The Railway Cottage and Carriage are two attractive child friendly holiday properties set in a stunning location adjacent to the historic West Somerset Steam Railway.  Aside from offering unique views of passing steam locomotives in a beautiful countryside setting, visitors also benefit from private hot tubs for each holiday home.

  • Type: a cottage and a quirky holiday home

  • Size: from 4-6 people per property

  • Cost: from £1790 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Somerset

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Railway Cottage, Woolston Moor, Wiliton, Somerset TA44LW

  • Tel: 01984 656622

The Railway Cottage and Carriage are perfectly located for exploring this beautiful corner of West Somerset.  The steam railway on your doorstep is an obvious popular visitor attraction – check running times before you visit! – while other destinations within easy reach include Dunster Castle, the caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole, the ever-popular seaside destination of Lyme Regis, and the beautiful family friendly beaches of north Devon.


Our review of the Railway Cottage and Carriage

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The Railway Cottage is an attractive single storey stone cottage, directly adjacent to the West Somerset Steam Railway.  Built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself, the period property has stunning views over the railway line and its passing steam locomotives.  The cottage sleeps up to six people (plus a baby) in three bedrooms with two benefits, and also benefits from a comfortable living area and a modern, well-equipped shaker-style kitchen.  Outside, there’s a large, well-fenced garden with seating and BBQ.

The Railway Carriage, meanwhile, is a purpose-built holiday property also directly next to the line, sleeping four people in two bedrooms.  It’s a modern, comfortable, cosy and unique holiday home full of character and charm – perfect for train spotters or indeed anyone who fancies something a bit different for their next family holiday!  The carriage also benefits from a large garden with BBQ.

For an idea of prices, a week during the summer holiday peak season staying in four-person Railway Carriage costs around £1790/week, while six-bed Railway Cottage costs around £2300 for a similar length stay.  Short breaks are also available.


The Parent Friendly Stays family has always included a transport-enthusiast in the form of our young son, and we can only imagine his excitement at the prospect of waking up each morning to watch real-life steam trains pass by the garden fence or kitchen window!  For visitors of all ages, we reckon these holiday properties offer something really special – the stuff of proper holiday memories.

There’s also plenty of safe outdoor space for youngsters to enjoy in an attractive countryside setting, in addition to a wealth of family friendly days out in the local area.

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Parents will enjoy making use of the cottage and carriage’s private outdoor hot tubs in each garden; a delightful place to unwind and relax at the end of a busy day holidaymaking.

EV vehicle charging is available, as is WiFi.  Up to two well behaved pets are permitted to stay.

Why not book one of the available extras to make your stay even more special?  These include breakfast hampers, prosecco on arrival, or BBQ ingredients perfect for dinner in the sunshine.  And all visitors will love being greeted at the properties by a lovely welcome basket full of local goodies.


We just love the look of the Railway Cottage and Carriage – charming, comfortable, one-of-a-kind holiday accommodation in a beautiful setting.

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“Craving something a little more remote? Down by the train track we have a beautiful railway cottage and a one of a kind railway carriage both kitted out to give you the ultimate home comfort in an unbelievably beautiful setting. 

The views from the cottage and carriage are simply stunning.. you will never tire of seeing magnificent steam locomotives pass by the original gangers cottage.”

Prices and availability

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