- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Crafted with care and attention to detail, Flying Yorkshireman is a replica Pullman-style railway carriage with a gloriously nostalgic ‘time capsule’ feel.
Overlooking a sparkling river, and the old Nidd Valley railway line in the North Yorkshire village of Glasshouses, the views from your carriage window are picture-perfect. Sit back and savour those scenes of rolling hills, sheep-dotted fields, and huge, ever-changing skies… without having to crane your necks as they whoosh past.
At a generous 24ft by 9ft, the roomy carriage sleeps two people in sumptuous comfort, with everything you’ll need for a relaxing break on board – and there’s even an al fresco hot tub!
You’ll discover plenty of reclaimed pieces, too, as well as evocative art and style that will transport you back to soothing times past. Think ‘old Hollywood’ painted murals, reclaimed British Rail lamps with soft-glowing fairy lights, and a clever ‘train buffer table’ to rest your drinks on.
As for modern-day facilities, you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen with a two-ring hob and oven (as well as plenty of tea, coffee, bread and jams!) and a refreshing shower room with plenty of fluffy towels to help kick-start your mornings. There’s no TV here, but with surroundings this spectacular, who needs one?
In fact, why not take that coffee out onto the furnished ‘platform’, and watch the sun rising in that vast Yorkshire sky?
If you’re in the mood to explore, there are plenty of beautiful walks to be taken in all directions, including the 38-mile Six Dales Trail – so in other words, make sure you’ve packed some sturdy footwear!Keep reading
At a glance
- A lovingly crafted replica Pullman-style carriage for two, beautifully situated to overlook both the river and the old Nidd Valley railway line in Glasshouses, North Yorkshire.
- Expect exceptional rural views, without having to watch them all whoosh past your carriage window!
- The roomy carriage is fully self-contained, with well-equipped kitchen and shower facilities.
- Sit out on the ‘platform’ decking, or fire up the al fresco hot tub for a sunset-watching treat.
- The Six Dales Trail passes through the village, and there are many beautiful walks to be taken in all directions, peppered with quirky places to eat. The market town of Pateley Bridge is three miles away.
- Adults Only
- Hot Tubs
Replica train carriage, sleeps 2 guests. Train table and chairs, reclaimed accessories, USB charging point, well-equipped kitchen with oven, two-ring hob, fridge, kettle, toaster, tea, coffee, juice, bread, jams, cutlery, crockery, glasses. Shower room with towels and WC. Double bedroom with double bed, bedding, country views. Al fresco ‘platform’ decking with seating, private hot tub, parking for one car.
Walking, Six Dales Trail, horse riding, riverside picnics, market towns, shopping, cafés, pubs, restaurants, swimming, leisure centres, historic sites.
But should you prefer jumping in the car, a mere five-minute drive will take you to the pretty market town of Pateley Bridge, which is regularly voted one of the best places to live, and is also home to the ‘oldest sweet shop in England’. Why not while away some time by stopping for a well-deserved snack in one of the many quirky cafés you’ll discover there?
Absorb yourselves in the pleasures of authentic country life, safe in the knowledge that you can return to your carriage whenever you like, for some welcome rest and relaxation. You could begin by welcoming the sunset with a dip in that hot tub, or enjoying a glass or two of bubbles out on the platform.
Chat the star-studded evening away with the one you love, without a care in the world. When it’s finally time to turn in, all you’ve got to do is head back inside and pad along the carriage to your ‘sleeper’ compartment. Flanked by windows, and furnished with a downy double bed, this is first-class travel indeed.
Things to note
Check in after 3pm, check out before 10am. The carriage is not suitable for children, and pets are not permitted due to animals living on the farm site. Please note that Wi-Fi access must be arranged in advance.