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Skipwith Station

York, North Yorkshire, England

First Class!! 3 railway carriages & former loading bay with Hot Tub, set in pretty rural setting, near The City of York.

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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.

Room Types

Double Ensuite
Interconnecting Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds Bradford