The Brake Carriage

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Rated 5 out of 5

Stay from £45 per night
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
Dogs welcome

The Brake Carriage

This little Brake Carriage is tucked away behind a hedgerow in the Mendip Hills. Once a railway carriage equipped with the hand brake for the train, this petite caboose is now stationed in a beautiful countryside location providing an ideal opportunity get close to nature. The views toward Pennard Hill and Glastonbury Tor are a delight. Owner Angela has transformed the van into a warm and colourful space in which to relax after a day of exploring this historic landscape.

The Brake Carriage is an ideal pint-sized base from which to visit the endless attractions North Somerset has to offer. Check out Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Village and Cheddar Caves. There are also many events through the year which are within a brief drive. Glastonbury Extravaganza, North Somerset Carnival, The Goddess Convention, Glastonbury Pilgrimage, Collett Park Festival in Shepton Mallet and many others. Check for dates before you book.

Interior & Facilities 

The Brake Carriage now houses a comfortable double bed at one end with a small dining area at the other. In between, there is a cosy sitting room with a working wood burning stove which will keep you toasty and relaxed in the winter months. Angela has turned an industrial chamber into a soft, bright and comfortable space with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Well behaved dogs are also welcome by prior arrangement.

A shower room with modern compost toilet has been added to minimise the environmental impact and lighting is supplied via a solar panel. Outside, you'll find a funky outdoor kitchen, complete with a two-ring gas hob and seating area for fun al fresco dining.

Situation & Location  

The Brake Van is located in its own private gated paddock off a quiet country lane. Centrally positioned between the city of Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet it is a perfect place from which to visit North Somerset, either by car or on foot.

Angela lives nearby so is on hand to give you any suggestions or information you may need to make your stay a memorable adventure.


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Rated 5 out of 5

By David Gadie
2nd February 2018
Excellent service, made to feel welcome

Rated 5 out of 5

By Sarah Morgan
1st February 2018
Restored and presented beautifully, quirky and cosy. Great shower and loo, and kitchen facilities. It's glamping with charm. The bed is compact, and we stayed cosy and romantic with the little original stove. Within easy reach O's Glastonbury and Wells..Fantastic, will be returning.

Rated 5 out of 5

By Charlotte Killip
31st January 2018
Fantastic place to stay, really cute and cosy. Angela is a brilliant host and made sure we had everything we needed. She was also happy to advise on local places to visit. We had a really great time.
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