High Cross Camping Coach

Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset, England

This 100 year old Victorian Carriage, restored with love, will take you back in time to a bygone era. Near Bridport.

Key Points

  • Step back in time at this restored Victorian train carriage that sleeps 2 on a sofa bed plus 2 in single beds in a separate living van near Beaminster.
  • Inside the carriage is a well equipped kitchenette, dining table and heating to keep you warm and cosy.
  • There is a traditional Victorian toilet and sink on board plus a modern electric shower.
  • The separate living van offers extra dining space for planning your day or enjoying a board game.
  • Outside you can relax in your private garden soaking up the sun or dining al fresco.
  • Book a professionally cooked meal or afternoon tea to enjoy in the Dining Coach on site.
  • There are a selection of great pubs in nearby Beaminster.

Description

Retreat to this Area of Natural Beauty near Beaminster, Dorset and step back in time with a stay at this lovingly restored Victorian Train Carriage for 2 - 4 guests. 

The carriage is reminiscent of the glory days of the steam railways and oozes history with its gleaming brass luggage racks, leather window straps and general styling. Add to this modern conveniences such as a well equipped kitchenette, electric shower, flushing loo and wifi and you truly have everything you need for the perfect rural staycation. 

The carriage has a main living area with sofa that pulls out to be a comfy double bed and there is also a dining table where you can eat, read or plan your day. The carriage is kept cosy and warm by an original French Art Nouveau stove, plus a wall mounted electric heater for those extra chilly days. The kitchen comes complete with a oven/microwave plus 2 hob induction rings, a fridge and Belfast sink. A porthole is set in the perfect location so you can enjoy the rural views of the green fields whilst you cook. The bathroom has a traditional toilet and again offers wonderful views...so good you won't want to leave! Just next to the carriage is the Living van, this offers you an additional indoor space as either a large dining table or alternatively can be rearranged to offer 2 single beds for extra guests! 

Whilst here why not book into the Dining Coach on site and enjoy a professionally cooked meal or Afternoon Tea. This coach has also been restored with love and even features a newspaper from 1896! 

Locally you can enjoy fantastic walks along the Jurassic coastline before exploring one of the many nearby attractions such as Lyme Regis sandy beach / Charmouth for fossils / West Bay for fish and chips and boat rides or crabbing. Further afield Pecorama in Beer with model railways for a great family visit or Abbotsbury swannery and tropical gardens.  

There is a minimum 2 night stay with a minimum 3 night weekend from April - October and minimum 3 nights during school holidays. Prices range from £90 - £115 per night for 2 guests in High Cross. Reduced nightly rates for longer stays.

If you wish to have bed/s set up in the Living Van then there is an extra charge of £10 per person per night for guests 3&4.

Children welcome, but recommended 5+ only due to ponds, high walls and steep steps. Please check with the owners if you wish to bring a dog at the cost of £10 per dog per visit.

Room Types

Double Ensuite
Twin

Features

Bathroom

 Shower

 Sink

 Toilet

Amenities

 Heater

 Hot water bottles

 Woodburner

Paid Extras

 Meals - Home cooked

Outdoor

 Dining area

 Garden

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Hiking

 Pub within walking distance

 Restaurant

 Shops

 Waterfront

Events

 Family friendly site

Entertainment

 WiFi

Kitchen

 Fridge

 Hob

 Kettle

 Microwave

Young Children

 Not recommended for children under 5

Parking

 Free parking

Setting

 Only one rental here

 Quiet location

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter


Content updated on 21st June 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Marion Gardner from High Cross Camping Coach