Near Exeter, Devon
Beautiful railway carriage for two on the outskirts of the historic Devon city of Exeter.
The Old Train Carriage is listed in affiliation with Holiday Cottages.
This beautiful railway carriage has been in the same family for generations and having been lovingly renovated, fitted and furnished, now provides a truly unique and fabulously comfortable couples retreat.
Three Hares Carriage is set in 16 acres of natural rural countryside on the edge of the Haldon Hills, gateway to the Teign Valley and Dartmoor, yet is just three miles from the cathedral city of Exeter and its wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shops and bars. The property is ideally located for exploring Dartmoor National Park and the Devon coast, including the English Riviera at Torbay and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. For those wanting to venture further afield, there are fast road links to the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic naval city of Plymouth. Other local attractions include a number of National Trust properties and Powderham Castle. Look out for many species of wildlife that the rewilding of the land is attracting
Step inside this delightful property, built around a Victorian railway carriage which has been in the owner’s family for over a hundred years and has been carefully restored with many original features, and you will find yourself in a spacious hallway running the length of the carriage. The hall opens to an adorable dual-aspect kitchen/diner. This compact yet perfectly appointed area boasts a gorgeous little breakfast bar/dining area, providing all the essentials including a combi microwave oven, electric hob and a fridge with an ice compartment. From here, the hall leads to the pretty bedroom with a double bed and lovely antique furniture, and then a fabulous contemporary yet in-keeping shower room with shower and WC. Finally, there is the sitting area, a cosy space with a comfortable sofa and chair, Smart TV and DAB/CD player with Bluetooth. French doors from the sitting area give access to a large covered veranda with seating, where you can enjoy panoramic views across the countryside to Exeter in the distance. This property is run on 100% renewable energy and the materials used in the renovation and conversion were sourced locally. Eco-friendly products are used and in the last three years, 4,500 native trees have been planted on the site which is managed for wildlife. Guests can also offset carbon by planting a tree during their stay.
There is also a small garden area with a charcoal BBQ. During your stay you are welcome to stroll around 16 acres of private grounds including a secluded valley and newly planted woodland, home to a wealth of wildlife. Private off-road parking is located directly outside the property and there is also a useful utility shed with a washer/dryer and secure bicycle storage. Within the grounds is a fire pit and bench to enjoy the evening peace.
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