- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Located on a site at next to St Germans train station in Cornwall, The Old Luggage Van is a quirky, cosy hideaway. Once a passenger luggage van for the London and South Western Railway, it was withdrawn from service in 1932 and is now a completely unique place to stay.
The Old Luggage Van, with its wood burning stove and room just for two, is the perfect haven for a romantic getaway, whether you’re a rail enthusiast or not! There’s nothing quite as memorable as a stay in a train carriage, with a working station platform right on your doorstep. Now mounted on a reconstruction of the original chassis, the carriage has been thoughtfully restored to its original colour scheme on the outside and modern comfort on the inside. Just moments away are 10 acres of private woodland for you to explore, the surrounding village of St Germans is charming, and the beautiful countryside of South East Cornwall spreads out around you. This is a holiday retreat that you will never forget.
St Germans is a small village with a population of just 600, and as such it is a lovely tranquil escape for your railway carriage holiday. Just a 5 minute walk from the carriage is The Eliot Arms, a charming village pub which serves Cornish ales and delicious food all day, and next door is a traditional community shop and post office, which has an excellent stock of food, household supplies, alcohol and newspapers. The impressive Port Eliot Estate (open from March to late June) is just a few minutes’ walk away, and the local area is also home to Antony House and Mount Edgcumbe. If you’re looking for beaches, head for Whitsand Bay, and the fishing towns like Looe and Saltash are absolutely charming. Plymouth, just 15 minutes away by train, has plenty to offer visitors, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are not far away, and there are lots of opportunities in the local area for walking, cycling, horse riding or water sports. You’ll never be bored!
Directions provided on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
St Germans next to platform 1!
The Eliot Arms in St Germans
The van measures 24 by 8 feet and comprises a double bedroom, a galley kitchen with all the necessary facilities and a lounge diner with a wood burning stove, fireside chairs and a TV/DVD player and hi-fi. There is also a shower room and a flushing toilet. The carriage comes complete with free wireless broadband, electric heating, and an unlimited supply of logs for the burner – useful on those chilly nights!
The van is surrounded by a spacious enclosed garden area, with seating and a BBQ for al fresco dining. Guests also have access to 10 acres of private woodland.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement and a cot and high chair are available at no extra cost. There are laundry facilities on site, as well as a deep freeze. 2015 winners of the Gold Awards for Sustainable Tourism and for Wildlife Friendly Business in the Visit Cornwall Awards.
Conditions of Rental
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. 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 of your railway carriage holiday.