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Quirky railway carriage converted holiday home | Wilby Halt - Brockford Railway Sidings, Brockford, near Stowmarket
Cosy living area | Wilby Halt - Brockford Railway Sidings, Brockford, near Stowmarket
  • Cottage
  • Brockford, near Stowmarket
  • UKC712

Brockford Railway Sidings - Wilby Halt

8.8

out of 10

  • 5

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Hot Tub
Swimming pool
Detached

Sample something quite different! Two wonderfully restored railway carriages as a fantastic holiday base with use of a hot tub and swimming pool nearby.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 28" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed and single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric convector heaters included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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 2020, 2019, 2018

Features

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Glamping Collection

Ground floor facilities

Hot tub Privacy - Shared

Pool (Any)

Quirky - Railway Theme

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Unique Cottages

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 18 reviews

8.8

out of 10

Value for money

8.7

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort and Equipment

8.7

Location

9.1

Local amenities

8.2

Overall rating

8.8

William

  • Couple

10

out of 10

Very quiet and relaxing

22 Jun 2022

2

out of 10

It's a shame to have a poor review, as it could have been avoided as the management could have done more. There was a foul smell in the sleeping quarters on arrival. It smelled as though there was a rodent that died. Although Judy did come to investigate a few hours after our report, the smell persisted and basically, she didn't care! After contacting her the second time she said, "I don't know what I can do for you". She offered my family a different, smaller carriage, but, I said I would prefer someone to come to locate the smell and get rid of it. She refused to do such a thing. I asked if there was a cleaner who could come and sprinkle refresher on the carpet (thinking perhaps it could be urine on the carpet), which she then agreed to have done. The cleaner was very helpful and identified there was a smell. Overall, it was an unnecessary headache during a brief holiday which we really needed respite. We left early! I will say, I'm sure this won't be other people experience, as the carriages themselves are refurbished well and also very clean. It should be noted, however, that the pool use is only allowed 1 HOUR A DAY and that the children's swing set is less then fresh, it could collapse at any moment, really! The setting itself is lovely, and it was lucky we had good weather. Otherwise, I believe it would have been an even lower rated experience. Judy was communicative at first, did allow us early check-in, but then failed to care there was a very bad smell where we were sleeping.

24 Apr 2022

Pauline

  • Couple

10

out of 10

Excellent holiday would highly rec.. third visit with our little dog in Wilby Halt.. Cosy and warm Excellent value for money quiet location

28 Feb 2022

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