Restored railway ale wagon partnered with a large modern cabin, creating a romantic garden camp
Maiden is a 1940s Railway Ale Wagon, who after a lifetime of hard work on Britain’s railways has found a far more peaceful yard to settle down.
She’ll take you right back in time – the original double cast iron bedstead is still in use, and the vintage dressing table and mirror add a touch of glamour. For even more authenticity, Kitty and Paddy might even be able to provide you with some real Cornish ale if you ask in advance! Just across the yard, the descriptively named Wisteria Cottage houses a light modern bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen all of your own, as well as a spacious living area with a large wood burner where you can brew up a cup of tea and toast a crumpet. When it’s in bloom, the wisteria spreads all the way over the front of the cottage – on warm nights, throw open the windows and let the smell of the flowers waft in as you drop off.
There’s a hamper provided for you to pack up a picnic and go off exploring the area, maybe down to the beach for surfing, walking across Dartmoor or wandering through the local villages and visiting the markets.
The important stuff
We’re sorry children cannot be accommodated.
A full size gas cooker and fridge in Wisteria cottage
Private Bathroom in Wisteria cottage
Back up electric heating
Hot water bottles
All bed linen and towels provided
Vintage playing cards, boxes of games and a selection of books
The nearest mainline station is 15 miles away at Saltash. Pick ups are possible from here by prior arrangement for an additional charge of £25.
The nearest bus stop is in Treburley, an easy ½ mile walk from Spring Park.
- From the A30 at Launceston follow signs for the A388 Callington. Make sure you leave the A30 at the junction sign posted Callington keep following Callington signs until you reach the A388. If you are arriving from Exeter you’ll have to go around a roundabout which will take you back on to the A30, travelling in the opposite direction. Stay on the A388 for about 4 miles until you see a pub called The Springer Spaniel.
- Turn left here (signposted Rezare). Be careful as there are two turnings – you need to make sure you take the first one. Drive up the narrow road for about 1/2 a mile until you reach the village of Rezare.
- At Rezare, take the first left (here you’ll see a sign saying unsuitable for wide vehicles) and after 30m bear left again on to another narrow road. Follow this road for about 100m and you will see the first entrance signposted Duke. This is also where you’ll park for Maiden and Wisteria Cottage.
If you’re going to Hercules or Pip and Pip’s Cabin, keep driving past the gate and go around the corner. Carry on a little further down the road, and on your left you’ll see the second entrance, signposted Spring Park. Drive past the house and signs will direct to your parking spaces.
Sat nav: PL15 9NX then please follow directions from village
If you are arriving from the South ( A38, Plymouth, Liskeard and St Austell)
Follow the signs for Callington. When you get there, continue on the A388 following signs for Launceston. About 5½ miles after Callington you’ll get into Treburley, where you need to take the second exit opposite The Springer Spaniel Pub, signposted Rezare (be careful here – there are two turnings very close together and you need to make sure you take the second one!). Drive up the narrow road for about ½ mile until you reach the village of Rezare.
From here follow the directions above from 3.
At Spring Park
All of the wagons have their own fully equipped kitchens for you to cook yourself a feast in the evenings. The nearest shop is about three miles away in Stoke Climsland, or for more variety there are plenty of shops including a supermarket in Launceston, 5 miles away. Alternatively, groceries can be ordered or collected for you by prior arrangement – speak to Kitty before you arrive.
Pubs & Restaurants
Within walking distance, The Springer Spaniel Pub is very nice and offers good quality food.
Or a little further down the lanes (and well worth the 3 mile drive) The Royal has lovely pub food in a picture perfect setting.
How to book
Select the dates you want in the calendar below, fill in your details (all fields are mandatory) and pay the 30% deposit via our Paypal account.
Once your deposit has been approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the remaining balance.
There is a £20 fee for dogs
payable on arrival
To use the booking calendar, select the arrival date of your choice, then your chosen departure date, then fill in the booking form and click Book!
We offer a 10% discount for seven night stays.
CHECK-IN IS FROM 4pm
CHECK-OUT IS BEFORE 10am
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Jan 1st – April 15th
Oct 13th – Dec 21st
April 23rd – July 10th
Sept 9th – Oct 12th
April 16th – April 22nd
July 11th – Sept 8th
Dec 22nd – Dec 31st