Self Catering in North Yorkshire
Welcome to Platform 1, Self Catering in North Yorkshire. Platform 1 offers its guests a unique, 4 star self catering holiday home that is in a historic railway station near Castle Howard. It is ‘just the ticket’ for a fantastic break away that for people who are looking to stay somewhere that is a little bit different. Our pet friendly holiday home is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is perfect for those with historical, architectural and wildlife interests as well as those who are passionate about railways or indeed anyone looking for somewhere of real comfort to de-stress from the hectic pace of modern life.
The self catering accommodation can sleep up to four people in a double bedded en suite room and the spacious lounge which has a comfortable sofa bed. 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. The deep recessed ‘arrow slit’ windows are an unusual feature of the original station buildings. 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. Conveniently situated off the bedroom is the en suite facility comprising of WC and wash basin.
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 sitting room was the former waiting room and the large arched windows flanked by the original shutters allow the morning sunlight to cascade into this delightful 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 on the large Sony Brava flat-screen TV.
The house also has a separate shower room with WC and a large modern kitchen. Platform 1 is naturally cool in the summer, and is warm and cosy in the winter with under floor heating and a traditional log burning stove with wood provided. Regardless of the season or the weather outside, you can be sure that inside it’ll be just right.
A patio area and outdoor furniture are available for your exclusive use in fine weather. There is 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.
There are many reasons why Castle Howard Station’s location is so appealing for a holiday break. Some you’ll enjoy in the local vicinity within walking distance plus many other visitor attractions that are just a short drive away.
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 pleasure includes relaxing walks and getting close to nature you’ll adore the surrounding countryside right on your doorstep.
4 Star Visit Britain.
Children are welcome by arrangement.
Pets and cyclists are most welcome.
Short breaks available £340-£450.
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