accomodation owners were extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "I absolutely fell in love with the railway carriage as soon as I walked in, time and consideration had been put into the layout and design, the cleanliness was faultless and second to none."

    I was made to feel so welcome and even Harry my dog was free to rome across the land I left feeling refreshed, rested and look forward to my return, I will never be able to thank Nic, Daren and Keith enough.

    Reviewed by AudraJul 2018

  • "What can we say,a very warm welcome on arrival, we were delighted when we saw the railway carriage!"

    . It is set on the edge of a most beautiful field with its own fenced off area,which was ideal for our little dog tilly. Inside the carriage everything was beautiful Co ordinating and cosy.it was very well equipped with everything you needed.the bathroom consisted of a shower, toilet and washbasin. The bed was very comfortable. Lots of lovely walks along the canal and old railway line which were just a few steps away. On the edge of a lovely little village. We enjoyed eating out in the local pubs which were all dog friendly. The whole experience of our five day break was relaxing and tranquil, we will most definitely return. Gail and Pete,Cheshire.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2018

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  • Open plan studio accommodation 1 x double. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan living area, with sitting, kitchen and coal fire.
  • Electric central heating with outside fire pit
  • Microwave, electric hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

The property

This 100-year-old railway carriage has been converted into a shepherds-hut-style accommodation, compact and rustic, with an open-plan formation.

Plan a romantic getaway for two, or escape into the peace and quiet for some leisure time away from the hustle and bustle.

Steps lead up to the property entrance, where you can really feel the sense of character and charm inviting you inside, a lovely place to return to after an eventful afternoon.

Evenings can be spent outside relaxing in front of the fire pit toasting marshmallows with a warm cup of tea, followed by a peaceful night's sleep in the well-appointed double bedroom.

Wake up to the homely interior all over again and start your morning by preparing breakfast in the kitchen area, whilst you make plans for the day ahead.

Why not take a moment to be at one with the location by strolling out to the enclosed garden, a chance to sit back and admire the hillside views which are located before you?

The market town of Abergavenny nestles between seven mountains, with the River Usk flowing through it, resulting in beautiful scenery from every direction.

Further afield, the town boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, and a multitude of pubs and restaurants, with something for everyone.

Not forgetting the wealth of natural beauty and walks past the Wye Valley, along the Brecon Canal or the Brecon Beacons.

A destination not to be missed.

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About the location


Abergavenny 3 miles; Newport 20 miles.

Govilon is a small, pretty, scattered village with a shop, a pub and a pub/restaurant just 3 miles from Abergavenny. The area offers a wealth of natural beauty, with lovely walks through the Wye Valley, along the Brecon Canal or through the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. The picturesque market town of Abergavenny nestles between seven mountains, and the River Usk flows through it, resulting in beautiful views in every direction. The town boasts a castle with its own museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. With abbeys, castles, mining museums and a Roman amphitheatre and baths at nearby Caerleon, there is something different to discover every day of your holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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