Railway Cottage

Sleeps 6 + A Baby

3 x Bedrooms

2 x bathrooms

Private Hot Tub

Railway Cottage is a fabulous period cottage, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself as he built the West Somerset Steam Railway. Please do look at The West Somerset Railway website for full timetable details of when the railway is running. Railway Cottage is a single storey stone cottage which sleeps up to six plus a baby in three bedrooms with two bathrooms. 

The views from the cottage are simply stunning either to the railway line itself, what could be better for either children or train spotters of all ages than the magnificent steam locomotives passing by. You will never tire of seeing these beautiful trains pass by the original gangers cottage. The stunning Quantock Hills fill the landscape and buzzards, owls and sparrowhawks can be seen majestically soaring above.

The decor of the cottage is finished in a modern, comfortable country style with a shaker style kitchen. The kitchen/dining room has an oak table and a cosy woodburner with all logs provided. The sitting room has fabulously comfy leather sofas and a plasma tv with freesat and dvd player, there are doors out to the garden and hot tub.

Railway Cottage has three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and five foot king-size bed and views of the railway, the second bedroom has twin beds and views of the Quantocks. Bedroom three has a five foot king-size bed and again wonderful hill views. The main bathroom has a magnificent period bath.

Railway Cottage is in a wonderful location for both short breaks and longer holidays, there is lots to see and do in this wonderful corner of Somerset from walking and riding to the Steam railway itself, Dunster and its castle , the caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole and endless beaches to visit from the surfing beaches of North Devon to the charming Lyme Regis.

Beside West Somerset Steam Railway

Large, well fenced garden with BBQ

Hot Tub

Outdoor seating area

Two well behaved dogs welcome

EV Charging point

Covid 19 precautions and extra cleaning

no communal facilities - totally private use

Selection of Local Goodies iNCluded

Wifi and Central Heating, BBQ

SW Tourism Awards - Silver Award

We offer a selection of extras that you can add to your booking prior to arrival. These include breakfast hampers, prosecco on arrival for a special occassion or BBQ ingredients for those summer evenings. If you’d like to view our options please click here, or add to your break when booking.

Our Philosophy

We are surrounded by stunning countryside and nestled between Exmoor national park and the Quantock Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our philosophy is to make the Lavender Hill Holidays as eco friendly as possible. We recognise we have a long way to go to be totally eco but each year we try to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our biodiversity.


We have tried to insulate the properties as much as possible. We also have a wood burning stove in each property and all our wood is seasoned and sustainably sourced.


We are very keen to promote the use of bikes and public transport for holidays with us. We realise that it is hard to access us without a car, but the train system is very good to Taunton and if you have bought your own bikes we will pay for an electric taxi to Halse. We are aiming to rent out electric bikes.

Supporting Local Businesses

We are very keen on encouraging our visitors to support the many and varied local businesses we have in the local area. We buy all the hamper products from local farm shops and the excellent Taunton farmers market. We have great local pubs and cafes and encourage as much support as we can. We hope that guests will support the local food and drink businesses as much as possible.


We recycle pretty much everything and ask our guest to as well.


Although we realise that central heating is a must, we do ask that visitors in the winter turn down the radiators instead of leaving them on full with the windows wide open! In 2013 we converted our exisitng oil boilers which ran the pool and cottages ot a Biomass heating system fuellled by renewable wood chips. Its great to be using this fabulpous Norweigan system and heping our enviroment!


We are trying to encourage the biodiversity of local fauna and wildlife. As a result we allow the summer grasses and hedgerows to flourish.

Hire an e-bike during your stay!

With so much to explore, there’s no better way to enjoy the breath-taking scenery and local countryside than on a bike! To make sure you can enjoy as much of it as possible, you can hire one of our e-bikes for the duration of your stay! How much effort you put into peddling is completely up to you!

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