2 Bedroom Converted Saloon Coach in a Victorian Railway Station in Bredenbury near Bromyard, Herefordshire
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- Horse Riding
The Saloon Coach is one of three independent railway retreats at Rowden Mill Station, a fabulous conversion of a station building on a quiet country lane in Herefordshire. It has wonderful views over the Wall Hills, and there’s lots to do in the vicinity. It can sleep four people, or hire the main station building (sleeps another four), and the Parcel Office (sleeps 2). Quirky accommodation in a unique setting.
Rowden Mill Station is set in wonderful rolling countryside, yet is within five minutes by car of Bromyard, a charming market town. A little further away, approx 35 minutes, is the gourmet town of Ludlow. The Saloon Coach is nestled amidst the railway embankment at Platform 2. While over at Platform 1, the station building sleeps four people in two bedrooms, and the parcel office, a little further down, can accommodate an additional two. Meticulously renovated, the station buildings are outwardly exactly as they once were but with modern comfortable interiors. You can rent both buildings together, or for smaller groups, just the station building or parcel office.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat in a setting from yesteryear, or a base from which to explore the surrounding Herefordshire towns and countryside, Rowden Mill is an excellent choice. The station is within walking distance of a nearby inn at Bredenbury. The historic market town of Bromyard is only a 5 minute drive away - many good pubs and eating places here, as well as cinema-theatre, shops etc. The station is ideally situated to discover the cider and perry making trails, or to visit the gourmet town of Ludlow. Visit the Malvern Hills and Wye River Valley, the historic town of Hereford and the ‘Black and White’ villages around Leominster. The Severn Valley Railway, the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire and the Dean Forest Railway lines are all within one hour’s drive. You can go horseriding, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, play golf, visit farm parks, heritage railways, gardens, parklands and nature reserves.
Directions provided on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
Pub at Bredenbury, walking distance
The saloon coach can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms. The main bedroom is part of the former saloon and has panoramic views to both sides of the track and the green platform. The second sleeping compartment has a set of full size bunk beds. The lounge / diner is at one end of the Saloon Coach and is comfortably furnished with vintage coffee tables, and 1960s styled sofas. There’s a circular dining table and four chairs, a wall mounted freeview TV with access to Netflix and wifi is available throughout. There’s a fully fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher, as well as a variety of appliances, crockery and cutlery. The shower room sits behind its original ‘lavatory’ sign. The Coach corridor has wood panelled walls, evocative of yesteryear. It also has wooden grab poles to complete that picture along with five opening windows (including the sliding one on the main coach door).
The Saloon Coach is nestled beside platform two, the second platform along the line (in the Bromyard-Worcester direction). The coach is set amidst the rail embankment with the stone bridge as a backdrop. The green platform is lined with trees and ferns, and there is a picnic table and BBQ facilities. Parking on site opposite the weighbridge office. The whole site extends to 2.75 acres of lawns and wooded areas including 300 metres of track, a working set of points, a ground frame and other GWR station technical memorabilia.
Conditions of Rental
No trains pass by on the tracks anymore of course, but due to the platforms, track and other railway detail, we would recommend that Rowden Mill Station is best suited to babies in arms, or to older children. Feel free to contact us if unsure of suitability. Minimum stay 2 nights. Sorry, no pets.