Our holiday carriage Mevy has been finished to the highest standard and has several features unique to the coach, including a sumptuous first class bedroom compartment, a proper bath with ball and claw feet and a traditional cooker in the kitchen.
Unlike the Old Luggage Van and the Travelling Post Office, Mevy doesn't have a wood burner, but is very warm in winter as it is centrally heated by our wood fuelled biomass boiler. We do the work so you don't have to!
Like our other coaches, Mevy is furnished with hypo-allergenic bedding, but unlike the other coaches we do not allow pets in Mevy. This makes Mevy suitable for allergy sufferers. Please let us know if you would rather we didn't put in fresh flowers! Mevy will sleep up to five, so is good as both a romantic retreat for couples, or for families with young children. To view our access statement, please click here.
Mevy Slip Coach Floorplan
The coach is approximately 38 feet by 8 feet and offers the following facilities :
About Slip Coaches
Mevy has a unique character. Slip coaches were put at the back of fast trains and uncoupled on the move by the guard, who then brought the carriage to a halt in the station. Because they had to cater for all classes in one coach Mevy has first, second and two third class compartments, as well as a guard's room.
Outside areaOutside there is a private deck, perfect for long summer’s evenings. There is private car parking and access to the children’s play area and games room. The view from the carriage is stunning - over to rolling fields, the river Lynher and with binoculars you can see trains coming through the cutting on the other side of the valley.
St Germans is in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Sitting on the river Lynher, St Germans has Special Scientific Interest rating, making Mevy the perfect base for your bird watching, cycling or walking holiday. There are books on walking in the carriage, and the coast path is only a short bus ride away. For more about St Germans, or the Rame peninsula and South Coast area, please visit our St Germans and St Germans area pages.
The lovely photos above were taken by Kernow Dream Photography. To see more please visit our Mevy Gallery Page.
SustainabilityWe've really pushed the boat out with Mevy to make sure everything has been as sustainably sourced as possible. To see how we did it please visit our Mevy Sources Page
Notes When Booking
Who is Mevy suited to?
Families - As parents of (no longer quite so small) children we understand how happy children make for a happy holiday, so we've tried to cover every thing you will need, from a high chair to toys, books and DVDs. We’re confident they will love the bespoke triple bunk bed, and for winding down in the evening the roll top bath.
Couples - Mevy makes a beautiful bolt hole, with sumptuous double bedroom and great views over the valley beyond.There are some great eateries and pubs within the local area, or a short train ride away.There is a deck to recline on in the evening and beautiful walks around the village to enjoy.
Walkers and Heritage buffs Less than four miles (or an hour and a quarter’s walk) to the coast, Mevy makes a good base for walkers wanting to explore the coastal footpath, or the beautiful Rame peninsular. There are some excellent walks from railway stations throughout Cornwall. We also have an arrangement with Jeremy of Cornwall Garden Tours, who offers 15 percent off to Railholiday guests, and offers a door to door service, picking you up from any station of your choice.
St Germans is also close to the wild granite mining landscapes of Bodmin moor, which can be reached easily on a bike, or by bus or foot from Liskeard station.
Cyclists We won’t suggest that you have to be anything other than fit to enjoy cycling around St Germans, but for the fanatical road cyclist there is a network of superb, almost traffic free, country lanes to the coast and the moors.
In St Germans you are surrounded in all directions by rural valleys and coastal cliffs. As a cyclist I like the challenge of the steep high climbs to be able to whoop down the other side. If this is not your idea of fun, then there are some great off road cycle rides reachable by train; the famous Camel Trail, the St Austell Clay Trails, the Mining Trails around Redruth and Camborne and the Tamar Trails near Gunnislake. For the mountain biker Cardinham Woods is excellent (but not for the faint hearted), as are the new trails at Lanhydrock.
Go by Cycle will deliver bikes to St Germans for your holiday.
The gallery below was created by Luke Carter, a work experience student from Saltash.net.
Around the village