- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1.5
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
You’ll find Green Lane Carriage stopped close to the ancient Herefordshire village of Eardisley, on a working farm that boasts over 100 acres of orchards (yes, there’s also a fantastic cider shop on site, a walk or short drive away).
Part of the Wye Valley, the rural scenery here is truly spectacular, with views that lead all the way out to the Black Mountains… and on this particular train, it won’t whizz by in a blur!
Painted in vivid green, the former Victorian railway carriage cuts an elegant dash amongst the picture-perfect countryside. Step on board and be greeted by quirky ‘time-capsule’ interiors that effortlessly blend original features and vintage furniture with first-class holiday comfort.
The relaxed, open-plan kitchen/diner boasts a historic open fireplace at its heart, with original seating that harks back to halcyon days of train-travel… yet with an oven, hob, and kettle gainfully provided for contemporary on-board catering.
Ideal for small families, there’s a comfy double bedroom for the grown-ups, complete with a door that leads straight out to the terrace – a wonderful spot for morning coffee accompanied by birdsong.
Meanwhile, the kids get to bed down in a fun bunk room (the bunks are also suitable for adults under 6ft tall) There’s also a gleaming modern shower-room to freshen up in, after that sound night’s sleep.
Ready to explore? If you can tear yourselves away from your carriage, you’ll soon find plenty to see and do in the local area. Eardisley itself forms part of the ‘Black and White Village Trail’, with some of its original timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th century.Keep reading
At a glance
- An elegantly-restored Victorian train carriage with original features and Black Mountain views, secluded on a working Herefordshire farm with over 100 acres of orchards.
- The carriage sleeps up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children in a double and a bunk room.
- Self-contained facilities include an open-plan kitchen/diner and a modern shower room.
- There is a cider shop on site, approx. half a mile by road or walking distance across several fields, with guided tours available to pre-book.
- The carriage is located half a mile from the village of Eardisley, in easy reach of Hay-on-Wye, Leominster, and the cathedral city of Hereford.
- Family Friendly
Open-plan kitchen/diner with open fireplace, original seating, vintage posters, oven, hob, kettle, cooking equipment provided. Double bedroom with access to terrace, bunk room. Modern shower room. Terrace and garden space with seating.
Walking, cycling, nature-watching, cider tours, historic sites, markets, National Trust properties, shops, pubs, restaurants.
You could also visit the culture-rich “town of books” that is Hay-on-Wye, or browse the bustling market in nearby Leominster. The city of Hereford is close by too, with its awe-inspiring cathedral and foodie hotspots.
If you’re staying on site, you could opt for a guided walking tour of those beautiful mature orchards. Owners Steve and Andrew will talk you through how the fruit is grown, harvested, and turned into cider… which of course, you’ll then get to taste!
(If you’ve brought the kids, there’ll be plenty of apple and pear juice for them to sample, too).
One thing’s for certain: with such a fun and enthralling selection of ways to spend your time here, you could find yourselves booking a return trip to Green Lane Carriage before you’ve even returned home.
Things to note
2-night minimum stay. Check in from 2pm, check out by 11am. Pets not permitted. Please note that the bunk beds are smaller size so only suitable for children or adults under 6ft tall. £30 cleaning fee added to total.