Nestled above the village of Plockton with the Cuillin of Skye as a backdrop ‘Off the Rails’ at Plockton Station offers a truly unique holiday experience providing all the discerning holidaymaker could be looking for.
Built in 1887 on the famous Inverness to Kyle line, Plockton is a working but unmanned station. The station building has been tastefully refurbished preserving wonderful Victorian features and architecture but rewired with all the technology guests have come to expect, such as complimentary wireless broadband, LCD televisions, DVD players and a music system with iPod docking station.
The well-equipped and comfortable accommodation has been designed with your comfort in mind to provide affordable indulgence for holidaymakers seeking first-class standards and will appeal to families, couples, friends and railway enthusiasts alike.
‘Off the Rails’ is an ideal place to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, or while away time in Plockton, known as the’ jewel of the Highlands’. You can relax in the lounge, which was formerly the Station Ticket Office, with its Victorian open hearth fire, or on warmer days sit out on the platform, enjoy the sun and watch the trains go by.
The owners have paid great attention to detail to ensure guests’ comfort and enjoyment, from the heating and lighting to the quality of the furnishings, with LCD televisions, music system, DVD players and an open fire in the lounge. The station can accommodate up to 6 people, with parking just outside the building, and just a few minutes from the centre of the village.
As the accommodation is all at ground floor level it is suitable for guests with limited mobility.
The Royal Scotsman stops some weeks in the summer months.
double (king-size bed), spacious en-suite wet room and sauna
double/twin (2 single beds zip together) and single sofa bed
living room sofa converts to a double bed
ensuite and a separate shower-room
electric cooker & microwave oven
fridge and freezer
dishwasher and washing machine
fully equipped with kettle, pots and pans, utensils, etc
accommodation is the whole of the Old Plockton Station
seating outside on the platform
full electric central heating
both bedrooms are ground floor
open plan kitchen/dining room
open hearth fire in lounge with coal and logs provided
ironing & drying facilities
cot & high chair
TV/DVD combo and TVs in each bedroom
satellite (FreeSat) digital box for all TVs
a collection of books, CDs and DVDs
wireless broadband internet
mobile reception outside the station
off road parking
electricity included in the price
towels & linen provided, including toweling bath robes
starter pack of groceries provided
converted station building
dogs – please ask
At a glance…
price: £450 – £900
open: All year
pets allowed: Yes
smoking allowed: No
ensuite available: Yes
wifi available: Yes
card payment available: No
Normal booking period – Saturday to Saturday
Earliest arrival time – 15:30
Latest departure time – 10:00
Shorts stays by arrangement
£150 deposit on booking, balance payable eight weeks before arrival
Payment by BACS, cheque and PayPal