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The Goods Wagon

Harrogate (4mls), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Sky TV
Quirky
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • Unique, charming wagon conversion paying homage to the area’s railway connections
  • Nestled in a peaceful spot on the owner's property overlooking a lush green woodland
  • Head to Knaresborough and pick up a boat to row along the River Nidd
Property code: 81300

Find a unique retreat in this sympathetically restored railway carriage which has been brought back to life – perfect for an unforgettable romantic getaway, relaxing, exploring and stargazing whatever the time of year.

In a secluded spot alongside a former station on the historic Nidd Valley Railway stands The Old Goods Wagon, now rescued and restored after being abandoned during the final stages of railway steam power. It’s set within an idyllic location situated within the lush green countryside of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village itself offers a decent local pub, village store and coffee shop. Keen walkers will love how close this property is to The Nidderdale Way, a wonderful 53-mile circular walk that rewards hikers with breathtaking views over the Dale. There is a great selection of local attractions and natural landscapes all within easy driving distance, including Brimham Rocks and the famous Three Peaks of Whernisde, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent.

The carriage has been thoughtfully restored in keeping with its heritage, with wonderful attention to detail in the fixtures and fittings, many of them original pieces. The bespoke kitchen is equipped with home comforts, including an electric hob, microwave and fridge. You can find all cutlery and crockery housed in the retro larder opposite. The sleeping area has a blissful double bed with storage space beneath, shelving above and a TV to sit back and relax after a long day walking. Furthermore, there is a fabulous shower room with WC. There are two comfy leather armchairs which complete the furnishings, where you can gaze out the rear window and watch the flora and fauna in the woodland right outside.

Step outside and enjoy breakfast on the patio with bistro-style garden furniture overlooking the old railway line whilst listening to the morning chorus in the ancient woodland behind. Also, enjoy an evening al fresco experience with a lovely BBQ.

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric hob, microwave and fridge
  • Welcome pack provided
  • TV in the bedroom area
  • Patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-street parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under 18 years old

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jo 4th June 2021

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Great attention to detail and in a stunning location

Reviewed by Margaret 15th May 2021

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Amazing place to stay. Had two nights here and enjoyed every minute. Your hosts are wonderfully friendly with plenty of local knowledge and information. The 'Goods Wagon' has been wonderfully and painstakingly restored to an excellent standard and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're in need of a quiet and peaceful break then look no fuRead morerther. Will definitely be revisiting. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 1st May 2021

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Absolutely fantastic stay at the goods wagon. Really well refurbished and super place to stay. Lovely hosts who couldnt do enough for us with great local knowledge. Well worth a visit. We will be returning.

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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