About The Old Station

Past and Present. . .

A warm welcome from Bob & Sheila Marchant, the proprietors of The Old Station.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Station, the most unique Yorkshire Dales bed and breakfast.

We have worked hard to develop a reputation for the warmest of welcomes and have made The Old Station a real “home from home” in beautiful Malhamdale, one of the prettiest of the Yorkshire Dales.

No stone is left unturned in trying to help our guests make the most of their stay with us and visitors from 0 to 99 are made to feel “at home”. If you want somewhere special to celebrate your 100th birthday we would be happy to help with that too!!

In addition, the building itself is completely unique and in the words of one seasoned B&B visitor is;

“..without doubt this is the most amazing location for a guest house I have ever seen in 20 years”.

All 3 of our deluxe double of our rooms have now undergone the ‘Sheila’ treatment with an extensive make over. All now include a flat screen TV’s with FREEVIEW channels.

Our breakfasts offer the widest range of fresh locally produced products and few guests leave without praising “The Full Monty”

Bell Busk is a tiny hamlet only 4 miles from Malham and less than a mile from the A65, midway between Skipton & Settle, so making a perfect base for exploring all of the attractions the Yorkshire Dales have to offer.

On top of all of that, we are on the world famous Skipton – Settle – Carlisle railway, being the old railway station for the village of Malham.

Bell Busk

The railway line in the 1950s

The Old Station dates from 1849. It was built as Bell Busk Station, to service the village of Malham, by the North Western Railway Company (a.k.a. “Little North Western”), which was soon to be amalgamated with The Midland Railway. The line was originally the Leeds to Morecambe route, but by 1876 the now famous Settle to Carlisle line was completed and became part of the main west coast route between London & Scotland.

The station was closed on 4th May 1959.

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