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Off The Rails is Off the Scale 11/10

 Left on Sep 29, 2019 for a stay in Sep 2019

An Experience to Treasure This cottage has so much to offer to so many people. Here the walkers are catered for, the train enthusiasts and those that just want to chill. This is the perfect base for doing everything or just doing nothing. The station is not intrusive, but provides some entertainment. The cottage offers every comfort you could wish for. It is much larger than the pictures give it credit. We are not particularly keen to go away with other couples because the sleeping areas and bathrooms are normally very close together. This accommodation undersells itself in that it is the perfect design for two couples to stay. The building is very long and both double rooms with their own bathroom facilities are located at the far ends of the building. In fact from the first bedroom and bathroom you have to walk through the lounge and then the kitchen diner before you reach the second bedroom with its own bathroom facilities. I think this cottage is a "one off" experience you would not get elsewhere. If you choose to stay here we are confident that you will have a great time, even if you chose not to leave the place. There are still lots of mysteries attached to this place that we haven't mentioned as we want to reveal all of the magic. We have never felt so chilled than we have on return from this cottage.

 

Perfect place for a railway based holiday

 Left on Jul 9, 2019 for a stay in Jun 2019

As previous reviews have consistently said, this is excellent self catering accommodation, well equipped and very comfortable. For a railway enthusiast, it has the added bonus of being a tastefully converted station on a working railway. You can stay here and spend a week exploring the Kyle Line, said to be one of the most scenic railway lines in the world. Having said that, you do have to study the timetable and plan your days carefully as there are only a few trains a day in each direction. It wouldn't appeal to everyone, but we had a great time, using request stops in the middle of nowhere and going for some great walks in remote locations. I have to admit that we did hire a car for one day, in order to drive round the Applecross Peninsula (not to be missed!) and can highly recommend Morar Motors in Kyle if you want to do this. Plockton must be one of the most beautiful villages in Britain. There are delightful views from so many places in (and above) the village. But don't rely on the village shop for your self catering needs, they really don't sell much food at all. The fish & chip shop is great though. Also have to recommend a visit to nearby Duirnish, where there is a wonderful little cafe (The Croft) open from 8am- 8pm and a fantastic coastal walk. Yes you can do it by train, if you time it right!

 

 

Beautiful and quirky!!

 Left on Nov 4, 2018 for a stay in Oct 2018

What an amazing place! From the moment you arrive it is cosy and warm. Everything you could ask for is there. The beds are amazing and we slept better than in weeks. Even the trains were an added extra and we have missed them since coming home! So many beautiful places to walk to and fantastic beaches with views that you couldn't even imagine. Skye is a short distance away with its Fairy Pools, Glen Elg is a must and over the pass to Applecross. Thank you so much Jane and Callum. We hope to come back soon x


 

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