The steam trains were great but the property needs a little work 1st good points for 2 people it is great right on the staion platform living area cosy but ok as a base to operate from close to Whitby and Scarborugh as well as Goathland (HEARTBEAT) we enjoyed our stay we would give it 8 out of 10 but could so easily be a 10 out of 10 welcome tray on arrival nice touch key east to obtain from the location told to us parking not an issue place for 1 car for steam train fans it is great although northen rail still run through it they are the only ones that stop at this staion The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (DO NOT STOP AT THIS STATION) Now the bad points or points that need attention the skylight in the roof is double glazed but not sound proofed so nosie from road travels in, The alcove at the front of the property which you have to walk through to get on to platform has a public phone in it and when sat in the property you can hear them as clear as if they were next to you this can be rectified by sound proofing the old front entrance door the TV there is no TV aerial just a dish for FREESAT but half the buttons on the remte controls do not work the FREESAT needs retuning as stations are missing or just upgrade it as well as putting a TV aerial up for the TV but by far the worst is the bed yes it is in a small area but basically a hole in the wall to get into bed then one of you is by the wall the other by the hole if you need the toilet in the night you have to climb over the other person there is no other way to do it but a good arcitecht could solve this problem they really are small changes which would take no longer then 1 week to put right then it would be a 10 out of 10 property would I recommend this property to a friend with the bed as it is no if the bed was altered then it would be a yes I know they sound picky but if it is raining all week you will need a TV and FREESAT that works properly we came home a day early Friday instead of Saturday but the property is clean and tidy the bridge pub across from the staion The Bridge (DOES NOT) do food yet.
We stayed in the Ticket office for a week at the end of August and we had a wonderful time. The location of the property is brilliant and we never got tired of seeing the trains go past. It is a quick 3 minute train ride away from Whitby, or a 20 minute walk if you are feeling a little more active.
The downstairs of the property is very comfortable, but the upstairs rooms are sitting in the eves and therefore have sloping ceilings that may not be suitable for particularly tall people. The spiral staircase may also cause issues to anyone who isn't confident with heights but is very secure.
We would definitely book this property again as we were very comfortable and everything was immaculate.
As stated in other reviews, fantastic if you are a steam train fan, obviously why people book. Hated the spiral staircase, freezer compartment in fridge was not efficient. There is only 1 window that opens, this is in the form of a sky light in the bedroom area, which, unless you are 6ft plus [ which we are not] you have to take a chair upstairs and stand on it in order to open the window. The water in the shower was usually cold, at best, luke warm. There is a switch downstairs to turn on landing light, but no switch upstairs. The bed was difficult to get in and out of, like sleeping in a cupboard. Parking can be awkward, when we arrived, our space was being used by people from Station House next door, took a while to find drivers for cars to be moved. We would not return, left on Friday afternoon, so did not encounter 'silent' cleaners.
I'm a massive (6'5") rail fan and selected this cottage largely cos of this. The location is fantastic. The downstairs of the property is nice but retains little of the original detail. The spiral stair looks OK but is not great for a big man.
Upstairs.........Well, no pics I notice.
The bed....Very comfy when you can get in but rubbish covers. We swapped around so that we could get in/out easily.
The bathroom....No room for me to get clean after the loo. Power points upstairs impossible.
Obviously done on the cheap. Next door is massive and some room should have been given to the Ticket Office.
Ms Jones the owner was cold on the phone (they have 5 properties) Cleaning staff turn up early of the Saturday leaving day and don't speak.
Totall unsuitable for elderly/disabled folk.
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The ticket office gives a beautiful glimpse into the past. The accommodation has been cleverly created in the old ticket office on Ruswarp station platform on the North Esk Railway line.
The ticket office is accurately described by the owner, it is small but has all a couple need to enjoy a break in a lovely unusual location.
The accommodation is very well equipped, it has a real flame gas fire and electric radiators so despite the freezing weather outside we were warm and cozy.
The sleeping quarters have been created in the roof space, headroom is an issue but it works fine, the small shower is piping hot, the small double bed can only be accessed from one side so it is necessary to disturb the person nearest to the opening if the other person needs to get up in the night.a sense of humour helps!
There is a designated parking space, regrettably this was initially not available to us as the people renting the attached station house had denied access by parking in front of it, this was soon addressed without problem.
All in all the ticket office was a great base for our short break, we loved seeing the trains going past the window, the accommodation was equipped to a high standard and although being very small was quaint and fun.
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