Quarry Wagon – Small Duchess
Cosy and stylish pod type accommodation in Snowdonia National Park – great for walkers, mountain bikers, couples and small families.
• Sleeps up to 3 • Private Kitchen • Electric light and heating •Shared washing facilities close by including hot showers • USB charger • Parking nearby • Fire pit • One dog or 2 small dogs welcome • Open March – early January
Enjoy our fantastic location from the comfort of Small Duchess, cosy whatever the weather!
Small Duchess is one of the new quarry wagons we are building, brand new for 2021. The stylish and unusual self catering accommodation can sleep up to 3 people, making it ideal whether you’re a couple, small family, on your own, or with mates. Available from March – January.
There is a proper standard size double bed and 6ft 1″single bed/bench seat. You can knock up simple meals in the kitchenette and eat around the dining table. The wagon is fully insulated with an infrared heater for instant warmth at the flick of a switch. There’s electric lighting and a USB charge point. Because sometimes you need to stay connected, we offer free wifi near reception and 4G on site.
The kitchenette inside features a 2 ring gas hob, sink with cold water tap, plenty of storage and a cool box. You can also use a shared fridge freezer close at hand. Cooking implements and crockery are provided so all you need to bring is bedding/sleeping bags and towels.
Order croissants for breakfast then sit back and relax around your fire-pit with a chilled craft beer from our shop!
Loo and shower
Hot showers, washbasins and flushing loos are shared with other campers and close by (with nice clean loos practically en suite). If you prefer to have private en suite facilities, you might prefer Empress wagon.
“Great site in a stunning location
We were delighted with our three night stay in the Little Duchess wagon. Sarah was the perfect host and the facilities were clean, Covid safe and the layout of the site nestling in the wooded hillside allows privacy. It’s a great location for walkers and cyclists close to Cadir Idris and the Mawddach trail. I thoroughly recommend a stay at Graig Wen and we will definitely return.”
Brand new for 2021!
During the winter we built the wagons from scratch to our own design, just as we did with Jones, our shepherd’s hut. The wagons are clad with rosy Douglas Fir timber produced locally and ecologically in the Esgair Forest. The forest is part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere Reserve, which supports sustainable livelihoods based on healthy environments. The wagon’s sleek interior is made from sustainable birch plywood, giving it a light and airy modern feel.
What we provide and what you should bring
Prior to your arrival you will be emailed a link to download our new Guest App. This will enable you to self-check in and gives you all the information you need to plan your stay, from what to bring and the wifi code to the best places for coffee and cake, local walks etc.
- Proper double bed and two optional full size single bench bes (please bring your own sleeping bags/bedding and pillows)
- kitchenette with 2 ring gas hob, cold water sink, cool box
- USB charger
- Electric lighting
- Infrared heater
- Saucepans, plates, cutlery, mugs, beakers etc for 4 people
- Waste bin and bin bags
- Wash basins with hot and cold water and flushing loos close by shared with campers.
- Hot showers within 100 metres shared with campers.
- Fridge / Freezer access
- Private seating area with picnic bench
- Fire pit – logs, kindling and firelighters for sale on site
- One car parking space near wagon
What you should bring
- Download your Guest App for full details
- Bedding, sleeping bags, pillows etc
There are a couple of steps up to Duchess. There is a step up into the double bed. Those with bad back problems may not want to push the fold down bed back up, but it has a spring on it so most people find it fine. Those bringing very young children may want to bring side bars for the bench bed which isa couple of feet off the ground.
Small Duchess Prices 2021
From £75 – £85 / night
2 night minimum bookings outside of school holidays. Sorry no check ins on Sunday or Thursday.
School holidays and most other times, we book the wagons for 3 nights Friday to Monday and 4 nights Monday to Friday.
You can check availability, prices and book online by using the calendar on this page. Week long bookings run from Friday to Friday – please call to book. We are sorry we do not offer one night stays.
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Tips on searching for availability
Choose a dark green date to check in. 2 nights minimum except for school holidays when you should search for 3 nights from Friday check in or 4 nights from Monday check in. For week long bookings please drop us an email or call.