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Railholiday have five beautifully restored iconic railway coaches converted into self catering holiday homes at stations on the GWR main line in Cornwall.

We have been letting our award-winning unusual accommodation for holidays and short breaks since 1998.

The 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 £50 discount for being green, or take advantage of our free Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point.

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.

Millpool - a holiday carriage for wheelchair users Mevy - victorian slip coach The Old Luggage Van The Travelling Post Office Harvey Railholiday Cornwall UK Holiday Carriage Location Map

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, so we are open all year, and we offer £50 off if you come by train, bus, bike, on foot or live within a PL/TR/TQ or EX postcode area.

Please check out our reviews on Tripadvisor (we're rather proud of them!) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, YouTube and Vimeo.

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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 with Tim Dunn.

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Award winners for Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 Visit Cornwall awards Award winners for Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 Visit Cornwall awards i Paper staycation awards 2021 winner Gold for sustainable tourism in the 2016 South West Tourism Awards Award winners for Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 Visit Cornwall awards We are inspected and approved by Quality in Cornwall


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!"....


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Railholiday feature in a new BBC feature on quirky places to stay. You can see it here.

If you haven't yet seen Railholiday in Tim Dunn's excellent series The Architecture the Railways Built on TV you can now watch it online. Tim says: "As you might know, I’m also the Travel Editor for Trainline (the UK’s largest train ticket retailer)… so I’ve written this dedicated page about the episode on our Trainline site."

Gift vouchers 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.


Take the train to Cornwall and stay in a railway carriage! Then get a Ride Cornwall Pass to explore the county by train and bus. By staying in our carriages, you can enjoy a sustainable, environmentally friendly, eco, self-catering short break in Cornwall by train. The best places to stay in Cornwall without a car.

Railholiday - self-catering in Cornwall. The camping coach tradition updated.

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Contact Railholiday by email at office@railholiday.co.uk or by phone on (+44) 01503 230783.  ©