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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
1 of 11The most beautiful station on the York-Scarborough line
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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 1 week ago

We stayed here midweek and found it so peaceful and relaxing - the perfect antidote to hectic everyday life! The accommodation is equipped with everything you could need and is very comfortable for two people. The welcome basket with fresh local produce was a lovely...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank ch363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to all the lovely things described in the blurb, the scents of Platform 1 are well worth mentioning: the climbing rose in the courtyard, and the roses and other scented plants in the gardens. Rosemary that can be put on the barbecue to...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank WhitherIgo
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review! You really got the best out of it all! So pleased that Gemma settled so well.

Reviewed June 7, 2021

Loved the whole set up including the railway. Quiet, cosy and relaxing. Also appreciated Anne and Edmund ‘going the extra mile’ for us. Loads round about to enjoy so you can be as active or peaceful as suits.

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank Graham M
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2021

Thank you so much Graham -we also appreciated your photographic contributions too!

Reviewed May 28, 2021

What a perfect property. Cozy, welcoming, well equipped and decorated, in a lovely woodland setting and with its own wild flower meadow complete with pond and relaxing benches. Good, fast WiFi and a smart TV that meant we were able to keep up with all...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2021

Goodness me! Thank you so much for such an informative and comprehensive account of your stay. You were perfect guests too and I hope it will not be the last visit to the Station.

Reviewed May 14, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we will definitely be looking to stay again. Even though it is next to a live railway line with an hourly service in each direction the noise from the passing trains isn't intrusive at all and I'm sure most...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank MandJCastleford
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2021

Thank you so much M & J we would love to welcome you back! There was steam train passed yesterday- we were so surprised!

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Reviewed May 10, 2021

A perfect escape from busy urban life. A very comfortable and beautifully designed apartment surrounded by woodlands and wildlife in what feels like a remote and private spot. And yet only a stone's throw from the historic city of York, 45 minutes from the sea,...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank JandBLondon
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2021

Dear J and B I think you have captured it beautifully! Thanks for a great review and hope to see you again

Reviewed May 2, 2021

What a wonderful place to stay! We received a very warm welcome from Anne, Edmond and Tilda the dog. The accommodation is beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and of a high spec. The delicious welcome basket was very well received too. I would highly...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Wedders124
TrailBlazer293694, VR Owner at Castle Howard Station - Platform 1, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2021

Many thanks guys! hope to see you again some time!

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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Howard Station - Platform 1

Castle Howard Station - Platform 1 is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Castle Howard Station - Platform 1 has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Castle Howard Station - Platform 1 has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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