Steam - Train Carriage in the Otways
Features and Amenities
- Check in after 3pmCheck out before 11am
- Minimum booking: 2 nights
Accommodates 6 guests
- 2 or 4 would be more comfortable
Two in a single compartment with a double compartment master bed room
Two queen beds, two thin singles.
The carriage was used as a workshop, when the original owner was building the house next door. When we started renovating, the carriage did not have enough intact to restore it, so we have developed our own style that is vaguely steam-punk influenced.
It has taken nine months to renovate the train from a pretty ragged start. Almost every surface had to have something done to it, and we found that carriages were really tightly put together (all that rattling) and hard to pull apart. When we did get panels off, we had no idea what we would find. We completely stripped and rewired the electrical, and did plumbing from scratch.
Renovating anything over 100 years will have its challenges, but this was exceptional. It was opened for guests in July 2015. It is still a work in progress, there is a lot more to do before it reaches our vision, but we have been astounded by it's popularity.
- Open plan kitchen/living room
- Wood fire box heater with wood supply included
- Nobo heaters
- Industrial Fan
- Full small kitchen with stove, oven, sink, fridge and cupboards
- No washing machine and dryer
- WiFi (can be unreliable - we're still working on it).
- Nescafe style coffee pod machine
- Italian style stove-top coffee maker
- Basic provisions like olive oil, spices, tea, coffee, Vegemite and Glad Wrap
- 2 adult mountain bikes suitable for trail riding. Ask us if you want to use them.
- Pets and children welcome. The yard is fenced but a clever dog could probably escape....
- Base Price $200 / night
- Weekend Price $270 / night
- Security Deposit $250
- Extra People $50 / night after 2 people
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