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


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.


Enhancing its rustic charm, there is a cosy ensuite with flushing loo, small sink and enamel shower fitted with a water saving head allowing 6 minutes for a hot 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.


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