The Travelling Post Office

St Germans, Cornwall, England
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Dog friendly restored mail carriage at St German, near the Port Eliott Estate. Watch the trains go by!



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Award-winning Rail Holiday at St Germans offers quality accommodation options to create a delightful holiday in a picturesque Cornish village near the coast.

The Travelling Post Office sits beside the village station. It was featured in the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo and is a Victorian coach with Clerestory windows along the full length of the coach offering a special feeling of light and space, whilst retaining the cosiness of a wooden coach.

This self-catering accommodation can sleep up to 6 people in a double bedroom, a bunk room with 2 bunks and a double sofa bed in the lounge area. Also in the lounge you can find a TV/DVD player plus hi-fi, a lovely fireside chair and a wood burning stove. The galley style kitchen comes complete with fridge, hob and microwave/conventional over etc and there is a shower room with a flushing toilet.

Outside you can relax in your private enclosed garden with seating and BBQ facilities.

On site there is use of a children's play area, games room with air hockey table,washing machine, dryer and freezer plus unrestricted free broadband access. Guests also have access to 10 acres of woodland to explore! If coming with a little one, a cot and high chair can be used at no extra cost. 

St German's is a small village with a population of 600. There is a great village pub, a community shop and Post Office. The Quay, with the viaduct towering above it and its sailing club, is a popular spot. The old part of the village, which includes the railway station, is virtually unspoilt and has been made a Conservation Area.

Rail Holiday St Germans have won Sustainable Tourism and Wildlife-Friendly awards.

Short breaks run from Monday to Friday for a 4 night stay and Friday to Monday for a 3 night stay. Weekly stays in Summer.

The Travelling Post Office costs from £546 - £763 for a week stay. 

Dogs can be accepted with prior arrangement at a cost of £15 each per stay, maximum 3.

* This property has a ramp for access and as such is good for anyone with limited mobility.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Plymouth / Bristol / Exeter


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Content updated on 21st August 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Lizzy from The Travelling Post Office