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Have a memorable self catering holiday in Cornwall with a difference staying in a beautifully restored and well appointed railway carriage. We have four carriages at working stations on the GWR Cornish main line; three in St Germans and one in Hayle. Each has its own enclosed garden and we are open all year. You can also find us on Facebook

As a family company we strive to go further to make our holidays special. Our conversions are carried out to a high standard with a great deal of effort to retain the character of the carriages. We pride ourselves on our green ethos and offer an environmentally friendly holiday without compromising quality or comfort.

We welcome dogs, walkers, cyclists and families. All carriages are non smoking and Mevy is pet free.

"No detail has been overlooked - the attention given to everything we'd need was superb"

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Click on the image of each carriage below for more details.


Self catering holiday cottage in CornwallThe St Ives Bay SK2 carriage holiday home
Harvey is a 1950's corridor coach in the coastal town of Hayle, West Cornwall, UK, 5 miles from St Ives. With most of its original features intact, this coach offers a nostalgia trip back to the glory days of steam and is within easy walking distance of golden sands and fine restaurants and pubs.

Harvey has a large garden with swings and signal box playhouse/bird-hide. It featured in Discovery Channel's 'Amazing Conversions' series.
Travelling Post Office railway carriage holiday homeThe Travelling Post Office railway carriage holiday home
The Travelling Post Office sits beside the village station in picturesque St Germans, in SE Cornwall.

Featured on the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo, this Victorian coach is a gem; Clerestory windows along the full length of the coach offer a special feeling of light and space, while retaining the cosiness of a wooden coach.

The Old Luggage Van Railway carriage holiday home
The Old Luggage Van is located on a delightful site at the western end of St Germans Station. The Old Luggage Van has been featured on the BBC Breakfast News, and in several national newspapers and magazines. Quirky, cosy and charming, it nestles in a garden filled with spring bulbs and camellias and is perfect for couples or individuals.

The Old Luggage Van was Railholiday's first venture, and it was the success and popularity of this holiday home that inspired us to convert further coaches.

Mevy Railway Carriage Holiday Home

Mevy our Victorian slip coach, is located on a delightful site below the station at St Germans and is our most sumptuous carriage to date - beautifully illustrated by footage on ITV News in September 2013.

With three classes of accommodation we've really gone to town, with English gold and Italian velvet in the first class bedroom and bespoke triple bunk beds in the guard’s room. Mevy does not have a trackside location, but instead looks out to the river and rolling hills beyond.

Why have just another holiday cottage in Cornwall when you could have a unique holiday with a difference?
....."You stayed in a railway carriage? - Oh what fun!"....


We’re Green! We offer £25 off if you come by public transport and also offer a tree planting carbon offsetting option. We've won the 2013-14 Visit Cornwall silver award for Sustainable Tourism, bronze award for Wildlife Friendly Business and bronze for sustainable tourism in the South West Excellence Awards. We also won a Judge's Commendation for our work on Mevy in the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

We welcome walkers

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All carriages provide easy access to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site we care for the environment



Why have just another holiday cottage in Cornwall when you could have a unique holiday with a difference?
....."You stayed in a railway carriage? - Oh what fun!"....




Railholiday featured in the BBC's "Great British Railway Journeys" with Michael Portillo and more recently were featured on ITV News.

Visit our GREEN PAGE to find out how we're commited to helping the environment.
Railholiday is commited to being a sustainable tourism business. As part of this we offer £25 cashback for guests arriving by public transport. (£10 for holidays under £200)

Want to know how we're rated? Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor; The Old Luggage Van and The Travelling Post Office in St Germans, and Harvey in Hayle.





Find us by searching for Railholiday on Facebook for all the latest news and updates on our new projects. Why not become a fan, and be among the first to catch photos and progress reports - and you can do it from the comfort of your railway carriage! Our carriages in St Germans have the added benefit of free broadband internet access.

Three carriages

Holiday in Cornwall this January

The famous Round Room at Port Eliot, open in the spring every year

Fishing Holiday in South East Cornwall this Spring

Mount Edgcumbe, only 6 miles from The Old Luggage Van and The Travelling Post Office, 
is host to the National Camelia Collection.
The mild Cornish climate and Mount Edgcumbe's stunning location surrounded on three sides 
by water at the entrance to Plymouth Sound ensures that these beautiful and diverse shrubs 
are at their best from early February.
The extensive gardens can be reached by public transport from St Germans, 
are open all year and admission is free.

We are inspected by Quality in CornwallDiscover Cornwall gardens - offering a pick up service from train stations in Cornwall.All carriages provide easy access to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site



Contact Railholiday by email at
office@railholiday.co.uk or by phone on (+44) 01503 230783. © Copyright 2014