Railholiday have five beautifully restored and well appointed self catering railway carriage holiday lets at stations on the GWR main line in Cornwall.
We have been offering our unusual award winning holiday accommodation and short breaks for over twenty years.
Our holiday carriages sit in their own landscaped gardens and, with the exception of Mevy, are dog friendly. Catch the train to Cornwall for a quirky, sustainable, eco friendly holiday and get a £25 discount for being green, or take advantage of our free Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point.
Did you see Harvey on Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys series 11? The Travelling Post Office also featured in his first season.
There are four carriages in the pretty village of St Germans, South East Cornwall and Harvey in the West Cornwall coastal town of Hayle, near St Ives. Click on the pictures below for more about each railway carriage holiday let or go to our Carriages page for an overview.
As a family company we strive to go further to make our holidays special and believe that our 48% rate of returning guests is an indication that we are heading in the right direction. We pride ourselves on our green ethos and offer an environmentally friendly holiday without compromising on quality or comfort. All our carriages have ample heating and so we are open all year and offer £25 off if you come by train, bus, bike, on foot or live within the PL/TR postcode area.
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Paint stripping progressing well in the London Lounge of the Royal Coach
20th February 2021. Repairs to the structure under the windows are underway. Many of the Anaglypta ceiling panels are missing and so GRP moulds have been taken from the best remaining ones to reproduce them.
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Why have just another holiday cottage in Cornwall when you could have a unique holiday with a difference?
....."You stayed in a railway carriage? - Oh what fun!"....
Love a lineside view? Looking for a holiday for the rail fanatic in your life? The Travelling Post Office and the Old Luggage Van both have excellent views over the Cornish mainline, and both have wood burners, making them perfect for a winter retreat holiday with a difference. Our carriages are all unique - they really are one off places. Both carriages are perfect places to stay in Cornwall with a dog and have a green holiday.
Railholiday have featured in the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo (twice), The Guardian - 10 Best Railway Stays, ITV’s Holiday Home Sweet Home, BBC Breakfast News, ITV News, Amazing Conversions on Discovery, World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys on C5 and The Architecture the Railways Built on Yesterday.
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