The Long Lost Railway Carriage

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberaeron The Yurt Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Superbly crafted and cosy Train Carriage with gorgeous views over the Cambrian Mountains.
  • Devonshire made wood-burning stove and sheep's wool insulation to keep you snug
  • Complimentary welcome basket of eggs and vegetables from the farm
  • Sit around the campfire in this little sun-trap as butterflies and bees enjoy the sedum roof

The Owner Says

The Yurt Farm was set-up in 2009 by Thea and Laurie on their organic family farm, twenty minutes from the sea. Four muddy children and a few changes later, we now run as an exclusive use site with just the Train Carriage for hire.  The Train Carriage sits in a hay meadow (formerly inhabited by 4 yurts, hence the name!) and is surrounded by woodland and very big starry sky at night.
Lined with western red cedar our train carriage smells amazing. There's a comfy king-sized organic mattress and a wood burner to keep you cosy, it can comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 children. A small but well-equipped kitchen to cook up the eggs and vegetables from your welcome basket (all grown on the farm). Watch out for the blue tits that often nest in the door.
In your carriage you will find Welsh woollen sheets, firewood, organic teas and olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh flowers and candles, organic mattresses with fresh organic sheets – if you’d like to hire duvets and pillows please let us know.
Onsite we have two solar showers provide lots of hot water and on cloudy days we have gas to keep the temperature topped up. Our composting toilets are in a timber-framed hut built using green oak from our farm. They are probably the most beautiful toilets you’ll find!
We have a snug cabin with space for everyone. It has a pizza oven, well-equipped kitchen, wood-burning stove and a comfy sofa. Here you’ll find games, books, maps, outdoor cooking gear and a charging point.

Fire up the pizza oven in the evening for a woodsmoke infused feast.  Snuggle down in the super cosy Train Carriage as you watch the stars come out.  You might even see the owls and hares too!

Features & Facilities

The cedar-lined train carriage features an organic king-sized bed, basic cooking equipment, including a gas hob, a basket of farm goodies, a wood-burning stove plus logs and kindling. Outside, there’s a BBQ or fire pit and a picnic table. Next door is the compost loo and solar shower. You also have exclusive use of the cabin which has a pizza oven, a well-equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove and a comfy sofa. Here you’ll find games, books, maps, outdoor cooking gear and a charging point. There’s also a sand-pit, swing, a well-stocked woodshed.


One of the highlights of the area is watching the famous dolphins of Cardigan Bay. You can get a boat from nearby Newquay. Details of a whole raft of days out can be found in the cabin, including the Centre For Alternative Technology which is around an hour's drive away. Explore the National Trust farm Llanerchaeron 20 minutes away or visit their Dolaucothi Gold Mines where you can try your hand at panning for gold; useful if you’re planning an extravagant meal at the Harbourmaster Hotel!

Food & Drink

Our nearest pub The Hungry Ram, is only a 30 minute up the lane in the old village school.   They serve great food and drink to eat in or take away.  Just over 3 miles away is the traditional Rhos Yr Hafod Inn (01974 272644) at Cross Inn with the tiny windows, thick walls, crackling fires and decorated oak beams that all old pubs should have. Foodies will want to head a bit further to Aberaeron harbour and the delightful Harbourmaster Hotel (01545 570 755). For an open fire, great ale and food go to Y Talbot (01974 298208) in Tregaron.

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Getting There

The site is about 10 miles east of Aberaeron on the A487 and then the B4577 near Penuwch. Full directions are supplied on booking.

Pick-ups can be organised if arriving by train or bus at Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Lampeter or Tregaron.