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Coppins Farm

view to Victorian railway carriage
Showman's Wagons and a Victorian Railway Carriage near Bures within a wildlife and wildflower reserve. Look out for badgers here
Suffolk, England

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Coppins Farm offers showman wagons and a railway carriage accommodation in a stunning country location. Coppin's Farm is in the centre of the tiny village of Alphamstone in Suffolk. It used to be a working farm but now boasts 150 acres of wildlife and wildflower reserve. Each place can accommodate up to 4 - great for family stays and couples - and Green Showman can accept a dog too.

There a showman's van available to sleep 4, comprising of 1 double cabin and a pair of bunk beds in cabin 2. The van has been extensively renovated and insulated throughout with a kitchen including small oven and hob, microwave, fridge, plus a bath, shower and electric heating.

There is also an Eastern Region First Class Victorian railway carriage circa 1885 providing 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living area and a covered veranda.

The Green Showman's Wagon sleeps 2 adults and 2 children plus a dog. It has electric and wood burner heating.

No smoking in the accommodation.

You can take a train from Liverpool Street, London to arrive at nearby Bures with one change. A lift can be arranged for those who don't fancy the 2-mile walk.

There is a wildlife trail camera and bat detector for guests to borrow during their stay. With a bit of patience you are likely to see badgers here.

Minimum stays 2 nights. Prices starting at £165 (for 2 nights) and up to £400 for a week in peak season.

For instant availability please click the Website link above. Or make contact with the owner through the Check Availability link.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Triple
  • Quad


  • Low < £85

Nearest Airport: Stanstead


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
bunks in the Green Wagon
Green Showman
kitchen end of Victorian carriage
veranda with country views
badget on Showmans wagon mat
the wagons main bedroom
bluebells in Coppins Wood
carriage corridor
carriage bathroom
Showmans wagon 1st cabin
the railway carriage accom
get cosy around the fire
kitchen in Green Wagon
carriage under cover
wagon stay in winter

Fantastic Break
by Susan Hall
on March 22, 2018
We have just returned after spending a perfect trip to Coppins Farm through the competition you ran. We want to thank both yourselves and John for the opportunity to stay in the wonderful Victorian Carriage. We would recommend this to anyone as it was perfect and so cosy even when we arrived during the second snow storm of the month! the wood fire and heaters kept us lovely and warm. The view was wonderful and the wildlife amazing with the wild birds, horses and even a roe deer appearing in the coppice in front of the carriage.
It was everything it was described as and more as the carriage was well stocked with cooking utensils and information on the local area and attractions. Thank you again so much John for the great welcome.
Wonderfully unique holiday
by Lisa Flemming
on January 23, 2018
My partner and I have just spent a fantastic weekend at Coppins Farm, staying in the Victorian railway carriage. The whole area is beautiful, very peaceful and quiet. Despite rainy January weather we had a lovely time. The carriage was super warm and cosy with the wood stove lit and we even braved a walk around the farm, which was highly enjoyable even in the rain. We'd both love to come for a longer visit!
Fantastic week at Coppins Farm
by The Wattersons
on August 14, 2017
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Coppins Farm. We stayed in the beautifully converted Victorian railway carriage which was really peaceful.
The children loved staying in a carriage and enjoyed their bunk bed room with sliding door!
The carriage is comfortable and roomy with original luggage racks for storage. The bathroom is fabulous too.
John has lots of extras in the carriage which make for a perfect holiday, plenty of local information, walks, wildlife, binoculars, hot water bottles, fire wood - you name it and he's already thought of it!
Each accommodation has plenty of space around it for sitting out, playing and dining so you really feel like you have the place to yourselves.
We saw the badger every night, which hoovered up the peanuts that John left for us.
The village is friendly too, and the local pub at Lamarsh put up a sign (Community pub) whilst we were there so it looks like it is opening again soon.
A peaceful back to nature week away, we will certainly be back :)