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Harvey - the holiday carriage by the coast

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Hayle, Cornwall, England
Step back in time without leaving any home comforts behind! Harvey is a 1950's compartment coach with all mod cons; gas central heating, half an acre of enclosed gardens, beautifully landscaped for optimum environmental effect.
Harvey is divided into two individual living spaces, but only let to one party at a time, so if your party is small there is the option of renting one end only, which will sleep up to six (or more comfortably 4).
We're very green; full recycling facilities and a Good Energy electric supply have won us a gold rating from the Green Tourism Business Scheme and together with our sister site in St Germans, that also offers self catering holiday carriages, we won the 2016 Visit England Gold award for Sustainable Tourism, the highest accolade any business can win.
Among the features of the garden is a camp-fire...
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Listing #HL8653949
About the Owner
Lizzy S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Our caretaker Bob is a phone call away should you have any problems. You will be sent a key code in advance of your stay, so can arrive at any time to suit yourselves. Linen is provided and a full service changeover. There is an additional £25 off if you come by sustainable transport; bus, train, bike or foot.
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 for a stay in September 2015

A real gem for both Rail and Beach lovers, right in the station at Hayle. Go by train, just a few steps and you find yourself in a most tranquil setting. Large accommodation, with a massive garden that seems to go on forever. I did so like the viewing platform that looks down onto the railway. The free internet is a bonus for those who can't go without their social media. Only a stones throw from the shops (including Asda). Also a short walk to the most massive beach of golden sand.

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Thanks very much Ray for your kind review - really delighted you enjoyed your holiday and liked the garden. Thanks also for commenting about the internet - it's been very popular since we put it in. Be lovely to see you again, and do very much appreciate your taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Best wishes,...


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Reviewed 26 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

I have stayed at the The Travelling Post Office in St Germans twice and thought we being my twin brother and myself would try Harvey out and it did not dissapoint. The carriage was spotless on arrival as usual and the welcome pack they supply is such a lovely touch along with all the fresh flowers place around the carriage. The way the compartments are set out are brilliant and what is good is the way they have tried to keep everything as it was.
We certainly did not get cold as the heating system is great and even better is the way it runs under the bed side cabinets keeps your clothes nice and warm.
When it comes to the evening and you put the old carriage lights on, it is almost magical and brings the carriage to life and makes you wonder of all the people that have walked the corridor and sat in the compartments.
If you have a family the garden is good in size and fully enclosed, Harvey's Halt where the kids can go and play and watch the trains made me want to be ten...

Management response:

Thank you Phil for your kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Harvey and look forward to seeing you again sometime. We like Sanders fish and chips too and last time we were down went to Salt bar, which was great too. Thanks very much for leaving feedback and the compliments about Railholiday. They are much appreciated. Best...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Showers
    5 Twins
    1 Bunk
    2 Fulls
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R 2 501
R 11 124
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About the neighbourhood
Hayle is a fine town full of interest and has some great independent shops (as well as some larger stores). Winner of numerous Britain in Bloom competitions, expect three miles of golden sand a fifteen minute walk away, and some glorious places to promenade in the evening. In the summer there's an open air pool, which is always popular.
Hayle is well positioned to explore all of the far west; easy bus and train access to Lands End, St Michael's Mount, St Ives, as well as exploring the mining and heritage antiquities of the World Heritage Mining Site. There are extensive cycle trails near by and it is less than 50 metres to the Sustrans long distance cycle way and the coastal footpath.
Getting around
There's a good public transport system in the far west of Cornwall, so you can comfortably leave your car at home, or park it up for the week. There's the long distance footpath and cycle ways both passing just a stone's throw away.
If you drive there's plenty of parking, but if you don't we offer £25 discount to anyone coming by sustainable transport.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newquay: 55.0 km
Railway: Hayle: 0.1 km
Ferry: Penzance: 15.0 km
Harvey is beside Hayle station, so access by train couldn't be easier.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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