STAY IN… A RAIL­WAY CAR­RIAGE

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For ex­plor­ers

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).

For nos­tal­gia

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).

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