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 Stay at Pantry Fields

You can now stay with us. We have renovated our old living quarters into an extremely comfortable tiny house. We are lucky enough to live in the beautiful, wooded Clydach valley with Tycanol Woods, Carningli and the Preseli hills, Bluestone Brewery and the Gwaun Valley, Newport and the sea, and the wonderful Pembrokeshire coast path all within easy reach. 


Our two boxes, we've always called them boxes, started life on the railways as Fyffes Banana wagons, transporting fruit around the country, they date from the 1950s. They arrived, with John Brown, at Pantry Fields in 1979.

John and Annie lived in them, they were well insulated and suited to compact living and we continued to use them well into the 1990s. By then they were showing extreme signs of wear and ended up as storage sheds before they leaked so much even that was impossible.



After years of neglect we decided it was time to give these sturdy boxes a new life. We separated them and stripped them back to bare metal, grinding away years of rust, and repainted them. 

Then began the rebuilding. New walls, new floors, new roofs, new windows, new insulation, new everything pretty much. All the work was carried out by Annie and me with the help of a few friends and family. It has been a labour of love.

Come and stay

Come and stay

We have now finished the box remodelling and turned them into something very special.

The bottom box, 'Bocs Isaf', is a self-contained tiny house with a well equipped kitchen with all the essentials, a bathroom with underfloor heating, a double bedroom and a cosy living space with an efficient wood burner. Outside is a covered deck with table and chairs, a fire bowl with grill and an outside bath to relax in after a day out. It is situated in a beautiful, secluded spot surrounded by mature trees, perfect for two people.

We can guarantee a special stay with seasonal produce from the smallholding when available. We have plans for a pizza oven soon near my garden bar, Barningli; you may even be invited for a glass or two of homebrew. 

Accommodation in Bocs Isaf is £120/night for two people, no hidden extras, with a minimum stay of 2 nights (3 nights on Bank Holiday weekends). A 7 night stay is £770. 


Please get in touch if you fancy an escape to the railway box. Use our contact form or ring us on 01239 820535 for more details.

We look forward to meeting you. Check available dates for Bocs Isaf on the calendar below. Please note that we do not accept dogs.

photos @heather.birnie

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