Originally built for the opening of the world-famous Kyle line in 1870, Station Master’s at Strathcarron Station is now available as a wonderful home-from-home for your holiday in the Scottish Highlands.
Be the Station Master in this beautiful two double bedroom first floor apartment which has been restored to its former glory but given the contemporary touches that complete a relaxing break. Enjoy peaceful views to the surrounding mountains and watch the trains stop right underneath your window!
Formerly the home of the Station Master until all stations along the line became unmanned in the 1980’s, the apartment features:
The apartment sleeps a maximum of four and is available for a minimum of two nights. We are “Superhosts” on Airbnb and have a 100% five star rating. See our website for more details, go to our entry on Airbnb or contact us directly with any enquiries.
The scenic Kyle line is one of the “Great Railway Journeys”, linking Inverness with Kyle of Lochalsh and passing through spectacular mountains, wooded glens and beside tranquil lochs. For nature lovers, red deer, golden eagles, white tailed eagles and otters can all be spotted from the train.
Strathcarron is a great base for any length of holiday. The Isle of Skye is only a half-hour drive away while the beautiful village of Plockton is just a couple of stops further along the line. Eilean Donan Castle is close by too, the wonderful Attadale Garden is less than a mile away (and has its own request stop!) while the spectacular National Trust gardens at Inverewe are easily reachable. The city of Inverness makes a great day out with its river walks, castle and of course Loch Ness and its infamous monster! The popular North Coast 500 route is less than half a mile away.
The nearby village of Lochcarron boasts excellent facilities with two very well stocked general stores and 24 hour petrol & diesel. You could even travel to Strathcarron by train and hire a car from Lochcarron Garage for a couple of days to reach some of the more off-the-beaten-track places.
If you don’t fancy cooking, there’s a great selection of places to eat within easy reach, including the Strathcarron Hotel which is less than 50 yards away across the station approach and provides good food, a selection of local and popular ales and a friendly welcome. Fresh local seafood is available at a number of local eateries.
Golf, fishing, stalking, kayaking, outdoor adventure activities, boat trips and plenty more are all available locally, while the area is one of the most popular in Scotland for walking with several “Munros” within easy reach.
For rail enthusiasts, the four ScotRail trains per day in each direction are supplemented by the Royal Scotsman luxury tour train which visits the line several times a year and makes a spectacular sight as it waits in the passing loop at Strathcarron on its outward journey. Vintage diesels on engineers’ and inspection trains make frequent appearances and occasional rail tours bring extra variety – even steam!