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Derwent Mail Carriage

York, North Yorkshire, England

Former railway carriage now offers a lovely staycation near the city of York, perfect for families and their dogs!

At Skipwith Station, just south of The City of York you can find the Derwent Mail, a converted railway carriage that sleeps up to 4 - 2 adults and 2 children.

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 Mail 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/dining room with TV /DVD player and free wifi, 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.

Prices range from £87 - £135 per night with a minimum 3 night stay. 

*Please note this carriage can be joined by a connecting door with the Derwent Flyer Carriage to sleep 8+1 - Select 2 Rooms to ask for a price for this. There are also 2 other properties at the same location on QuirkyAccom: another train carriage - Lady Deramore - sleeps 4, and a converted loading bay with hot tub that sleeps 2+2 - Blackberry Halt !

Room Types

Double
Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

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