Langwathby Station Cottage

An enthralling retreat styled in homage to the iconic Flying Scotsman, rich in first-class comfort and peacefully secluded on a scenic railway line in Cumbria.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

With its immaculate village green and chocolate-box cottages, Langwathby is a picturesque Cumbrian village that evokes a gentle feeling of timelessness.

Secluded on the A686 – named as one of the ten most scenic roads in the world – the village offers an ideal setting for weary souls in need of a fresh escape from hectic everyday life.

You’ll also have the chance to stay in a living piece of history: a charming Victorian railway cottage at Langwathby Station; part of the mesmerising Settle to Carlisle line that travels through the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines.

Sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms, you can watch nostalgic steam trains whistle their way through the station on lazy summer days… if you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of the Flying Scotsman itself!

You’ll find the beautifully-renovated cottage itself styled and decorated in homage to this iconic locomotive: with authentic signage, close-up photography and assorted memorabilia to inspire wistful, fascinated smiles.

Amongst other pieces, these include an ingenious Scotsman cuckoo-clock and an ancient ticket-machine… all set alongside high-quality furnishings, glistening chandeliers, and sleek mod-cons for a true first-class stay.

You’ll find the welcoming lounge area furnished with cosy sofas and a log-burning stove; perfect for unwinding with a tipple after a long day exploring the local area. The Smart TV even comes complete with streaming services, to help keep you entertained in-between passing trains.

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At a glance

  • A Victorian station building, lovingly renovated into a charming cottage styled in authentic homage to the iconic Flying Scotsman.
  • The cottage is situated at Langwathby Station, on the Settle to Carlisle line in Cumbria.
  • Sleeping up to six guests, the cottage boasts one kingsize and two double bedrooms. There are full self-contained facilities, including an en-suite shower room and one shared shower room for the remaining two bedrooms.
  • Catch a summer steam train to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, or set yourself a cycling challenge on the popular Sea to Sea route.
  • Located in the Eden Valley, there is plenty of scope for beautiful walks, while Langwathby Village is home to a friendly pub.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Private entrance, living area with log burner and Smart TV with streaming services, free Wi-Fi, dining area with table and chairs, kitchen with oven, microwave, toaster and kettle. 2 kingsize bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 shared shower room with WC. Outside area with bench seating. Free private parking.

Local activities

Walking, cycling, mountain hikes, steam trains, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, historic sites, village pub.

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Meanwhile, the elegant and well-equipped kitchen will help you whip up feasts worthy of the finest five-star dining carriage, and there’s a modern, gleaming shower room to freshen up in.

Choose your favourite of the three stylish bedrooms – two kingsize rooms (one with its own en-suite shower room) and one double – each ready and waiting to lull you into a sound night’s sleep.

In the morning, why not cradle that first mug of coffee outside, relaxing on the comfortable bench as you survey your rail-side surroundings and plan the rest of your day?

Not only is the cottage positioned in the beautiful Eden Valley, but you can also access the Sustrans Sea to Sea – otherwise known as the UK’s most popular challenge cycle route – easily, so there’s plenty of scope for fresh-air adventure.

If you’d rather drive, take a short, scenic journey to the Lake District… or how about jumping on a train and visiting the Yorkshire Three Peaks?

With such an abundance of things to see, do, and experience, you may find yourselves booking a return ticket to Langwathby Station Cottage just as soon as you arrive home.

Things to note

Cleaning fee of £120 for each stay. Well-behaved pets may be permitted on request and at an additional cleaning fee of £35. A travel cot is provided. Electric car charging is available – though this is an excellent retreat for non-drivers, as you can simply jump on the train to explore!

Current Offers

15% discount until end June 2024

Where you'll be staying

Langwathby, Cumbria

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