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Railholiday have five beautifully restored and well appointed self catering railway carriage holiday homes 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 are dog friendly (except Mevy). Catch the train to Cornwall for a quirky, sustainable 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.

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There are four carriages in the pretty village of St Germans, South East Cornwall and one, 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 - Winner of Winners at Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018

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 or on foot.

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Railholiday - winners of Visit England Sustainable Tourism Award 2016

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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 Gold for sustainable tourism in the 2016 South West Tourism Awards Cornwall Sustainability Awards Best Managed Small Business 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!"....

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.

Railholiday have featured in the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo, The Guardian - 10 Best Railway Stays, ITV’s Holiday Home Sweet Home, BBC Breakfast News and ITV News

Take the train to cornwall and stay in a railway carriage! Then get a Cornwall Ranger rover ticket and enjoy a sustainable self catering short break in Cornwall by train.
Railholiday - self catering 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.  ©