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Railholiday have beautifully restored iconic railway carriages converted into self catering holiday homes at stations on the GWR main line in Cornwall.

There are 4 holiday carriages in the pretty village of St Germans, near Looe in SE Cornwall and Harvey in the West Cornwall coastal town of Hayle, near St Ives. Each has its own landscaped garden and all but Mevy are dog friendly.

Millpool - a holiday carriage for wheelchair users Mevy - victorian slip coach The Old Luggage Van The Travelling Post Office Harvey Railholiday Cornwall UK Holiday Carriage Location Map

We have been letting our award winning unusual accommodation for holidays and short breaks since 1998.

As a family company we strive to go further to make our holidays special and believe that our 48% rate of returning guests is an indication that we are heading in the right direction. Railholiday Booking Button

We pride ourselves on our green ethos and offer an environmentally friendly holiday without compromising on quality or comfort. Catch the train to Cornwall (or if you live within the PL/TR/TQ/EX postcode area) and enjoy a quirky, sustainable, eco friendly holiday and get £50 off for being green! We also have a free EV charging point.

All our carriages have ample zero carbon heating and so we are open all year.

Please check out our reviews on Tripadvisor (we're rather proud of them!) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Vimeo.

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Railholiday have featured in the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo (twice), The Guardian - 10 Best Railway Stays, ITV’s Holiday Home Sweet Home, BBC Breakfast News, ITV News, Amazing Conversions on Discovery, World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys on C5 and The Architecture the Railways Built with Tim Dunn.

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Award winners for Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 Visit Cornwall awards Award winners for Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 Visit Cornwall awards i Paper staycation awards 2021 winner Gold for sustainable tourism in the 2016 South West Tourism Awards Award winners for Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 Visit Cornwall awards We are inspected and approved by Quality in Cornwall

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!"....

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The gas boiler that heated Harvey has been replaced with a 12kW air source heat pump as part of our push to reach Net Zero carbon emissions. As part of the project Harvey has been fitted with luxurious underfloor heating throughout.

2023 is the Railholiday's 25th yearJune 2023 marked the 25th anniversary of our first holiday letting!

Beyond Paradise (The new series on BBC iPlayer) it certainly is, not Shipton Abbott but the filming locations: Port Eliot in St Germans, Looe, Pentillie and Whitsand Bay. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. We're not sure why they felt the need to pretend it's set in Devon...

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Gift vouchers Love a lineside view? Looking for a holiday for the rail fanatic in your life? The Travelling Post Office and the Old Luggage Van both have excellent views over the Cornish mainline, and both have wood burners, making them perfect for a winter retreat holiday with a difference. Our carriages are all unique - they really are one off places. Both carriages are perfect places to stay in Cornwall near a train station with a dog and have a green holiday.

If you are looking for places to stay in cornwall near train stations, you can't get much closer than a Railholiday carriage. Why not take the train to Cornwall and stay in a railway carriage! Then get a Cornwall Ranger rail rover ticket and enjoy a sustainable, environmentally friendly, eco, self catering short break in Cornwall by train. The best dog friendly places to stay in Cornwall without a car.

Railholiday - self catering in Cornwall. The camping coach tradition updated.

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