The perfect couples’ getaway.

LOng Hill Carriage

LOng Hill Carriage


Long Hill Carriage is a unique and special place for two people to stay. Nestled in the lower part of the owners' large cottage garden, the lovingly restored 1882 Great Western Railway carriage provides comfortable, roomy and stylish self-catered accommodation with a compact fully equipped kitchen.

The Wagon's Bedroom overlooking the private garden

The Wagon's Bedroom overlooking the private garden


A step away, the 1950s goods wagon houses a charming double bedroom and en suite bathroom. French doors open onto a balcony overlooking the guests' own pretty, private garden with panoramic views across the valley. Facing west into spectacular sunsets, this is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a sundowner at the end of the day.

The interior of the carriage

The interior of the carriage


Brimming with character and decorated in a colourful 1950s-inspired retro style with lots of vintage touches, the living area is suffused with light from its twenty windows and double doors swing open onto the 'platform' where you can sit and enjoy the breath-taking views of the glorious unspoilt Blackmore Vale, made famous in the novels of Thomas Hardy.

The view across the valley at dawn

The view across the valley at dawn


A stone's throw from the picturesque 13th century church of St Lawrence, Long Hill Carriage is situated in the tiny peaceful hilltop village of Cucklington, on the borders of three counties, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. Surrounded by a glorious pastoral landscape, the neighbouring fields are grazed by cows which provide milk for the local butter and award winning cheddar cheese.



  • Double bedroom with 100% Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels

  • Balcony and private garden for guests own use with outdoor seating

  • Wood burner with logs provided and electrical heaters throughout

  • Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, hob and fridge with icebox. Cleaning materials, kitchen roll and tea towels included

  • En suite bathroom with shower, hot towel rail, WC and basin

  • Loo paper, shower gel, shampoo, handwash and hairdryer provided

  • Wi-Fi

  • TV/DVD player, Roberts radios, binoculars

  • Washing machine/tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Ecover washing tablets provided

  • Welcome basket: home-made scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream, and other local produce

  • Food essentials: tea, coffee, milk and sugar

  • Fresh flowers

  • Off road parking for one car

  • Please note, sadly dogs aren't allowed

Local cows a short stroll away from Long Hill Carriage

Local cows a short stroll away from Long Hill Carriage



Low Season (March, April, October & November)
£120 per night

Mid Season (May & September)
£130 per night

High Season (June, July & August)
£145 per night

Special Offer:
November and March midweek stays
£95 per night

  • Closed December, January & February

  • Changeover days are Mondays & Fridays

  • Minimum length of stay is 3 nights

  • Maximum length of stay is 2 weeks

  • 10% off booking fee for stays of 7 days or more

  • Occasionally may be open to two nights stays out of season



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