Levisham Station House is a heritage haven on the most remote station of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The lovingly restored former Station Master’s house offers a chance for guests to step back in time for a unique holiday experience.
The house is furnished to reflect the pre-war era, but with discretely added mod cons for guests’ convenience. It comfortably sleeps 6(7) on two floors:
• double en-suite bedroom (optional extra single bed)
• twin bedroom, both rooms with stunning views
• former ticket office alongside platform doubles as day room/bedroom with sofabed
• first floor bathroom with traditional-style suite and electric shower
• kitchen with traditional sink and Rayburn range (pantry full of mod cons!)
• sitting room with woodburner and working gramophone (and TV!)
• hallway with working harmonium and Bakelite telephone
• private use of back garden with parking for one car
• large front garden (tended by the owners)
Guests are given temporary NYMR membership so enjoy 50% off tickets bought from Levisham Station. Steam trains run hourly in peak season, between Pickering and Grosmont, with a service onwards to Whitby. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists, and offers a peaceful winter retreat.
Children are welcome but the house is not equipped for little ones and parents need to be aware of hazards beyond the front door. Both toilets are upstairs, so not suited for people with limited mobility. Well-behaved dogs are welcome downstairs.
Levisham Station House is run by Christopher Ware, the NYMR’s Resident Artist www.warehouseart.com. His studio is adjacent to the house but completely separate, and open part-time to visitors from the platform entrance.