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All aboard
Welcome to this unique property
Relax in style after a day exploring
There is a TV but is it needed?
Jump aboard for a good nights sleep
Beautiful antique furniture
Cosy double bedroom
Kitchen with seating to enjoy breakfast and the views
Perfectly appointed kitchen
Contemporary shower room
Spacious hallway spanning the carriage
Private decking area
Bench and fire pit - perfect for star gazing
16 acres of land to explore
Perfectly appointed to enjoy the Devon countryside
Lovely lounge area with French doors to outside
Stunning original details at every turn
Welcome to this unique property
1 / 18  All aboard
2 / 18  Welcome to this unique property
3 / 18  Relax in style after a day exploring
4 / 18  There is a TV but is it needed?
5 / 18  Jump aboard for a good nights sleep
6 / 18  Beautiful antique furniture
7 / 18  Cosy double bedroom
8 / 18  Kitchen with seating to enjoy breakfast and the views
9 / 18  Perfectly appointed kitchen
10 / 18  Contemporary shower room
11 / 18  Spacious hallway spanning the carriage
12 / 18  Private decking area
13 / 18  Bench and fire pit - perfect for star gazing
14 / 18  16 acres of land to explore
15 / 18  Perfectly appointed to enjoy the Devon countryside
16 / 18  Lovely lounge area with French doors to outside
17 / 18  Stunning original details at every turn
18 / 18  Welcome to this unique property

Three Hares Carriage

Exeter (3mls W), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored period railway carriage with panoramic countryside views, run on 100% renewable energy
  • 16 acres of land to explore, much of which is being 'rewilded' to encourage lots of wildlife back to the area
  • Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy cycling on Haldon Hill and walks across Dartmoor
  • Visit the South Hams, Plymouth and the coastal towns of the English Riviera
Property code: 75423

This beautiful railway carriage has been in the same family for generations and having been lovingly renovated, fitted and furnished, now provides a truly unique and fabulously comfortable couples retreat.

Set near the Haldon Hills of South Devon, this bijou bolthole is made for hopeless romantics. With vintage pieces, quirky charm and contemporary creature comforts, it's a wonderful hideaway. Take a stroll to the nearby pub, or dine and shop in Exeter (3 miles). Go cycling, foraging or hiking along forest trails and enjoy the splendours of the Teign Valley, and the granite tors and heather-clad moorland of Dartmoor. Or see wildlife and historic landmarks along the River Exe estuary and headlands of South Devon.

Evoking the Golden Age of travel, the charming interiors will have you at hello with many original features giving a nod to its Victorian past. Antique furniture and period details blend seamlessly with contemporary tech from the Smart TV to the music systems. Play ticket inspector with a walk along the full-length carriage hallway, and marvel at the clever living design before throwing open the French doors to the spacious veranda where you can sit and enjoy panoramic countryside views towards Exeter, or dine alfresco in the garden BBQ area. Guests are also invited to stroll around 16 acres of private grounds, including a secluded valley and newly planted woodland.

If you have a head for heights, tread the treetops and fly on a zip wire at Haldon Forest Park (6 miles). Enjoy the sandy shores of Dawlish Warren Beach (13.5 miles), or visit the cathedral city of Exeter (3 miles) for historic architecture, a shopping spree, or a scenic cruise towards the Estuary at Exmouth. Picture-postcard surroundings are in easy reach - discover 14th-century Powderham Castle (10 miles), the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (17 miles), and the English Riviera at Torbay (26 miles).

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room
  • Combi microwave oven, electric hob and a fridge with ice compartment
  • Washer/dryer in the utility shed
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Beach 15 miles, pub within half a mile and shops, 3 miles
  • Smart TV and DAB radio/CD player with Bluetooth

Kerry Pillinger

This property is personally managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathleen 17th October 2020

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A beautiful restoration of an old carriage the owners were meticulous with their attention to detail, it was very comfortable with all you required for a week away.They had a lot of surrounding land which they are putting back to nature which was lovely to explore due to Covid we didnt have much interaction with the owners but did manage a brief chRead moreat.It was ideally situated for the beaches and the countryside which we took full advantage of and would definitely visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 10th October 2020

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Great venue situated in a great setting.. Friendly owner which we throughly recommend staying.

Reviewed by David 19th September 2020

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A totally unique holiday home from home.Kate and Richard have created something really special.From the moment we arrived we just said WOW.Thank you!.

Reviewed by David 12th September 2020

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Everything we expected and more. The carriage had been lovingly restored and had a lot of nice touches within the carriage. Set in beautiful rewilded land that we were allowed to wonder round and discover. Just perfect for us and well located for both visiting the seaside, pretty villages and Dartmoor, so 5 out of 5 for sure.

Reviewed by Nigel 5th September 2020

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The perfect getaway lovingly restored railway carriage, so much attention to detail. Beautiful views overlooking 16 acres of land being reverted back to woodland, loads of wildlife. A chance of a guided tour around the estate and also you can plant a tree. Lovely friendly hosts all in all just perfect.

Reviewed by Suzanne 1st August 2020

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We stayed in the carriage at the start of August. The carriage is beautifully renovated and spacious enough for two people. The view from the carriage is stunning and as its in 16 acres of ground it is quiet and peaceful. The owners left us some very welcome goodies including milk when we first arrived which we were very grateful for. They also gavRead moree us a guided tour of the site which was very interesting. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 25th July 2020

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Great reasons for the renovation project and a fantastic outcome. Lack of pavements along the main road and not notified as such, disappointed us.

Reviewed by Victor 18th July 2020

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Very quite, very clean, good location, very pleased.

Reviewed by Tracey 11th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ruth 15th March 2020

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The Three Hares Carriage was a unique and wonderful place to stay. The facilities were excellent and very cosy. The hosts were helpful and friendly (especially the cat). A fantastic place from which to explore the local area.

Reviewed by Hannah 24th February 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Christine 24th December 2019

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An amazing place to stay for couples, ideal if you just want to chill and enjoy the peace and quite or take a walk around the grounds, Kate and Richard are very friendly and happy to share information about what they are doing with the land, lots of nice places to visit and the local pub The Twisted Oak is a nice pub to visit

Reviewed by Eloise 29th November 2019

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Such a beautiful find and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Perfect location for Exeter and the surrounding area. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.

Reviewed by Martin 12th October 2019

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A great carriage conversion in a quiet area. Fitted out to a high standard. Giving a central location to visit sites in Deven and Cornwall.

Reviewed by David 8th September 2019

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We enjoyed staying at the Three Hares Carriage very much. It's not big but living in an historical train carriage was amazing. There is easy parking (I refuse to stay anywhere this is not the case) and superb views across the Devon countryside including 2 private fields that we had access to with a picnic spot. The owners were around if we needed tRead morehem but not intrusive. The building is very warm so would be good all year. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 5th September 2019

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Wonderful and quirky. The restoration of this railway carriage is amazing in its attention to detail and quality. Beautiful surroundings and lovely hosts.

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Reviewed by Stuart 2nd July 2019

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Lovely property, perfect for couples, beautiful views, great spot for BBQ, friendly owners, good location for visiting coast and moors, fantastic nature right on the doorstep, had a lovely time thanks.

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All aboard
Welcome to this unique property
Relax in style after a day exploring
There is a TV but is it needed?
Jump aboard for a good nights sleep
Beautiful antique furniture
Cosy double bedroom
Kitchen with seating to enjoy breakfast and the views
Perfectly appointed kitchen
Contemporary shower room
Spacious hallway spanning the carriage
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Location

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