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Have a memorable self catering holiday in Cornwall
with a difference staying in a beautifully
restored and well appointed historic railway carriage. We have two carriages at St Germans
and one in Hayle
, with each carriage surrounded by its own enclosed and carefully landscaped garden. Both St Germans and Hayle are railway stations on the Great Western Railway line from London to Penzance and have a good train service including 4 direct London trains a day. We welcome dogs and families, and the area is excellent for many outdoor sports - from walking and golf to surfing and fishing. With so much to do in Cornwall and good public transport links we hope you'll agree that this is a Cornish holiday that is perfect for all. We are always open and offer short breaks - weekend and mid-week stays - all year round. You can also find us on
"No detail has been overlooked - the attention to everything we'd need was superb"
As a family company we strive to go that little bit further to make our
holidays special, which is probably why so many of our guests return. Our conversions are carried out to a high standard and with a great deal of effort to retain the character
of the carriages. All the fun of glamping, but with every comfort you'd wish for from a Cornish self-catering holiday; a unique holiday home - a wonderful place to stay. We pride ourselves on our green ethos and offer an environmentally friendly holiday
that won't cost the earth.
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!"....
Click on the image of each carriage for more details.
The St Ives Bay SK2 carriage holiday home
Harvey (formerly known as The St Ives Bay SK2)
beautifully converted 1950's Corridor Coach in the town of Hayle
, West Cornwall, UK, 5 miles from St Ives.
With most of its original features intact, this coach offers a real nostalgia trip back to the glory days of steam and is
within easy walking distance of golden sands and fine restaurants and pubs. The carriage can be divided into two giving the option of accommodating two families or larger groups of friends, but, excluding the summer holiday, is only let to one party at a time. There are swings and a signal box playhouse, a cycle shelter, wildlife and butterfly gardens and spacious enclosed grounds.
The Travelling Post Office railway carriage holiday home
The Travelling Post Office
nestles beside the village station in picturesque St Germans
, in SE Cornwall. Featured on the BBC's
Great British Railway Journeys, this Victorian coach is a real gem; Clerestory windows along the full length of the
coach offer a really special feeling of light and space, while retaining the cosiness of a wooden coach. There is a
good train service to Plymouth, Devon and west into Cornwall
, making this an excellent base for enjoying day trips,
and for rail fans there are great views of the line. Children love the bunks with the tiny windows, and the enclosed
garden is a mass of roses in the summer. The Travelling Post Office
will sleep up to six.
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. In November 2011 The Old Luggage Van enjoyed a complete makeover, pictures of which can be seen on Facebook
and it now has a double bedroom and woodburning stove. For more please visit our Old Luggage Van