Nicole Jewell

Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

by , 02/11/14



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In December 1896, British Passenger Luggage Van No. 1353 began its service in the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) system. In 1932, it was retired from service and remained unused for years. Today, following a loving renovation, the 24 by 8 feet tiny retreat has been restored to its original state and mounted on a reconstruction of the original chassis. For nature lovers, the Old Luggage Van is located on 10 acres of natural woodland and has a private enclosed garden area.

The interior has also been restored to the former style of the times with a cosy and oh-so-British decor that offers comfortable accommodation for the simple traveler. The small vacation carriage is equipped with a double bedroom, living room, galley kitchen, small lavatory with a flushing toilet and a “shower room.” For temperature control, there is a wood burning pipe stove or guests may use the electric heating.

Via Tiny House Swoon

Photography by Ross Haxton

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