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Wilding Wagon

Kington, Herefordshire

Secluded and tranquil converted railway wagon in Herefordshire with fab amenities, total privacy and an outdoor bath.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£145-215 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book

Wilding Wagon is owned and managed by Adam and Lis.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Adam and Lis.

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£145-215 per night
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The highlights
  • Expect a welcome hamper on arrival, packed with local delicacies like chutney and honey from the owners' hives, as well as the staples you'll need to get started.
  • There really is nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine in the wood-fired bath watching the sun set and the stars rise.
  • From birds of prey and polecats to weasels and flora, the remote area is starting to become a rewilding success story.
  • The wood-burning stove will keep you cosy in the colder seasons, with your first bag of wood provided, and the fire bowl is a dreamy evening activity in the summer months.

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You should know
  • The nearest shop is a drive away.
  • Neither pets nor children are permitted.
  • There is no Wi-Fi but there is excellent mobile signal.
  • Changeover days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.

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The detail

Nestled nearly a thousand feet above sea level in a stunning valley, Wilding Wagon is a former railway wagon, now painstakingly converted into a rural retreat. The wagon is also huge inside (it's 35 feet long!) which makes it far more spacious than your average shepherd's hut or wagon. Guests can relax and unwind as this property provides everything that an individual traveller or couple needs for a romantic, off-grid time away. With a deceptively spacious interior and stunning views in every direction, Wilding Wagon is the ultimate getaway for anybody who wants to spend time on the England-Wales border immersed in nature without compromising on the luxury and comfort of a truly special home.

The former wagon has been finished internally with wood, benefits from arched roofs overhead, and is decorated throughout with original features from its former life as a working railway wagon. There is a fully fitted kitchen inside, with a small fridge with a freezer compartment, two burner hob, oven and prep spaces. While there is plenty of space to eat indoors, on warm evenings most guests choose to take their home-cooked meals outside to the deck, or even go on a short picnic to maximise the evening light as they dine.

Despite its seclusion, Wilding Wagon has a rain-shower and eco-friendly compost toilet, as well as, of course, the wood-heated outdoor bath. There is a single bedroom space carved out of the wagon, made up with a king sized bed with all linen provided. As far as entertainment is concerned, spend rainy days playing one of the board games provided, open one of the books the owners have left for you, or plug into the bluetooth speaker to listen to your favourite album, podcast or audiobook.

Days at Wilding Wagon are typically spent outdoors on lengthy hikes with a packed lunch. The area is simply stunning in all four seasons, and guests who enjoy spending time outdoors will love the long sloping valleys, wooded hillsides and clear, starry skies. A great section of Offa's Dyke runs nearby, and experienced walkers can hike it in a few hours, ending up in the friendly and cheery Royal Oak pub in Gladestry. There are multiple other pubs within a five minute drive, like the Harp Inn, with a great selection of local beers and the proud recipient of the Best Pub in Powys Award.

Anybody with an interest in culture, books, and bohemian small towns will be delighted that Hay on Wye is just a 15 minute drive away, with its quaint streets, beautiful architecture and famous book shops. For a slightly more decadent celebratory meal, make an early booking and head to Chapters for the full tasting menu, as featured in the Michelin guide. Elsewhere on the Wye river, watersports enthusiasts can expect everything wild swimming to canoeing at Glasbury.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Baby Friendly
  • EV Charging Point
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Bath
Outside
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Nearby
  • Markets
  • Pub/Bar
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wellbeing
  • Mountain Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
£145-215 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Wilding Wagon is owned and managed by Adam and Lis.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Adam and Lis.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Sep 22:
Midweek 2 night stay - £175 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £205 per night

Oct/Nov 22:
Midweek 2 night stay - £165 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £195 per night

Dec 22/Jan 23
Midweek 2 night stay - £145 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £175 per night
(Note: Xmas and NY 16/12/22 - 2/1/23 £195 per night midweek and £215 per night weekend)

Feb 23/Mar 23:
Midweek 2 night stay - £165 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £195 per night
(Note: Valentines 10/2/23 - 14/2/23 £195 per night midweek and £215 per night weekend)

Apr 23/May 23:
Midweek 2 night stay - £175 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £205 per night
(Note: Easter 7/4/23 - 11/4/23 and May Bank Holiday 28/4/23 - 2/5/23 £195 per night midweek and £215 per night weekend)

Jun 23 - Aug 23:
Midweek 2 night stay - £195 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £215 per night

Sep 23:
Midweek 2 night stay - £175 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £205 per night

Oct/Nov 23:
Midweek 2 night stay - £165 per night
Weekend 3 night stay - £195 per night

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From Previous Guests

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Chris

What a find! We had a truly lovely stay, an excellent weekend break (and escape from the children!) We only stayed two nights but were sad to leave. We felt we barely scratched the surface of exploring the local area, and would happily have stayed a week or more. The railway carriage is fantastically fitted out, really making the most of the space, with a beautifully authentic feel. The wagon is even cited on rails, sleepers and ballast! There are small but sufficient cooking facilities (gas) and a surprisingly luxurious shower. There’s a cosy log burner but if you do any cooking on the stove that’ll likely be more than enough to keep it warm. Outside there’s a fire pit too to sit round and enjoy the views from. I understand the owners have only recently finished kitting it all out and opening it up, and you do feel the labour of love that has clearly gone into it. The wood stove heated bath is just lovely into the night gazing up at the moon and stars, and you can drop the privacy screening to look out over the fields. Not having tried one before I wondered what it would be like vs a bubbly hot tub, but it was just wonderfully calm and relaxing, exactly what you need after a good day’s trekking. I didn’t miss the bubbles at all - instead you get the still silent calmness (no whirring or hum of a hot tub - just hear the sheep bleating!). We were lucky enough to time our stay with May’s super moon so it was all the better in the bright natural moonlight. (There are atmospheric outdoor lights if needed.) In such a remote rural location it was all the better for the owners approach to sustainability and making things as eco friendly as possible. All fitting in with the owners goals for re-‘wilding’ the land. Adam and Lis, the owners, were super helpful, answering our barrage of questions before the stay, and on hand if needed whilst we were there, but also left us to our secluded getaway. Overall, a highly recommended stay.

Stayed May 2022

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