Railholiday: Railway Carriage Hotels in the Southwest



If railway carriage hotels are your thing, then Railholiday is the company to check out. The company presently operates three options in the Cornish towns of Hayle and St Germans. If looking to book a carriage, the following options are available:

The Travelling Post Office The St Ives Bay – Hayle: The St Ives bay is a former British rail compartment carriage built in 1957 which has been converted into self catering accommodation.

The carriage has been converted into two accommodations sleeping six and eight, alternatively the whole carriage can be hired to accommodate the full complement of 14.

The converted carriage contains both a kitchen and dining area as well as toilets and shower facilities.

The Travelling Post Office – St Germans: Possibly the most romantic of the three accommodations. The travelling post office was built in 1889 and ran on the Great Western railway until its retirement in 1934. Today, the wagon serves as self catering accommodation for up to six guests. The carriage features a double bedroom and a bunk room which sleeps four, separate shower and toilet, a dining lounge area as well as galley style kitchen.

The Old Luggage Van – St Germans: This is the ideal railway accommodation for smaller groups and families. The old luggage van provides self catering accommodation suitable for four people in the former London South Western Railway luggage van built back in 1896. Today the van features two sets of bunk beds sleeping four, a galley kitchen, separate toilet and shower as well as lounge and dinning area.

So if looking for a self catering style holiday with a railway twist, or just a unique take on the camping holiday, this may be the way to go.

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