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Converted Railway Carriage in Hawsker, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Converted Railway Carriage description

Holiday home
This is a holiday cottage like no other. Converted from a railway carriage and based on the old station at Hawsker in North Yorkshire, this cottage has character written all over it. Six people can be accommodated in three bedrooms. The master double room has an en-suite shower and WC as well as a single chair bed suitable for a child. There is a double, cabin style room (with the bed accessed from one side only) and a twin bunk bed room which is suitable for children, making this the perfect cottage for a family holiday that no child will ever forget. Also within the cottage is a separate shower room with WC and fitted kitchen with breakfast bar. The sitting room is made up with "first class" railway carriage seats so that you can pretend you are rolling along whilst watching television. If you can bear to tear yourself away from this amazing cottage, then the North Yorkshire Moors are just a few miles drive away as well as the famous old fishing village at Robin Hood's Bay and the historic town of Whitby, making this an incredible holiday for all the family.

The village of Hawsker is half way between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. This small village has a local pub which serves food and is close to the Cleveland Way. Just a couple of miles to the south is the quaint fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay with its steeply sloping main street and numerous craft shops, whilst to the north is the famous abbey town of Whitby with its glorious harbour, sandy beaches and fantastic fish and chip restaurants.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Gas central heating with cooler air circulation option. Electric combi convection oven/microwave, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer (in separate utility, by arrangement with owner, at a small charge), TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Cycle & motorbike storage. Bike hire and cycle sales from Trailways at reduced rates. On-site refreshments. Enclosed lawned area with furniture. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk.


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  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
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  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mr Stuart
April 2015
The property was in an ideal location and being a converted railway carriage meant that it gave an exciting twist to our holiday. The rooms were wonderful and clean, the amenities all excellent. Cycle hire, from another part of the train station, was given at a substantial reduction. The host made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Thank you to the owner, from all the family, for making our holiday so wonderful.
Mrs Lane
August 2015
The Converted Railway Carriage exceeded all our expectations. It is a unique experience set in the most beautiful surroundings and we will definitely be booking again.
Mr Reed
June 2014
Very peaceful location and surrounding views were panoramic. Made to feel very welcome by the owner, nothing was too much trouble.
Miss Forbes
August 2014
A lovely friendly welcome and tour of the railway carriage including how to use various items such as heating/air conditioning and combi oven. Everything we needed was included in the price. Lovely setting.
Ms Parkes
January 2015
We are train fans, so for us, this property was ideal! The owner goes out of his way to ensure you are comfortable and have everything you need. The opportunity to hire bikes on site is real plus as you are right next to a cinder track.
Mr Wood
June 2014
Really nice accommodation, beautiful location and an excellent cycling trail. Loved it and would go again.
Mrs Botterill
May 2014
The Owner was very welcoming and helpful with recommendations of local places to go throughout our stay. The Carriage was better than we expected, really spacious and comfortable. We had a fabulous week despite the bad weather and would highly recommend this accommodation to others.
Miss Paterson
July 2011
We had a fantastic holiday. The couple who own the carriage were very friendly and it was a great base to see and do lots of things.
Mrs Chadwick
September 2012
The grandchildren found this property totally unique. The look on all their faces was worth every penny and memories like that we will cherish.
Mr Algar
May 2011
The accommodation was first class! The owner couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The location was great and luckily so was the weather.
Mr Bosher
August 2010
High standard of decor and comfortable accommodation with good access to the local countryside and walks. The adjacent trail along the old railway line is particularly good for cycling and walking with or without pushchairs either into Whitby or Robin Hood Bay and beyond. Heating and bathrooms are very good and the power showers excellent.
Mrs Tunley
August 2010
The peace and quiet and the fantastic views! The accommodation was superb and our host was so friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful week with our Grandkids knowing that they could play outside safely, that we could go for walks along the track and have a snack at the cafe which was very handy!
John C
April 2016
The accommodation is none other than a complete converted railway carriage. There was loads of room inside and it was very comfortable, the master bedroom being quite large. The showers (his and hers), were very powerful and very hot, just the thing after a long day in the saddle. The carriage is situated right on the cinder path that runs from Whitby to Scarborough, and is ideally placed to explore the area by cycle or on foot. Keith, the host was very helpful and went out of his was to ensure we were happy and comfortable and had plenty to do. There are 2 great pubs only 10 minutes walk, both of which do excellent food. The charming town of Whitby is only 20 minutes bike ride away or a gentle 45 minutes walk along the traffic free cinder path.
April 2015
A last-minute idea for New Year and it couldn't have worked out better, Every effort made to ensure our comfort, and we especially appreciated the fine kitchen and shower facilities - most unexpected in a railway carriage! Really conveniently located for both Whitby and Robin Hood Bay, and the cycle hire was just brilliant. Guess as train nuts we may be a little biased, but this really was an amazing place to stay - even in wintry January! If you are staying in the winter months, though, I would recommend furry footwear, as shoes are (quite reasonably) not allowed on the nice carpet, and though the place itself is plenty warm enough, the floor does get cold. Otherwise, just perfect - thanks for a wonderful time!
February 2011
A one off experience. we were made to feel at home and every effort was made to make our stay enjoyable.
September 2010
Keith welcomed us as we arrived and he and another young man helped us with all our bags across to the carriage. Keith also showed us how everything worked. We had a very relaxing time with our two young grandchildren. It was great being able to leave the door open so they could go down the steps to the garden area. The facilities in the carriage were great - two loos and two showers. Very comfortable beds too. We just chilled out - using the cafe next door a few times. We were very impressed with Keith - nothing was too much trouble. We plan to go back next year with the grandkids again!!
Mrs Hardy
October 2015
An excellent location, the facilities were great, and it was lovely and clean. The Carriage has been done to an excellent standard. The beds were comfy, the towels were nice and there was plenty of crockery. It was a holiday with a difference, would definitely recommend.
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