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  • Rose Lea House
  • 23 Brunswick Drive
  • Harrogate
  • HG1 2QW




I come from a railway family and as a child enjoyed privilege travel in Pullman cars on the east coast main line in the early 1960s.  I was impressed by the grandeur of these carriages dating from the 1920s and the refined service offered by the stewards.

As railways changed I had no ambition to follow in the footsteps of my parents and grandfathers but retained a dream of restoring a fine old carriage. 

In November 1992 I was reading Steam Railway magazine when I saw a clearance advert placed by the Rutland Railway Museum.  Among the items was a Great Eastern Railway special saloon made in 1889.  Maybe this was the one for me.  I viewed the coach, or in reality a shabby looking framework piled to the dipping roof with chairs and light fittings.  It had suffered.  Nevertheless I made a bid, spurred on by the fact that my family knew this carriage well. The carriage became mine and Stately Trains was born!

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Glyndyfrdwy Stn.

Llangollen Railway

The property can comfortably accommodate six and the property has recently been refurbished and furnished to a high standard.

What makes it so special? We find that no matter what our problems may be, once we are in the peaceful valley we are at ease. The station is well off the main road so it is quiet. It truly is like stepping back fifty years. My daughter loves the butterflies in summer and skimming stones in the nearby river Dee. My wife enjoys the garden, the great pub nearby and the clean air. Me? Well even now I cannot help but stop what I am doing and rush to see the grand old trains.

We have put a lot of love in to this property and you will enjoy sharing some of our treasured possessions such as the Pullman chair and the tick of the station clock. We have a website dedicated to this property, take a look, e mail if you have any questions and enjoy a break at this wonderful station.

More Info - Glyndyfrdwy Station House