The Old Station, Allerston

Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

On the edge of the North York Moors National Park you can discover 3 converted train carriages and an adult only ticket office cottage at Allerston.

Key Points

  • Stays in three renovated rail carriages for up to 6 and a former Ticket Office - now spacious self catering cottage for 4 guests.
  • There are 2 acres of grounds with space for children to play and open countryside beyond. There are some toys, games and bikes for children to play with during their stay.
  • The attractive market town of Pickering, home to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, is 5 miles away.


This unique accommodation offers 3 train carriages all sleeping up to 6 guests plus a Ticket Office that sleeps 4 and provides an excellent base from which to explore North Yorkshire’s countryside, coast and attractions. Allerston is situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and Dalby Forest, just 12 miles from the coast.

The three carriages each sleep up to 6 guests - Carriage 1 & 2 in 3 bedrooms and Carriage 3 has 2 bedrooms. All ex BR Mk2 First Class Corridor stock, were built in Derby during 1968-9. They are now exceptionally well equipped for self catering, having undergone a comprehensive conversion.

The carriages stand in train formation, but are not interconnected, with each self contained carriage providing a kitchen/diner area, lounge, 2 or 3 bedrooms and bathroom/WC. All the carriages have central heating and air extract system throughout so are suitable for all year use. Modern conveniences include an oven, hob, microwave and fridge, (freezer available in ‘Staff Tool Van’); TV, DVD and radio; bath with shower attachment.

All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided. Clothes washing and drying facilities are freely available in the ‘Staff Tool Van’. Cots and high chairs can be provided on request, at no extra charge.

The former Ticket Office has been carefully renovated and converted into a spacious self catering cottage for 4 guests in 2 king size beds, both of which can be turned into twins if required. Each bedroom has its own wc and a large walk-in shower. The lounge and dining area includes several restored period features plus a wood burning stove in the original ticket office fireplace whilst the kitchen has all the facilities that you might expect, including a freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. There is underfloor heating throughout the property keeping it cosy and warm all year round. Outside you can relax in your own private garden area. This property is for adults only.

There are two acres of grounds providing space for children to play, with open countryside beyond. Each carriage has a picnic table and BBQ’s are available. There is a selection of children’s toys, games and bicycles.

The attractive market town of Pickering, home of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, is only 5 miles away. The 16 mile Forge Valley Line was opened by the North Eastern Railway Co. on the 1st May 1882. Wilton Station, (actually located in the nearby village of Allerston), was re-named Ebberston in 1903, The village of Ebberston is located 1 mile to the east of Allerston. The last passenger train ran on the line on the 3rd June 1950.

The proprietors are on hand in the station house if advice or information is required.

No Pets.

There is a 3 night minimum stay between 31 October - 14 April with any day arrival.

7 night minimum for the rest of the year with a Saturday changeover day for 2021, Friday changeover for 2022.

Train carriages: Prices start from £298-£533 for a 3 night short break in winter and weekly stays from £538 to £980 throughout the year. 

Ticket Office cottage: Prices are £790 for a 3 night short break in winter and weekly stays from £1180 to £1380 throughout the year. 

Room Types

Family Rooms




 Family bathroom

 Hot water







 Family friendly site


 DVD player




On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Personal check-in






 Kitchenware / Utensils



Young Children


 High chair

 Toys, books

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking

Nearest Airport/s



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