- Hot Tub
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Pet Friendly
The Railway Carriage is a purpose built Railway Carriage sitting right next to the West Somerset Steam Railway. What could be better for either children or train spotters of all ages than the magnificent steam locomotives passing by. You will not tire of seeing the beautiful steam trains pass by your holiday home.
The Railway Carriage is in a wonderful location for both short breaks and longer holidays, there is lots to see and do in this wonderful corner of Somerset from walking and riding to the Steam railway itself, Dunster and its castle , the caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole and endless beaches to visit from the surfing beaches of North Devon to the charming Lyme Regis. The views from the Railway Carriage are stunning lying close to the railway line itself, The stunning Quantock Hills fill the landscape, buzzards and sparrowhawks can be seen majestically soaring above.
A stay in a train station offers ultimate flexibility, and this area offers a wide range of attractions, from views, beaches and wildlife to walks, riding trails and a long cultural heritage. Children will love Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the various farms and zoos in the area. Adults will enjoy the wilderness of Exmoor Park, the magnificent Quantock Hills and Hestercombe Gardens, to name but a few attractions. And as Somerset is a county with sea, hills, moors, rivers and forests there is the opportunity to try any number of activities, from mountain biking, climbing and caving to golf, sailing, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting and fishing. There are lots of excellent pubs and restaurants in the vicinity – try the Bicknoller Inn (a 20 minute walk), the White Horse Inn at Washford, the Royal Oak at Luxborough, the New Inn in Halse, the Carew Arms in Crowcombe, the Rising Sun in West Bagborough, The Sanctuary in Taunton, and Podshavers near Bishops Lydeard.
The railway carriage is not far from Taunton, which has excellent rail links to the rest of the country. Detailed directions provided on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
Lots of beaches in Somerset and North Devon
The Railway Carriage is finished in a modern, comfortable country style with a shaker style kitchen and 21st century appliances including dishwasher, washer dryer, fridge freezer and electric oven with gas hob. The kitchen/dining room has an oak table. The sitting room has fabulously comfy leather sofas and a plasma tv with freesat and dvd player, there are doors out to the verandah. The Railway Carriage has two bedrooms, one with a five foot king-size bed and views of the railway, the second bedroom has two full size singles with views of the railway. The bathroom has a bath with shower over.
Outside there is a terrace, private garden and hot tub.
Linen, towels and toiletries are provided and we can lend you all sorts of baby and child accessories – just let us know at the time of booking. If you would like catering, meal delivery or a chef for the week we can organise it for you, and we can also organise pampering on site. Locally you can purchase all the supplies you need, from meat and fish to vegetables, fruit, cheese, milk and of course cider!
Conditions of Rental
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement. Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 10am. A 25% deposit is payable for your train station holiday.