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The camping coach is 130 years old and was owned by the London Brighton & South West Railway
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The camping coach is 130 years old and was owned by the London Brighton & South West Railway
High Cross Camping coach and Living van are situated at the corner of the cottage garden Follow the sign to find the Camping Coach!
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The camping coach is 130 years old and was owned by the London Brighton & South West Railway
High Cross Camping coach and Living van are situated at the corner of the cottage garden
Follow the sign to find the Camping Coach!
Artist impression of the camping carriage.
Inside the coach by day/ Lovely space with table and lots of attention to detail.
Inside the coach by night. Time for bed in a comfy double bed.
Flowers from the garden to welcome you
Beautiful brass lamps
Air vents to keep you cool
French 'Monopole' circa 1910 fully restored to keep you warm by day and night, whatever the weather
Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge and sink
Anyone for a cup of tea?
Kitchen shot!
No entry to the bathroom with out your tickets!
Fully flushing loo and electric shower
A view of the back of the camping coach form the field.
A view of the Living Van from the Camping Coach!
The Living Van was built in 1906 and owned by Devon County Council and used by road menders.
It has been converted into a fun living space.
The builder's of the Van
By day you can sit and work, read, play games or eat at the large wooden table.
By night you can sleep soundly after a busy day of holiday fun.
A wood burner to keep you very warm in cool weather.
Oil lamps if you want!
The views from the van are amazing over the field towards Lewesden hill (worth a climb)
The sun sets across the field. Fantastic to watch as you drink your sunset tipple.
A view showing the Camping carriage and Living van across the wonderful meadow.
Netherbury Church
Fantastic walking from the Camping Coach.
Fantastic beaches along the Jurassic Coast.
Charmouth is great for fossil hunting
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Shepherds hut -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bridport, Dorset, England

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Cathy514
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great Place”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in July 2014

On arriving to this lovely quiet place in peaceful surroundings looking out on to fields. Welcomed with scones,cream and jam. My son and daughter stayed in the shepherds hut and I myself could not believe how compact the Railway carriage was everything in side that you could want. visited the lovely secluded beach Burton of Bradstock, car park free for National Trust members, swimming was a delight water was calm . The beach is never crowded as it is so big. Bridport is close to the Camping Coach and has all the shops that one needs. I would definitely recommend to stay here and hopefully come back soon.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mrsheathe...
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
347 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
“Wonderful brief stay during a stressful time for us.”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in August 2014

Visited with our grandchildren (aged 7 & 10) for a brief stay that was punctuated by our friends funeral. Marion was very helpful in sorting out our problems even though she was away herself. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the amazing sunsets. We did suggest the provision of a barbie would be useful but apart from that everything was there as needed. We would love to return for longer, fingers crossed.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Zoxy1
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19 reviews
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“Unique peaceful weekend getaway”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in November 2014

Stayed here for my birthday in November. Marion and her family were very welcoming. The carriage is beautiful and has all the amenities you could want.
Whilst being full of character it also had mod-cons like heating, kitchen, shower, toilet, and the best of all a log burner. We walked into the village of beaminster one night across the fields, the village had a few good pubs, restaurants, cafe, and shops.
We would definitely stay here again for a peaceful getaway and watch the sunset from the Shepards hut. All in all a perfect weekend I would recommend to everyone!!

Thanks zoe&neal

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MadsUK
UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay & great hosts”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Beautifully restored carriage.Visited in April with our nephews and they loved it.
Marion, Naomi & Georgina were wonderful hosts and accompanied us for a walk.
Would definitely visit again.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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alan997
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Genuinely unique, genuinely special”
Reviewed 30 May 2015 for a stay in July 2014

You've never stayed anywhere like this! It's a beautiful old railway carriage, all old wood and brass, lovingly restored and fitted out with period detail, but also with all the creature comforts, from a genuinely usable kitchen to a shower to a pot-bellied stove that keeps everything snug in the evenings. It's the kind of place you just wake up and smile - and feel lucky to be there!

Oh, the area's really nice too - the kind of England film-makers look for when they want to film scenes of Olde England, all rolling hills and woods, and a beautiful coastline just a few minutes drive away, with some great family-friendly beaches, plenty of good walking, and that place where they filmed Broadchurch (it looks just the same in real life!) where you can sit on a quayside bench with some delicious fish 'n chips, and watch the world go by.

I almost didn't review it, 'cos it's the kind of place you want to keep to yourself, but speaking to the (very friendly & helpful) owners, that cat's already out of the bag - they've only been going for a year or so, but they're already getting repeat bookings. So if you fancy a really special stay in a very nice part of the country, I suggest you get in fast.

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Liked best: The carriage! Never stayed anywhere like it!
Liked least: No pub within easy walking distance. :o(
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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