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Exterior | Brockford Railway Sidings - The Guards Van, Brockford, nr. Stowmarket
Living room | Brockford Railway Sidings - The Guards Van, Brockford, nr. Stowmarket
  • Cottage
  • Brockford, near Stowmarket
  • E5639

Brockford Railway Sidings - The Guard’s Van

9.5

out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 0

Hot Tub
Wifi
Swimming pool

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

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 glass house 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, private 1 hour use by arrangement with owner) with sauna. Hot tub (shared). No smoking.

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 all year. 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 supermarket and leisure centre. The beautiful village of Mendlesham, 1½ miles, has a pub, post office, local store and bakery. It is within a short walk of the Mid-Suffolk Railway Museum, with steam trains at weekends in summer. Beach 27½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 29 guests.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2019

Features

Cot Available - Cot

Detached Property

Highchair

Hot tub Privacy - Shared

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Parking-designated on site

Pool (Any)

Quirky - Railway Theme

Romantic Getaways

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Unique Cottages

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews

9.5

out of 10

Value for money

9.4

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort and Equipment

9.2

Location

9

Local amenities

7.7

Overall rating

9.5

D

  • Family

9

out of 10

Loved it very peaceful!

9 Aug 2022

Emily

  • St Ives

  • Family

9

out of 10

Beautiful carriage on a beautiful site. Our only struggle was that the twin room is very bright, with windows on all sides and only thin blinds to block the light, so our infants woke very early each day to the sunshine! But the carriage was wonderful, the main bedroom stunning. A beautiful site with beautiful views. We will definitely go back!

8 May 2022

Charlotte

  • Derby

  • Family

10

out of 10

We had a lovely time in the van. There was not a huge amount to do locally however I think this was largely because it was out of season. Other than that can't fault it. Toddler wanted to live in the train forever.

28 Feb 2022

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