Find a unique retreat in this sympathetically restored railway carriage which has been brought back to life – perfect for an unforgettable romantic getaway, relaxing, exploring and stargazing whatever the time of year.
This bijou bolthole is set in the quiet village of Hampsthwaite in North Yorkshire, surrounded by lush green countryside on the banks of the River Nidd. It’s part of a complex of two properties set alongside the old rail station of the historic Nidd Valley Railway, and both properties give a nod to the past with rail-themed features. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this peaceful area, perfectly placed for a couple who want to escape busy lifestyles and enjoy a romantic escape to God’s Own Country. There’s a friendly village shop, a coffee bar, and a pub in the village, within a mile of the property, and a wealth of nature and wildlife trails to explore in this magical region. Take a walk from your doorstep over the hills and you’ll find 700 years of history at Ripley Castle (4 miles) where you can book a tour and look out for wildlife in the gardens and parkland; the castle also hosts weddings should you wish to ask any questions while you’re there. Or, just 2 miles west, you’ll find the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (3 miles).
Admire the soft grey exterior and open the front door to your quirky holiday retreat in Yorkshire. Step inside this once abandoned railway carriage which has been sympathetically restored to echo its former glory as part of the heritage Nidd railway. There’s thoughtful attention to detail with restored original features harmonising with contemporary craftsmanship to create a characterful abode where steely rail style meets earthy tones, creating a warm ambience for happy holiday memories. After a long day’s hike, refresh in the stylish shower room, and sink into the padded green leather armchairs in the living area where you can enjoy views out towards the ancient woodland. Source delicious Yorkshire farm produce at local markets and cook up a storm in the kitchen or on the outdoor BBQ for your loved one; you’ll have everything you need to make a feast for your king or queen with an electric hob, microwave, fridge, and a retro larder with cutlery and utensils. You can also enjoy treats from your welcome pack. Make your meal even more special by dining alfresco with pretty bistro-style seating, where you can enjoy a little stargazing towards the clear Yorkshire skies for the perfect romantic evening out. When night falls, you’ll be glad of the short stroll to your cosy double bed. There’s ample storage underneath for clothing and luggage and deep storage shelves, plus a wall-mounted TV above; you only have to climb the short footstool to reach your boudoir for the sweetest of slumbers in this country setting. Wake up to a new day of adventures and enjoy morning coffees or brunch at the breakfast table. You’ll also find off-road parking for one car on-site.