England’s highest mainline railway station


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Stay at Dent - England’s Highest Mainline Railway Station

Situated on the legendary Settle to Carlisle railway line, Dent is England's highest mainline railway station, and following its sympathetic restoration, is now, for the first time in its 122 year history, available for holiday rental. 

This unique Grade II Listed property, located in beautiful Dentdale, Yorkshire, promises to provide a distinctly different self-catering experience.  This is a holiday destination that will not only attract those with a passion for the railway, but also those who want to enjoy the perfect vantage point from which to take in some of the Dales’ most breathtaking scenery.

Dent Station, built in 1885, is around eight miles north of the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  The station sits 1150 ft above sea level, within an acre of land and alongside the railway line that weaves its way from the infamous Blea Moor Tunnel four miles away.

The former station house and platform have been restored to the highest standards by Robin Hughes, a chartered surveyor who has always loved the railway.  Steam excursions run on the line next to the converted station at the weekends, and Robin says:  “It is tremendous to hear the distant whistle of an approaching steam train; it’s a sound that transports you back to a bygone era.  Imagine stepping outside onto the platform with a mug of tea to enjoy the pleasures of Dentdale: views, fresh air, wonderful wildlife and your very own real-life train set on your doorstep!” 

This unusual holiday home has been finished with a classic ‘first class’ period look.  The restored woodwork gleams with a fresh coat of Midland Railway Maroon and Cream, while inside a coal-fired Rayburn is welcoming, and is complemented by underfloor heating.

The accommodation has been imaginatively designed, with the former booking hall now a spacious lounge and the original ladies’ waiting room transformed into a kitchen/dining area.  The three bedrooms sleep a total of six people.  Superb new bathrooms have been carefully chosen to provide a traditional look, in keeping with the property.

Around five passenger trains in each direction link Leeds and Carlisle and stop at Dent daily, and the line is regularly used by freight trains.  Dent station is a great place from which to explore the Dales by train, with seven day rover tickets available allowing exploration of surrounding towns and villages.  Dent village itself is around four miles away and has its own brewery.  The trip from Settle to Carlisle is regarded as one of the most scenic and quintessential railway journeys in the world. 

This holiday home is a must for those who love the great outdoors, all the comforts of modern living and a good measure of romantic nostalgia thrown in.  A week’s stay at Dent Station for six people is priced from £575.  For more information please contact Robin Hughes on 07824 665266 or visit www.dentstation.co.uk

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Getting there
The station is four miles from the village of Dent, and equi-distant from Leeds and Carlisle

By train:
Accessible from anywhere on the UK rail network, approximate journey times are:
Leeds - 2 Hours                 Carlisle - 1 ½ Hours            Manchester - 3 Hours
London - 4 ¼ Hours           Glasgow - 3 ½ Hours         Birmingham - 4 Hours

By road:
Dent Station can be easily accessed from Junction 34 of the M6, or if travelling from the North East, via the A1 near Beadale.

For further information, please contact:       Robin Hughes

                                                                   M: 07824 665266

To receive high resolution images via e-mail, please contact: sue.hitchcock@lawsonclarke.co.uk

Issued by:                                                   Sue Hitchcock

                                                                   LawsonClarke PR

                                                                   T: 01285 65884

                                                                    E: sue.hitchcock@lawsonclarke.co.uk

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