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Station Approach | Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4NG, England (Formerly St Ives Bay SK2)
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Harvey
Ranked #9 of 16 Hayle B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were looking for something different for three generations, and this was definitely it. The beds really are old railway seats! The kitchen is not for cooking gourmet meals, and the bathroom could have a shower cubicle, rather than curtain, without losing credibility, but the whole thing is really fun. Hayle exceeded expectations. The brilliant weather helped. If you do... More

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments - we very much appreciate your feedback. We've recently done a little work in the West End bathroom, but will give some thought to the suggestion of a cubicle rather than a curtain as it's something we hadn't considered. I'm glad you liked Hayle beach and really pleased you found Harvey fun... More

Crewe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

a wonderful holiday stay for myself, husband and 2 Springer Spaniels. We were made very welcome with Lizzy being there to meet us and the garden was perfect with it being more "au naturel" than formal, much more to our liking and the apples were delicious, thank you! Inside we had wine, local shortbread, tea coffee and milk and it... More

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we really appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your holiday and found it a good location to holiday with your pets. Thank you for the constructive comments on the blinds - we will review the system. We used to have roller blinds, but found they were inclined to break, but will... More

Margaret River, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Visiting family in Cornwall, we decided that a few nights in the carriage at Hayle railway station would be a different experience. It most certainly was, as in a hugely enjoyable different experience. The carriage has been very practically adapted to suit a family holiday, and the addition of a viewing platform which is accessed from one end just adds... More

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review - we're really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you when you are next in England. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Having previously stayed in railwayholiday's gorgeous little Travelling Post Office on a hen weekend with friends, and having business in Cornwall one weekend, I decided to take my sister away for a weekend in the company's larger Hayle carriage. We arrived on a blustery September evening and found the carriage as cosy and inviting as the website gallery promised. The... More

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review - so pleased you liked the original features - retaining the authenticity of the carriage is always important to us. Hope we'll see you again. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed our first experience of sleeping in a rail-carriage. Very comfy. Nice cabin kitchen.Great view of line from built platform adjacent to the carriage. Total privacy from public platform areas. So good to be so close to the Towans in particular. Beautiful place and great for getting train to St Ives.

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed visiting the Towans - they are beautiful. Thanks for also commenting about the ease in accessing St Ives - a half hourly train service between St Erth and St Ives has been a real bonus in the last couple of years. More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife had the idea of choosing a train carriage to thrill our three-year-old boy. After much research of those dotted around the country, we chose this one, more for its Cornwall location than anything else. We're not train-lovers, but we do enjoy things a little bit different. We hoped for fun and character. Straight off, the carriage wasn't as... More

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your holiday, but even sorrier that you hadn't been polite enough to let us know so we could rectify the situation, especially as so many of your criticisms were solvable. You know from experience that we are keen to help when there are problems - as soon as our caretaker was informed about... More

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Just spent a week here, me, my husband, 19 year old son, 4 year old son with special needs and 4 month old foster child, oh and Murphy the whippet! Accommodation with a difference, donot book if expecting 5* luckury but if used to carravanning/camping then this is great. Very comfortable and the indivdual 'rooms' work well. We had the... More

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - we really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your holiday. We felt your review was such a good summary of what we hoped to acheive with the accommodation and really hope you do visit us again - hopefully with better weather! We're giving the storage space some thought because we agree... More

Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I have only just returned from a weeks holiday at the SK2 in Hayle and the one word that sums up the whole holiday was 'wonderful!!'. My partner, two sons (age 6 and 4), my parents and myself enjoyed the whole carriage and stunning safe enclosed garden to ourselves and enjoyed every minute of our holiday. My eldest son said... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We absolutely fell in love with this quirky holiday home, it is a perfect getaway! The moment we arrived we were smitten. From the flowers in every room, to the wine, apple juice & cake left by our proprietors; we just adored it. No matter that it was a bit cramped and that it rained most days; nothing could dampen... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I first came several years ago with my sisters and their children and have since revisited several times with friends and family. Our children love the swings and being able to walk to the shops. The trip to St Ives on the train is beautiful and at the end of the day you can close the gates and sit in... More

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Address: Station Approach | Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4NG, England (Formerly St Ives Bay SK2)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Hayle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Harvey Hayle, Cornwall

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A nostalgic 1950's railway carriage with all mod cons, the St Ives Bay SK2 is perfectly situated for days at the beach, walking, cycling, horse riding or surfing. Close to St Ives and the attractions of West Cornwall. With green electricity, recycling and money back if you arrive by train, this is the perfect place for a holiday with a conscience. Need broadband? We have two further carriages in St Germans with free internet connection. ... more   less 
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