Sprat & Winkle

Boutique holiday lettings agency, Mulberry Cottages, has added a recently refurbished converted Victorian train carriage, Sprat & Winkle, to its portfolio.

Located in the original Grade II listed Horsebridge railway station in Hampshire, which closed in 1964, the heritage carriage is named after the Sprat & Winkle line which once ran through the station and was used by Queen Victoria to travel to the Isle of Wight.

The Sprat & Winkle Line was originally built in 1865, running from Redbridge to Andover, Basingstoke and beyond. The carriage, a London and South Western iron-clad corridor coach, has been fully converted into a holiday let with a modern design and touches of historic charm and overlooking the water meadows of the River Test. As a nod to its past, the carriage features light fittings from the Orient Express, old Southern Railway advertisement posters from the 1920s and vintage luggage racks.

Guests can sit back and relax on Platform 1 with a BBQ, while the garden offers a children’s play area and a suitable space for dogs to run around.

Sprat and Winkle Line, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, is a stone’s throw from the River Test. The property is ideal for country lovers with footpaths in every direction.

Sprat & Winkle sleeps 4 people and is pet-friendly. The property offers free parking for up to two cars.

Priced from £425 for 3 nights / £590 for 7 nights.

Book at www.mulberrycottages.com or by calling 01227 464958


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