Raiiway cottage holidays are undoubtedly a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, but rail travel has plenty of benefits besides its green, sustainable travel credentials. From the snowy mountains of the Scottish Highlands to the sandy shores of Devon and Cornwall, hopping on a train for holidays in railway cottages gives you the chance to see some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery, without having to crawl along on the motorway for hours on end. Reaching railway cottages also takes the hassle out of going away, with no need to worry about airport queues, check-ins, or breakdowns.
Trencrom is a large Cornish luxury seaside holiday villa overlooking Carbis Pay in St. Ives. Facilities include a sauna, games room with cinema and indoor dip pool. Trenrcom in Carbis Bay sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms and lies in a spectacular elevated position above the clean white sandy beach.
Nestling in a quiet corner of the Worcestershire village of Broadway is 1 Lower Mill Cottages, a charming two-bedroom Cotswold Holiday Cottage. This dog-friendly countryside cottage has lovely stream-bordered gardens and lies within an easy walk of superb pubs and restaurants.
A stunning second floor apartment in St Ives with beautiful sea views and two balconies. Sleeping four guests and welcoming one dog, this home is bright and welcoming, and is perfectly positioned as it's just a short walk from the harbour.
Avienne boasts sophisticated luxury and dashing modern design throughout its four bedrooms and offers guests a hot tub and ready access to the beautiful seaside town of Torquay. The coastal cottage is a perfect, pet-free, family getaway with a summer house, sunroom and access to the beaches.
Abbey’s View is a pet-friendly Whitby holiday cottage, spacious enough for six. One of the best waterside cottages available in the charming North Yorkshire fishing resort of Whitby. Enjoy days on the beach or exploring the gorgeous scenery of the Yorkshire coast and North York Moors.
Watch Cornish fishing trawlers unload their catch from through the windows of this superb waterside apartment in St. Ives. The Poop Deck is a modern family-friendly coastal holiday let in Cornwall that sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.
Buzzards View is a thoughtfully designed, delightful South Devon holiday cottage near Kingswear with 2-bedrooms sleeping 4. This coastal cottage enjoys character features. It is situated at Kingston Farm in a stunning countryside location with gorgeous rural and sea views.
Harbour Cottage is a charming, 300-year-old seaside holiday cottage in Minehead with beautiful views of its Somerset harbour. Just a short stroll to the beach, the pet-friendly property offers a homely atmosphere and an inglenook fireplace in a delightful coastal village.
Black Moon is an opulent romantic cottage perched above Bamaluz Beach in St Ives, Cornwall, with its own trap door & plush secret cave. Waves crash against the cottage which boasts superb sea views and an interior featuring exposed stone walls and the height of luxury, as well as a private balcony.
Derwent House in Matlock, Derbyshire, a luxury holiday house fully equipped for up to 12 people with 6 bedroomsand& 5 bathrooms. This large dog-friendly Peak District holiday home with WiFi is Grade II listed and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering or time with friends.
Pasture View Cottage is a large eco-friendly, single-storey country cottage on the edge of Pickering for holidays exploring the North York Moors and the North Yorkshire coast. Features include a large private garden and a very well-equipped kitchen. Children will love the play area and play shed.
Offering breathtaking harbour views and luxury touches throughout, 14 Spinnaker Quay is a coastal cottage in Plymouth, Devon, that captivates guests from the moment they arrive, a spacious three-storey residence with a furnished terrace and first-floor balcony, games room, and two flat-screen TVs.
Blue Moon fully justifies its claim as the most luxurious and romantic holiday cottages for couples in St. Ives. This dog-friendly coastal cottage in the heart of this Cornish resort oozes sophistication, style and comfort and, with underfloor heating, it’s also perfect for out of season holidays.
Sitting next to the railway tracks near Woolston in Somerset, Railway Cottage is a dream cottage for railway lovers. The pet-friendly cottage promises to charm and views of the countryside, as well as a log burner, light-filled rooms, oak flooring, modern comforts and a 4-star gold rating.
Beautiful views of the marina stretch before guests from the balcony and open-plan living area of Mast Haven, a contemporary South Devon waterside holiday home in Mount Batten near Plymouth, thoughtfully equipped with everything from Netflix to its own car-charging point.
Escape to Exmouth in this beautifully presented penthouse apartment overlooking the Exe estuary. With two bedrooms sleeping four this home is just a short stroll from Exmouth’s long, sandy beach and is the perfect retreat for a seaside holiday in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest coastal towns.
A delightful Cotswold Countryside Cottage with a mature private garden in the idyllic village of Broadway. Dog-friendly Laburnum Cottage sleeps 3 in 2 double bedrooms - perfect for a country cottage holiday in a lovely Worcestershire location.
If you are looking for a romantic holiday cottage in a secluded rural location in South Devon, within easy reach of gorgeous beaches and the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor, then Lower Clunkamoor Cottage will tick all your boxes. This delightful cottage for two sits in its own private nature reserve.
The Granary is a detached, Grade II listed rural cottage on Keld Head Cottages near Pickering in Yorkshire. The award-winning property treats guests to open fire, exposed beams, large gorgeous gardens and indoor and outdoor play areas, and boasts enviable views which guarantee relaxation for all.
With stunning views, great amenities, on the South Devon coast Kingswear, Tree Tops is a large and stylish holiday cottage sleeping 8 with gorgeous River Dart views. Pets Welcome.
River View Devon is a large East Devon holiday cottage with a heated indoor swimming pool in the picturesque countryside in Membury near Honiton and the Jurassic Coast. River View sleeps up to 27 in 10 Bedrooms. Pets welcome.
The search for your dream waterside retreat is over! Navas Nook is a picture perfect creekside cottage located in the pretty village of Port Navas. Newly renovated, this 5 Star village house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is just a few steps from the slipway and the Helford River.
Seascape boasts elegant furnishings and sea views from its multiple outdoor entertaining areas and is situated just moments from the beaches and harbour of Paignton in Devon. The luxury seaside cottage offers joyful décor as well as refinement and is ideal for a memorable family holiday by the sea.
A tastefully furnished, large and pet friendly Grade II listed holiday home sleeping 22 in 8 en suite bedrooms on the coast near Dunster in rural West Somerset. Perfect for family celebrations, reunions and days out on local beaches and Exmoor.