One of the great joys about the railway carriage is that it is
an unusual place situated in a beautiful location with the joys
of a preserved railway line alongside. For your own safety,
please do not stray onto the railway, and please make sure
that young children are supervised if they leave the immediate
area of the carriage. . It is VERY strongly advised NOT to crawl
under the carriage as you will almost certainly bump something.
Also, always take care on the stairs up to the carriage.
We cannot be held responsible for the safety of anyone
not obeying these simple rules
There are, of course, trains. The West Somerset Railway operates
a seasonal time table which means there is a wide spread of
trains through the day with varying arrivals and departures
depending on the day and time of year. Please look at the WSR
published time-table for details during your stay. However, increased insulation in the bedrooms and sitting room
considerably deadens the noise as well as keeping the rooms
warm. Please note that, although VERY unlikely, it is possible
that engineering trains might have to run at night in the event
of an emergency.
It may sound silly to say this but a railway carriage is exactly
that! Itís not a cottage with stone walls so please donít expect
it to be like a house in the shape of a railway carriage. It is,
of course, pretty small compared to a cottage, so there is
inevitably no room for cupboards and wardrobes. There are a lot
of other things to fit in, but we do of course supply plenty of
clothes hangers. Insulation is bound to be less, but donít worry;
thereís plenty of heating. Please note though, thereís not much
point in leaving the heat on if you go out. It will heat up just
as quickly if you turn it on your return.
As with all railway carriages the odd small leak can occur from
time to time, it seems the windows are the most likely place. We
always deal with these as soon as possible, so do please let us
and the caretaker know. But donít worry! We have an extensive
maintenance programme every winter as we very much want to keep
the carriage in the best possible condition.
If there is anything you are unhappy about do please let us
know. We want you to have a lovely holiday at the carriage.