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The Goods Wagon

Harrogate (4mls), North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Sky TV
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique, charming wagon conversion paying homage to the area’s railway connections
  • Nestled in a peaceful spot on the owner's property overlooking a lush green woodland
  • Head to Knaresborough and pick up a boat to row along the River Nidd
Property code: 81300

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.

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric hob, microwave and fridge
  • Welcome pack provided
  • TV in the bedroom area
  • Patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-street parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under 18 years old
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Head towards the popular Dales meeting point of Pateley Bridge (9.5 miles) where you can meet cyclists and fellow walkers before embarking on the circular 53-mile Nidderdale Way which takes in stunning river valley scenes and breathtaking views of the Dales. Cyclists should try the circular National Trust’s 13-mile Nidderdale Loop from Wath Bridge (11.5 miles) which criss-crosses the 4-mile Nidderdale Way, or the Nidderdale Greenway from Harrogate (5 miles) to Ripley (4 miles). And discover the fascinating rock formations at Brimham Rocks (5.5 miles) – see if you can spot the Gorilla, and the Dancing Bear, or find your balance on the Rocking Stones.

The handsome spa town of Harrogate is just 5 miles away, often listed as a top place to live in the UK for its perfect harmony of old-world class with fine art galleries, and antiques dens in the Montpellier area, along with contemporary cafe culture and organic foodie vibes. You’ll also find a stylish array of boutiques and restaurants, while no trip to Harrogate is complete without a visit to Bettys Tearooms. If you’ve overindulged, then indulge some more with a pampering treat at Harrogate’s Victorian Turkish Baths. And if gardens appeal, visit the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr (5.5 miles), or try to catch the annual Harrogate Flower Show with show gardens, garden nurseries, and entertainment at the Great Yorkshire Showground (7 miles). Tee off on the fairways of Harrogate golf club (9 miles), near the picturesque town of Knaresborough (8.5 miles) where you can explore a Norman Castle, see a theatre performance, and hear a traditional town crier opening the weekly market.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 20th June 2024

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Couldn't of asked for more, excellent location, amazing hosts and everything you could possibly need in this fantastically renovated carriage

Reviewed by Duncan 1st June 2024

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Reviewed by Denise 28th May 2024

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A quiet location in lovely surroundings. Attention to detail was obvious and the owners both very helpful if needed. We enjoyed a peaceful few days visiting family and had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Rachael 29th January 2024

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The Goods Wagon was beautifully appointed. Immaculately clean and everything you could need. The hosts were lovely and friendly. The location of the Goods Wagon is perfect for visiting Harrogate and the surrounding countryside. I had perfect peace and quiet during my stay, and the wildlife was amazing. I feel so refreshed and calm after my railway Read moreretreat. Its what everyone needs. But please dont tell everyone!!!!!! Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 5th January 2024

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We absolutely loved our stay in The Goods Wagon - It's done up to a fantastic standard and has everything that you need. The hosts are so welcoming and have plenty of knowledge of the local area. 10/10 - would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Nick 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 22nd October 2023

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Gorgeous accommodation in a lovely location. The train themed decor is great! Cosy, comfortable, had everything we needed for a late October break. Proper shower & toilet, small fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, small electric hob, towels, tea towels and shower & cleaning products included. The owners live on site and couldnt be more helpful. Be Read moreaware that the pub and cafe in the village dont open on Mon/Tues, but there are others a short drive away. Perfect for a peaceful & relaxing break. Hide

Reviewed by G 4th September 2023

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Wonderful renovation, sympathetic to the wagon's railway heritage. Well equipped with lovely welcome goodies. Owners exceptionally helpful, couldn't do enough for us.

Reviewed by Mary 10th July 2023

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Wonderful stay for the Great Yorkshire Show. Totally original venue done up to an excellent standard. Peaceful, picturesque location. Friendly and informative hosts.

Reviewed by John 2nd June 2023

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Superb accommodation in a beautiful location. Extremely welcoming hosts who will go to great lengths to make you stay wonderful. The Goods Wagon has everything you will need to make your stay exceptional. There is the extra special Gus the Dachshund who is the icing on the cake. Thank you for making our stay the best ever, look forward to using agaRead morein. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 27th May 2023

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A little piece of heaven, tranquil & relaxing stay in a beautiful environment, one of the prettiest places I have seen. Owners luvly & accommodating. A total chillax. Highly recommended 5*

Reviewed by Linda 21st October 2022

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Delightful accommodation in a lovely woodland setting. Plenty of walks nearby and short walk to pub/cafe/shop/bus stop.

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th August 2022

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The Goods Wagon has been tastefully renovated, is very comfortable and well equipped with lots of lovely touches. It is located in a very quiet and peaceful setting but within walking distance to the village (with a shop and pub). Hosts were very helpful. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kathleen 21st August 2022

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Reviewed by Sharon 8th August 2022

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