Sleeps 4-6 guests (4 adults and 2 children maximum) 1 x double and 1 zip linked twin room. Bed in a box in the lounge area. Room for travel cot (not supplied in master bedroom)
Elmira is the first of two Pullman Camping Coaches overlooking the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway line. Once forgotten, Elmira has been lovingly brought back to life and her fascinating history is now on display to be admired. As you step on board, allow yourself to be transported back in time to a bygone era. The carriage’s original features have been uncovered and sympathetically restored, from the ‘Pullman Car No.’ plaque in the lounge to the beautiful marquetry that has been delicately repaired.
Elmira offers elegance, comfort, and a sense of nostalgia. You do not need to be a train enthusiast to appreciate the splendour and importance of this very special camping coach.
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Entrance: Steps lead up to the entrance vestibule, ample space for coats and walking boots. This is the end of the carriage and has two doors. The front door is accessed via a set of steps (quite steep). The rear door leads to the fire escape ramp, a set of steps lead down to the communal grassed garden area at the rear of the coach. Please ensure children and dogs are always supervised.
Kitchen: The compact yet fully equipped kitchen offers everything you might need including a two-ring electric enamel hob, electric countertop oven and grill, microwave, fridge with a freezer box, full size sink and drainer. There's also a kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, plus plenty of storage. Just opposite the kitchen is a storage cupboard where you'll find an iron and ironing board, clothes airer, vacuum cleaner and a dustpan and brush.
Lounge: Reupholstered original Pullman seats form part of the dining area which comfortably seats 4-5 people. Additional furniture includes a handmade bench and sofa, set of three mahogany tables and pull-out extra ‘bed in a box’ single bed. TV with FreeSat and Wi-Fi. There are several plug/USB sockets throughout. Electric wood burning stove and electric heating.
Main bathroom: The white modern suite includes a vanity sink, toilet and shower, plus a heated towel rail.
Second bedroom: The compact room comprises of twin beds with central bolster and a three shelve unit for storage. If you prefer, these beds can be zipped together to form a king size bed.
Master en suite: Double bed. Plenty of hanging space including a coat stand, shelves, as well as room under the bed for bags or suitcases. There is room for a travel cot. (Not supplied) White modern en suite with a vanity unit, shower, and toilet, plus a heated towel rail.
Outside area: Just beside the entrance to the front of Elmira is your own paved patio area with seating. Behind the carriage, you will find a grassed area overlooking the line. (Shared with the guests staying in Maid of Kent next door.)
Additional features: Dog friendly - Parking for one car - USB points and power points throughout - Price includes travel on the Ravenglass & Railway for the duration of your stay on scheduled services - Towels and bed linen included
Please note – There is one pull out single ‘bed in a box’ located in the lounge area. A travel cot will fit in the master bedroom. (Not supplied). The property is suitable for 4 adults and up to 2 children.
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