RIGHT next to a railway line may not initially seem a place you would want to locate a place for a peaceful holiday stay.

But one holiday let in Somerset is proof that things should not always be based on initial appearances...

For a property based on carriages seen on the West Somerset Railway is billed as 'ideal for those who appreciate the beauty of vintage steam trains that will often glide past'.

The unique railway carriage venue, near Bicknoller, is listed on UK holiday property listings site, Independent Cottages.

The Railway Carriage has been skilfully designed to replicate a vintage passenger car, now welcoming up to four guests split between two bedrooms.

It has a traditional design with modern, eco-friendly features to make it a comfortable holiday home.

The listing details: "Guests will enter through a covered veranda where they’ll walk through two glass doors into the cosy living room.

"This comfortable area features two leather two-seater sofas to relax in after a long day of exploring and looks out onto the West Somerset Railway line.

"The living room leads onto the open plan kitchen and dining area that has a table with seating for up to four people and a shaker-style kitchen which is fitted with modern, high-quality appliances.

"To the back of the carriage, there are two spacious bedrooms for up to four guests, one which has a king-sized bed, and the second with two single beds."

Outside the carriage, there is a sheltered seating area providing guests with the perfect place to have a glass of wine or breakfast on warmer days, the listing adds.

And across from the veranda, there’s also a luxurious heated hot tub outside that guests can relax in, even on colder nights.

The West Somerset Railway runs from Minehead to Bishop’s Lydeard and guests can take a ride on one of these historic trains through the stunning Somerset countryside to the coast, or simply watch from the railway carriage.

The Railway Carriage costs from £125 per night, with a two-night minimum stay.

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