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The Old Luggage Van Holiday Carriage

St Germans - Cornwall - PL12 5LU

Railway living Journey to the past without leaving home comforts behind! Our pet friendly, award winning Old Luggage Van is located in an enclosed garden adjoining the station platform at St Germans, in South East Cornwall, UK. Great views of trains on the adjacent GWR Plymouth to Penzance main railway line make it perfect for rail enthusiasts or as a romantic getaway for couples.

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, The Old Luggage Van is a great base for your bird watching, cycling or walking holiday. We include lots of books on walking in the carriage, and the coast path is only a short bus ride away. The wood burner keeps the carriage cosy throughout the colder months (or you can use the electric heating) and all fuel is provided.

quirky accommodation Passenger Luggage Van No. 1353 went into service in December 1896 having been built for the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) at Eastleigh. It was recovered from a site at Wadebridge, Cornwall in 1995 where it had been since being withdrawn from service in August 1932. It is now mounted on a reconstruction of the original chassis and has been restored externally to the original colour scheme. For more, look at our OLV History page.

The inside has been sympathetically converted into a cosy holiday home that even those that aren't madcap rail enthusiasts love. Pets are welcome and will enjoy the enclosed garden and the ten acres of private woodland just a few minutes walk away. Do have a look at our pets page.

Old Luggage Van floor plan The van measures 24 feet by 8 feet and offers the following facilities :

Please follow these links for more about the Carriage Inventory, Accessibility, Visitors Comments or the History of the carriage.

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Click here to book your holiday in The Old Luggage Van on-line now or check availability and prices.
If you prefer, we are pleased to accept telephone enquiries and bookings at any time on 01503 230783.

The Eliot Arms in St. Germans St Germans is a small village with a population of 600. The village pub, The Eliot Arms (01503 232733) serves Cornish ales and food and is adjacent to the St. Germans Community ShopSt Germans Community Shop and Post Office, (01503 232887) a general store with an excellent range of stock including food, household supplies, newspapers and magazines, local products, alcohol and tobacco amongst many other things. The shop is open 7 days a week.

St Germans Railway Station was built in 1858 to a design by Brunel on the Great Western Railway main line from London to Penzance. It is served by 51 stopping trains per day including direct trains to London, Bristol, Gloucester and Cardiff. Cornwall was fortunate in retaining most of its branch lines and it is easy to holiday without using the car at all. Please see our Transport Page for more information.

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