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Harvey

Station Approach | Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4NG, England (Formerly St Ives Bay SK2)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a 50th birthday present for my sister (we used to travel through Europe on sleeper trains as young children - so a fun bit of nostalgia for us). We were 2 couples, labelling ourselves as 'East Wing' and 'West Wing' parties (we hired the whole of Harvey to give each of us space and privacy, with additional communal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in Harvey. It is such unique accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is there on board. There is plenty to do in the area, including wonderful beaches and fantastic restaurants. Highly recommend Harvey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With 9 females on board, Harvey was the perfect host. For the 7 teenaged girls on board, there was more than adequate room - with plenty of hot water etc, and enough electric sockets for all their gadgets. (And were able to keep signal throughout). The location was just perfect, enough to keep us all busy for the duration of... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As I write this I'm sat with a cup of tea in the wonderful surroundings of Harvey the train. Where to start, the effort that's gone into making the carriage as authentic as possible is amazing, from the taps to the little etched mirrors it's great! The garden is huge and make sure you go all the way to the... More 

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we really appreciate it. It's very kind of you to take the time to let people know about Harvey. We're always delighted to hear the garden is being enjoyed, as we have had a lot of fun creating it. We've been very pleased to see the fire pit used... More 

Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Wow! This was our second stay in Harvey in Hayle and it was just as brilliant as I remember! It's something really different and a real treat for my Dad who loves trains. Also, it's very interesting to think about the good old days when we went round in these "ancient" coaches! But the accommodation's lovely and clean and the... More 

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, and we're always delighted when guests return. Hayle is constantly changing at the moment - they've just officially opened the cycle path to the Wharfs, which will offer a direct route to the sea again. Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Lizzy More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

14 of us met up for a big family holiday in Harvey. Three of the party arrived, hassle free, by train from Salisbury. Other members, including son and family holidaying from New Zealand, took all day to travel from Derby, it was the first day of school holidays! Harvey had a "wow" factor from the start. Arthur, age 4, loved... More 

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really pleased you enjoyed the brazier - it was one of the new things we did this year, so we're delighted it's being used. Good to know the Indian takeaway delivers - we've not used that facility yet (though we can agree that the fish and chips are very good!) Hope you'll... More 

Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dave, Lizzy and Bob the caretaker have made this an ideal family getaway with a difference. The children kept saying "I can't believe I've slept on a train!" Hayle station has a full length platform for inter-city trains, so Harvey's land behind is quite extensive and private. The first half of the garden is open, peaceful and private while the... More 

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Railholiday, Owner at Harvey, responded to this review

Thank you Tim and Lindsay for such a lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday - so pleased the children enjoyed the signal box playhouse too and thank you for all your comments on ideas for things to do in the area. The suggestion of sun loungers is a great one - we'll act on this as soon as... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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
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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 

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