Derwent Flyer Carriage

Spacious railway carriage close to the city of York offers a great place for fun for all the family. Dogs welcome.

Key Points

  • Converted railway carriage that can sleep up to 4 guests in a double bedroom and bunk beds near Skipwith.
  • There is a spacious living area, separate dining area, modern kitchen facilities and good size shower room.
  • The carriage has central heating and air-conditioning so great for holidays all year round.
  • Relax on your decked platform with your favourite tipple taking in the rural views.
  • Locally you can take a day trip to York and explore the full range of attractions.


Just south of The City of York you can find the Derwent Flyer, a converted railway carriage that sleeps up to 2 adults + 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.

Select to bring up to 2 dogs without charge.

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 a double futon sofa bed, 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.


Room Types

Family Rooms







 Air conditioning

 Dining area


Paid Extras





 Dining area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance



 Family friendly site




On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels








 Tea & Coffee

Young Children


 High chair

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds Bradford

Content updated on 9th August 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Mary and Graham Attwell from Derwent Flyer Carriage