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Railholiday offer self catering holidays and short breaks in Cornwall with a difference, staying in beautifully restored and well appointed railway carriages.

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

Harvey Mevy The Old Luggage Van The Travelling Post Office

As a family company we strive to go further to make our holidays special. Our conversions are carried out to a high standard. 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.

Bronze for sustainable tourism in the South West Tourism Awards Cornwall holiday carriage mapsilver for sustainable tourism, bronze for wildlife friendly business practices

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

Holiday in Cornwall for less this spring

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 care for the environment

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

Self catering holiday cottage in CornwallHarvey railway 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. Harry Potter fans will notice an uncanny resemblance to the Hogwarts express carriage.

Mevy Railway Carriage Holiday Home
Mevy our Victorian slip coach, is located on 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 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.

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.

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. With excellent views of the GWR line, this is a great carriage for Trainspotting.

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 light and space, while retaining the cosiness of a wooden coach.New for 2015 - The TPO now has a woodburner.

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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.
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. (£10 for holidays under £200)

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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!

Three Railway carriages

Fishing Holiday in South East Cornwall this Spring

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.
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