Holiday Homes That Can Be Reached By Rail


Premier Cottages highlights self-catering properties that are good for travellers seeking car-free breaks.

The Brew House at York Old Brewery, York

The Brew House is a five Star Gold self-catering apartment in a grade II listed brewery conversion. It is located in a tranquil but secluded medieval street less than two minutes’ walk from the gothic splendour of York Minster and within easy reach of all York’s major attractions including: The Shambles, Clifford’s Tower and Betty’s Tea Rooms.

A three night mid week break in The Brew House for four guests arriving 1st August is £600 and a four night mid week break is £800. Alternatively, a three night weekend break arriving 12 August is £600. ( , 01262 674932). All children in the party must be 12 years or older.

Closest train station is York, 1.1 miles away.
York station is a railway junction connecting mainline trains going both North/South and East/West. Image here

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Heritage Mews in Stratford-upon-Avon
Heritage Mews is a delightful 5* Gold town cottage, close to the River Avon, five to ten minutes’ walk from Stratford-upon-Avon’s historic town centre.

This charming small medieval market town, in a lovely riverside setting is perfect for a car free break. Think picturesque streets lined with beautifully-preserved half-timbered houses including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, peaceful walks along the river, the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre plus an amazing choice of restaurants, bistros, pubs, coffee shops and tearooms as well as lively weekend markets and interesting independent shops. A four night weekend break for three at Heritage Mews arriving 20 August costs £595. (, 07749 659546) Images here

Closest train station is Stratford-upon-Avon, 3/4 mile away.
There are direct trains from London Marylebone.

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Scremerston Cottages, Northumberland
Situated in Northumberland Scremerston Cottages are two miles south of the bustling Elizabethan market town of Berwick upon Tweed and just over a mile's walk from the stunning North Northumberland coast.

Guests can take a direct daily bus over to the Holy Island of Lindsfame, (tide permitting) or Alnwick Castle and Garden. Alternatively, the cottages are only a 40 minute train ride from Edinburgh Scotland’s capital and its host of attractions.

Scremerston Cottages’ School Master’s Retreat, which sleeps two, costs £990, saving £110 for a week arriving 14th, 21st or 28th August. (, 07515 286 210). Image here

Closest train station is Berwick upon Tweed,  2 miles away, 5 minutes in a taxi door to door, or 8 mins on a bus direct from the station.

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Cossington Park, Somerset
Cossington Park is located in a pretty village on the edge of the Polden Hills and Somerset Levels. A regular bus service operates about eight times a day and goes from Bridgwater to Street, Glastonbury and Wells with a bus stop right outside Cossington’s front door.

Cossington Park has an elegant period house and cottage and offers plenty of space for families to holiday in style. Grand internal features include roll-top baths, four poster beds and rooms brimming with antiques and portraits.  There’s even an impressive library available for guests to browse with some 5,000 books. Outside, the hide and seek opportunities are endless with around 22 acres to explore including extensive gardens and fields.

A six night stay for 12 in Cossington Park’s Park House arriving 20 August costs £4445. In Cossington Park’s Park Cottage a seven night stay for six arriving 13 August is £2613.(, 08000 433468) 10% discount off these prices if you travel by train. 

Closest train station is Bridgwater, 3.77 miles away.
Bridgwater railway station is on the main West Coast line from the Midlands to the South-west, and just one rail stop from Taunton on the main London-Plymouth line. Bike storage is available.
Transfer service can be pre-arranged. Image here

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15% discount on seven night stays in Aish Cross Holiday Cottages, Devon
Situated within the hamlet of Aish in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just three miles from the medieval market town of Totnes, Aish Cross Holiday Cottages offer beautiful views across the Dart Valley and surrounding countryside.

A week’s stay in Aish Cross Cottages’ The Stable for up to four guests is £1333, saving £236 and a week’s stay in The Coach House Family for six guests is £1580, saving £279. Also available is a week’s stay in The Hayloft for four guests for £1224, saving £216 and a week in The Coach House for four guests for £1437, saving £254. All stays are for arrival 27 August. (, 01803 782022) Images here

Closest train station: Totnes – 3 miles from the cottages
Totnes is on the Great Western line from Paddington to Penzance
Taxis are plentiful and cost £9.
‘Bob the Bus’ stops outside the cottage door to take guests to and from Totnes every Tuesday and Friday

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East Trenean Farm, Cornwall
East Trenean Farm’s three beautiful barn conversions are nestled in the heart of peaceful Cornish countryside just three miles from the South West Coast Path, beach and seaside towns of Looe, Seaton and Millendreath.

The luxury barns combine original features with modern facilities, each with its own private enclosed garden, BBQ and hot tub.  For those travelling by bike there is good cycle storage on site. There is also a play area with swings, climbing frame, slide and football goals, plus hens for children to feed.

A seven night stay arriving 26 August in sleeps six Threshing Barn is £2579 and a three night stay arriving 2 September is £711. Alternatively in sleeps two Linhay a three night stay arriving 5 August is £645. Further summer dates are also available in all three barns. (, 01503240938) Images here

Closest train station is Looe, 3 miles away or Liskeard (mainline station) 5 miles away.
Trains run regularly to/from London Paddington. 
There are many local taxi firms available to pick up guests
Check with cottage owner for a recommendation and book cab in advance.

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High Oaks Grange Glamping, Yorkshire
Set within 60 acres of the beautiful North York Moors National Park, High Oaks Grange Glamping Pods offer beautiful countryside views around the Vale of Pickering.

The dog and family-friendly pods are kitted out with ensuite shower rooms, wifi, hypnos mattresses, sofas, decking and bbqs There is also plenty to entertain families in the area including: North York Moors Railway, Dalby Forest, Flamingo Land, Castle Howard, Eden Camp and the North York Moors National Park.

A two night stay for four in Cowslip Pod arriving 8 August is £404, a four night stay is £605 and a seven night stay is £963. There is summer availability across all eight Pods.(, 01751 469351) Images here

Closest train station is Malton 10 miles/20 mins away.
Kappa Kars taxi service serves Malton train station telephone 01653 699999 or Station Taxis telephone 01653 696969.

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