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The Joys of Whistle Stop Cottage

Whistle Stop Cottage, Newbridge, Nr. Pickering is a gem. I found it through Air BnB,

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It was right by the Steam Railway line and at the time I was there there was always some activity to be seen whilst they were carrying out necessary maintenance.

North Yorkshire steam railway

The above picture was taken at the bottom of the garden.

The one below taken from my bedroom window.

track maintenance

The machine seemed to be levelling the gravel underneath and beside the tracks. There was much laughter and friendly banter going on for most of the day. railway

Walking to the end of the row of cottages brought you to a path

gate

that went over the railway in front of another row of cottagesDSC_0489

steam railway and into the woods beyond

woods

Following this path through the woods I could get to Pickering in about 15 minutes

Such a delightful walk

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Then just before you got to the station you could cross the railway again and walk back along the path and see all the vintage carriages waiting to be of service.

vintage carriages

Then along by the river

autumn colours

over a stone stile and pass by a row of dwellings where a lovely gazebo awaited

gazebo

summer gatherings on balmy nights under the fairy lights, a few bottles of wine and warm conversation.

Then back along the path to the cottage,

path

What a delightful walk to the shops.

There was filming going on at the stationIMG_2296

 

 

 

 

Lights, camera, action! I saw hustle and bustle but nothing very interesting exceptsteam train when the train was puffing by and helicopters swooped over headvintage train

look at these fabulous old wooden carriagesvintage carriages

rolling stock, wooden

And after all that excitement, at the end of the day, I could cosy up,  light the fire and carry on with my collage …… mmmmmmmm bliss!

woodburner

I was so happy in that cottage and got to chat with a few of my neighbours there, a little hamlet of about 10 houses. I would have been happy to stay for much longer.

In the next post you wll be coming on a trip to Dalby Forest with me and Cathy, to see that Nissen Hut.

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Joining in with Cee’s ‘Which Way’ photo challenge.

hosted now by Son of a Beach.

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Silent Sunday

November in Yorkshire 2018