There is something unquestionably romantic about vintage trains. During the golden age of train travel, from the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century, trains were glamorous and opulent. Whimsical and nostalgic, old rail carriages converted into charming cottages make for the perfect, cozy getaway from the hurly-burly of modern life. Here are a few places where you might be able to steal a weekend away in an old rail carriage cottage.
Kalamunda Carriages & 3 Gums Cottage
Just a short way from Kalamunda is a converted 100-year-old train carriage set within a cottage garden. For more information click here.
The Carriage - Mundaring
A find on Airbnb is The Carriage which was converted from a restored South Australian Train Carriage which had once been a part of the Barossa Valley Hotel. For more information, click here.
Rusty Hollow Railway Carriage
Closer to Perth is the Rusty Hollow Railway Carriage, a two bedroom converted train carriage. For more information, click here.
Dunsborough Rail Carriages & Farm Cottages
Dunsborough Rail Carriages & Farm Cottages boasts accommodation converted from historic jarrah rail carriages. For more information, click here.
Located in Fremantle is the Mosaic Cottage converted from a 1950s train carriage. For more information, click here.
Jarrahdale Holiday Carriages
Jarrahdale Holiday Carriages has four renovated rail carriages and is located some 50 km from Fremantle and 32km from Rockingham. For more information, click here.
Onegum Bed and Breakfast
Located in Kendenup, Onegum Bed & Breakfast advertises a refurbished train carriage with a view of the Stirling Ranges. For more information, click here.