- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
Built by the GWR at Swindon in 1897, this original train carriage near the coast in St Germans, Cornwall, has been sensitively converted and now provides a comfortable, characterful home-home-home holiday experience. It also has an M3 National Accessibility Scheme rating, making it suitable for wheelchair users.
With three third class compartments and a guard’s compartment complete with ‘duckets’ (a protrusion beyond the normal profile of the train with narrow windows so that the guard could sit in it and look along the train without putting his head out of the window), the Millpool Train Carriage is full of old-school atmosphere and charisma. The interiors are cosy and well thought out, the village of St Germans is peaceful and pretty, and Cornwall’s beautiful countryside and coastline are just a stone’s throw away. If you’re looking for something a bit different then you’ll certainly find it here.
The carriage sits in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, so it is the ideal base for walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding and water sports holidays. There are books on walking for you to peruse and the coast path is a short bus ride away. St Germans is a small village it is a lovely tranquil setting for a stay in a train carriage. Just a 5 minute walk away is The Eliot Arms, a charming village pub which serves Cornish ales and delicious food, and next door is a traditional community shop and post office, which has an excellent stock of food, household supplies, alcohol and newspapers. The Port Eliot Estate (open March to late June) is close by, as are Antony House and Mount Edgcumbe. If you’re looking for beaches, head for Whitsand Bay, and the fishing towns of Looe and Saltash are lovely. Plymouth, 15 minutes away by train, has plenty to offer visitors and Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are not far away.
Directions provided on booking.
Newquay 40 miles
Nearest Train Station:
St Germans 0 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
St Germans 100 metres
Plymouth 15 miles
The Long Gallery, open Fri & Sat, or village pub
Portwrinkle - 5 miles away
St Germans Community shop
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The carriage is designed for two, with one double bedroom, a lounge diner with TV/DVD player, a well-equipped galley kitchen and a wet room with toilet and shower. A biomass boiler produces ample hot water and central heating, all linen/towels/equipment is provided and the carriage is wheelchair friendly.
Outside the carriage there is an enclosed patio and garden area with seating and a BBQ. There are 10 acres of private woodland practically on your doorstep and parking/access to a children’s play area are included.
Free broadband internet access is available and there are laundry facilities. 2015 winners of the Gold Awards for Sustainable Tourism and for Wildlife Friendly Business in the Visit Cornwall Awards.
Conditions of Rental
Ample electric heating is included in holiday price. The balance of the rental must be received 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. For holidays booked within 8 weeks of the start date, full payment of the rental must be made at the time of booking. No smoking. Bookings run from Friday to Friday. The property will be available from 3.30pm on the holiday start day and must be vacated by 10.30am on the finish day except by special arrangement. Please see the website for full terms and conditions about your railway carriage holiday.