The Yorkshire Sleeper
A homely first-floor apartment above Hellifield Railway Station, a dream destination for train enthusiasts wanting to escape to the country.
The Yorkshire Sleeper is a two-bedroom, first-floor apartment above Hellifield Railway Station. It provides the perfect base for those wishing to explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales and beyond or indulge interests in railways past and present at very close quarters. 2023 prices start from only £695 Per week with short stays available during off peak periods. To check availability and prices for your chosen dates just click on Book Now button, highlight your chosen dates and it will provide all the information you need.
Steeped in history and previously boasting over 400 rail workings a day, engine sheds and a turntable the station is located on the old London Midland and Scottish line, only 5 miles from the start of the famous Settle to Carlisle line. These days the station plays regular host to some of the countries finest preserved Steam and Diesel locomotives hauling tours originating from all over the UK. This important station still provides watering facilities for these icons of steam meaning many stay for an extended period allowing unrivalled viewing and photography.
As an active mainline station it is served by Northern Rail. Hourly services arrive and depart to locations such as Leeds, Skipton, Ribblehead, Carlisle and Lancaster meaning The Yorkshire Sleeper is an ideal base to explore the delights of Northern England.
Located on an island platform accessed via a subway the station buildings these days are a hive of activity. Not only The Yorkshire Sleeper but also the Shed 24H cafe (named after the old shed code for Hellifield) sitting proudly at the entrance. Filled with railway memorabilia, Yorkshire sourced produce and its famous “fireman’s breakfast”, the cafe is open 5 days a week. Additional rooms along the flagged platforms provide extra dining capacity and are bursting with photos, books, Railwayana and interesting items.
There is a double bedroom furnished with dressing table, wardrobe and bedside lights. The second bedroom contains two single beds, hanging space and bedside cabinet.
A travel cot bed is available on request.
The Yorkshire Sleeper boasts two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room with dining facilities.
Upon entering through the upstairs front door you walk straight into the living room with the master bedroom off to the left. The second bedroom is further down on the left-hand side with the kitchen and bathroom at the far end.
Inside the Sleeper's modern kitchen guests will find all the equipment that self-catering guests will need and all the rooms are furnished and decorated with items celebrating Hellifield’s proud railway heritage, including works by local artists and artefacts from the station’s past.
The apartment is located above the grade 2 listed Hellifield Railway Station and Shed24H cafe located within. The sash windows offer stunning views across the surrounding Lancashire and Yorkshire hills. The stations Island platforms are accessed via a subway and are covered by impressive glass canopies which can been seen from the Sleeper.
- Cooking hob
- Linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Bedding provided
- Cot/ Travel cot
- Hair dryer
- High chair
- Iron / Ironing board
- Washer/ Dryer
- Dining area
- Smoke Detectors
- DVD player
- Board games / puzzles
- Free Wifi
- Main door / Private entrance
- Personal meet & greet available
- Free parking
- Pets allowed (fees may apply)
Guests at the Sleeper will also be able to make full use of the WiFi connection as well as the TV and DVD player.
The clients' own bedding is required for the travel cot
The traditional style electric fire and storage heaters combined with the double glazed sash windows will keep the apartment cosy and warm.
Bathroom contains toilet, sink, electric towel rail, storage, bath and electric shower located above the bath.
This apartment is housed on a live mainline station with trains passing at speed. Caution must be taken especially with children and pets.
Please contact us directly for any enquires for stays of less than 7 days in peak season or stays outside of the normal check in dates
- Upper floor reachable by stairs only
As the apartment is located within the station it is accessed via a subway along a random flagged platform, through a door with a small step and has 28 open-tread metal steps up to the entrance. There is no lift.
- No smoking
- Free parking (outdoor)
The station does have a free car park located at the entrance to the subway to the station. We do also have a private gravel car park that we can provide access to on request
- Cycle hire
- Cycle paths
- Boat hire
- Bar / Pub [¾ mile]
- Playground [¼ mile]
Thank you so much for creating such a unique place to stay, we will return - Carole, Charlotte and Owen
- 30 Oct 2022
Second visit just as good as the first, if not better. We were made very welcome.
Sue and Geoff W
- 22 Sep 2022
I had a wonderful time at The Yorkshire Sleeper. Thank you very much for your hospitality. One of the best UK breaks I have had
- 31 Jul 2021
There are a number or holiday let’s at railway stations but yours is truly unique
- 15 Jul 2021