All aboard
Welcome to this unique property
Relax in style after a day exploring
There is a TV but is it needed?
Jump aboard for a good nights sleep
Beautiful antique furniture
Cosy double bedroom
Kitchen with seating to enjoy breakfast and the views
Perfectly appointed kitchen
Contemporary shower room
Spacious hallway spanning the carriage
Private decking area
Bench and fire pit - perfect for star gazing
16 acres of land to explore
Perfectly appointed to enjoy the Devon countryside
Lovely lounge area with French doors to outside
Stunning original details at every turn
Welcome to this unique property
1 / 18  All aboard
2 / 18  Welcome to this unique property
3 / 18  Relax in style after a day exploring
4 / 18  There is a TV but is it needed?
5 / 18  Jump aboard for a good nights sleep
6 / 18  Beautiful antique furniture
7 / 18  Cosy double bedroom
8 / 18  Kitchen with seating to enjoy breakfast and the views
9 / 18  Perfectly appointed kitchen
10 / 18  Contemporary shower room
11 / 18  Spacious hallway spanning the carriage
12 / 18  Private decking area
13 / 18  Bench and fire pit - perfect for star gazing
14 / 18  16 acres of land to explore
15 / 18  Perfectly appointed to enjoy the Devon countryside
16 / 18  Lovely lounge area with French doors to outside
17 / 18  Stunning original details at every turn
18 / 18  Welcome to this unique property

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
Pub nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored period railway carriage with panoramic countryside views, run on 100% renewable energy
  • 16 acres of land to explore, much of which is being 'rewilded' to encourage lots of wildlife back to the area
  • Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy cycling on Haldon Hill and walks across Dartmoor
  • Visit the South Hams, Plymouth and the coastal towns of the English Riviera
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.

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, yet is just three miles from the cathedral city of Exeter and its wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shops and bars. 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. Look out for many species of wildlife that the rewilding of the land is attracting

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
  • Combi microwave oven, electric hob and a fridge with ice compartment
  • Washer/dryer in the utility shed
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Beach 15 miles, pub within half a mile and shops, 3 miles
  • Smart TV and DAB radio/CD player with Bluetooth

Kerry Pillinger

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gill, 24th September 2021

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Amazing place to stay. The carriage was beautiful and a lovely experience that we hope to do again . The grounds were peaceful and enjoyed our daily walks.

Reviewed by Linda, 17th September 2021

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A beautifully restored carriage that had everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing get-away. The grounds being re wooded are amazing, the owners doing a fabulous job and they were friendly and helpful. Our only negative being that we couldn't take our dog so he had to go into kennels because we'd booked 3 Hares Carriage before we knew we wereRead more having him. Otherwise one of the best places we've ever stayed in. Thanks again Kate and Richard. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 10th September 2021

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Lovely Carriage conversion from Kate & Richard and no expense has been spared, there is everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. Set in the grounds behind their house separated by a hedge you never feel like you were being watched you were just left to use the grounds as if they were your own. The grounds have been rewilded and you caRead moren wonder around grass pathways to see the abundance of wildlife, we came across a deer on one of our strolls. Definitely recommend this place. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Dave, 27th August 2021

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Excellent accommodation, amazing location and the carriage is so luxurious and comfortable, everything had been provided and thought of that you could possibly need. Great to be able to explore the site, and fantastic blackberry picking. We really did not want to come home and cannot wait to be able to go back!

Reviewed by Mathew, 6th August 2021

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Three Hares Carriage is an amazing place to stay and has every amenity that you need. It has been laid out with much care and thought and makes it a very memorable place to take a holiday. the renovation works and history are astounding and to be commended. We found it extremely comfortable and the layout of the kitchen made cooking meals very easyRead more. The owners are nearby and you are given total privacy. If there was one property you should ever wish to stay in, this would be it. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne, 30th July 2021

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Beautifully renovated railway carriage, full of character and very well equipped. It is set in a lovely location, with plenty of outdoor space to explore and lovely views.

Reviewed by Susan, 17th July 2021

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A lot of owners could learn a lot from KATE & RICHARD. Everything about the carriage is quality. Nothing has been done on the cheap. The build, the internal fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is like new, with plenty of what you need in a kitchen. The bathroom, bedroom and lounge area are also immaculate. They just left us alone to get on with it, Read morewhich is exactly how we like it. But where only a phone call or a text away if we needed to contact them. Hide

Reviewed by Nelia, 9th July 2021

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What a joy to stay somewhere so unique and set in such beautiful grounds. The owners have taken a lot of trouble to restore the carriage to a very high specification in keeping with the period.

Reviewed by Jane, 2nd July 2021

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We had a wonderful week in this beautifully restored Victorian Railway Carriage, set in a re-wilding 16-acres, which you can explore. Relaxing, peaceful and yet teeming with wildlife - deer, rabbits, birds large and tiny - right outside the windows! See the photos to realise how the old blends with modern comforts, with an excellent kitchen area, aRead more sitting space with TV, DVD & Music facilities (if needed) and Veranda with panoramic views over the countryside, yet only 3 miles from Exeter! Hide

Reviewed by Brenda, 18th June 2021

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We were so impressed with the standard and authenticity of the carriage restoration. The carriage was beautiful, the furnishing and appliances top quality. As a railway enthusiast, my husband was so impressed. I loved the grounds and, as a budding photographer, explored every part of it. So much diversity. I think it took 2 or 3 walks to find all tRead morehe little seats and artefacts!!! So well thought out! I have already recommended it to many friends. Would love to get back someday. Hide

Reviewed by Patrica, 14th June 2021

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From the warm and friendly welcome by Kate to the Oh So picture perfect railway carriage set in rewilded pastures against a backdrop of glorious Devon countryside and woodland, all there to explore. Everything was wonderful and all we could wish for. Cant recommend it highly enough. Also the community shop in IDE is a treasure along with a great, gRead moreiant Yorky pud filled with liver and bacon and veg at the The Twisted Oak, Ide, and steak pie at the Nobody Inn, Doddiscombleigh. We will come again Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Robert, 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Angela, 21st May 2021

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The Three Hares Carriage is a unique place to stay for a holiday in Devon. The carriage itself is delightful, comfortable and cosy and the surrounding views very peaceful. We enjoyed walking around the secluded grounds where the newly planted trees are growing and down to the stream. If you are a nature lover there is plenty of to see-wild flowers,Read more deer and diverse bird life. There are gardens, National Trust houses and of course the coastline to explore not far away. Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 30th April 2021

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What a great place to stay, really peaceful, you get up in the morning and your in a train carriage! Tickets please Get your Farm fresh milk just down the road. Great food at the local Travellers Rest pub. Plenty of places to visit (Sandy Park) for the boys, Woodbury Park for the girls (Spa Treatments etc.) Really comfortable, like us you will not Read morewant to come away. Hide

Reviewed by P, 23rd April 2021

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A marvellous renovation of a Victorian Third Class railway carriage, which was originally a family home, with all modern amenities, warm and comfortable. Set in large grounds of 16 acres one is free to roam around and enjoy. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Morley are very welcoming and readily available if needed. My wife and I intend to visit again if ciRead morercumstances permit. Hide

Reviewed by Roger, 12th April 2021

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Stunning renovation of a Victorian railway carriage ,beautifully refurbished in a rural location with far reaching views of the Devon countryside.

Reviewed by Kathleen, 17th October 2020

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A beautiful restoration of an old carriage the owners were meticulous with their attention to detail, it was very comfortable with all you required for a week away.They had a lot of surrounding land which they are putting back to nature which was lovely to explore due to Covid we didnt have much interaction with the owners but did manage a brief chRead moreat.It was ideally situated for the beaches and the countryside which we took full advantage of and would definitely visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 10th October 2020

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Great venue situated in a great setting.. Friendly owner which we throughly recommend staying.

Reviewed by David, 19th September 2020

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A totally unique holiday home from home.Kate and Richard have created something really special.From the moment we arrived we just said WOW.Thank you!.

Reviewed by David, 12th September 2020

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Everything we expected and more. The carriage had been lovingly restored and had a lot of nice touches within the carriage. Set in beautiful rewilded land that we were allowed to wonder round and discover. Just perfect for us and well located for both visiting the seaside, pretty villages and Dartmoor, so 5 out of 5 for sure.

Reviewed by Nigel, 5th September 2020

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The perfect getaway lovingly restored railway carriage, so much attention to detail. Beautiful views overlooking 16 acres of land being reverted back to woodland, loads of wildlife. A chance of a guided tour around the estate and also you can plant a tree. Lovely friendly hosts all in all just perfect.

Reviewed by Suzanne, 1st August 2020

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We stayed in the carriage at the start of August. The carriage is beautifully renovated and spacious enough for two people. The view from the carriage is stunning and as its in 16 acres of ground it is quiet and peaceful. The owners left us some very welcome goodies including milk when we first arrived which we were very grateful for. They also gavRead moree us a guided tour of the site which was very interesting. Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 25th July 2020

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Great reasons for the renovation project and a fantastic outcome. Lack of pavements along the main road and not notified as such, disappointed us.

Reviewed by Victor, 18th July 2020

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Very quite, very clean, good location, very pleased.

Reviewed by Tracey, 11th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ruth, 15th March 2020

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The Three Hares Carriage was a unique and wonderful place to stay. The facilities were excellent and very cosy. The hosts were helpful and friendly (especially the cat). A fantastic place from which to explore the local area.

Reviewed by Hannah, 24th February 2020

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Reviewed by Ian, 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Christine, 24th December 2019

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An amazing place to stay for couples, ideal if you just want to chill and enjoy the peace and quite or take a walk around the grounds, Kate and Richard are very friendly and happy to share information about what they are doing with the land, lots of nice places to visit and the local pub The Twisted Oak is a nice pub to visit

Reviewed by Eloise, 29th November 2019

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Such a beautiful find and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Perfect location for Exeter and the surrounding area. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.

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All aboard
Welcome to this unique property
Relax in style after a day exploring
There is a TV but is it needed?
Jump aboard for a good nights sleep
Beautiful antique furniture
Cosy double bedroom
Kitchen with seating to enjoy breakfast and the views
Perfectly appointed kitchen
Contemporary shower room
Spacious hallway spanning the carriage
Show 6 morePrivate decking area

Location

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