STAY IN… A RAILWAY CARRIAGE
The Railway Carriage, Ullock, Cumbria With Ennerdale Water and Loweswater a short drive away, this carriage (top) provides the perfect way to explore the Western Lake District. Set above the babbling river Marron, it includes passenger compartments and a dressing cabin. Sleeps two. From £625 for seven nights (holidaycottages.co.uk).
For sea views
Southern Bell, Hayling Island, Hampshire Constructed from two former carriages, Southern Bell is perched right on the coast of Hayling Island. Enjoy a stroll along the beach before heading back for a warming supper, which you can enjoy with views out over the waves. Sleeps eight. From £684 for three nights (chooseacottage.co.uk).
Room 48, Burnham Market, Norfolk Perfectly positioned in bustling Burnham Market, Room 48 has been converted into a cosy space with sumptuous fabrics, railway memorabilia and a brass bed to transport you back to the 1950s, – a time when this tiny station was actively serving passengers. Sleeps two. B&B from £150 (thehoste.com).