Our late father purchased the land here at Stoke Edith Station in 1997 as a derelict plot, but he had clear visions of reviving this railway station and accompanying yard to its former glory, and recreating a little piece of precious rural history. With his four son labour force in tow, the first step of course was restoring the original Station Masters House, which has now become our family home. Once this was complete, and after a huge amount of landscaping and tidying up, we set about re-building the old cattle dock, constructing a large engineering shed and laying some track to run our 88DS Ruston Locomotive. Since Dad's passing, our main focus has been solely on finishing what he so nearly did; the recreation of the station building and platform, designed & built to be used as two self-catering holiday lets. This has now been completed (with great success so far!), and the new building sits on the original site with the aim of recreating the nostalgic images we’ve acquired from 1904 (many of these can be found throughout our website, but in particular on the "History" page). This is far from the end of such a tenacious man’s ambitions though, so Mike’s sons, Matthew, Ed & Chris, have quite an adventure ahead of them. To find out more, we welcome you all to follow our story via our Facebook page - simply search Stoke Edith Station Story, or click the Facebook symbol below. We thank you for showing an interest in our exciting family project!
We have pork, burgers and sausages from Neil Powell;
Bread from Peter Cook;
Ciders from Greggs Pit and Bartestree Cider;
Beer from the Hop Shed;
Craft items from Monohandmade and Woodnwool;
Cakes and mince pies from Danielle Jones.
Covid-19 Notice for Guests
Our promise to you:
Regardless of a global pandemic, our properties are always cleaned to a very high standard throughout. Now, in light of the current situation, we are following the latest Government approved cleaning protocol, as advised by the Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC), and have prepared a Covid-specific Risk Assessment which can be viewed on request. For your reassurance, please find a copy of our Cleaning Checklist attached to this notice, which details all parts of our cleaning process.
We will also be regularly gathering all the information we can about where you can go out to eat and what local attractions are open as booking in advance will be crucial. This will be especially important for Restaurants and Pubs, as well as many take-a-ways needing advance orders to allocate collection slots. If you require any of this information please don't hesitate to ask.
What we ask of our guests:
The extra workload put on our cleaners means the time available to them is even more valuable during the changeover and so it would be very helpful if, on the day of departure, guests could complete the following:
1. Strip all bedding and bag it up in the white linen sacks provided
2. Open all windows to allow fresh air to circulate - unless it’s raining or likely to rain! 3. Bag up all rubbish and place in the correct outside bins provided
In addition to this, we respectfully ask that during any face-to-face interaction with your host, neighbours or the general public, you maintain social distancing whenever possible (2m is still the aim, but of course 1m+ has now been introduced for those times where 2m is simply not possible).
Covid-19 Specific Changes to What we Offer:
In light of the Covid guidelines released this year, aimed at reducing risk to guests, hosts & the general public, we have had to make a few changes to what we would normally offer/supply to our guests. These are as follows:
Tea, coffee & condiments - rather than leaving fully stocked caddies/mills with these available, for hygiene purposes we are instead just providing a handful of unopened sachets of each tea, coffee, white sugar, brown sugar salt & pepper. To save wastage (unused sachets will need to be thrown away), we aim to “under supply” these, with contact-free top ups available on request.
Children’s toys - given how tactile children are, forever putting things in their mouths, we have taken the decision to not provide the usual children’s toys for now, to avoid any potential risk - these are not the easiest of things to clean beyond doubt, so we feel it’s not worth the risk.
Glasses, crockery, kitchen kit etc. - in light of all the additional cleaning/sanitising required, for now, we are aiming to provide a less than normal level of these sort of items, so the cupboards may look a little bare! They will be at least two sets of all the essentials, and again, contact-free resupplying is possible on request.