All aboard Mulgrave Estate‘s beautifully restored railway carriage for a unique first class stay like no other, on the site of the former train station at Sandsend.
The carriage named ‘Sandsend Sleeper’ has been lifted onto the former platform at Sandsend to join ‘The Station’ holiday cottage.
The carriage was built in York in 1956 and is a MK1 Tourist Second Open. Starting works in the LNER livery in which it is now painted, commonly described as ‘blood and custard’ but as the paintworks were stripped back to bare metal it unveiled different colours including Southern Rail and Scotrail. The carriage started work on the East Coast Main line and is thought to have been to Sandsend and Whitby in the past.
You don’t need to be a trainspotter to appreciate the wonder of this luxurious and lovingly restored carriage and station holiday cottage as it also boasts a prime elevated position providing stunning sea views along the coastline towards Whitby. The carriage will provide luxury accommodation for up to four people promoting a lovely feeling of nostalgia for both young and old.
The carriage has welcomed its first guests.........'We really enjoyed our stay, the carriage is very comfortable and well equipped for cooking. We loved the extra bits like the glasses with trains on them and trains on the toilet roll and towel holders. The views are amazing and we really liked Sandsend. We hope to be able to return.
Thank you for the lovely welcoming gift of provisions, they were delicious and we appreciated them.
Back to normal life now, well as normal as it gets at the present time, but the memories of this New Year holiday will stay with us'.
Watch the arrival and installation of the carriage via link below
1 King Size Bed, 1 Double Bed
Available upon request
Dogs Welcome £5 per night
Enclosed Garden with decked area.
10m from the beach
Pub, Restaurant and Bistro nearby
Close to Lythe & Sandsend Stores - Lidl, Sainsbury's and Co-op in Whitby
Layout of the carriage: The entrance doorway is in the centre of the carriage, this leads into the open plan lounge/ kitchen / diner. The bedrooms are located off either side of this and the bathrooms off the bedrooms.
Entrance: Via the gantry, steps and a walkway.
Lounge / Kitchen / Diner: Light and spacious, open plan design.
Electric hob, oven & grill, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge with ice box. Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Folding dining table and chairs. Breakfast bar with 2 leather bar stools. Large luxury sofas. Nest of wooden tables. Wall mounted smart TV. Stunning panoramic views along the coast towards Whitby Abbey.
Bedroom 1: King-size ottoman bed with storage beneath, wardrobe, drawers. Stunning coastal views.
Bathroom 1: Large corner shower cubicle, washbasin, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Double ottoman bed with storage beneath. Stunning coastal views.
Bathroom 2: Bath, handheld shower over bath, toilet, washbasin.
Entrance: Via the gantry /walkway.
Storage for luggage, bikes, surf boards etc.
Wi-Fi: Unlimited WiFi available from January 2021.
Pets: Dogs welcome, £5 per pet per night.
Garden: Enclosed lawned garden with a decked area and garden furniture
Parking: Private parking next to the carriage.
Heating: Central heating.
Short breaks: Available from 4th October – 3rd April
Shop & Pub: Within 1/4 a mile.
Notes: Sandsend Sleeper is along the platform from The Station which sleeps up to 7 people, these can be booked together. Mobile signal is good.
Check in: 5pm Check out: 9am.