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The Tamar Belle

Yelverton, Devon, England

Train carriage accommodation, with or without meals, at Bere Ferrers Station. Visitor centre for rail enthusiasts!

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In the heart of the rural Tamar Valley, sandwiched between Devon and Cornwall, lies the Bere Peninsula. Bounded to the east by the river Tavy and on the west by the Tamar, this tranquil corner of south-west England is home to the Tamar Belle Railway Heritage Centre.

Bere Ferrers station once echoed to the roar of mainline steam trains on the Southern Railway route connecting Plymouth to London but is now a stop on the Tamar Valley branch line running from Plymouth to Bere Alston, Calstock and Gunnislake.

The Tamar Belle offers a nostalgic step back in time for visitors. You can stay in comfortable restored sleeping car accommodation, sample the cuisine in the dining car, browse the exhibits in the heritage centre, visit the signal box and enjoy the demonstrations of railway working.

For those who wish to leave the car behind, the regular service to Bere Ferrers station links to Plymouth and the main London-Penzance railway.

Rebuilt to modern standards with heating and insulation enabling all year-round occupancy, the ex-LNER teak Corridor Carriages provide compartments with double bed and ensuite WC/bath or twin beds with WC/basin. Combined units interconnect to accommodate families. Alternatively, a day lounge can be arranged. Each suite has personal tea and coffee making facilities.

There are 4 rooms in total - 2 suites for up to 4, and 2 twin rooms. The carriage sleeps up to a maximum of 12 in 1 or separate bookings.

Self catering is offered £35 per person per night for the first night, £30 per person for the second night and subsquent nights at £25 per person.

Breakfast can be added at a cost of £7.50 per person. 

Enquire for price for 4/5 course evening dinner (with reductions for children). 


Room Types

Double Ensuite
Family Rooms
Interconnecting Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Plymouth / Exeter