Masbury Station Signal Box

A dog-friendly, heritage-steeped retreat with upside-down living that showcases peaceful Somerset woodland-and-railway views to perfection.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A short drive from the Glastonbury Festival site, Masbury Station Signal Box is a comfy and cheerful retreat-for-two (perhaps with their well-behaved dog in tow!) that’s also captivatingly rich in history and heritage.

Elevated over 800 feet above sea level, the former Masbury Station was once part of the Somerset and Dorset Line, which faithfully transported passengers on scenic journeys between Bath and Bournemouth.

Opened back in 1874, the station closed in 1966 under the infamous ‘Beeching Axe’. Yet it remains a fascinating and picturesque site that’s in the process of being carefully restored, piece by piece.

Freshly painted in vibrant yellow-and-green, you’ll find the Signal Box on the old station platform, nestled between the magnificently-restored Station House and the Waiting Rooms (which are the dedicated owner’s next renovation project!)

Surrounded by magical woodland and intriguing railway history, the views from the upstairs living space are guaranteed to relax and soothe you – particularly as it’s so elegantly furnished.

Plenty of windows and a vaulted ceiling offer a glorious sense of light and space, and there’s a log-burning stove to light on chilly evenings… as you sink into squishy, vintage-style seating. Logs for the fire are gainfully supplied, and there’s a TV to keep you nicely entertained.

Simply head to the buffet car – sorry, the fully-fitted kitchen! – to rustle up tasty meals and snacks. Here you’ll find a complimentary supply of tea and coffee, and even a washing machine… especially handy after long, muddy woodland walks with your four-legged friend.

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At a glance

  • A characterful, heritage-steeped retreat converted from the original signal box at the former Masbury Station, once part of the Somerset and Dorset Line.
  • The self-contained retreat sleeps two guests, plus a well-behaved dog.
  • The scenic, light-filled living space and well-equipped kitchen/diner are upstairs, with stairs leading down to the kingsize bedroom and bathroom.
  • Relax on the private terrace and patio area, with railway garden and woodland views.
  • There is a garden centre and café in walking distance of the station.
  • The retreat is an excellent bolthole for the Glastonbury Festival, with plenty of popular Somerset hotspots accessible in a short drive.


  • Dog Friendly


Upstairs: living space with seating, TV, Wi-Fi, wood-burning stove with logs provided. Fully-fitted kitchen with washing machine, dining table and chairs, complimentary tea and coffee. Stairs down to kingsize bedroom, bathroom with shower, sink, WC, towels provided. Private furnished terrace and patio area with railway garden and woodland views. Secure off-road parking for one car.

Local activities

Woodland walks, picnic spots, café, historic sites, local markets, pubs, restaurants, galleries, independent shops.

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If the sun is shining, why not savour al fresco snacks and drinks on your private terrace and patio area? You’ll even have a choice of views: a historic railway garden on one side, and enchanting Dinder Estate woodland on the other.

Feel like exploring? Not only are there enticing woodland trails all around, but you’ll be achingly close to some of Somerset’s best-loved places, including Cheddar Gorge, the cathedral city of Wells, and the iconic Glastonbury Tor.

Oh, and if you don’t fancy cooking your own breakfast, there’s a garden centre and café just next door… where there’s also a weekly vegetable market for stocking up on fresh holiday supplies.

Spend your days doing exactly what you feel like, safe in the knowledge that your first-class railway retreat – complete with an irresistibly cosy downstairs bedroom – will be waiting when you’re done.

Things to note

Check in after 3pm, check out before 11am. A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request.

Current Offers

20% off 7 nights or more / 35% off 28 nights or more / last- min discount 10% off 0-1 day before arrival.

Where you'll be staying

Nr Wells, Somerset

What the guests of Masbury Station Signal Box say

“Absolutely love Joe’s signal box – it has been renovated to a beautiful standard with everything you need for a ‘home from home’ break. Love the decor and furniture, the wood burner is really efficient keeping the place snug and cosy. We were able to check in early which was very welcome after a good walk in the woods. Close to Wells and Glastonbury so lots to do if you want to – but equally a peaceful yet quirky location for a welcome rest. I nodded off on the sofa and the bed was really comfy too. Dogs welcome and settled in nicely – thank you so much for a super little break!”

“What a joy to stay at the Signal Box. It was such a gorgeous and unique place to stay, so clean and Joe was so communicative and supportive, checking if we needed anything. We would definitely like to visit again!”

“Joe’s place, a converted train station signal box was perfect – cosy, warm, quiet, quirky! I stayed with my dog and it really could not have been better. The location was brilliant, really quiet and a little off the beaten track but just 10 mins from Wells. There were lots of places just a short drive away that offered excellent dog walking experiences. It was perfect!”

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