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The Station Flat

(Ref. 22670)

St Newlyn East near Newquay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay made special by such warm and friendly staff."

    Our boys loved watching the crew getting the train ready in the morning as well as access to the site. Such a calm and peaceful place in the evenings and a short drive from Newquay and lovely sandy beaches. Flat was good size for our family of four. We’ve already booked to come back next year!

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great space & location."

    The flat has freeview tv, dvd player, dvd's puzzles, toys etc so nothing is really needed for entertainment. The trains get ready for the day right outside the window and staff took time to show the engine and talk about how it runs which made our holiday very special!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, staff friendly and welcoming."

    Great on site facilities and fantastic to be able to use it all as part of our stay. Kids loved the trains and watching them be prepared each morning

    Reviewed by Georgie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Station Flat."

    Well supplied kitchen and well planned accommodation. All staff were helpful and told us things we needed to now, eg local interest. Great location. Even as a bunch of big kids we could not resist the charms of the railway and all of the facilities in the park, very well planned out.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jun 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in the Station Flat."

    The facilities were just perfect for anyone holidaying with a small child or indeed older children (washing machine particularly). Perhaps some kitchen space to store food would be helpful as we had to leave ours in bags on the floor (we didn't mind but it was awkward). The whole place is just amazing and the staff were just something else! So lovely to find people so willing to help and take time to chat and still be smiling at the end of a hard day's work. Full credit to Lappa Valley staff, one and all. We would book again in a heart beat!!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jun 2022

  • "The station flat is well appointed and it says alot that my only complaint is the mattress was too soft for me and the water pressure a bit low."

    .. The staff at Lappa Valley were lovely and welcoming and that access to the park is included makes this an excellent deal for families with kids!!! I fully intend to go and stay there again!!!

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Oct 2021

  • "An amazing location particularly for our train-mad boys."

    The staff were so friendly and helpful. The flat itself is very well furnished and is in a very quiet and beautiful setting. The children enjoyed playing on the little play area outside in the evenings and chatting to the engine drivers in the mornings as they got the engines running. Lappa Valley is a fantastic place with so much to do, and once the soft play and new cafe is open, it will be an added bonus. Highly recommend staying here, we had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely flat, great staff and the access to lappa valley is brilliant."

    Lots of space, clean and great amenities. It did feel quite remote at night - no alarm system or additional security given there was nobody else at all on site at night and it was in a remote area.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely little flat in a great location."

    It's fairly remote, and extremely quiet at night. Zero light pollution if you are into stargazing, and the Lappa Valley railway is brilliant for young children, which you can partake FOC as much as you want. The only downside is the broadband is very poor and drops out a lot. I found setting my laptop to treat the wifi as a metered connection helped a lot. There is no mobile signal or 4g at all, on any network, so if being connected is important to you this may not suit your needs.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful place to stay no phone signal staff ready friendly lovely and quiet in the evening brilliant location"

    Reviewed by Paulette5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was well equipped. We found the shower small & our only other slight negative was the WiFi. Lovely quiet location and the use of the trains was an added bonus that any young train enthusiast would love. All of the staff were very friendly and made us very welcome. We would gladly return.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was in a great location, as it is central to all areas of Cornwall, the only problems were the water in the shower was hard to get the right temperature as the water comes out boiling hot, could be a problem if someone just went into the shower, the cold water bathroom sink just trickles out have to brush teeth in kitchen sink everything else was as expected, we had s great time."

    Reviewed by JACQUELINE3.8May 2019

  • "Shower temperature fluctuated, too far to wail to walk to nearest restaurant apart from that a good holiday!"


    Reviewed by John3.8May 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Station flat and will be definitely returning at some point."

    Keith and his team at the railway were superb throughout and the holiday totally exceeded expectations. Please pass on our thanks to the owners, I will hopefully put the above comments into trip advisor also. Regards, Chris

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great accommodation, comfortable and lovely location."

    We enjoyed the steam train rides, which were included in our stay, the station staff were very friendly, this would probably be heaven for a railway enthusiast.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Location Location Location Well equipped flat, in the fantastic location of lappa Valley railway."

    On site staff fantastic, made us feel really welcome.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2018

  • "Clearly a lot of effort goes into keeping the flat a lovely place to stay with lots of little extras such as toys for the children as well as everything you need for your stay."

    The miniature railway and activities were great for our 4 year old and even our 7 month baby enjoyed the train rides and baby-go-round.

    Reviewed by Fran4.7May 2018

  • "We had a great time."

    the location fantastic . visited all the local pubs the food was exceptional . And great beaches a short drive away

    5.0Sep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Free use of on-site facilities available during normal opening hours
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared lawned garden with picnic benches and pond
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are safety measures in place to ensure children can't easily wander out of the apartment unaccompanied, however be aware that steam trains are very close by and so is an unfenced pond
  • Note: Property accessed via 20 external steps
  • Note: Due to the location near the miniature railway, there will be some associated noise from 8am
  • This is available at an additional cost and need to be booked in advance of your stay
  • Please contact the owner for more details
  • We now make a charge of £20 per dog

The property

This quirky holiday apartment is situated above the ticket office at Benny Halt alongside the Lappa Valley Steam Railway, just outside the village of St Newlyn East, near Newquay in Cornwall.

Tucked away in the beautiful conservation area of the Lappa Valley, this St Newlyn East self-catering apartment is ideal for those who are looking for something a little different.

This first floor apartment in St Newlyn East is right beside a 15" miniature gauge railway track, so families will love to listen to the small trains which start to steam up at 8am throughout the season.

This unusually positioned St Newlyn East self-catering apartment has an open plan living area that looks out over the narrow track running through the quiet countryside and there are two comfortable bedrooms: a double and a twin.

Guests to this Cornwall apartment can benefit from complimentary use of all of the facilities on-site (during normal opening hours from end of March to end of October) and can enjoy hopping on and off three different trains, enjoy a canoe ride on the lake, playing miniature golf or taking a gentle stroll along the nature trails and watching for the abundant wildlife.

Newquay, with more than ten beaches, is a water lover's paradise and a popular holiday resort with surfers, plus there is plenty to do when the sun goes in, including the aquarium, the zoo and plenty of shops and cafes to sample.

A stay at this unique St Newlyn East holiday apartment is perfect for families who want to discover Cornwall and enjoy all that this wonderful area has to offer.

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About the location


Newquay 5 miles.

Nestling among the open fields and winding hedgerows of north Cornwall, this tiny village offers a quiet contrast from the summer bustle of nearby Newquay. St Newlyn East boasts a well-stocked shop, pub which serves delicious home-made food, Post Office and a butcher's. A peaceful haven with a wealth of country walks, within 10 miles there are several visitor attractions including stately homes and gardens, model railways, theme parks, fishing villages and harbours and some of the UK’s best surfing beaches. Nearby Newquay boasts a myriad of clubs, pubs, restaurants, shops and visitor attractions such as Newquay Zoo and the Sea Life Centre, whilst above the rolling waves of Fistral Beach is the National Surfing Centre. The cathedral city of Truro, the Eden Project, and much more within reach make this an ideal base for a varied holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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