England's Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site is home to two vintage railway carriages that have been converted into private self-catering accommodation at Coalport Station in Shropshire.
The carriages, set in three acres of secluded gardens overlooking the River Severn, offer a base for exploring the Shropshire countryside and the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
Both air-conditioned carriages feature leather sofas, flat-screen TVs, two bathrooms, and fully-equipped kitchens (complete with microwaves, ceramic hobs, double ovens, dishwashers, and washer-dryers).
One carriage sleeps up to six guests in a master double bedroom with ensuite facilities plus two twin rooms and a second bathrom.
The other has room for four guests in a master double and a convertible twin-double, with ensuite facilities in both rooms.
Master baths in both carriages have whirlpool tubs.
This summer, Coalport Station is offering special four-person rates from £350 for a two-night stay or £850 for a week. (These are for Carriage 1; rates for Carriage 2, which accommodates six, are slightly higher.)
For more information, or to book your private railway carriage, visit www.coalportstation.com.
Photo: Coalport Station Holidays.