'Wendy', The Aberporth Express

Restored directly by Under the Thatch on the Aberporth > Tresaith coastal footpath
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

'Wendy', The Aberporth Express

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Priced for 2 staying, sleeps 5. Under the Thatch's most challenging (and expensive) restoration ever - but so worth it in this amazing location!

After years of leaving little notes on this amazing railway carriage to ask if the owners would let us know if they ever wanted to sell.. we succeeded in buying, and later restoring this Edwardian gem. It was a challenging and pricey renovation, but given that locations like this only come to market once or twice in a generation, we were happy to put in the hard work! 

Wendy has since become one of our most popular lets, and we're so proud to bring her to new families every year. The hard work paid off, and guests come back time and again to enjoy some of the finest views in Wales from our converted Edwardian railway carriage. 

Mwynhewch rai o olygfeydd gorau Cymru o’r Coets – ein coets reilffordd Edwardaidd sydd wedi ei thrawsnewid a’i lleoli ar lwybr treftadaeth yr arfordir ger Aberporth. Mae’r mynediad uniongyrchol o giât yr ardd i lwybr treftadaeth yr arfordir yn golygu bod hwn yn safle delfrydol i archwilio arfordir Gorllewin Cymru. Gallwch fynd i lawr i’r traeth o flaen y Coets (mae’r creigiau’n wych ar gyfer deifio) ac mae’r traethau tywodlyd, glân o fewn 400 llathen ar droed. Mae tafarn, siop y pentref a safle cludfwyd o fewn 5 munud ar droed. Mae golygfeydd godidog o’r wlad neu’r môr o bob ystafell. Safle tawel heb ffyrdd o fewn 300 llath na smic na llygredd swn!



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Loved our stay in ‘Wendy’ - couldn’t be a better location! Very comfortable and great for a short stay. Glad we took logs as they were needed for the fire. Highly recommended (especially for railway e...

Heather H, 2024

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pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Double (ground floor), Single (ground floor)

facilities at 'Wendy', The Aberporth Express

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
beach (within walking distance)
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband internet
young children welcome

map - location

in detail

All rooms in the carriage are lined in oak, are insulated, and have panel heaters so are suitable for use all year round. Please note if you do want to use the wood burner you will need to bring wood and kindling with you. 

WIFI broadband internet (note we've never had any problem with it, and to our knowledge, it always works, but like any accommodation provider we cannot guarantee WIFI)

Kitchen with cooker, microwave, etc. Fairly basic as kitchens go but with better views than most you'll have used! Fridge with small freezer compartment. Door to rear patio.

'Salon' with wood burner (bring your own wood and kindling), two sofas, oak dining table for 5

Bedroom Compartment 1: Fitted Double bed, cotton bed linen, wardrobe etc, luggage racks! It is compact but cosy. Fitted wardrobe and dressing table.

Bedroom Compartment 2: Fitted Double bed (plus narrow single bed, please contact us if you would like to book for 5 staying)

Shower Room with quality quadrant shower, toilet etc. Heated chrome towel rail and blast fan for warmth when you get out of the shower.

Garden (enclosed) with direct access to sea and coastal footpath

Verandas front and back 

local area

  • Aberporth - Pub, shop, Chinese takeaway, beach cafe
  • National Trust - Penbryn beach - 3 miles
  • Llangrannog - small fishing village/beach - 5 miles
  • Cardigan - a great market town, shops, castle - 4 miles
  • Tresaith beach - a walk along the coastal path
  • New Quay - Boat trips, Dolphin sightings - 9 miles
  • Aberaeron - pretty harbour seaside town - 15 miles
  • Llanerchaeron - National Trust estate - 18 miles
  • National Woollen Museum - history - weaving/spinning - 15 miles

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customer reviews for 'Wendy', The Aberporth Express

Loved our stay in ‘Wendy’ - couldn’t be a better location! Very comfortable and great for a short stay. Glad we took logs as they were needed for the fire. Highly recommended (especially for railway enthusiasts). A real treat.

- Heather H,

We enjoyed our stay in Wendy but there were a few things that could have made our life easier. Firstly there was no TV so we had to bring our own. Also we brought Monopoly, & Jenga, but there were board games in the carriage. We also brought our binoculars but again there was some there. We knew it was going to be dark outside at night so brought a large bright torch with us, but again a torch in every room! We brought a sack of logs for the fire but didn’t need them as there was enough with the starter pack. It was such a shame we weren’t advised of these things as it’s such a long way from the car park to WENDY that we could have done without carrying unnecessary items. Also as we had rain while we were there it made the steps very slippy & dangerous. To summarise, it’s quirky accommodation and great fun, however in view of no TV and the long trek from the car park to the carriage I don’t think we’d stay again.

- Dave H,

Fantastic break over Christmas,would have loved to have seen the carriage in it's heyday..

- Ron S,

We had a lovely holiday at Wendy. The surrounding areas was beautiful, and despite the weather being cold and very windy, the carriage was a cosy and warm retreat. A unique experience.

- Liz W,

We’ve spent a wonderful weekend in lovely Wendy: perfect location, well equipped and beautifully quirky. Have already recommended Under The Thatch to anyone who’ll listen! Just fabulous.

- Philippa M,

The property was exactly as described and very quirky. Only one comment, we could have done with some brighter lighting in the living/dining area. Otherwise it was brilliant.

- Robert G,

We had a fabulous week and we loved staying in Wendy. The views are amazing and constantly changing with the weather. We loved the outside terraces, the privacy and the authentic "train" feel to the interior. We hope to return again soon.

- Alan B,

Very unique settings enjoyed the carriage. Often walked past and thought how nice it would be to stay in Wendy so glad we did. Hopefully return in the future.

- Debbie R,

We had an amazing stay at Wendy. The accommodation is delightful, the decking built on both sides of the carriage is a great use of space and we would love to return in the summer to take advantage of the garden and the position on the cliff top. The space was fresh and clean, its cosy for 4 adults but has everything one needs. Will definitely be looking to stay again. A real delight.

- Jennifer E,

Wonderful weekend, fabulous accommodation sited with superb views.

- Julian P,

What a treat to have this beautifully and thoughtfully restored carriage as our base for a couple of lovely days in Aberporth. Blessed with September sunshine. Extraordinary views. A perfect spot to unwind, and close enough to walk into town along the coastal path for some fantastic food and drInks. Super!

- Amy O,

This was a perfect spot for a walking holiday! The carriage may seem compact but it is perfectly laid out, with comfy beds, a decent shower, and a cosy sitting area. The views from the veranda are wonderful, even during a rain storm, and there's even a little robin who turned up every morning to share my breakfast! There's no parking nearby but the short walk along the coastal path is fully paved and (mostly) on the flat. I cannot recommend enough!

- Andrea S,

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Wendy. It is a wonderful and unique property retaining its history and charm yet offering all the comfort you would require for a relaxing holiday getting away from it all by the sea. Its remote location made for a picturesque and tranquil stay able to enjoy the coastal path walks or have lots of fun on the very safe and clean beach at Aberporth with a 2 year old. Everything was provided for in the train carriage and the parking was very convenient. there are many other beaches and places to visit within easy travelling distance and good local amenities. It was the holiday of a lifetime.

- Carole R,

This is by far the best holiday accommodation we've encountered. Fantastic location, gorgeous views, very special atmosphere. Highly recommended to anyone who likes coastal walking, wild swimming and sipping local gin on platform 1.

- Benji G,

We had the most relaxing, wonderful break in the carriage. It was like a little bit of heaven. Quirky, cosy and old fashioned but with all the comfort and mod cons you could want. We will definitely be back.

- Saira T,

Amazing place to stay in Y Tren. Cannot get any closer to the coast. Stayed here 12 years ago, it has lost none of its charm. Under the Thatch were very accommodating when we needed to adjust the dates for our stay.

- Mr nicholas carter ,

Loved my stay at Y Trên. Everything I needed with dog walks straight out of the front door. I particularly valued the dog-secure garden - my pooch likes to escape, so quite often I can't let him off lead. I loved the decor in keeping with the age and character of the carriage. Couldn't fault it - thank you.

- Sarah vine ,

We loved staying here! We arrived in the tail end of a storm, and it was so cosy to be inside with the woodburner and the waves crashing just outside, both the inside of the accommodation and the setting were perfect! As it turned out, the weather was fantastic for the rest of our stay, and we got to explore the area and beautiful coast. Thanks for a lovely stay!

- Lucy T,

A beautiful location, a privilege to be able to experience living in this unique carriage. Thoroughly relaxing, the accommodation has everything needed for a cosy getaway. One of the most memorable places we've stayed. The nearby beaches are so close and beautiful. Our dog was worn out after several days, there were so many exciting places for him to explore.

- Mandy M,

Excellent holiday and absolutely beautiful location - thank you! Truly unique.

- Prisca W,

This our second stay at Wendy and we again had an amazing time. Wendy is in such a special location and has very high quality facilities. I would not hesitate to recommend it as a place to stay, we look forward to returning again!

- Ben J,

Janet and Chris have restored Y Tren perfectly. They have respected its history while modernising, so that it could not be more comfortable. Everything has been done with style and generosity. It's a lovely place.

- Helen G,

Hi - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay the railway carriage was a joy to stay in and in a fantastic location There was only one small issue we didn’t not receive the logs and kindling however this did not impact our stay as we sourced locally All in very good and highly recommended

- Richard B,

We absolutely adored this place. The carriage was beautiful and a real balm for the soul. The location to match. The only dilemma was should we go out and explore or lounge around and make the most of Wendy.

- Alison foster ,

The carriage is train geek heaven - but for me it was all about the location which is absolutely stunning. Glorious views from the veranda where you can comfortably eat, and watch the sea for dolphin. The village of Aberporth is within easy reach, has a shop and cafes and has a nice relaxed family holiday atmosphere. Tresaith just a little further down the coastal path the other way has a wonderful pub with a balcony to watch the sun go down over the sea (can do this from "home" too of course), and a great little van on the beach serving very good burgers. Wonderful beaches and coastline walks all around - we especially enjoyed Mwnt. Its within easy reach of St Davids and Solva for a day out. You can hire paddle boards or canoes at Aberporth beach and paddle out to sea to watch the dolphin and seals. All in all a great holiday enjoyed by us parents, both the children (young teens) and the dogs who had a great time on their daily walks to the dog friendly beaches either side of the carriage. The carriage itself is well equipped if basic - thoughtfully provided with somewhere to sit out back away from the path walkers and a washing line, a BBQ we enjoyed using and everything you need. The bedrooms are small but we found our double bed comfy and plenty big enough. Louise Hockney

- Louise H,

We loved Y Tren. The location was stunning with its sea view and direct access to the coastal path. We enjoyed breakfasts and one dinner out on the veranda. The carriage was well equipped in all respects, and its furnishings quaint but comfortable. We have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

- Judith G,

Amazing location fabulous costal views. Wendy is so authentic felt like in a train and back in time. Everything inside fits the era of Wendy. Great local beaches and coastal walks.

- Virginia R,

As a railway geek this was my fantastic bit of heaven ! Absolutely stunning accommodation beautiful quiet location with amazing views . I could quite happily stay here forever . Lovely coastal path walks and the people of Aberporth are so friendly .

- Sharon G,

Just the most wonderful week at The Coastal Carriage - thank you for this special place. The cold weather for this time of year did not matter as the scenery was stunning and the carriage very cozy. So well equipped and the first sharp knives we have ever had in a holiday rental! Very quaint and authentic with lovely touches which really make you feel you are in the era of the carriage. Beautiful walks from your door and fabulous beaches and coves to explore. Perfect view for your coffees and slow gins on the front veranda. A truly amazing experience.

- Natalie T,

Wendy, is the perfect antidote to a long winter lockdown. She's been on my "want to visit" list for years & this break was much anticipated; not often can we say something surpassed all expectations, but she & Aberporth did just that. I'll be back again some day!

- Rose F,

What a spectacular experience waking up in the beautiful coastal carriage. “Wendy” is a rare find and untouched by unnecessary renovations. Our children (aged 3 and 5) were delighted by the whole adventure whether walking along the coastal path and watching the sunset in the evening. Fine weather and nostalgic surroundings have made for a perfect long weekend away.

- Sophie W,

We had a lovely time and the carriage is very well equipped, we will be back! Thank you

- Isabelle T,

We had a lovely time staying at the carriage. The location was spectacular and the accommodation was very comfortable. Excellent touches included good knives in the kitchen, blankets, starter basket of wood, local OS maps and a good selection of books. The visiting wildlife (robin, blackbirds, stone chats, rabbit) were all very welcome. The weather wasn't great, but we still had a really good time.

- Dianne B,

We had a wonderful stay at The costal carriage. The setting is amazing and the carriage is unique and wonderfully cozy. It has everything you need for your holiday without compromising on the unique interior. It felt like going back in time and sleeping on a train. The wood burner is easy to use and effective and makes for very cosy evenings with the wind whistling outside. I would like to thank the owners for letting us share their remarkable space and also to thank them for maintaining its uniqueness. I can’t wait to go back.

- Bernadette F,

It was all really lovely and I'd like to stay again. The carriage is beautifully done, all details were appreciated. There were no logs inside but I saw where they were and would have filled a basket if we had wanted a fire.

- Emma B,

Sept 2020 what an amazing 3 nights - massive HP fans so a real treat - Wendy is perfect in every way and has been converted in a sympathetic manor to retain her charm. Nights spent playing HP trivial pursuit and listening to Radio 3. Coffee and Welsh cakes and sparkling water were lovely too thank you. Saw a glimpse of dolphin , a very small lizard and some diving youths off the cliff face... Felt like when sitting there the scenery would start changing as we left platform. Aberporth beach lovely and dog friendly too. Thank you for a wonderful stay - just what we needed at end of a strange year.

- J m timmins ,

The Coastal Carriage - aka Wendy - is set in the most spectacular spot, overlooking a cove and headland with views to Tresaith and the rest of Aberporth. The coastal footpath outside the gate is frequented by any number of curious train buffs, wanting to know the history of this very lovingly restored carriage. It's a comfortable, warm welcome with outstanding views that we'd thoroughly recommend. Great woodburner means you can remain toasty in the worst weather, and watch the skies darken to starlight. Do take a torch!

- Liz W,

Wonderful quirky place to stay in a beautiful spot. Surprisingly sociable too as the coastal path is full of walkers and runners, many of whom stop by the gate to take a look and say hello as you are eating on the verandah. Lovely wild swimming spot in the cove just below, which attracts kamikaze local guys jumping off the cliffs at high tide - an impressive sight. But best of all is in the early mornings or evenings when the passers by are minimal and it’s just you, the dolphins and the sky. Even a sick baby didn’t take away the magic of the location, and our twins loved it! Definitely a special place to stay on this beautiful coastline. Thanks UTT.

- Sarah M,

We had a lovely stay at Wendy. It was truly magical for our three boys (aged 6,5 and 3). We spotted some dolphins and seals from the carriage. The beach was close by as well as plenty of routes for walks. We look forward to a future stay at The Costal Carriage.

- Heather russell ,

Location is perfect, right on Coastal Path. Ideal for walking and wildlife spotting eg dolphins and seabirds. Not luxurious, but owners have made a good balance between keeping original features and still providing everything needed for an enjoyable stay eg comfortable beds, decent shower, well equipped kitchen. Sea views and night skies amazing.

- Sue johnson ,

We have had the most wonderful weekend in ‘Wendy’, the train carriage. We’ve spent the evenings playing board games and reading in front of the wood burner and the daytimes exploring Cardigan and Aberporth. We don’t want to go home!

- Claire H,

I absolutely adored my stay at Wendy. The cosy, wooden decor of the unspoilt carriage, the large balcony and the sound of the sea just outside was simply perfect. Truly adore this unique place!

- Sarah D,

We had an amazing stay, thank you. Wendy was very comfortable. Arrival directions could do with updating, the Spar is now London Stores and there is no signpost to the car park at the right turn any more but we found it in the end! Wouldn’t change anything about Wendy and hope that the new owners feel the same! This is our fourth UTT property and not the last!!!!!

- Vicky C,

Amazing! What a lovely place to escape to. I have been looking to book Wendy for just over a year I'm sorry I hadn't done it sooner. She is a lovely cosy and different place to stay. The views and walks are just fab. The evenings in in front if the warm fire were great. I came with my 14 year old son, it was lovely to spend some quality time with him away from our busy lives and the PlayStation! He even admitted he didn't miss it!! We played board games, cards, football and climbed a few rocks. People are really friendly and the gentleman in the local shop was really helpful. We walked to Tresaith many times not very far but not for the faint hearted, I think the coastal path has helped me overcome my fear of heights. The food in both Ship Inn was delicious. I'm sorry I did not book for longer, but we will be back.

- Andrea B,

Great place! Full of character and amazing views.

- Jacob cowing ,

Stunning location and so peaceful. There was everything we needed and the Welsh Cakes were a lovely touch and were delicious. Lots of things to see and do in the area-the walk to Tresaith and back along the coast path with a drink at the Ship Inn was a nices easy morning out. We'd love to come back.

- Dr judith madeley ,

Enjoyed a cosy few days in 'Wendy', and loved her quirkiness! Thanks for the fire ready to light and the Welsh cakes. Coast path walk with lunch in Tresaith and a day out in Cardigan made for a lovely little January break, and we were lucky with some beautiful clear nights for a bit of stargazing. Diolch yn fawr.

- Su J,

Superb accommodation with stunning views over Cardigan Bay. Coastal path just outside front door. Night sky spectacular.

- Jane R,

What a superb, cosy, romantic retreat. 'Wendy' is well worn as befits her age (1905), but this is an integral part of her charm. The refits have been kept to a minimum so you get the authentic wood panelled, narrow corridor and cosy bedroom compartments of the original sleeper carriage. The open plan twin sofas, wood burner, sitting room and dining area is so cosy and the kitchen very well appointed. The shower was suprisingly good too. Small touches that completely won us over - the trolley, (very helpful with unloading), the fire had been laid ready for our arrival, mince pies to greet us, no TV (excellent!), reading all the comments and stories previous tennents had made. I would highly recommend a stay if vintage railway nostagia is your thing or if you are seking a unique getaway.

- Jude B,

We travelled down from the North To reach our destination, Aberporth. Boarded 'Wendy' 11 minutes late, a railway tradition we must state. Though 'Wendy needs a little TLC, A comfy place she was to be. The sea, several shades of blue ensured we had a superb view. Dolphins spotted in the Bay gave us a thrill and made our day. Cardigan, St. Dogmaels, St. Davids and Nevern gave us a taste of historic Welsh heaven. Friendless churches at Bayvil, Tremaen and Llanderloy really were rather a joy. Internal Fire and the Wool museum too made sure there is lots to do. Don't judge the Morelan from the street It serves a pint that's hard to beat. So all in all we have to say We really did enjoy our stay. The homeward journey must now start, at 10.00 hours, on time, depart.

- Norma hebden ,

We spent some wonderful, sunny days at "Wendy", The Coastal Carriage. It provided a snug little home for the two of us and a solid base to start explorative walks along the coastal footpath or to one of the innumerous beautiful, historical, interesting places in Wales. Everything we needed was there plus an appreciable amount of love for details. Wendy is well worth a stay!

- Klaus engel ,

Excellent!No TV,no phone,switchable-off wifi,no traffic,just the sea and the birds and the wildflowers.Right on the coast path totally unecessary to use a vehicle during the stay with enough to see and do on foot.Perfect bolt hole to escape the wedding!We'd love to stay again.

- Mike E,

We really enjoyed our stay at the Coastal Carriage. What a cosy, quirky little gem! Our pet dog loved playing fetch and frisbee on the local beaches and we enjoyed some wonderful walks and lunches. Cardigan is a real favourite of ours so the carriage is perfectly situated for trips in that direction. Thank you and I'm sure we'll be back.

- Gaenor cowles ,

The Coastal Carriage is in an incredible position on the Ceredigion coastal path. On a sunny day, it is difficult to move from the rocking recliner on the verandah as the view is so stunning. Excellent walks straight from the door to Aberporth, Tresaith ( muddy!) and Penbryn (steep in parts!). Lots of dogs on the paved path, so if you are not dog compatible, this won't be a relaxing location for you. Fantastic birdlife, including a peregrine falcon, but no dolphins or seals for us. Really funky place to stay, but as with most holiday accommodation,the carriage is in need of a little maintenance. All of the basics are fine - hot shower, good kitchen, great log burner, comfortable beds, .......no TV. It would have been useful to know before we arrived that we could have brought our own data SIM for the WiFi - the closest place to buy one was Cardigan. Similarly, it would have been useful to know that there is a trolley available at the carriage to transport non-wheeled luggage. We will definitely be back.

- Avril H,

An enjoyable weekend in a unique and well positioned dwelling.

- Tyrone D,

Absolutely stunning, breathtaking views, cosy warm bedrooms, perfect tranquil surroundings. No WiFi during our stay as limit had been exceeded by previous guests, but you don’t need internet here, too many beautiful walks & sights. 5 min walk to car park, a few more minutes and your on the gorgeous Aberporth beach. Kids & dog loved it! Can’t wait to come again!

- Astral S,

Had had my eye on Wendy for some years and decided to book as treat for birthday/mothers day weekend. Arrived a little later than planned due to traffic and made our way along dark coastal path to the carriage. Easy to follow instructions though and carriage was well lit, warm and cosy. Did not disappoint at all - beautifully done and quiet, peaceful with the most amazing view, starry skies and even a dolphin siting as we had breakfast on the terrace, Really stunning place to stay - and thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. A memorable experience - diolch yn fawr!!

- Elin R,

Had a great stay during February half term. The carriage was very warm and cosy even when the wind was absolute freezing outside.

- Susan C,

Fantastic setting, cosy and very comfortable. We experienced snow and stormy weather but with the log burner roaring it was amazing!

- Jamie P,

We had a fantastic 5-night break in this charming Edwardian railway carriage. This place really is a Tardis; I've stayed in proper cottages that had less space. Everything is well thought out to incorporate a great deal of comfort as well as style. The wood-burner not only looked good but worked very efficiently. Bedrooms were small but not claustrophically so. Views were splendid, dolphins were seen a couple of times, passing walkers were friendly, and life was good! We particularly enjoyed swaying from side to side as we walked along the corridor, making train noises! If you get a chance to stay here, go for it.

- Nick peers ,

The most perfect spot right on the coastal path and the most quirky, cosy accommodation imaginable. A good shower, a comfy bed, a wood burner capable of belting out masses of heat. What else could you want? Any time of year, and in any weather staying here is simply bliss. My second stay, and looking forward to returning in the spring.

- Kim R,

Lovely relaxing holiday, great for dogs with secure fenced garden. Wendy is full of character and cosy. Beautiful location and saw dolphins most days. It didn't spoil our holiday but 2 x balustrade loose, so need fixing if someone goes with kids. Have recommended already!!

- Pauline M,

Very original accommodation in a fabulous location, peaceful and beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. Wendy has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

- Martin B,

Quirky place to stay with an amazing view. I have wanted to have a holiday here for ages and wasn't disappointed. Fantastic sheltered veranda outside and very cosy inside when the wind and rain arrive, as they did. Aberporth beach is a 5 minute stroll along the coastal oath and great for dogs. Loved it!!!

- Sally H,

An absolutely amazing place - A fantastic experience and much enjoyable rest break. Great scenery and location-reccommend it ***

- Susan T,

Had a great time for the two days we stayed in the railway carriage. It was lovely and warm inside as it was very cold outside. The local people and businesses were extremely friendly and welcoming and we had some exhilarating walks along the coast path. The only problems were difficulty opening the key safe and the door lock, both overcome with a little ingenuity.

- Gordon D,

A magnificent quirky and cosy property with fabulous views. The lay out is great for a couple or family. A lovely stroll to good beaches. Wendy is very welcoming and perfect for a hideaway and a place to unwind. Great care has been taken and the attention to detail is perfect.

- Heledd ,

Our third stay at Wendy, we had previously vowed to come back for Christmas as on a previous stay, we arrived just after Christmas and left just before new year. We are certinaly glad we did come back for Christmas Day as our stay can only be described as spectacular! This beautiful carriage has been further improved with the removal of the TV, making our stay even more authentic! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definately be coming back again some day!

- Daniel wooler ,

Lovely break staying in Wendy. Keep looking out of the carriage windows to take in the view, the sound of the sea and starry canopy at night this was all we needed to feel very lucky indeed.

- Cheryl H,

If you're questioning whether to book this place, stop now, just book it! It's wonderful! We saw dolphins in our first hour of arrival. The beach is minutes away. - Edward from Copenhagen


We had the most fantastic stay in Wendy the railway carriage - sooo cute! We loved waking up to the sound of the sea, calling 'tickets please!' and using the station trolley to collect our luggage! Such a lovely property and a wonderful location right on the coastal path. All arrangements worked like clockwork and the fire was not only warm and cosy but a great companion and source of entertainment.

- Joanne S,

Wow, Wendy did not disappoint! The carriage is a wonderful place to stay, surprisingly roomy and big enough for my partner, a toddler, two fairly big dogs and me and so charming. It is situated in the most perfect spot and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather. The garden is fully enclosed and dog proof and the back verandah gets full sun and is sheltered so a fine place to sit in the spring sunshine. The views in front are fantastic. Lovely to have Aberporth and Tresaith beaches within short walking distance. We had the best time and my son loved the fact we were living on a big train! We will definitely be back.

- Oliver liria ,

Loved getting reacquainted with this lovely old girl. Happily the weather was dry and we were able to do lots of walking, returning to our cosy carriage in the late afternoons to get warm by the log burner. It's wonderful being so close to the sea and the new veranda looking out over fields at the back is an added bonus. No Dolphins this time - doubtless they were in warmer waters!

- Louise jones ,

We had a lovely stay in Wendy. The location and views are amazing and the accommodation is very cosy and comfortable. We will definitely be back.

- Huw price ,

Our host, from the start, was a great host: He ensured that we had clear communication, and, without delay, addressed each and every query which we had. As our first holiday break organised through utt, it could not have run more smoothly. The accommodation was jam-packed with character: The majority of the original features of the carriage remain, and are maintained to a high standard. My son absolutely loved it, and thought he was in a Harry Potter movie! I can very safely say that the views from the accommodation are nothing short of spectacular: An incredible cliff-top view of the Irish Sea, with the Welsh hills in the far distance. As a place to stay, we have never been in a more atmospheric environment, and I would be prepared to recommend this holiday, with confidence, to anyone.” Richard, GB


What a fantastic and unique holiday experience . It had everything there that u needed . The views were stunning and really enjoyed our stay . Never stayed anywhere like this before but will definitely be looking again for this or a similar break away with yourselves thank you utt !!!!!

- Janette K,

What can we say except that we took our vintage clothes. And spent a very vintage 30/40s week in Wendy. Amazing place with a real bygone era feel and although it feels a bit of a trek from the car park with a weeks supply of holiday stuff (a larger trolley or wheelbarrow would be better), it was worth it. We would return sometime when pennies permit!

- Stacey E,

Thankyou for the opportunity to stay at Wendy for a what was an absolutely lovely week. We had such a great time and were blessed with lovely weather aswell. Can't recommend the place enough. Quite simply it's brilliant in every way!

- Ed R,

We have just spent a delightful 4 days at Wendy. We had the good fortune to have perfect weather, and spent some of our time - when not out and about- sat on the verandah at the back of the property in absolute peace and privacy enjoying the sun. The carriage is very comfortable, with heating for the cooler months and has every home comfort - apart from a TV, worth noting if this is important to you. Having said that, we had plenty to fill our time, from eating out locally, seal watching(I saw one!) to just people watching. Hope to be back.

- Mrs janet holding ,

As a location. You can't beat Wendy. A spectacular view directly on your doorstep. Surprisingly easy to keep warm and cosy against the autumn breezes. Comfortable beds in quirky carriages went down well. And the dog couldn't believe his luck that numerous dog walkers marched past the gate keeping him well entertained. The town and beaches are a comfortable stroll away as is the car park. A lovely place all round. Thank you UTT

- Petra ,

“The whole experience of staying in 'Wendy' was wonderful, Greg emails very clear notes for directions, access and parking and everything was as described with the wood burner set ready for lighting, a pretty bunch of flowers and pack of Welsh cakes on the table to accompany a cuppa on arrival. Full of character, charm and very practical as a self catering destination, great shower, kitchen, a cosy bed and comfy sofas by the fire. A nice touch were the blankets to wrap up in whilst watching the sunset when outside on the decking. The coastal path was well used so do expect a few onlookers, never a problem though and the fuscia and rose bushes add to a sense of privacy. We saw dolphins and seals (from further along the path) had some great walks and swam in the sea at Aberporth. A great place to escape to for a few days, I'm convinced the carriage gangway gets longer the more times you walk up and down it....just fabulous! Look forward to a return visit, thank-you Greg.” Robert, Sussex


Wendy, the Aberporth Express train, was everything we hoped for and more! We knew it would be fun and scenic, but we hadn't expected it to be quite as magical as it was. We were blessed with two separate dolphin sightings, a seal who appeared in the sea one evening and even a friendly bat who loved to circle Wendy at night. For us, being able to put our daughter to bed in a snug, safe and cosy room and then sitting outside and looking out to sea while she slept was much appreciated. Breakfasts on the veranda were also very special. Our advice is to pack everything in boxes (with a lid) then walk down to Wendy to collect the sack truck first. It's a long walk if you're carrying heavy bags. Wendy is sturdy, comfortable, historic and well-kitted out. We will definitely be returning in the future! Thank you. - Melanie J.


We had a fabolous stay and enjoyed our Holiday very much. The booking process was easy and the instructions how to get to the place were also very clear. We will definitely recommend the Website and will book again. Best Regards KLAUS HOHENSINNER

- Klaus H, Wíen (Austria),

We had a fantastic time staying at Wendy - super location, beautiful views, and very cosy. Couldn't have been bettered!

- Martyn R,

My partner loves the sea and this little gem is a simply stunning location for that. My partner and another couple made Wendy our Christmas treat, including a full Turkey Christmas dinner. We all had a wonderful time and left so relaxed our feet dragged all the way to the car. Can't wait to go back, it might be our annual Christmas treat.

- Mr paul roberts ,

Our stay at Wendy was absolutely fantastic. We had everything we needed in the carriage, all we needed was food and wood and the odd bottle of wine. The weather was fantastic and you are in such a fantastic location within easy walking distance from so many beautiful places. We spoke to so many friendly people whilst we were there, a lot just walking past the gate at the bottom of the garden. We will definitely go back to Wendy, a welcome break from the mad world

- Julie C,

We had a wonderful time in Wendy. The weather was typical April showers and quite chilly but we were snug inside. The views were amazing and we visited lots of pretty beaches along the coast. We definitely recommend staying in Wendy any time of year.

- Rebecca G,

Wendy is in a beautiful spot and we had a great time staying there. Would love to go back again - maybe in season so we'd have more chance of seeing a dolphin....

- Shiona T,

We really enjoyed our holiday on the Ceredigion Coast! Wendy the Aberporth express is the perfect coastal getaway. The carriage is packed with character and had more than enough space for myself and two friends (one of whom was heavily pregnant!). It had everything we needed and more for a comfortable stay. I particularly enjoyed having my lunch sat on the bench outside whilst looking out over the ocean and listening to the waves - perfect! We explored Aberporth, Cardigan and Tresaith and their beautiful beaches. We also drove to Tenby for the day, which took just over an hour each way. 'The Ship' pub in Tresaith is a definite for Sunday lunch.

- Laura H,

"This was a delightful two days. The host kindly left us a packet of Welsh Cakes and enough wood for a couple of fires. The converted railway carriage is charming, retaining much of its original character. Beds were comfortable, and the little rooms all very cozy. The views are stunning and it was great to be right on the coastal path for running and walking. The only problem is we're now addicted to Welshcakes!" Colin from Toronto


We had a fabulous time at the Wendy! We were blown away with the beautiful train carriage, the interior was so lovely with a lot of attention to detail and vintage touches. We were very warm and cosy and loved the log burner in the lounge. The kitchen had everything we needed and enjoyed breakfast on the veranda admiring the incredible view. Greg made us feel very welcome - thanks for such an enjoyable stay! Will definitely be returning to Wendy. - Gabriella Douglas


Enjoyed a wonderful weekend stay at the Wendy with my wife and 12 y/o son! We loved the outstanding views and the easy access to the coastal path. We found the Wendy very charming and look forward to staying again in the future. I did not hear my 12 y/o complain once over the weekend, so it was an aboslute success!! The only negative of the weekend was the Welsh Cakes that were waiting for us upon arrival. I had never had a Welsh Cake before and now I am absolutely hooked on them!!! :) Scott Adams


'Wendy is fantastic - what a location! Our 8 & 7 year olds have had a great time - crabbing, swimming in the sea, sandcastles and the simple pleasures of childhood. ~ Stuart, Nicola, Akex & Hamish from Penarth


'From the moment we arrived we felt that we had stepped aboard Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express - it is simply magical! Aberporth, Wendy, the surrounding beaches, views, wildlife and walks all exceeded our expectations.' ~Russell & Sally from Cheshire


'We saw dolphins every day just in front of the carriage, and loved watching the rabbits in the back field. Every day we walked to a different beach.' ~ Susan and Sean