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Skipwith Station

Derwent Flyer exterior shot
First Class!! 3 railway carriages & former loading bay with its own Hot Tub, beautifully converted in pretty rural setting, just outside The City of York
North Yorkshire, England

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At Skipwith Station, just south of The City of York, there are 3 very well-appointed self-catering railway carriages. The carriages are – the Lady Deramore, the Derwent Flyer and the Derwent Mail and there is a beautifully converted ‘loading bay' – Blackberry Halt. All are 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! The Derwent Flyer and Mail carriages (which can be opened up as one unit) are dog-friendly, and The Lady Deramore carriage and Blackberry Halt are pet free.

There are open views and private platform areas for all three carriages and for the Blackberry Halt guests, they can enjoy their own private courtyard with exclusive use of the hot tub. BBQ's are available to all. There is a large well - kept garden here with badminton and croquet available and with happy chickens roaming free!

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.

All carriages have a/c, oil central heating, linen and towels. All have fully fitted kitchens. A communal laundry is available. The Flyer and Mail have shower rooms, the Lady Deramore and Blackberry Halt have bathrooms. The Mail and Flyer have an interconnecting door, which can be opened up for a party to share both carriages. Blackberry Halt is open plan with a stunning mezzanine reading area and has underfloor heating.

Each carriage sleeps 4 plus the Blackberry Halt with hot tub can accommodate 2 adults. Space for 14 in total. An ideal destination to bring a family group!

Dogs welcome in 2 of the carriages.

There is a 3-night minimum stay with prices starting at £210 for that duration in low season, to £410 in high season. Weekly stays from £420-£820. A one or two nights stay may be possible upon request for last minute bookings.

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Room Types:

  • Double
  • Single
  • Double Ensuite
  • Accommodation for 5+
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Twin


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Leeds Bradford


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
  • Spa facilities
  • Extra Activities
living and dining space in Derwent Mail
living space in Derwent Flyer
Derwent Mail bunks
Derwent Flyer bedroom
double bedroom in Lady Deramore
living space in Lady Deramore
ensuite bedroom in Blackberry Halt
mezzanine in Halt for 2
bedroom in Derwent Mail - pet friendly
Lady Delamere
Lady Deramore Carriage
Derwent Mail exterior shot
Blackberry Halt with hot tub
modern interior to holding bay accom
outdoor space and views for Derwent Flyer
kitchen in Derwent Mail carriage
country views from carriage
enjoy the view

by Paul
on September 1, 2016
We have just spent 5 marvelous nights at Skipwith Station staying in the Derwnt Mail. What a lovely place run by its very helpfull owners. The accomodation has everhthing you need and is really well maintained. Its the perfect place to relax and there are a couple of meadows on site where you can use the bbq's and toys and games provided. Our grandson was blown away watching one of the local hens lay an egg 'live' in the planter on our decking.
All in all a great nreak from start to finish

We will be back

Amazing relaxing place
by MT and JO
on December 31, 2015
Beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. We thoroughly recommend the blackberry halt. We stayed here last year, on our anniversary weekend :) It is beautiful - and you can sit in the hot tub until the wee hours of the morning, watching the stars in the sky!
There are also some lovely local shops that are so welcoming, in the nearby villages - happy to help with all occasions and make some wonderful homemade sandwiches!
Lovely place, and I'm sure we will return at some point!
April 2014
by Mr and Mrs T from West Yorkshire
on July 21, 2014
A treat for my 40th birthday, a relaxing few days away from work and the kids. We had a great stay not having to worry about anything, we will be back – maybe with the kids … or maybe not!
Lady Deramore - August 2013
by Mrs and Mrs R from Preston
on July 21, 2014
An extremely pleasant get away. Close enough to York to enjoy the history, shopping culture and architecture, but far enough to fee ‘away from it all’. The children enjoyed the novelty of being on a train which exceeded expectation in terms of size and facilities. The children loved to feed the chickens and walk the dogs. Highly recommended.
April 2014
by F and A from Leeds
on July 21, 2014
Had such a fantastic stay at Blackberry Halt, it was recommended to us by one of our relatives who stayed earlier in the year, and we will definitely be recommended to others! A beautiful building in beautiful surroundings and a lovely modern interior. Can’t wait to book again and come back. Many thanks, we have loved every minute of this break.
Blackberry Halt - Sept 2013
by Mr & Mrs W from Derbyshire
on July 21, 2014
We have really enjoyed our stay, it has been the perfect way to have celebrated our first wedding anniversary. It is clear that a lots of thought and hard work have gone into Blackberry halt and the results are fantastic. This has been a perfect holiday and would highly recommend Skipwith Station to anyone wanting a peaceful break.
unique & luxurious in a tranquil setting
by charlie
on October 1, 2013
We had a lovely weekend away in Blackberry Halt. The accommodation could not have been better, we loved the light mezzanine seating area upstairs and dark, peaceful bedroom downstairs. The sofa was great for curling up on after a relaxing dip in the hot tub. Lizanne and David were really welcoming and v helpful and we are looking forward to a return visit already.
5 star ***** 5 star *****
by Jo & Tony
on September 2, 2013
We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing & comfortable stay in the latest addition to the accommodation at Skipwith Station - the Blackberry Halt. We spent Saturday evening in the warm bubbles of the hot tub lit by tea lights and the stars in the sky. The continental breakfast provided next morning was lovely and we have even returned home with a piece of railway track as a memento of our stay.
We'll be back!!