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Cover of a Great Western
Railway brochure advertising
'Camp-Coach' holidays.

 

 

SELF-CATERING CAMPING COACH
ON THE WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

Enjoy THE traditional authentic railway holiday
 in a 100 year old carriage restored to modern standards alongside the steam-operated West Somerset Railway right by the beach.

Fun for all the family !

Recreate the carefree holidays of the 1950s.....but this time in comfort!!
A Coastal Camping Coach holiday is perfect for all ages. Enjoy a seaside holiday with steam trains puffing by and relive the carefree, car free days of travelling on a branch line railway to reach your holiday destination.
 

WELCOME to the newly restored holiday Camping Coach
at Blue Anchor, Somerset!



 

Situated alongside Blue Anchor station on the West Somerset Railway, this ex-Great Western Railway carriage harks back to the days of GWR and early British Rail camping coaches of the middle of the last century.

The carriage has been restored from dereliction over the period 2016-18.

←―    The carriage is the middle one of the three


This camping coach is the ideal base to discover all the sights of West Somerset and Exmoor including Dunster Castle, Porlock , Minehead, Butlins, Doniford fossil beach, Lynton/ Lynmouth and all the sights reached by the ten stations of the West Somerset Railway.

 
 

The new living room

7822 - Foxcote Manor passes the restored carriage

Being adjacent to the preserved railway you will be able to watch the restored steam locos chuffing past, harking back to the care-free days of the middle of the  last century. Camping coaches then provided simple, easily reached holiday homes in wonderful locations.

Today's camping coach is still in a wonderful location - but with a level of comfort not found in British Railways ownership.

The newly painted, rich 'Chocolate and Cream' colours of 'God's Wonderful Railway' will greet you for your memorable holiday at Blue Anchor, with the
Coastal Camping Coach Company