Station House located in Egton Bridge in the heart of the North York Moors has been lovingly restored to provide a beautiful holiday home in a fabulous location. The property has the benefit of ample private parking and a garden and is situated less than 100 metres from a well regarded bar and restaurant, in one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful villages and on one of England’s most picturesque railways. A very quiet line, you will be visited by five trains each way, each day (subject to seasonal change, please check timetable) stopping to pick up and drop off walkers as they navigate their way along the coast to coast walk, which passes through the village. In summer steam trains will pass, making a spectacular sight from your lounge. The next station along is Grosmont, part of the award-winning North Yorkshire Moors railway, where you can catch steam or heritage diesel trains on route to Whitby or Pickering, or simply enjoy the period station facilities and village cafes. Arrive on holiday by train or just park your car from day one and visit the moors by train for a wonderful holiday in the middle of Heartbeat country. The fresh water River Esk meanders through the village, where you can cross by its famous stepping stones on route to view another of the village’s attractions, its trees, including giant Redwoods. Egton Bridge also boasts St Hedda’s church, the cathedral of the moors and is famous for its black grouse and quoits. With Whitby just nine miles away, at the end of the line, you can be assured of a holiday to remember.
See the internet for videos of steam trains passing through Egton station. Please see NYM Railways for more details.
Egton Station opened on 2nd October 1865. Visitors to the station may recognise the building, being nearly identical in design to Goathland station, which is just two stops away. NER architect, Thomas Prosser, famous for his work on York, Newcastle and Durham stations, designed a handful of stations in the North Yorkshire Moors region, including Egton, Glaisdale, Danby and Goathland. Prossers work is seen worldwide, as neighbouring Goathland station is often used for filming, including a Harry Potter film, All Creatures Great and Small and even a pop video for Simply Red. It’s perhaps best known for its appearances in the Heartbeat series. Egton station’s connection to Heartbeat is that it was the childhood home of Rhoda Walker, the wife of author Nicholas Rhea, who created the books ’Constable’, on which Heartbeat is based. The Postgate Inn at the entrance to the station was ’The Black Dog’ in Heartbeat. Egton station was sold by British Rail along with many others at the time and became a private residence, occupied for decades by an ex railwayman. A plaque about the station and its history, can be found in the public car park under the railway bridge. The station has been lovingly restored by a railway enthusiast and now offers authentic holiday accommodation in a beautiful part of the world.
Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, Sky TV (family package) and DVD player.
Dining room/ Snug: With TV (for DVD use only), Playstation 2 and a selection of games.
Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Wet room: With shower and WC.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden and sitting-out area with furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: A lockable gate from the garden leads onto the railway platform.