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Railway Carriage

(Ref. 980941)

Govilon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely break with everything we needed."

    The property was very peaceful with lots of wildlife and scenery. It was great to sit outside and enjoy the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a beautiful, peaceful accommodation, exactly as described!"

    Being off the grid with no wifi was very refreshing and I loved the calming atmosphere of this beautiful carriage. I would highly recommend to anyone else wanting to have a break from the world! The only slight challenges noticed were that there was no sponge/cloth for washing up which we hadn’t realised before visiting we’d need to bring, and the shower tray filled up a bit when in use. It would have also have been nice to have maybe had a cupboard or shelf for storing some of our things on but I appreciate space is tight! It was wonderful to be able to sit outside and see the horses enjoying themselves in the paddock and we enjoyed trying to make ourselves a fire in the pit provided. Hosts are very helpful and kind.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Mar 2024

  • "Such a lovely place!"

    I had been looking forward to my stay for months after having to reschedule when my dog was injured, and it was worth the wait. The surroundings are fabulous. There are plenty of walks to do around, or you can drive a short distance for more! As the place is small it warms up really quickly and I was never cold. There’s a good amount of storage, it’s really nicely made. Very peaceful and quiet. Keith and Darren were incredibly helpful when I needed their help with my car.

    Reviewed by Lc5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing, owners were so kind and knowledgeable about walks, will definitely be going back."

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2023

  • "The best place ever loved the carriage all surrounding horses beautiful and peaceful wish we could stay there forever"

    Reviewed by Wioletta5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous and quirky little holiday spot."

    I spent very peaceful and relaxing week here with my 7month old puppy. He had a fantastic time playing in the secure garden. I must admit I when I booked it I didn’t think I’d spend much time here, I wanted to explore South Wales and this was reasonably priced ( holiday cottages are getting expensive for the solo traveller!) However it’s a beautiful spot and the carriage has everything you need and is so cosy. Luckily I had nice weather so I spent most evenings by the fire pit enjoying the tranquil surroundings. Only interrupted by the neighbouring horses looking for their carrots! If you get a clear night its great for stargazing. There are some lovely walks from the doorstep and plenty more only 10/20 min drive. The other property Rabbit Hill hut is just as lovely, I had a look round ( with permission!) The owners are friendly and helpful and gave me loads of advice on local places to visit. I could happily have spent another week here just chilling out and I was very sad to leave. I’ll just have to book again!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place to come off grid and recharge your batteries!"

    I loved the carriage snug and comfy, ideal for the dog as garden enclosed. Quiet and picturesque. Piping hot water and super shower! Slept like log as no light pollution! A lovely warm welcome from hosts.

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Aug 2023

  • "It fitted our somewhat unusual party really well, reactive dog and child with special needs lived it, and we were made to feel really welcome."

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2023



    Reviewed by Antony4.1Jul 2023

  • "Everything was excellent, would definitely stay again, have already recommended the railway carriage to others ."

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful little carriage, lovely inside and out, cosy and relaxing."

    Great for our dog all enclosed. Wonderful area with stunning views and the canal nearby. Quite small but room for storage so was ok. Cosy fire. Horses in field. Maybe slightly larger fridge. We had a wonderful time thank you. Nicola, Darren and Keith are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Coleen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful and peaceful setting."

    Plenty to see & do around the area, ideal for walks. Accommodating and friendly owner. Well equipped, clean property and very safe for dogs.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Perfect for chilling.

    Reviewed by Penny3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay beautiful views loads of places to visit in the area highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "It was a lovely little carriage."

    Compact. Ideal for us with 2 small dogs. Plenty of walks and the field were all enclosed.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing place Our 2nd time here Will definitely return again"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Top class owners and they knew absolutely everything about the area."

    Was honestly a perfect little 4 day break. Would happily return again.

    Reviewed by George4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely place and so relaxing and quiet."

    We would love to come back. It was exactly the weekend away that we needed. Our dogs enjoyed wandering the yard and we enjoyed watching them while sipping wine on the porch…. The area is quiet and loads of walking is available for anyone looking to explore.

    Reviewed by Raquel5.0May 2023

  • "Had the most lovely holiday!"

    Lovely basic railway cottage but everything we were looking for, for a hiking holiday. Lovely chap tending to the sheep stopped for a chat on multiple occasions making sure all was OK. Tiniest of improvement would be dish soap and hand soap.. other than that beautiful place to stay and will be back!

    Reviewed by Lorna4.1Apr 2023

  • "The carriage is in an absolutely stunning location."

    The outside area was a great space and perfect for our dog and was totally secure so she could have some freedom. The alfresco covered eating and seating area was lovely and whiling away the evening sitting infront of fire was pretty perfect. There were a few little things that we thought may have been nice additions to the hut and we have shared them with the owner. The hut felt solid and cosy and we had an absolutely lovely time. Darren and Keith were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble . Thank you so much from Adele, Rob and Timba

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    It’s remote and very cosy. It’s basic ( which is what we wanted ) but at the same time you have all you need. Bed is comfortable and the whole place is in a very beautiful spot . We will definitely come back. Thank you very much for a very nice stay

    Reviewed by Tor-erik4.7Apr 2023

  • "I thought Sykes were dreadful to deal with."

    No refund if yiu have to cancel and have paid full price. The little carriage and the owners were fab. We had the best time.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Mar 2023

  • "The host was very helpful and welcoming,it was what I hoped for relaxing,comfortable and very enjoyable walks with our dog."

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our few days stay in the railway carriage."

    Lovely quiet spot but close to all essential amenities and many attractions. Will definitely be returning for a second visit.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic location."

    Peaceful and quiet and super dog friendly. Really helpful and kind hosts. Beautiful walks in Brecon Beacons and along the Mon Brec Canal. My second visit and will definitely be back for a third. Thank you Steph and Nellie the Boxer dog x

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic stay, compact but everything you need, lovely shower."

    Keith and Darren were Brilliant, nothing too much trouble. Will definitely return. 1st. Class

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic relaxing experience, especially viewing the rabbits, sheep, and roaming horses from our accommodation, to the backdrop of the splendid Welsh scenery."

    The only possible improvement that springs to mind is more ventilation, with maybe a little window that could be opened. Otherwise absolutely brilliant

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by Maura5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Railway carriage."

    The accommodation was a good size for us and our medium sized dog and the garden was very enclosed so there was no concern about him being out in the garden. The owners (and dad) were lovely and were a great help with any questions and for local knowledge. Loads of lovely walks were just on the doorstep, especially the old railway line all the way to Abergavenny and around the back of the local fields.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1May 2022

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

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Feb 2022

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

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 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 Kath5.0Jul 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 Lisa4.1Jul 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 Sharon5.0Jun 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 Caroline3.8Jun 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 John5.0Jun 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 Alison4.7May 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 Diane5.0May 2021

  • "Fridge to small noisy heater very basic"

    Reviewed by Graham3.4May 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 Sarah5.0Apr 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 Stuart5.0Apr 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 Becky4.4Nov 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 Mark5.0Sep 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 Gordon5.0Sep 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 Helen4.4Jul 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 Wendie5.0Sep 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 Raymond5.0Aug 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 Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

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

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 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 Carole5.0May 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 Anthony4.1May 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 Stephen5.0May 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 Ellie5.0Apr 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 Richard4.4Nov 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 Hannah5.0Aug 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 Lesley5.0Aug 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 Christina5.0Aug 2018

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

    The accomodation owners were extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 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 Audra5.0Jul 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 Peter5.0Jul 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 within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (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