The Old Station - Westby House ref: UK2430

Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and South East Cumbria



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Bath/Shower Seat 
  • Railway Theme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 


Westby House is situated in a beautiful and peaceful location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, just outside the village of Sedbergh, and having commanding and outstanding views of the Howgills and the Lune Valley. Once Sedbergh’s old railway station, the property has been converted into two luxurious semi-detached holiday homes – Westby House (ref UK2430) and Old Station Cottage (UK2431), both of which retain internal original features.
Westby House forms the main part of the old station buildings. This outstanding property still boasts the 60 foot long platform (now a patio), and sits in 3 acres of private gardens at the end of a 150-yard drive, and cannot be seen from the road. South west facing, the gardens have the sun all day and are perfect for watching the bright stars in the evenings. Westby House is beautifully furnished with its own entrance and 24 hour access via key safe.
Sedbergh station used to transport both passengers and livestock on the old Low Gill to Ingleton line. It was closed in 1965 after the rail nationalisation and it became the family home of the last station master until it was bought by its present owners.
Within easy reach of the M6 motorway, you are not far from the Lake District National Park, making it the perfect holiday getaway for exploring the hidden treasures of the Lakes and Dales, and is the ideal base for walkers, cyclists and motorists. The owner has thoughtfully provided complimentary toiletries. Supermarket less than ½ a mile. Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes 1 mile.
Westby House can be booked together with Old Station Cottage (UK2431) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Ramp to entrance.
Living room
: With multi-fuel burner, 60” Freesat TV and DVD player.
Conservatory/dining room: With patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over freestanding bath, shower seat, grab rails and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed lawned gardens with sitting out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Patio area. Landscaped grounds (shared with other property on-site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a small stream at the end of the driveway.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

Kirkby Lonsdale is in Cumbria's south east in between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; an historic market town in an area of great natural beauty with riverside and country walks.

There are many riverside and country walks in the area, and historic buildings to see in the town itself, including the 11th century Norman parish church. While some market towns have become spoilt over the years, Kirkby Lonsdale and its surrounding area of outstanding landscape still retain the same beauty appreciated by Constable, Turner, and Ruskin.

Further north lays Kirkby Stephen at the head of the Eden Valley, a popular centre for walkers and situated on the Cumbria Cycle Way - a great route for all keen cyclists.

Half an hour's drive from Kirkby Stephen is the beautiful area of Silverdale - an Area of Outstanding Beauty, offering a truly inspiring escape from the pace and pressures of everyday life. Don't miss the headland of Jack Scout leading to Jenny Brown's Point. From here, look out across the bay to see Humphrey Head where, so legend has it, the last wolf in England was slain.

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Docker Park Farm

Docker Park farm offers a fabulous day out for all the family with lots to see and do. Pigs, piglets, rabbits, cows and goats create an exciting atmosphere for children with an opportunity to feed the lambs in spring and summer. The tea room on site provides delicious homemade goodies with a shop selling locally produced food.

Carus Green Golf Club

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Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club
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The Chocolate Mine!

Located below the chocolate shop in Kirkby Lonsdale this `mine' has an interesting history. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was a regular visitor to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

David Barrett Photography
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David Barrett offers five types of workshops suitable for new and existing digital SLR owners from beginners right up to the experienced photographer.

Sillfield Farm Shop

Sillfield Farm's Peter Gott took part in Jamie Olivers TV programme to train young chefs and now runs a unique farm shop selling rare breed sheep, pigs and chickens full of flavour.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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