Castle Howard Stn Platform 1
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
This luxurious and cosy apartment comprises of one double bedroom with en-suite; a separate shower room with WC; a large 'dream' kitchen and a very spacious lounge with a comfortable sofa bed for two.
Because the area is a delight to visit all year round, a lot of attention has been paid to make sure you’ll be comfortable whenever you come to stay. Platform 1 is naturally cool in the summer, and is warm and cosy in the winter with underfloor heating and a traditional log burning stove. Regardless of the season or the weather outside, you can be sure that inside it’ll be just right.
The sitting room was the former waiting room. Two comfortable sofas and a large dining table with chairs are arranged within the roomy interior. It's a very pleasing environment in which to relax, absorb yourself with your favourite book or watch Sky digital free-view channels, or DVDs on the large Sony Brava flat-screen TV. And if you should need to stay connected to the internet, wi-fi is available at no extra charge.
Cross the hall to the kitchen, the style of which could easily grace the pages of a fashionable lifestyle magazine. It is equipped to provide full cooking facilities to exploit the wonderful local ingredients produced in Yorkshire The light, cool, colour scheme provides a pleasant place to be, from when you’re making the first cup of tea of the day, right up to cracking open that eagerly anticipated bottle of wine in the evening.
Beyond the separate modern shower room and WC, you enter the comfortable bedroom. This simple but highly-functional room has been designed with custom built wardrobe and side tables providing plenty of storage to take care of everything during your stay. Conveniently situated off the bedroom is the en-suite facility comprising of WC and wash basin.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Scarborough 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford 77 km, Nearest railway: York 22 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The deep recessed 'arrow slit' windows in the bedroom are an unusual feature of the original station buildings.
Space is something you'll find in abundance – this was after all one of the most imposing stations on the line in its day, as befitted the Earl of Carlisle and his important guests who used it.
The large arched windows in the sitting room, flanked by the original shutters, allow the morning sunlight to cascade into this delightful room.
As you pass through the corridor to your bedroom, take a moment to glance out of the window into the inner courtyard – a little haven where well-stocked feeders tempt a wide variety of wild birds and even the local woodpecker population.
The bedroom has plenty of natural light provided by the courtyard windows and a Velux skylight with a blackout shield remotely controlled with a solar powered device.
Comfort is assured with a superior grade, anti-allergenic mattress and fine quality bedding for a pleasant night's sleep – even for those who suffer from allergies.
There is a large electric cooking range, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, uncluttered cool granite worktops, and fully-equipped with cutlery, crockery, glassware and utensils, really everything you'll need.
|Further details outdoors|
In addition to your internal accommodation, there is a patio area and outdoor furniture for your exclusive use in fine weather; plenty of car parking and secure undercover accommodation for bikes. During your stay, don't miss the private wildlife garden set on an acre of land alongside the railway line. This delightful area, which includes a huge pond, has become a thriving habitat for frogs, butterflies and many species of wild birds.The whole area is fenced for dogs, and once the front gate is closed, is totally secure.
Well-behaved dogs are most welcome! We always ask you to make sure that any dogs' mess is cleared up in the bags and bins provided! If you would like to leave your dog for part of the day, we will arrange it for you at a small extra charge, but dogs should never be left alone in the apartment in case of their doing damage to it.
Smoking permitted in the patio area.
Catering can be arranged, please contact advertiser
Northern England region
Whilst discovering the local countryside on foot is very alluring you will probably wish to see some of the many great attractions that North Yorkshire has to offer. Certainly one of England's most popular tourist destinations outside of London is the historic City of York. From your rural retreat at Castle Howard Station, York is within half an hour drive and by using the City's Park & Ride you can soon be wandering ancient city with very little bother. Home of Europe's largest Gothic cathedral, the Minster is just one of many reasons why people visit York. Add to this the quaint street scenes, the city wall and fascinating attractions that includes the National Railway Museum, the largest of it's kind in the World.
A visit to North Yorkshire isn't complete without seeing and experiencing the raw beauty of the North York Moors. The road across the moors is considered to be one of Britain's best drives but there is an alternative method of travel. Departing from nearby Pickering the North York Moors Railway offers you the chance to see the significance of this National Park with a nostalgic journey by steam hauled train.
Beyond the Moors the draw of the North Yorkshire coast offers great variety in seaside attraction. From the endearing Robin Hoods Bay, the haunting yet very agreeable town of Whitby and the more self-assured resort of Scarborough. These coastal destinations are enjoying a new renaissance as domestic (and overseas visitors) are rediscovering the pleasures of the British seaside.
Castles, abbeys, grand houses, chocolate box villages, thriving market towns the list of things to see and enjoy during your stay in North Yorkshire is endless.
The station is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a precious landscape of such distinctive character and beauty that it's protected by the nation to survive unspoilt for future generations. If your pleasures includes relaxing walks and getting close to nature you'll adore the surrounding countryside right on your doorstep.
The Centenary path passes alongside the station, which if you follow in a southwesterly direction will take you through local woods and open fields toward Kirkham. The thirty minute walk that follows the railway and River Derwent through stunning valley scenery is a true joy in it's own right but the prize that awaits you at Kirkham is a delight to behold. With the exception of any passing car you could stand and imagine being in any past time. The traditional old Kirkham signal box and crossing gates are one of only a small handful still working in the country. As you cross the pretty stone bridge over the river you leave the old North Riding and enter the East Riding of Yorkshire. The real gem in this scene is the riverside ruin of Kirkham Priory, an Augustinian priory founded in the twelfth century.
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22 Jan 2014
"Excellent stay in unusual surroundings"
Very enjoyable vacation in a place surrounded by history and in a unique location. Anne was extremely warm in welcoming us and made us feel at home straight away. Nothing was too much trouble so the service was excellent. The stone house was gorgeous and although adjacent to the railway line it added atmosphere to the place.
Good local amenities in local towns and villages and, of course, at Castle Howard (well worth a visit). All in all an excellent 5-day stay.
6 Jan 2014
"I want to live here!"
We stayed for 4 nights over New Year with our 2 dogs and we absolutely loved it! We have stayed in many different holiday properties and Platform 1 is far and away the best accommodation we have found. Everything is to the highest standard including the (very) welcome basket with a fabulous homemade cake!
The apartment is so cosy and ideal for anyone with dogs as it is at the end of a lane with a very secure garden (I have terriers and if there is a hole, they would have found it!) and footpaths right on the doorstep.
I highly recommend Platform 1 and a very big thank you to Anne for making us feel so at home. We will be returning soon!
1 Jan 2014
"We didn't want to leave"
We booked Platform One some months back for a special occasion. We were getting married over Christmas in York and wanted a holiday let that wasn't too far off the beaten track but would feel like it was. It also had to be very special.
Platform One was everything that we had hoped for.
It is finished to an exceptional standard and is very well equipped. We have always steered clear of properties that are attached to the owners - but this one didn't feel like that at all. The logistics and layout feel quite private.
It is comfortable and welcoming and the history that surrounds it makes it quite unique.
As it is part of the old station, trains do pass from time to time - do not let this in anyway put you off...it is not in anyway intrusive, noisy or disturbing. It is something else that makes this location quite unique.
There are walks on the doorstep as part of the Centenary Way, which as we enjoy the outdoors and had our dog with us was perfect. There is also a completely fenced and safe large wildlife garden that we could also use to exercise the dog - plenty of space for her to run around. There is a also beautiful courtyard garden, again completely private & I imagine in the summer months sitting here until late would be lovely.
The kitchen is well stocked...large cooker, dish washer & plenty of crockery made life easy. The welcome pack provided meant we were armed with immediate supplies for our stay, which made such a difference.
When I booked, as we didn't live nearby and were getting married I had numerous emails with Anne the owner for advice and recommendations for nearby services - nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to help me. As such a special time, this made our plans so much easier & stress free !
We would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful apartment - it really is a gem and we did not want to leave ! We will have to go someway to find a self catering property like this - but actually we won't have to as we will be back . We thank Anne and Edmund for the welcome to this unique place - We felt very special.
29 Dec 2013
Booked this gorgeous self catering accommodation for three days early December, and loved it as much as everyone else has. Particularly the warm fire (with wood supplied). Thanks to Anne for her kindn… More
22 Dec 2013
"Self catering for people who want comfort, and quiet"
I have never fancied self-catering (or staying nicely, but eating out) before, so this was a revelation. Everything was all the advance publicity said, but better. Platform 1 looked sparkling, as if it was finished and decorated the day before we arrived. No expense has been spared and the bathroom and kitchen equipment is to die for. Everything is provided, from a full range of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, to a bottle opener. The A64 is 90 seconds away, and yet this wonderful spot is totally secluded; the only sound at night is owls. Trains pass occasionally without being noticed. in the day the courtyard bird feeder is crowded. Lots of local gastropubs. Terrific value, and very civilised indeed.
21 Dec 2013
We were warmly welcomed by Ann, who throughout our stay couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was everything we wanted it to be. The apartment was amazing, everything done to the highest specification whilst maintaining the original features and atmosphere of the old station house. It was an amazing weekend, the welcome basket much appreciated and once again.contained only good quality items. We enjoyed walking through the woods to a nearby pub, and we also visited the other local on the other side of the road. The only slight drawback was having to enter the main road at the end of the private road, a very busy dual carriageway which was difficult to cross. However the experience was wonderful and I would certainly recommend Platform 1 to anyone.
10 Jul 2013
"Idyllic setting, rural but so convenient to city, towns, fantastic places to see, above all superb quality"
We were drawn by the location as we wanted to be near to York and yet stay in the country. The website was most informative and, following our glorious week there, I now know that the photos absolutel… More
Many thanks for this lovely review. It gives us both great pleasure to know that guests have really enjoyed their stay
5 Jan 2013
"Happy new year at platform 1."
We were really looking forward to visiting platform 1 after such a busy Christmas and we were not disappointed. We were greated by the owner Anne on arrival, who's correspondence was excellent. A… More
10 Sep 2012
"Just the ticket!"
We have just returned from a delightful week at Platform One, where the incredibly welcoming and attentive hosts have created a perfect balancing act: a luxurious but relaxed retreat offering all mod … More
20 Jun 2012
"An absolute delight..."
We stayed at Platform 1 with our 9 year old son who was enthralled by the trains and wildlife here. Anne went out of her way to ensure that we had a lovely time and the converted station was steeped i… More
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