The perfect couples’ getaway.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Off road parking for one car
Please note, sadly dogs aren't allowed
Low Season (March, April, October & November)
£120 per night
Mid Season (May & September)
£130 per night
High Season (June, July & August)
£145 per night
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