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7 Nights  

  • £895  to  £2200

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Short Breaks From

  • £165 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £331 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About The Railway Cottage

Railway Cottage is every train lover's dream holiday cottage in Somerset. Sitting next to the tracks of the historic West Somerset Steam Railway, the charming stone cottage was built by one of Britain's finest engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and comfortably accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms. The friendly Bicknoller Inn is less than a mile away and the cottage has far-reaching views of nearby Exmoor National Park and Quantock Hills AONB. Couples, families and friends all rave about this cottage, which has been given a 4 Star Gold rating by Visit England.

Somerset is a fantastic holiday destination for everyone in any season. The countryside is the perfect spot to breathe fresh air and let the stress of your daily life slide from your shoulders. Walking and cycling are just two of many enjoyable ways to immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape, with climbing, caving, horse riding and golf being a few more. Stretch your towel out on miles of lovely beaches or get a bird's eye view from clifftop coastal footpaths. Hike through the heather-covered moors or stroll along a lazy river - the choice is entirely yours.

Eating is a delight in Somerset, whether you buy ingredients to cook at the cottage, gather handfuls of finger food for a leisurely picnic or make the most of the many excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants in the region. Taunton and Dunster Castle are nearby with other local attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Haynes International Motor Museum, Wookey Hole and Caves, and Tropiquaria. Bristol is within easy reach, with an award-winning zoo as well as historic sites and lots of shops and restaurants, and you can't stay this close to the West Somerset Railway without taking at least a short journey in one of its vintage carriages.

Railway Cottage is close to its sister property, The Railway Carriage. The two are both separate and private but can be booked together to sleep up to ten people. There is more information on the owner's website.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Steve & Kate Rucklidge joined Independent Cottages in August 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Somerset)

Accommodation Comprises:

Railway Cottage is a fantastic example of a Victorian property. Accommodation is all on one level.

  • Conservatory-style living room with two walls of windows and fantastic garden views. Oak flooring and a modern-country decor add to its appeal.
  • Shaker style kitchen/diner that flows from the living room, with fitted cupboards, a Belfast sink and lots of natural light. The solid oak table seats six people and the owners can provide a high chair if it is required. There is a woodburning stove for added warmth during cold weather.
  • Master bedroom suite with a kingsized (5ft-wide) bed and garden views. The ensuite has a tiled shower, heated towel rail, WC and handbasin.
  • Second double room with a kingsized bed, bedside tables, reading lights, and a window framing views of the garden and fields.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and countryside views towards the Quantock Hills.
  • All bedrooms have proper storage and their own TV with Freesat channels.
  • Family bathroom with a deep roll-top bath, WC and handbasin.

Outside: Enclosed gardens are next to the West Somerset Railway line, which is only used by the vintage trains. There is a paved area with garden furniture and a barbecue, an outdoor hot tub, and a flat area of lawn. The cottage has off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, sheets, towels and WiFi are included. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

The Railway Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Kings, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £895
To £2200
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1984 656622 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Steve & Kate Rucklidge
Member Since August 2019

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The Railway Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2024

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