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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
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored period railway carriage with panoramic countryside views, run on 100% renewable energy
  • Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy walking or cycling on Haldon Hill and walks across Dartmoor
  • Close to the historic cathedral city of Exeter and it’s wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes
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 situated in the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts and close to the city of Exeter.

Three Hares Carriage is set in 16 acres of natural rural countryside on the edge of the Haldon Hills, gateway to the Teign Valley and Dartmoor, perfectly situated there is much to see and do with the stunning cathedral city of Exeter just a 3 mile drive away, offering a variety of shops, restaurants and amenities or why not sit on the quay and enjoy the ducks and kayaks pass you by. The property is ideally located for exploring Dartmoor National Park and the Devon coast, including the English Riviera at Torbay and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. For those wanting to venture further afield, there are fast road links to the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic naval city of Plymouth. Other local attractions include a number of National Trust properties and Powderham Castle.

Step inside this delightful property, built around a Victorian railway carriage which has been in the owner’s family for over a hundred years and has been carefully restored with many original features, and you will find yourself in a spacious hallway running the length of the carriage. The hall opens to an adorable dual-aspect kitchen/diner. This compact yet perfectly appointed area boasts a gorgeous little breakfast bar/dining area, providing all the essentials including a combi microwave oven, electric hob and a fridge with an ice compartment. From here, the hall leads to the pretty bedroom with a double bed and lovely antique furniture, and then a fabulous contemporary yet in-keeping shower room with shower and WC. Finally, there is the sitting area, a cosy space with a comfortable sofa and chair, Smart TV and DAB/CD player with Bluetooth. French doors from the sitting area give access to a large covered veranda with seating, where you can enjoy panoramic views across the countryside to Exeter in the distance. This property is run on 100% renewable energy and the materials used in the renovation and conversion were sourced locally.  Eco-friendly products are used and in the last three years, 4,500 native trees have been planted on the site which is managed for wildlife. Guests can also offset carbon by planting a tree during their stay.

There is also a small garden area with a charcoal BBQ. During your stay you are welcome to stroll around 16 acres of private grounds including a secluded valley and newly planted woodland, home to a wealth of wildlife. Private off-road parking is located directly outside the property and there is also a useful utility shed with a washer/dryer and secure bicycle storage.  Within the grounds is a fire pit and bench to enjoy the evening peace.

 

 

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Combi microwave oven, electric hob and a fridge with ice compartment
  • Washer/dryer in the utility shed
  • Smart TV and DAB radio/CD player with Bluetooth
  • Bike storage available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 15 miles, pub 2 miles, and shops 3 miles
  • Please note there is no EV charging available at this property, however there is EV charging points in Exeter within 5 miles of the property
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Helen Gardner

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter, 9th February 2024

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We have had a very relaxing week, mainly visiting family in Exeter. Despite the mixed weather we have also managed to enjoy some sightseeing. The carriage is beautiful and a true haven to return to after a busy day. We have thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience. Many thanks for the welcome tray.

Reviewed by Lynda, 29th December 2023

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The perfect place to recharge your batteries. Out of all the self catering accommodation weve stayed in Three Hares carriage is the cleanest we have ever come across, perfection. Kate and Richard are definitely the perfect owners, wonderful welcome tray. Certainly recommended especially if you require peace and beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Rachel, 10th November 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen, 22nd September 2023

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A wonderful place to be if you love quirky its very well designed and beautifully renovated if a little small

Reviewed by Sarah, 15th September 2023

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A wonderful delight if a find. First solo holiday and I was not disappointed. Kate was lovely, gave some advice of places to visit. Wonderful welcome package, not to mention Gingy cat Will definitely go back to explore some more. Thank you for a wonderful break

Reviewed by Anthony, 1st September 2023

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Myself and my late wife have been stayed in many many self catering establishments both here in the UK and other parts of the world. I can honestly say that this is the best by a country mile. I was expecting something special when I booked Three Hares Carriage but this place is something else. The attention to detail is just phenomenal. The ownersRead more are to be congratulated. The nightly visits from Ginge the laid back cat are an added bonus. I would have stayed another week if it was free!! Hide

Reviewed by Moises, 28th July 2023

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Amazing place with stunning views would highly recommend very clean and the host are very helpful would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Russell, 16th June 2023

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Situated in a lovely tranquil area .

Reviewed by Catherine, 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Jill, 19th May 2023

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Had an amazing week in this wonderful railway carriage. It has been beautifully and imaginatively restored. Cleanliness and comfort were 5 star. The outside seating area had amazing views and we were lucky enough to have the weather to use this every day. The hosts left us a much appreciated welcome pack of local goodies. We will be returning for aRead morenother visit. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn, 24th March 2023

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Perfect - made us smile every time we walked in the door!

Reviewed by Lynn, 24th February 2023

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Perfect place for the a quiet getaway but close enough to places for day trips out. We loved it especially the quirkiness of the carriage.

Reviewed by Tracey, 10th February 2023

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Omg..what an amazing place. The carriage is stunning and the cleanliness is outstanding. location is brilliant to see wild birds, animals ( llamas or alpacas in the distance) and the views. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Beth, 9th December 2022

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A wonderful stay in the Carriage. Perfect location for visiting the area. With the frosty landscape it felt like we were staying in Narnia. Kate was a wonderful host - we will be visiting again.

Reviewed by Mandy, 28th October 2022

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Beautiful accommodation, perfect for a relaxing holiday but close enough to the seaside, city and national trust properties etc. so something of interest for everyone.

Reviewed by Christine, 14th October 2022

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A really delightful & fun place to stay. So well thought-out and such attention to detail. A railway enthusiast's dream! Wonderful views amidst calm and relaxing countryside.

Reviewed by Carol, 30th September 2022

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We loved staying, (after an hour, my hubby wants to book for a week next year) loved the idea of planting trees and the milk was so good (I'm not a milk drinker) but, I drank this milk, I'm now looking for somewhere near home, it's not far from Jamaica Inn, where scones are so big, Buckfast Abbey is so worth visiting, only had a few days, we will bRead moree going back. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel, 23rd September 2022

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The carriage gave us a feeling of calm and comfort ,the layout was well thought out and sympathetic to its origins.The carriage lamp in the corridor made a lovely night light.We were lucky to see 2 roe deer come up the path from the wood one evening and the resident robin was always around.

Reviewed by Jo, 16th September 2022

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The location of this beautifully restored train carriage was just perfect. The morning and evening visits from Ginge the station cat became a big part of our stay (hes a big softie) and we were lucky enough to have 3 deer next to the carriage one morning. Highly recommend the Sunday carvery at The Twisted Oak pub. Our top three Ts, The twisted oak Read morecarvery, Teignmouth and Topsham all highly recommended and within easy reach from the Three hares carriage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Julie Christine, 2nd September 2022

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This is superb accommodation located in a quiet village but within easy access to the city of Exeter and Devon attractions. The carriage is a beautiful restoration of a family asset extremely well appointed with quality furniture, kitchen equipment and bedding. Very comfortable and quiet for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Paul, 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Janet, 15th July 2022

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The carriage is beautifully restored in LSWR livery and retains many original features. It is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The views across the Ex Valley are beautiful. There is some lovely walks around the accommodation. The hosts are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Paul, 24th June 2022

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You live in a wonderful place with a great vision. The carriage was stunning and so relaxing. We would really recommend it. It is truly beautiful, sensitively restored and the feel of it was just lovely. Thank you for your hospitality.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 17th June 2022

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A very well restored railway carriage which has had a superstructure built around it to provide extra space and a corridor with which to traverse between the compartments. All mod cons. Lovely location. Owners very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Vicki, 3rd June 2022

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What a little gem of a place, so quirky but beautifully restored, we loved every moment we were there. The accommodation was very comfortable, spotless and was fully equipped. With incredible views down the valley towards Exeter, we enjoyed a glass of wine on the balcony each evening. Would like to return again in the future.

Reviewed by Peter, 27th May 2022

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Lovely quirky holiday let

Reviewed by June, 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jane, 6th May 2022

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5 star in every way

Reviewed by Pauline, 29th April 2022

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The carriage was very clean, lots of attention to detail,our only problem being over 6ft tall we kept bumping our heads on entering kitchen,bedroom ,bathroom and lounge as these spaces had lower headroom at the entrance.The carriage is situated in a lovely quiet spot,surrounded by wildlife and a perfect retreat at the end of the day. Lots of lovelyRead more places to visit and although we didn't use them ourselves there are local pubs serving meals. Hide

Reviewed by Grahame, 18th March 2022

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The carriage was clean, well-equipped and we enjoyed our stay there very much. It was clear that a lot of thought had gone in to making a stay there hassle-free. We made use of the washing machine and were very impressed with the layout of the utility room/shed - everything you might require was there. The carriage is ideally situated for visiting Read morea variety of places in South Devon. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 25th February 2022

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Had a great relaxing stay. Good walks to surrounding villages and also around the newly planted trees on the property. The property had everything we needed for our short break.

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