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 (*please note there is a $10/night fuel surcharge during winter if you want to pot belly set), 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.
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 (48O ZL), also known as a guard’s van, was originally built around 1914. 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.
* Due to demands for weddings and other functions we have temporarily closed our accommodation booking calendar on this site. However, if you want to stay at Hedge Farm and have a date in mind, please make an enquiry and we will let you know of availability.Make a booking
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.Make a booking
Glamping Van Rates
Minimum 2 nights stay for weekends.
We can offer a one night stay option on Weekends – as a ‘Last Minute’ booking offer (if our van is not booked by the Wednesday preceding). Please inquire about this option.
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.