The Great Western Railway was founded in 1833 and would eventually link London to Wales and the South West of England. The Victorians soon dubbed it “God’s Wonderful Railway” as it opened up miles of coastline and new holiday destinations to Londoners. Cornwall, with hundreds of miles of unspoiled coastline, became a favorite destination and remains so to this day.
So when you visit why not stay in a beautifully restored railway carriage? Pay homage to the historical railway line and all those ancestors who traveled that way: bonneted women and babies, men in their best suits and hats, school children thrilled by their first sight of the sea.
Railholiday Cornwall is a family-run company that has three train carriages available for your stay - two date back to the Victorian era, another is from the 1950s and the fourth choice is a converted luggage van. All have been lovingly restored and set in ambrosial English gardens.