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Railway Wagon

General

  • Self-catering railway wagon in the peaceful Marshwood Vale
  • Bordering Dorset, Devon and Somerset; 15 minutes from Jurassic Coast
  • Farm sausages, bacon and eggs available to buy on site

Not many people can say they’ve holidayed in a converted fruit and vegetable railway wagon… but you could be one of them if you opt for a stay at Greenacres. That wagon has now trundled its way to a permanent stop at a 12-acre smallholding in the peaceful Marshwood Vale, where countryside, coast and three counties (Dorset, Devon and Somerset) are all within easy reach.

The wagon (which was built between 1927 and 1931 and used on the Weymouth to London line – in case you were wondering) has everything you need for a cosy family stay, including a kitchen area with a fridge and gas hob, and a bathroom with full-size shower and flushing loo. Handy little extras include bedding and hand towels, as well as a TV with DVD player (handy for family films on evenings in). Oh, and look out for the coat hooks – they were originally used to hang fruit baskets.

Start your days right by serving up a breakfast of homemade sausages and bacon, and eggs collected on site (all available to buy) – ideally laid out on the picnic table by your wagon. It's all good proper fuel for days spent on scenic countryside walks or exploring the Jurassic Coast, perhaps fossil hunting in Charmouth or exploring the seaside resort of Lyme Regis (both a 15-minute drive).

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Features

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Location

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  • Marshwood, Dorset, England, DT6 5QB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7961°N 2.8687°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 6.3 miles
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 10.9 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 22.5 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 24.6 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 27.3 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 24.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

For walks among ancient hill forts, Lambert's Castle and Coney's Castle are less than a mile apart, so you can easily explore them both in a day. Get a few more miles under your belt by setting off on foot – Lambert's Castle is a 35-minute walk from the site (or five minutes by car if that seems a tad ambitious).

You can also follow the walking trails at Wayford Woods (15-minute drive) or look out for wildlife on woodland walks at Langdon Hill (20 minutes), perhaps pausing for a picnic along the way. Add some architecture to your walks with a wander around the spectacular Mapperton House & Gardens (20 minutes).

If you’ve come in search of animal encounters, take your pick of getting up close and personal with deer, donkeys and llamas at the South West Deer Rescue & Study Centre (10 minutes), Stokewater Meadow Donkey Walking Days (15 minutes) and UK Llamas (15 minutes). Can’t decide? Head to Axe Valley Wildlife Park (15 minutes) for a mixed collection of creatures instead.

For some sea breeze and stunning coastline views, Golden Cap (20 minutes) is well worth a visit – the highest point on the south coast, it’s England's only natural World Heritage Site, so it must certainly merit a visit.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (7.1 miles)
  • Montacute House (12.7 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (15.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Loughwood Meeting House (8.4 miles)
  • Shute Barton (8.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Greenacres cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Greenacres will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer
Cash

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 (€55.61) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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