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Castle Howard Station - Platform 1

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The most beautiful station on the York-Scarborough line
The formal garden
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Platform 1 is the result of a total refurbishment completed in 2009 to create a contemporary living space of a very high quality and comfort. It conserves the main architectural features combined with cool modern style. The self-catering accommodation can easily provide for up to four persons comprising 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 with wood provided. Regardless of the season or...Platform 1 is the result of a total refurbishment completed in 2009 to create a contemporary living space of a very high quality and comfort. It conserves the main architectural features combined with cool modern style. The self-catering accommodation can easily provide for up to four persons comprising 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 with wood provided. Regardless of the season or the weather outside, you can be sure that inside it’ll be just right. 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, for example, 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. 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. You may not be planning to spend too much time cooking, but here you'll find everything you need. There is a large electric cooking range, microwave, fridge freezer, dish washer, uncluttered cool granite worktops, and fully-equipped with cutlery, crockery, glassware and utensils, really everything you’ll need. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Well behaved dogs are welcome.. Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays for either weekly or short break bookings
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Anne C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
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Reviewed December 3, 2020

We booked this last minute (just the two of us) as we were unable to walk the Via Francigena in Italy as planned due to Covid-19. Our break couldn’t have been better! We were greeted by Anne and Edmond when we arrived, and communication prior...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Judith K
Reviewed November 8, 2020

Platform 1 will certainly be counted as one of the most memorable visits for myself and my other half. Not only were we made to feel most welcome by Anne but our two whippets were too. The accommodation is done to a high standard and...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank NikiM224
Reviewed October 30, 2020

This was our third visit, and so lucky to be able to stay during this unusual year. Anne and Edmund make you feel so welcome to Platform One, part of their wonderful home, a truly dog friendly place, with walks on the doorstep, always so...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Wendy T
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2020

You are welcpme any time! The perfect bdog owners!!Best wishes

Reviewed October 22, 2020

This was a wonderful weekend getaway. The location is so pretty and the trains that pass by (infrequently) just add to the character. Well equipped, super clean. Great welcome pack especially the cakes. Anne and Edmund are great (invisible) hosts and their huge garden and...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Explore47008745598
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2020

Thank you so much for a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the cakes! We have wonderful food shops and restaurants available as you found.Glad the dogs enjoyed it too -it is the perfect spot for them.

Reviewed October 12, 2020

The accommodation had everything we needed to relax and a lovely garden. Easy access to the moors, countryside and coast - just beautiful. Walks on your doorstep and plenty more a drive away. Castle Howard is stunning and absolutely worth visiting, and you can't go...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Resort35903332233
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2020

Edmund and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. As the old Irish saying goes " If Mammy's happy, everyones happy". Ditto, if our guests are happy, we are happy!! Thank you for a lovely review !

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Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Ideally positioned between York and Scarborough, Platform 1 at Castle Howard is a gem of a get away cottage. We had a friendly welcome from the owners and good communication both before and during our stay. A personalised welcome pack awaited us, the cottage was...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank D110HCnicolat
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your informative review -I know you made the most of the situation and had good weather!

Reviewed September 18, 2020

Great location in the Howardian Hills and close to the N Yorks Moors. We spent our Silver Wedding here on the recommendation of my wife's best friend. How right she was - amazing adaptation of the old Castle Howard railway station into a lovely, elegant...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank GandL1995
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2020

Thank you so much G&L for a wonderful review-so glad it did not disappoint in relation to your cancelled holiday in Biarritz! You were great guests!

Reviewed September 14, 2020

Had a lovely 5 days stay at platform 1. Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Everything we needed was catered for. Thank you to Anne & Edmond for the welcome package and for being great hosts. One word of warning, the walk to Castle Howard is longer...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Chris A
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Hmm Chris, as a native I rarely walk to CH so know how long it can be! it's one thing getting there, but the return looms large! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Anne

Reviewed September 11, 2020

What a fabulous place . The hosts were lovely and so was the dog 😀 . Super clean and fully equipped. Would highly recommend staying here .Loved the history of the station

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank 847misse
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

You were lovely too! So glad you enjoyed your stay here. as the old irish saying goes " When Mammy's happy , everyone's happy" adapted for Edmund and me "when our guests are happy -we are happy!"

Reviewed August 29, 2020

What a beautiful place to stay. The location is perfect, peaceful location but not to far from anywhere. It has everything you need and is extremely comfortable. The hosts are very welcoming, even providing cake (which delighted my daughter). I would definitely book again. Thank...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

Thank you so much -we would love to see you again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
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