• About The Station House

    The Station House is a unique holiday base, located next to the railway station platform in the coastal village of St Bees.

    Ground Floor:
    This property has six steps to entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge 1/dining room: With wooden floor and 36" Freeview TV.
    Lounge 2: With wooden floor and patio doors leading to private balcony.
    Kitchen: Spacious with wooden floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With corner bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi.

    Small enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Balcony. Parking for two cars. Please note: There are six steps in the garden.

    This former station waiting room, though still a period timbered Furness railway structure, was converted into a dwelling house in the 1930s and now with sympathetic internal modernisation and the addition of an extension incorporating a private balcony, the former waiting room is now the perfect retreat for a holiday. The station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line south-west of Carlisle, and dates back to 1849, when steam engines first whistled along the lines. Located in the centre of the village with all the local amenities close by, this is often the start for many walking enthusiasts beginning the Coast to Coast walk. The village is just south of St Bees Head which is the most westerly point of Cumbria and only 50 miles from the Scottish border. The Georgian town of Whitehaven is five miles to the north and is known as one of the 40 Gem Towns of England. Just 15 miles south, Ravenglass is a quiet, coastal village with picturesque coastal walks. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway is a 15 inch narrow gauge heritage track and the seven mile line runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot, in the Valley of Eskdale, in the Lake District. There is also fun for all the family at the historic, haunted Muncaster Castle which is close to Ravenglass, boasting Himalayan gardens, hawk and owl centre, playgrounds, café and gift shops.

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      Cottage

    • Asset 46

      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Green scheme
      Green scheme
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "The Station House is a unique holiday base located next to the railway station platform in the coastal village of St Bees.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nThis property has six steps to entrance is all on the ground floor has gas central heating and comprises\n\nLounge 1dining room\n With wooden floor and 36 Freeview TV.\n\nLounge 2\n With wooden floor and patio doors leading to private balcony.\n\nKitchen\n Spacious with wooden floor electric oven gas hob microwave fridge with ice box dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds.\n\nBathroom \nWith corner bath WC and heated towel rail.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nAll gas electric bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. \n\n Small enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Balcony. Parking for two cars. Please note There are six steps in the garden.\n\n This former station waiting room though still a period timbered Furness railway structure was converted into a dwelling house in the 1930s and now with sympathetic internal modernisation and the addition of an extension incorporating a private balcony the former waiting room is now the perfect retreat for a holiday. The station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line south-west of Carlisle and dates back to 1849 when steam engines first whistled along the lines. Located in the centre of the village with all the local amenities close by this is often the start for many walking enthusiasts beginning the Coast to Coast walk. The village is just south of St Bees Head which is the most westerly point of Cumbria and only 50 miles from the Scottish border. The Georgian town of Whitehaven is five miles to the north and is known as one of the 40 Gem Towns of England. Just 15 miles south Ravenglass is a quiet coastal village with picturesque coastal walks. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway is a 15 inch narrow gauge heritage track and the seven mile line runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot in the Valley of Eskdale in the Lake District. There is also fun for all the family at the historic haunted Muncaster Castle which is close to Ravenglass boasting Himalayan gardens hawk and owl centre playgrounds café and gift shops. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/965/{pixelwidth}/965334.jpg W44072

    The Station House reviews collected by Reevoo

    7.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews

    Overall rating

    7.9

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.0

    Location

    9.1

    Cleanliness

    7.3

    Value for money

    7.8

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    3
    out of 10

    Disappointed with cleanliness - previous reviews listed in the guest book had obviously been ignored if ever read.

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    2019-08-26

    8
    out of 10

    Nice cottage unfortunately it did smell strongly of dogs especially in the lounge area on the sofas and rug. (Probably could smell it more as I don't own a dog and did not realise the property was pet friendly - I would not have booked if I did.) We had several days out and enjoyed a walk to the beach and play area that is like a hidden gem of an evening.

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    2019-08-19

    9
    out of 10

    We had a lovely time at The Station House. The cottage is very comfortable and clean and feels spacious with the 2 reception rooms. The location is very close to the beach and the station is of course very handy if you fancy a day out of the car. We spent time with family in Whitehaven and lots of time in the Western Lakes which are unspoiled and usually very quiet. Wastwater is a favourite and very close to the cottage. St Bees beach is beautiful and lots of walks and runs straight from the cottage. Egremont was handy for shops and take-aways and we had a nice meal at the Manor in St Bees.

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    2019-08-14

    7
    out of 10

    We enjoyed our stay it was different being by a working Station, trains were noisy at times but as we were out most of the time this did not pose too much of a problem. We enjoyed the coastal walk and the lakes and towns that were in easy driving distance. We would not recommend this property to anyone with agile dogs or small children, the reason being most of the garden area is at a lower level but the small patio area above leading from the conservatory is set at a much higher level than the garden below, whilst it is surrounded by a wall the wall was not high enough - our Jack Russell dog was able to jump right on to the narrow ledge and it was a rapid scramble for my husband to stop him jumping off - this was really frightening and with small children who like to climb you would have to be there constantly watching over them - likewise with your dogs. There are steep steps up to the entrance of the property which would be unsuitable for the disabled or infirm elderly. It was very warm during our stay at the Station House, we could not open conservatory doors with patio unsafe for dog - and when we decided to enjoy this area ourselves - the neighbour who lives directly opposite was also enjoying her garden space - accompanied by barking dogs - several of her friends and a myriad of screaming children of all ages - accompanied by loud music - this went on from morning until evening and in fact evening went through to the wee small hours of the morning!!! To be fair the kitchen was lovely and most functional - I moved the table so we overlooked the views rather than houses opposite. The bathroom was a nightmare, the electric shower seemed to only be able to go, from scalding hot to freezing ice cold and no in-between could be found! The handheld shower over the bath taps was too forceful to use - and was difficult to turn off once on - the washbasin is loosely fixed to the wall and needs attention and the toilet flush is inadequate and needs re-setting. The Lounge, although comfortable and with nice views - of which furniture is the wrong way to enjoy - the TV is extremely basic Freeview ( very basic) and is affected by the local trains which stop at the station at the rear of the property approx 12ft away - having said this, you did get used to the trains going back and forth - and were lovely and very useful if you wished to travel on them. Local walks in the area were beautiful, and we really enjoyed these, Keswick is a definite must to visit - walk around the side of the lake to see Keswicks finest point which is a fine view. Windermere is much further but again is definitely worth the effort. Please note the problems encountered are not just ours alone and are pointed out in the guest book by other visitors to The Station House, I did a harsh write up as we encountered a lot of problems in the week we stayed there. Have put that we would visit again, but only because we enjoyed the location - coastal - but near to Lakes

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    2019-07-28

    7
    out of 10

    The Cottage lay out was fine. The new houses opposite spoilt what would have been a lovely view. From the excellent raised patio you now over look at close quarters the back gardens of the opposite houses, with the lovely weather we had all week sitting out meant enjoying the pleasure of screaming kids enjoying themselves in a pool. The garden could have been cut and the living room painted. Even with the above comments we enjoyed our stay.

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    2019-06-29

    8
    out of 10

    Really enjoyed our stay at the station house. Was a dream come true being so close to trains for our toddler. One thing I will say is that you can’t see the trains from inside the property so lots of trips to the level crossing which was at the end of the drive / road. If you are intending to travel by train or do a lot of walking then this would be the perfect base for. House well equipped, bed linen and towels fresh smelling. Overall cleanliness was good - only comments were it felt a little tired around the skirting boards & would of been nice to of had the windows open for our arrival to air it out. Double bed was a smidge lumpy, and the twin room could of done with heavier curtains as toddler had us up with the sun each day. Wi-fi was great, and the shower was a standard electric shower, perfectly adequate. I have long thick hair so actually used the shower attachment on the bath to wash my hair as it was very powerful. St Bees was nice, short stroll to the shop and 3 pubs. Beach & cafe (with great ice cream) was a 15/20 minute stroll away. Locals were really friendly, kid & pet friendly too. Would happily of stayed on another week and would be delighted to go back in the future.

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    2019-06-22

    7
    out of 10

    The patio doors were jammed when we got there, and a man came out the next day to open them. However he couldn’t lock it with a key, so for the rest of the week the door was unlocked. Not happy about that but the rest of the break was fine.

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    2019-05-08

    9
    out of 10

    It's very quirky, but it suited us just fine. Being on one level suited my wife, who has mobility difficulties: the beach is a few hundred metres away, it was easy to get about, especially by train! The cottage is warm and comfortable, and well equipped too. We felt very happy with the place, and would like to go back there if we can.

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    2019-03-31

    8
    out of 10

    Cottage was spacious but didn’t have welcome pack eg tea coffee milk which would have come in handy as nearest shop closes at 8pm. Central heating was hit and miss and not enough hot water for a bath, would have been annoying if we were stopping for longer than couple of nights, otherwise enjoyable stay, great for train enthusiasts and friendly village with great food at the queens head.

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    2019-03-22

    10
    out of 10

    Really nice place, the only thing that is a bit annoying is the station signaller always parks his car right in the way and sometimes someone parks on the drive. No idea who? Apart from that its great.

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    2019-01-27

    8
    out of 10

    Cottage, was clean and really warm, well equipped. Steps to front door steep our old german shepard couldn't get up them but luckily side entrance steps were better. my husband loved it as he kept popping out to see the trains. Good food pubs in village and a village shop. Short walk to the beach, some nice circle walks from the door step. Only down side was not left a pint of milk, had to find shop as soon as we arrived.

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    2018-11-29

    8
    out of 10

    Super if you love trains and handy for the beach. Easy to walk onto a train and go to Whitehaven etc or not too far to drive to the Lakes. House was nice and warm with plenty of hot water; when the boiler stopped working a repair man arrived within an impressive hour and a half of phoning the letting agent. Some of the fixtures and fittings would benefit from an update.

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    2018-11-17

    8
    out of 10

    Ideal if you have an interest in railways [ not a train spotter ]. There is one village shop and three pubs. Did use the shop but not the pubs. Major supermarkets, one with fuel, at Whitehaven a 10 minute drive.

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    2018-10-28

    10
    out of 10



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