Marie has been collecting old train carriages from around New South Wales and bringing them back to life as unique accommodations on her property nestled in the vineyards of Pokolbin.
She does most of the renovations herself -repannelling the cabins with rosewood, ceilings with pressed metal … even sourcing thousands of authentic rivets.
The carriages vary in size and sleep between two and 12 people. Perfect for weddings, celebrations and family gatherings.
We stayed in the Royal carriage which captures the romanticism of the best of luxury train travel. Ever so comfortable bed, heating, soft lighting, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. And beautiful touches like the stained glass window Marie made herself and some original antique lights.
The pictures below show a carriage she is renovating at the moment. It should be spruced up and ready for its first guests for summer.
Krinklewood with its carriages under the gumtrees, kangaroos grazing in the paddocks, is a special experience for any traveller looking for a slice of a bygone era.