Castle Howard holiday apartment rental with walking, log fire and TV and rural retreat

Castle Howard Stn Platform 1

from £118 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

43 reviews

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G T Andrew's masterpiece small station - the view from the other side of the line

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 110199

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Scarborough 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford 77 km, Nearest railway: York 22 km
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
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
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

Further details

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

The Yorkshire 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.

Castle Howard

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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28 Aug 2015


"Fantastic place and a great part of the world"

Platform 1 really is a great place to stay, comfortable, well equipped, dog friendly and Anne and Edmund are excellent hosts. We stayed for two weeks and found plenty to do as its close to all the main attractions, the coast, the moors, excellent pubs and of course Castle Howard. Highly recommend York, Harrogate, the train ride to Whitby, Filey beach, Dalby Forest and the ice cream shop at Thornton Le Dale. However good the attractions are though it was always great to go back to such a special place to stay.

18 Aug 2015


"excellent location the perfect place to stay"

hi just got back from our stay at platform1 we have had a great time it was the perfect place for us as a family as my partner has walking difficulties and uses a stick but the property is all level and he found it easy to get around ,our dog found the freedom of being able to run around great as there was no way of him getting out,,as it is very secure and our son loved being on the railway line as he is a great railway enthusiast and had a great day on the north Yorkshire moor railway.This is the first time we have all been able to go away together as a family and will definitely book again..Anne and Edmund are great hosts and make you feel very welcome and the welcome pack that is there for you when you arrive is wonderful, thankyou for a great time

11 Jul 2015


"Superb place to have a unique and relaxing holiday"

Brilliant place to stay, actually in a former trainstation with a very special history. It has been converted to a state-of-the-art self catering cottage, which was also very pleasant for our Beagle, who could also really unwind in this hidden gem. Close to the cottage is a professional dog nursery called 'The Dutch Barn', where we left our Beagle one day when we went to see the beautiful city of York. The pleasant atmosphere of the cottage is also the merit of the Proprietors Anne and Edmund Collins, whose love for their great stationbuilding is tangible.

21 Jun 2015


"Unique experience, piece of history to relish."

This refurbished railway station provides a unique experience. It's high quality finishes add a modern but sympathetic touch to it's history. The warm welcome from owner & thorough details provided makes sure you settle in quickly. With a thoughtful welcome basket also to greet you. We found having our dog with us presented no issues & accommodation was easy to keep clean & tidy with the well placed lay out. Castle Howard so near( 3 visits ! ) they serve a lovely breakfast ,useful on day of departure. York, and also the coast not to far away we found so much to do which included our furry friend being with us. So great base, great location, fabulous scenery, dog friendly.

5 May 2015


"First class accomodation with a first class service"

This is our second stay at Platform 1 and we will definitely be back next time we are in the Yorkshire area. This years stay coincided with the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event although we had already booked before the tour dates were confirmed so it was a double bonus. We used the local Park and Ride into York which was very quick and easy to watch the event on the Saturday and on Sunday we walked to the local pub for the best roast dinner. The accommodation Manager had left articles about the history of Platform 1 and its links with Castle Howard which makes very interesting reading. The accommodation is incredibly comfortable and the Manager is very accommodating if you have any special requests.

10 Nov 2014



This was one of the best cottages I have stayed in. Lovely welcome, dog walks straight outside the gate, very comfortable inside, everything you could possible need. Trains an added interest. Can't wait to go back.

9 Nov 2014


"Such an amazing place to chill, take lovely walks , and so close to York and castle Howard"

platform 1 is unique , it is a beautiful place , full of charm and perfect for a get away break .Anne was so helpful , lovely basket of breakfast food and cake ! Would certainly return, loved it

28 Oct 2014


"An Absolute Gem!!!"

Returned last week from a wonderful week staying at Platform One. Stayed with my husband and eldest daughter. The environment was roomy and big enough for the three of us plus more. Enjoyed lovely cosy nights in the lounge watching our favourite DVD along with the occasion train passing by outside. To be honest this was a really nice feature which we found rather quirky and an excuss to play a guessing game as to what time the next one would pass. A train enthusiasts dream along with the added bonus of some rather nice info of the past which was displayed via pictures around the place. My favourite was the picture of the station by Felix ? which hung above the fireplace which accomodated a gorgous log burner. Kitchen was amazing with all mode cons. Ann had put together a really nice welcome hamper with locally produced bacon,free range eggs, freshly baked bread, milk, butter and assorted homemade treats. We were offered a vegetarian option at the time of booking along with the options of duvets or/and blankets for the beds and required number of pillows. The main source of heating was via underfloor heating in all rooms which to be far was more than adequate. In relation to things to do in and around the area we found beautiful walks to Castle Howard and Kirkham Abbey. There is also two nice in Welburn, the Crown and Cushion and the other in Kirkham, just up the bank..sorry the name escapes me. Lots of wildlife to see which my daughter enjoyed as she looked out onto the court yard in the mornings. Overall an amazing place with lots to do, explore and a must to visit.

15 Oct 2014


"Unique and thoroughly enjoyed"

Highly recommend Platform 1, our wonderful host and the surrounding area. Platform 1 looks delightful on the website but we were still wowed on arrival. Lovely place to stay with or without a canine friend. We were accompanied by our collie who was made as royally welcome as we were, with all needs well catered for. So many lovely walks, places and delightful inns to visit in the area. Castle Howard itself - the jewel in the crown.

14 Oct 2014


"Absolutely perfect!"

We recently stayed for three days and nights at Platform 1 and I honestly couldn't fault the accommodation. Everything provided was of a high standard and contributed to the ease and comfort of our stay. We very quickly felt completely at home, assisted by the owner's warm welcome, the welcome basket with some delicious food so we didn't need to worry about breakfast and the roominess of the accommodation. The owner also went to great lengths to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction and was readily available to answer any questions. Not only was the accommodation well equipped, there was also a multitude of brochures on the area, catering to all different needs and interests as well as fascinating reading material on the history of the building. As the name suggests, it was a railway station and although they no longer stop, the occasional train passes right by the front door. My husband and I were extremely excited when ever one went past. This just added to the total charm of the stay. We have been travelling around the UK for a few weeks and this was, without a doubt, the most beautiful and most comfortable of our various stays.

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