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- 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).
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Railway Wagon cabin (2 adults and 2 children)
|Max. persons||4 x
(1 x bunk bed, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed)
Bathroom (1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|No dogs allowed|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|High chair (1 max)||£10/€11.86/A$19.15/US$13.07/CA$17.19/CHF12.70/SEK124.97/DKK88.61/NOK118.28/ISK1,629/ARS784.60/CLP10,163/PEN43.45/NZ$19.79/ZAR188.35/PLN50.48/R$54.67/CZK298.52/RSD1,393/HUF3,987.16/RUB811.55/CN¥90.69 per item|
|Travel cot (1 max)||£10/€11.86/A$19.15/US$13.07/CA$17.19/CHF12.70/SEK124.97/DKK88.61/NOK118.28/ISK1,629/ARS784.60/CLP10,163/PEN43.45/NZ$19.79/ZAR188.35/PLN50.48/R$54.67/CZK298.52/RSD1,393/HUF3,987.16/RUB811.55/CN¥90.69 per item|
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Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Gas cylinders available
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street
— 6.3 miles
6.3 miles Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
9.2 miles Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 10.9 miles
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 6.1 miles
6.1 miles Crewkerne Rail Station — 6.6 miles
6.6 miles Maiden Newton Rail Station — 13.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 22.5 miles
22.5 miles Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 24.6 miles
24.6 miles Exmouth Ferry Landing — 27.3 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 24.4 miles
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.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (7.1 miles)
- Montacute House (12.7 miles)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (15.1 miles)
- Loughwood Meeting House (8.4 miles)
- Shute Barton (8.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|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.
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 parkBank transfer