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In picturesque St Germans, close to the beautiful Cornish coast and the West Country moors, this beautifully converted Victorian railway carriage offers comfortable, cosy and characterful accommodation for two, with access to 10 acres of woodland.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive a limited edition Railholiday teatowel

Rooms: 1 double bedroom, separated from the open plan living area

3-4 day winter short breaks £245, Spring and Summer breaks £295; a week in low season from £325, mid season from £395 to high season £545

Meals: Welcome pack provided. Pub and shop 300m, takeaways, pubs and eateries by train - 6 mins
Open: Year round
Address: Haparanda Station, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5LU

Why we've chosen The Old Luggage Van

All of the energy used for powering the converted railway carriages come from the Good Energy green electricity scheme, while the Railholiday office is heated in handmade stoves using wood cut from their own woodland. Also, light fittings use low-energy bulbs wherever possible. A pump has been installed in the site's own well, with the grey water being used for the toilets and garden taps, plus there are water-saving devices in the toilets, the showers are designed to save water, and cleaning products and washing powders are environmentally friendly wherever possible.

There's a comprehensive recycling scheme, plus a compost bin in each carriage garden for guests, plus a larger bin for Railholiday garden waste. Liquid is decanted from the hopper to feed the garden and the compost is used as mulch. In terms of local food, guests receive a package of complimentary Cornish products including biscuits, apple juice, milk and beer, plus all other products are ordered from the local village stall. If you arrive by foot, bike or public transport, you'll get £25 cashback, and there's lots of information on train and bus services once you've arrived so your visit won't have an impact on the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll also be able to wander 10 acres of woodland, as well as the owners parents' 20 acre orchard and wildlife sanctuary.

Self guided walking tours are offered and this is a perfect spot for a family holiday.  Occasionally there is some late availability so please do get in touch with Lizzy direct for a last minute break.  

>>Winner of the 2016 Visit England Sustainable Tourism Award!

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Top eco features at The Old Luggage Van

  • Uses Good Energy's green electricity scheme

  • £25 cashback to anyone arriving by public transport, foot or bike

  • Actively promotes attractions that are accessible by public transport

  • Railway carriages have been restored which would otherwise have been destroyed



The Old Luggage Van, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: St Germans, Cornwall

Directions from station:
The Luggage Van sits in its own garden beside the station, allowing excellent access for days out by train. There are also regular buses to Looe and Plymouth. There are direct trains to London, and a good local service (but no night trains to disturb sleep!) We provide a book of days out by train in the carriage and on our website. Guests are offered £25 cashback if they arrive by public transport. The area makes an excellent base for walking and cycling, and there is a local taxi service.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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