Derwent Flyer Carriage

York, North Yorkshire, England

Spacious railway carriage close to the city of York offers a great place for fun for all the family. Up to 4 adults (if adding futon) + 2 kids.


At Skipwith Station, just south of The City of York you can find the Derwent Flyer, a converted railway carriage that sleeps up to 4 adults + 2 children maximum. 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 this is a great base to explore the city of York.

The Derwent Flyer Carriage comes with a decked platform outside, the perfect place to enjoy your morning cuppa in peace and quiet. Inside there is a double bedroom and a bunk bed room. There is a spacious living area including a TV /DVD player and free wifi with separate dining room, plus a fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob fridge and dishwasher! There is a family sized shower room too. The carriage benefits from air conditioning and central heating so suiting holidays at any time of the year. 

Locally you can enjoy 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. Alternatively relax on site.

For an instant price click Check Availability and select your dates. There is a minimum 3 night stay.  If you wish to bring guests 5 & 6 to stay there is a futon in the lounge at a supplementary cost of £15 per night each.


*Please note this carriage can be joined by a connecting door with the Derwent Mail Carriage to together sleep 8 + 2 on a futon - great for friends wanting to holiday together.

There are also 2 other properties on this site to be found here on QuirkyAccom! Another train carriage that sleeps 4: Lady Deramore and a converted loading bay with hot tub: Blackberry Halt!

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds Bradford


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  • Rural Retreat  

Content updated on 15th December 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Mary and Graham Attwell from Derwent Flyer Carriage