Taransay Self-Catering Cottage is right on the West Highland Line at Bridge of Orchy and ideal for rail enthusiasts, hikers and hillwalkers. The rail journey to Fort William is one of the best in the world (Conde Nast). A variety of rail movements take place including the occasional Royal Scotsman diesel in the Summer and seasonal movements of steam for the Harry Potter Mallaig journeys. Passing trains sound their horns and wave as you sit out in the summerhouse.
The cottage is an ideal starting point for exploring the West Highland Line, the West Highland Way walk (at our door) and a great place to stay with stunning mountain views. Just south at Tyndrum the lower station will take you on to Oban with ferries to the Isles.
Taransay Cottage was built in 1901 as part of the Caledonian Railway line from Glasgow to Fort William and onwards to Mallaig. It is a railway worker’s cottage and retains some of the original features. The cottage is adjacent to the West Highland Railway Line.
The cottage is ideal for guests arriving by rail from Glasgow, Edinburgh or even London with the Caledonian Sleeper stopping at Bridge of Orchy station.