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Brockford Railway Sidings - The Guard’s Van

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Brockford, near Stowmarket, Suffolk
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Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets0
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Description

Tucked away on the site of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway trackbed, enjoying panoramic views across rolling countryside.

Tucked away on the site of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway track bed, close to the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum, these delightful and unique holiday properties are based on the railway theme: one a station building plus 5 converted railway carriages, enjoying panoramic views across rolling countryside.
The Station House (ref E5336) is the centrepiece of a collection of steam railway-themed accommodation in a quiet location in the Suffolk countryside. It is a comfortable, three-bedroom, self-catering, detached, traditional station building, typical of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. With one double and two twin bedded rooms, it can house up to six adults.
Railway Carriage One (ref E5337) is an authentic, beautifully restored Mid-Suffolk Light Railway carriage on the Brockford Sidings site. It is a compact but airy carriage with a living room and kitchen area, and sleeps four in comfort. There is a double bedroom and a second sleeping area with two short bunk beds suitable for children. It is a delightful, well-appointed carriage and offers unique holiday accommodation for families and couples in the heart of Suffolk. The open plan small kitchen is well-stocked and has a hob, oven, microwave and TV. The carriage has single step access from the easy access rail platform, and boasts great views across the countryside and good outside space.
Railway Carriage Two (ref E5601) is the largest carriage at Brockford Siding, and has accommodation for up to six people. It is a well-appointed and spacious carriage with two bedrooms, one double, one with two bunk beds, and a further sofa bed in the living area to sleep two. Comfortable and homely, it is perfect for families, couples or friends, and it enjoys splendid views across the open countryside. The open plan living area, and an adjoining kitchen, allows families or friends to spread out, relax and enjoy their holiday together. The carriage is furnished with a comfortable sofa and chairs to provide a pleasant sitting area.
The Guard’s Van (E5639) is to be found on Brockford Siding’s 2-acre site, in a quiet location in the heart of Suffolk. It comprises of an original guard’s van and box wagon from the Mid Suffolk Light Railway and offers two comfortable bedrooms for four people, with a double and two single beds. It has a delightful living and dining room with comfortable, upholstered bench seats which retain the original feel of the carriage.
The Italian Carriage (UKC3492) offers accommodation for up to four people. Beautifully restored floor boardS and the neutral grey tones give a very European feel to this carriage. At one end you will find a bunk room, sleeping two people and the other a double bed in the master room. In the centre of the carriage is an open plan seating and kitchen area. The carriage enjoys its own patio and seating area.
Wilby Halt (ref UKC712) is a quirky and unusual property is split over two restored railway carriages. Linked by a railway platform, the first carriage houses the living space including kitchen and comfortable living room. The second carriage is the sleeping carriage where you will find the double bedroom and further room with bunk bed and single bed. This really is a unique experience and perfect for families.
It is surrounded by country lanes and farmland, making it an ideal location for those who enjoy cycling, walking and/or relaxing and getting away from it all. It is centrally located, so it is also a great destination for those who want to sample what Suffolk has to offer. The owner’s own swimming pool, ¾ mile away, is available and is heated throughout the summer months and often longer. There is also a hot tub and sauna. Local amenities can be found in the pretty village of Debenham only 4 miles away, which has some lovely shops, pubs and cafés, as well as a local s...

4 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor. Wooden floors throughout.
Living/dining room:
With Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and patio doors leading to sitting-out area.
Bedroom 2: With 2ft 9in twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric heaters included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Natural 1-acre grounds and children’s play area (shared with other properties on-site). Indoor heated swimming pool (¾ mile, shared with owner and other properties on-site, 8.5m x 4.25m, depth 0.9m - 1.8m, open all year, heated May-September, private 1 hour use by arrangement with owner) with sauna. Hot tub (shared). No smoking.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Railway Theme
    Railway Theme
  • Hot Tubs - Shared
    Hot Tubs - Shared
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Guards Van. Surprisingly spacious, quirky & comfortable. Lovely peaceful location with views across the Suffolk countryside. Kids moaned a bit about how small their bedroom was but they were just being picky and miserable, they only needed to sleep in it! Think it was more the fact they had to share (11yr old boy & 6yr old girl). We found the whole site fabulous. If you love unusual accommodation you’ll love Brockford sidings it’s such a clever and fantastically designed site. With free use of the owners under cover swimming pool, sauna & hot tub, a 5 min drive away. You book a 1 hour private use slot, pool was lovely and warm, kids loved it. Lots of lovely pubs locally, we especially liked the Railway Tavern at Mellis. Think you could probably walk to a pub if you wished but may be a couple of miles. Overall we loved!


  • 10

    22/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2017
    What a beautiful place with good pubs close by for evening meal and a lovely cake thrown in for good measure, we would love to return at so point. I would like to thank them our plans had to change at the last minute due to a flood at an apartment booked an They fit us in... What a find...


  • 9

    22/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2017
    Absolutely lovely place to stay - quiet and peaceful. The pool is great.


  • 10

    25/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Loved staying at the guards van. Very cosy cut and quaint. It was only myself and my husband but we could easily have taken the grandkids. Would definitely stay there again.


  • 8

    10/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Great place to stay and kids made friends with others on the site. Would potentially consider the bigger carriages or station house next time. Use of the swimming pool and hot tub facilities were fantastic. The greeting on arrival was appreciated and the gift pack of essentials, including cake, were welcome


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