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!

Key Points

  • Converted railway carriage that sleeps 2+2 in a double bedroom and bunk bed room just south of the city of York.
  • Inside the carriage there is a open plan living and dining area with fully fitted kitchen plus a family sized shower room.
  • The carriage has heating and air conditioning so can be enjoyed all year round.
  • Outside you can relax on your private decking, the perfect place to enjoy a morning cuppa or late night tipple.
  • 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.
  • Come with another family and rent the adjoining Derwent Flyer Carriage to sleep a total of 8+1 between the 2 carriages.

Description

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.

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*Please note this carriage can be joined by a connecting door with the Derwent Flyer Carriage to sleep 8+1. 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

Features

Bathroom

 Shower

 Sink

 Toilet

Amenities

 Air conditioning

 Clothes rack

 Dining area

 Heating

 Plug sockets

Outdoor

 BBQ

 Dining area

 Terrace

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance

Entertainment

 DVD player

 TV

 WiFi

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

Kitchen

 Freezer

 Fridge

 Hob

 Kettle

 Microwave

 Oven

 Tea & Coffee

 Toaster

Young Children

 Cot

 High chair

 Playground

 Welcome all ages

Parking

 Parking alongside accom

Setting

 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds Bradford

Tags

  • Family Friendly  
  • Dog Friendly holidays  
  • Former Transport  
  • Railway Carriage Holidays  
  • Rural Retreat  

Content updated on 23rd November 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Mary and Graham Attwell from Derwent Mail Carriage