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The Goods Wagon

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

  • 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
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under 18 years old
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachael 29th January 2024

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The Goods Wagon was beautifully appointed. Immaculately clean and everything you could need. The hosts were lovely and friendly. The location of the Goods Wagon is perfect for visiting Harrogate and the surrounding countryside. I had perfect peace and quiet during my stay, and the wildlife was amazing. I feel so refreshed and calm after my railway Read moreretreat. Its what everyone needs. But please dont tell everyone!!!!!! Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 5th January 2024

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We absolutely loved our stay in The Goods Wagon - It's done up to a fantastic standard and has everything that you need. The hosts are so welcoming and have plenty of knowledge of the local area. 10/10 - would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Nick 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 22nd October 2023

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Gorgeous accommodation in a lovely location. The train themed decor is great! Cosy, comfortable, had everything we needed for a late October break. Proper shower & toilet, small fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, small electric hob, towels, tea towels and shower & cleaning products included. The owners live on site and couldnt be more helpful. Be Read moreaware that the pub and cafe in the village dont open on Mon/Tues, but there are others a short drive away. Perfect for a peaceful & relaxing break. Hide

Reviewed by G 4th September 2023

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Wonderful renovation, sympathetic to the wagon's railway heritage. Well equipped with lovely welcome goodies. Owners exceptionally helpful, couldn't do enough for us.

Reviewed by Mary 10th July 2023

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Wonderful stay for the Great Yorkshire Show. Totally original venue done up to an excellent standard. Peaceful, picturesque location. Friendly and informative hosts.

Reviewed by John 2nd June 2023

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Superb accommodation in a beautiful location. Extremely welcoming hosts who will go to great lengths to make you stay wonderful. The Goods Wagon has everything you will need to make your stay exceptional. There is the extra special Gus the Dachshund who is the icing on the cake. Thank you for making our stay the best ever, look forward to using agaRead morein. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 27th May 2023

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A little piece of heaven, tranquil & relaxing stay in a beautiful environment, one of the prettiest places I have seen. Owners luvly & accommodating. A total chillax. Highly recommended 5*

Reviewed by Linda 21st October 2022

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Delightful accommodation in a lovely woodland setting. Plenty of walks nearby and short walk to pub/cafe/shop/bus stop.

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th August 2022

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The Goods Wagon has been tastefully renovated, is very comfortable and well equipped with lots of lovely touches. It is located in a very quiet and peaceful setting but within walking distance to the village (with a shop and pub). Hosts were very helpful. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kathleen 21st August 2022

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Reviewed by Sharon 8th August 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 19th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 2nd June 2022

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We were bowled over by this amazing place to stay. It was just up our street (or maybe railway track?!1) What a peaceful and tranquil location. We could have listened to the birdsong all day. We had everything we needed and found it very comfortable and clean and utterly delightful in general. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful and we enjoyeRead mored Gus's company also! All in all we had a wonderful few days. Sorry we didn't fill in the visitors book as we didn't have a pen!! Print this off! Hide

Reviewed by Darron 23rd May 2022

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Small and cosy as expected. I stayed a week and loved everyday. Very clean and modern yet so old fashioned railway related touches, was very nice. Great peaceful location with wildlife in the woods next to it.

Reviewed by Gary 6th May 2022

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WOW! What a wonderful weekend weve just had! Beautiful conversion and very cosy(even has a power shower).fantastic location with 2 great pubs very close and village shop for essentials. So peaceful and located on the edge of a wooded area. So much to see and do locally that were going to have to revisit again soon! Harrogate centre is a 10min driveRead more and is gorgeous(Harrogate Turkish Baths is a must). Fountains Abbey is mesmerising! The owners Martin & Pauline are so, so welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Davide 29th April 2022

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Fantastic accommodation in a wonderful setting - great attention to detail. Waking up each morning to the sound of a woodpecker was one of the highlights - tranquil and relaxing. Martin (and Gus) were the perfect hosts.

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