Orchard Carriage | Train carriage in Somerset | Canopy & Stars

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Orchard Carriage - Train carriage in Somerset

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Strap Lane

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

There is space for one child and possibly a baby too, please call 01172 047830 to discuss

A colourful railway carriage, retired from the local line to this corner of peaceful Somerset countryside...

The Orchard Carriage was in use on the local railway line until halfway through the last century. From there it made its way into service as storage for the village hall before being rescued and fabulously restored to its current glory. Across from the raised bed in the carriage are the sofa and the colourfully painted dresser where the gas hobs and the wood burner sit. In the adjoined back room is the bathtub, (not an original feature of course) and a hand basin. Please use only eco washing products in either. A compost loo is located a few metres away from the carriage. The setting is a beautiful, country garden in a rural area of the south. The carriage is in a small orchard just down from the family house behind which runs a country lane, so there is very occasional traffic and in the summer, the children play out in the garden. The farm is close to Bath and Bristol, but tucked away among the villages and lanes of the countryside, perfect for hearty hikes, great pub lunches and relaxing on the deck!

Our guests say...

It was great. Really cosy and had everything we needed for the 2 night stay.



Lovely quiet location. Cosy carriage, with twinkly fairy lights, and a great feeling of being in a bunk bed looking out onto the private orchard. Shame we couldn't use the bbq due to the weather. Zoe made us feel very welcome and the crusty bread and jam was a real treat after a long journey.



Myself and my girlfriend absolutely loved it! Zoe was very helpful on arrival and the information in the carriage was a great help. The carriage itself is decorated beautifully and affords a great deal of privacy. It's equipped with everything you need to cater for yourself. Can't recommend Bruton enough if you'd like to eat out, especially 'At the Chapel'. Amazing stay with amazing company!



"We absolutely loved our short stay at orchard carriage. We chose it because it was so close to our home in Bath, but it couldn't have felt further away from the everyday grind of daily life."



"We stayed, (mum and twin boys aged 7) for 3 nights. It was warm, dry, cosy and had everything we needed. I took food supplies. Jono and Zoe were very helpful and kind. There was plenty of hot water and firewood. Lighting the fire was easier with firelighters on day 2. Having power to charge phone etc was a bonus.   The carriage is very isolated and you would struggle without a car."



"We had a fabulous time. The carriage is absolutely beautiful; very romantic, quiet, cosy, situated in a lovely orchard. The welcome we received was very friendly, with freshly baked local bread and milk provided. The addition of a luxurious iron bath in the carriage with oodles of hot water was very much appreciated."



"It was perfect escapism. Rural but with good amenities, friendly but the hosts weren't imposing, and the style of accommodation is fantastic."



"The stay was just what we were after. Zoe was a fantastic host, even helping us find a garage when we had car trouble. The carriage was charming and very peaceful, and we were very content in it."



"Wanted to do some star gazing and wanted some peace. We had a wonderful time."



"I had such a wonderful time. It was peaceful and isolated enough but not so much that you felt alone. A really unique place with tiny touches that made all the difference. SO beautifully decorated and an amazing location. Great info from the hosts about local area, places to eat etc."



"We loved our stay! The carriage was beautifully decorated and furnished with everything we could need for a blissfully quiet getaway. The welcome hamper with fresh bread and jam was an especially nice touch - along with the bath and wood burning stove."



"Loved the carriage and the location - attention to detail was lovely. And host very warm and helpful."



"The setting was beautiful, and the carriage exquisitely decorated. A very romantic place to escape to."



"An amazing stay - great location, a pristine and well-loved cabin, fantastic decoration and features, privacy and a beautiful view. Loved that the log fire was lit when we arrived and the jams and bread. A real gem! We'd love to come back."



"We had an amazing stay. The hospitality was awesome and the carriage was so pretty. The entire weekend was just what the doctor ordered. It had enough mod cons to be comfortable but not so many that it took away from the romance of the place. We felt like we were in a different, perfectly formed world of our own."



"It was magical and had a rustic, organic kind of charm. I experienced a lost sense of childhood innocence during our stay in the carriage and felt both free and secure. Simple details, for example the art work, woodwork, bathing space and furniture seemed to be provided with love and all of these things contributed to our experience of feeling held in it's warm ambiance. The Carriage was situated in close proximity to the owner's house but enclosed in it's own private orchard and free of light pollution for star gazing during the night."



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