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The Old Station story.

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 bed and breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales.

We have worked very hard developing a reputation for the warmest of welcomes, and hope that recent renovations have now made The Old Station even more of a real “home from home” in beautiful Malhamdale, one of the prettiest of the Yorkshire Dales.

No stone is left un-turned in trying to help 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 rooms have now undergone the ‘Sheila’ treatment with an extensive make over. All now include a flat screen TV’s with Freeview channels, beautiful en-suite facilities and lots of “Sheila touches”

Our breakfasts offer as wide a range as possible of 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. It is 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 Malham and surrounding villages

Bell Busk

The railway line in the 1950s

The Old Station dates from 1849. It was built as Bell Busk Station, to service the villages & hamlets of Malhamdale, 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 built as 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 as a working station on 4th May 1959.

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