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 (with an optional extra single bed)
• two twin bedrooms, all rooms with stunning views of the trains and station
• sitting room with wood burner, wind up gramophone and a discrete TV/DVD
• former ticket office with comfy seating for train watching and quiet reading
• first floor bathroom with traditional-style suite and electric shower
• kitchen with traditional sink and range (and a pantry full of mod cons!)
• sitting room with woodburner and wind-up gramophone (plus a sneaky TV!)
• hallway complete with harmonium, for the musically minded
• large lawned front garden, fenced for dogs
• private gravelled back garden with parking
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 the artist Christopher Ware. His studio is adjacent to the house but completely separate.