Jewel of the Highlands

Off the Rails

Off the Rails

Nestled above the village of Plockton with the Cuillin of Skye as a backdrop 'Off the Rails' at Pockton 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 some 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 special needs.

The cosy sitting room
A double bedroom
The kitchen and dining room
The sitting room


Jane MacKenzie
32 Harbour Street, Plockton, IV52 8TN

phone: 01599 544 306

At a glance

sleeps: 6
price: £450 - £900
open: All year
pets allowed: Yes
smoking allowed: No
ensuite available: Yes
wifi available: Yes
card payment available: No

the station . . .

accommodation is the whole of the old Plockton station, as before outside, refurbished inside

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

hair dryer

more . . .

TV/DVD combo and TVs in each bedroom

satellite (FreeSat) digital box for all TVs

music system

a collection of books, CDs and DVDs

honesty phone

wireless broadband internet

mobile reception outside the station

off road parking

please note . . .

electricity included in the price

towels & linen provided, including toweling bath robes

starter pack of groceries provided

we operate a non-smoking policy

converted station building

dogs - please ask

bedrooms . . .

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

bathrooms . . .

as above and a separate shower-room

kitchen . . .

electric cooker & microwave oven

fridge and freezer

dish washer and washing machine

tumble dryer

fully equipped with kettle, pots and pans, utensils, etc

booking . . .

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

trains . . .

The Royal Scotsman stops some weeks in the summer months.