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The Goods Wagon

Harrogate (4mls), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Sky TV
Quirky
Shepherd Hut
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
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under 18 years old

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 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Raymond 27th August 2021

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Every thing was perfect

Reviewed by Jude 17th August 2021

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Reviewed by Hayley 13th August 2021

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Fab property in an excellent quiet location within easy walking distance to pub and shop. Ideal for exploring the nidderdale way.

Reviewed by James 7th August 2021

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Great holiday , the attention to detail by the owner is fantastic, very authentic, must of taken a while to source all the interior pieces, location is spot on and in easy reach of loads of places of interest. Cant fault it

Reviewed by Mark 26th July 2021

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Idyllic location, really quirky accommodation, very well equipped, excellent hosts, great walks, local shop, local pub closed Monday, Tuesday. Harrogate within easy reach by taxi or car.

Reviewed by Jo 4th June 2021

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Great attention to detail and in a stunning location

Reviewed by Margaret 15th May 2021

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Amazing place to stay. Had two nights here and enjoyed every minute. Your hosts are wonderfully friendly with plenty of local knowledge and information. The 'Goods Wagon' has been wonderfully and painstakingly restored to an excellent standard and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're in need of a quiet and peaceful break then look no fuRead morerther. Will definitely be revisiting. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 1st May 2021

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Absolutely fantastic stay at the goods wagon. Really well refurbished and super place to stay. Lovely hosts who couldnt do enough for us with great local knowledge. Well worth a visit. We will be returning.

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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