Brake Van – Glamping 2

Brake Van – Glamping 2

Brake Van - Hedge Farm Accommodation

Glamping 2: Brake Van

The cosy train carriage (3 x 7 metres), has been converted for glamping – ‘Van’ style.  The Brake Van is an ideal escape for couples (or singles). This unique space provides a special experience for the adventurous.

The classic railway brake van features the original (and still working) pot-belly stove, wood box, brake wheel and worker’s desk. Now the raised brake seats provide a cosy nook for enjoying a glass of wine or playing board games.

It is fitted out with modern amenities – luxurious linen and electric blanket, electric heating, flat screen TV and DVD, sound dock system, microwave and other kitchen equipment.

Amenities:

Glampers in the Brake Van have their own designated shower room and basin, as well as their own toilet facilities. Showers and toilets are in two separate buildings and only a short walk from the Van.

The van can accommodate one couple or a single person and is not set up for children.

A bit of history:

Our brake van (4SO ZL), also known as a guard’s van, was originally built around 1891. The van was an important part of every early goods trains.  It carried a guard and was equipped with a strong brake to help with slowing and stopping the train.  From the van, the guard could keep an eye on the train in case of problems

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What’s included:

The following is included in our rates when you book a glamping getaway at Hedge Farm.

  • the vans have power but no running water
  • full queen size bed, luxury linen, quilt and electric blanket to keep you cosy and warm on cold nights
  • bath towels, face towel are supplied
  • plates, bowls, cups, cutlery and wine glasses
  • refrigerator, microwave, toaster and kettle
  • sound dock, flat screen TV

All guests will have access to their private van, BBQ area, and their own toilet and shower facilities (both housed in separate buildings a short walk from the vans).

What you should bring:

Pack your own personal clothing and toiletries, hat, sunscreen, insect spray (we want you to enjoy the outdoors) some food and drink. We also have a bar on site.

We live in a cool climate so in winter-time please bring suitable clothing and gear to keep warm and dry.

For that special escape book one of our unique railway vans. Once experienced you will definitely want to come back.

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Glamping Van Rates

Weekday Rates (Monday to Thursday) – $120 per night
Weekend Rates (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – $140 per night

Notification of arrival time is required. Check in time is between 2pm – 9pm and checkout before 11am.

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