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The Travelling Post Office is a piece of history now converted into a beautiful and unique place to stay: this historic railway coach broke the 100mph barrier in 1904 and now boasts stunning views of the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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

Rooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 lounge/diner/2 extra beds, bathroom

from £295 for a winter short break, to £789 for a week in high season

Meals: Cornish welcome pack - nearest pub & shop 300m, or six mins by train to takeaways, pubs and eateries
Open: All year round
Address: The Travelling Post Office, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5LU

Why we've chosen The Travelling Post Office

How does the Travelling Post Office minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

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 hamemade 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 you'll know how make as little an impact as possible on this 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 Travelling Post Office

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

  • Actively promotes attractions that are accessible by public transport

  • Disused building has been sympathetically restored & brought back to life



The Travelling Post Office, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: St Germans

Directions from station:
The carriage sits in a garden right beside the station, making it the perfect base for exploring the county by train. The station is served by direct trains from London, and a good local service. There is a bus service to Looe and Plymouth and a taxi service local to the village. St Germans is a picturesque village great for walking and cycling, Guests are offered £25 cashback if they come by public transport. If you let us know your arrival time on we can meet you and help with your luggage.

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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