Blackberry Halt

First Class!! Former loading bay with Hot Tub, set in pretty rural setting, near The City of York.

Key Points

  • Converted loading bay offers a stylish stay for 2 guests with private hot tub half an hour from York.
  • Inside there is an open plan ground floor with living and dining area and well equipped kitchen, plus your master bedroom with en-suite.
  • There is also a mezzanine level where you can sit back and relax with a good book, do some yoga or simply enjoy the views.
  • On site you can enjoy a game of badminton or swing ball.
  • There are a couple of pubs within walking distance as well as Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve.


At Skipwith Station, just south of The City of York, you can discover this beautifully converted ‘loading bay' – Blackberry Halt. Sleeping 2 in an ensuite bedroom. It is situated on the old Derwent Valley Light Rail line, once known as the Blackberry Line because of all the blackberries on Skipwith Common which is adjacent! 

Now unrecognizable from its former life as a loading bay this stylish conversion offers guests the chance to unwind in a luxury! Here you can enjoy your own private courtyard with exclusive use of a bubbling hot tub! Inside there is an open plan kitchen with all mod cons and a dining and living area with TV/DVD player and free wifi. The bedroom with wooden sleigh bed and ensuite bathroom is situated on the ground floor, whilst if you climb the stairs to the gorgeous mezzanine level you will find extra sofas, a perfect place to relax, listen to music or read a book. This property offers underfloor heating for that cosy feel. 

There is great walking on Skipwith Common (Natural England) and the sights of The City of York are just half an hour away - the Minster, The Shambles, The National Railway Museum, The City Walls and a superb range of independent shops.

Whilst here why not take a day trip to the North Yorkshire Moors for a day of hiking or to the Yorkshire Dales where you can visit the beautiful Aysgarth Falls, Malham Cove or Bolton Abbey with its famous stepping stones across the River Wharfe. 

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No pets. 


Room Types

Double Ensuite










 Clothes rack

 Heating - underfloor




Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance


 DVD player




 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels









 Tea & Coffee


 Parking alongside accom


 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds Bradford

Content updated on 15th March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Mary and Graham Attwell from Blackberry Halt