The Dell House, Malvern

The Flatland Wells Railway

FWR Train Week 2022

Vale of Rheidol loco

Friday 8th to Friday 15th July 2022

We've had a garden railway since 2006. In Cambridge it was named the 'Flatland Washes' Railway as we were never enthusiastic about the local scenery. In 2014 we bought the Dell House with two acres of garden to recover. We now have a 60m double track circuit of the "Flatland Wells" around the former derelict tennis court.

The Train Week is not a structured event, it's just a week in the diary that we put aside for garden railway enthusiasts and their families, simply so that those here have a shared interest. A week when we can give time to running trains on the FWR, consume tea and cake, and chat trains whilst also enjoying a relaxing break in the beautiful Malverns.

Non-engineering partners are very welcome. There's plenty to enjoy here whether that's relaxing in the garden, curling up on a comfortable sofa with one of our hundreds of books, walking the Malvern hills which are literally across the road, or exploring this fascinating part of the UK.

The Severn Valley Railway and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway are within striking distance of the Dell House.

Booking & Catering

Simply book either the B&B or Self catering for as little or as much of the week as you'd like.

The pricing is simply our normal prices. Self-catering requires a minimum 3 nights, and B&B two nights, as usual.

A cooked breakfast is included with B&B bookings. Other meals are available by mutual arrangement. We can provide lunches, simple evening meals, coordinate take-aways, etc. There is one pub in walking distance and several others, and various restaurants, within a few minutes drive.

The Flatland Wells Railway

I've also started on a couple of 32mm 16mmNGM-standard modules. Whether these will be 'finished' by July is not something I'm promising, but if you've a module we could perhaps give an indoor set-up a go.


What diets can you provide for?

Elizabeth is vegetarian and veggie/vegan breakfasts is one of our specialities. With advance notice we are happy to cater for gluten-free and dairy-free diets, etc. If your needs are a bit more specialist, just ask.

Diets we cannot provide for are specialities such as Halal and Kosher.

Is there parking?

Yes, we have a sizable car park. You will need to park neatly to fit everyone in but that's always worked so far.