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View from Sandsend Sleeper.
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Sandsend Sleeper & Parcel Wagon

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 & Parcel Wagon’ have 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 train spotter 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 Parcel Wagon provides accommodation for 2 people.

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


Sleeps Carriage sleeps 4. Parcel Wagon sleeps 2.

1 King Size Bed, 1 Double Bed... Wagon Twin Beds (or King Size zip & Link)

2 Bathrooms. Parcel Wagon 1 Bathroom

3 Toilets

Private Parking

Free Wi-Fi

Children Welcome

Travel Cot & High Chair available upon request

Washer/ dryer


Dogs Welcome (maximum two) £8 per night

Enclosed Garden with decked area & Hot Tub.

10m from the beach

Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes nearby

Close to Mary's, Sandsend & Lythe Stores - Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury's and Co-op in Whitby



Sandsend Sleeper


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 corner sofa. 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, bedside drawers, hanging hooks with shelf. Stunning coastal views.

Bathroom 2: Bath, handheld shower over bath, toilet, washbasin.

Parcel Wagon 


Bedroom: Twin beds ( can be offered as a king size upon request) Bedside tables, wardrobe, wall mounted TV, Tea & coffee making facilities. French doors leading on to the gantry, stunning panoramic views along the coastline from Sandsend to Whitby Abbey.

En-suite: Spacious walk in shower, wash basin and toilet. 

: Patio furniture on the gantry.

Please note the Parcel Wagon can not be booked without Sandsend Sleeper.

Wi-Fi: Unlimited WiFi available.

Pets: Dogs welcome (maximum two) £8 per pet per night.

Garden: Enclosed lawned garden with a decked area, hot tub and garden furniture

Parking: Private parking bay next to the carriage.

Heating: Oil central heating.

Short breaks: Available from 4th October – 3rd April

Shop & Pub: Within 1/4 a mile.

Notes: Beds in the carriage accessible from one side and the foot due to the nature, shape and size of the bedrooms. 

TV: Please note that since the Bilsdale TV mast burned down in August 2021, parts of the Sandsend / Whitby area now do not receive a terrestial signal with any consistency and in some cases, not at all. In all Mulgrave Estate holiday cottages you will find smart TVs and we would ask that you utilise the likes of BBC Iplayer to watch both live TV and of course, to access catch up.

Check in: 4pm Check out: 10am.

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