Railholiday wins multiple awards
Railholiday also won Golds for Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism, and Glamping and Alternative Accommodation, a bronze for Access and Inclusivity and were highly commended for Wildlife Friendly Tourism.
Their second venture was a 1950’s compartment coach, which they sited in the West Cornwall coastal town of Hayle. Set in a half acre garden, this has proved very popular with families.
However there’s still plenty of work to be done. Railholiday have a further 4 carriages awaiting restoration, including a carriage built for Queen Victoria.
Accessibility and sustainability is at the heart of Railholiday’s community rooted business. Guests are encouraged to travel by train, and Railholiday endeavours to encompass the needs of all guests; with calming light installations, a deaf alarm system and free mobility aids including a hoist and mobility scooter. As well as their more recent success, Railholiday were the winners of the Visit England Gold Award for Sustainable Tourism in 2016 and earlier this year they won Best Eco Garden in South East Cornwall in Bloom.
Guests have access to 10 acres of private woodland, beautiful wildlife friendly gardens, a local welcome pack, and bespoke furniture and fittings. Behind the scenes, heat is provided by a biomass boiler and electricity through Good Energy.
In their spare time Dave and Lizzy also add live soundtracks to silent films with their band Wurlitza.
For more information please visit www.railholiday.co.uk, or look for @Railholiday on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and Pinterest.