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Off The Rails at Plockton Station

Plockton
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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PG4343
Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“First Class all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
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We stayed at this unique holiday location for a week in March and weren't disappointed. The accomodation is top quality with all the home comforts and more packaged up inside a charming, historical building that oozes character. Thank you for the 'welcome' basket and little extras that made our celebration stay so memorable!

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Liked best: The character and comfort of the property.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tomhewson
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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We've been off season twice now, and with the beautifully done interior, log fire, sauna and great kitchen it has been bliss. It's handy to be walking distance from the amenties of Plockton, yet an easy drive out to Skye/Glenelg/Applecross for walking. Very memorable stays.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
May 30, 2013
Many thanks for your great review I hope we can welcome you back sometime.
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Sally B
Steyning, United Kingdom
1 review
“beautifully furnished spot for those wanting an offbeat experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Beauitful, warm, cosy accommodation. Everything you need.
Takes about 15 mins to walk down into Plockton where there are lovely pubs and ceilidhs and great seafood.

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Management Response
May 29, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Off The Rails and experience the fun in Plockton
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fellowtra...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Andy Murray and Off The Rails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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Where do we start a fantastic part of the world , the accommodation is first class and five star especially if you like trains and a little quirkiness. Our son particularly enjoyed sleeping in the ticket office, shouting through his drink orders via the ticket window.A little disconcerting some early mornings to have people right outside your bedroom window but a big positive to be able to get so up close and personal with the Flying Scotsman.
It was fun sitting on the platform talking to the many travellers passing through and explaining that we were also tourists in our holiday accommodation.
We had a brilliant time at the Ceilidh and musical evening and meeting many of the local characters.
Food what can I say but " Plockton prawns"
We will be back sooner rather than later
Off the rails will have a place in my heart because that is where I watched Andy Murray win his Gold Medal.

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Liked best: The fact that it is a working station
Liked least: Early morning travellers hanging outside bedroom window
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
May 23, 2013
It is great to know you enjoyed your holiday in Plockton and that Andrew enjoyed speaking through the ticket window where many a local also spoke through to order a ticket over 100 years ago! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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douglas m
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just exactly what you need”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

This place was excellent , very friendly owner , and having the sauna was great after a good walk out in the cold and having the coal fire to make it feel very homely. loved it. All the comforts of home.

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Liked best: The ten minute walk to the Plockton Inn , food was excellent
Liked least: Coming back
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review, glad to hear you enjoyed staying at Off The Rails. Hope we can see you again some time
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Archieand...
Medway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Gloriously unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 for a stay in September 2012

This expertly restored Victorian railway station offers 21st century comfort in a truly historic setting. Free Wi-Fi and a roaring open fire are odd companions but go together brilliantly!
Passing (and stopping) trains do not impinge on the peace and quiet, but just add to the atmosphere.
The beds are comfortable, the hot water plentiful and the little town of Plockton full of great seafood. What more could you ask?

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Liked best: The cosy atmosphere on cold nights
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
May 22, 2013
All your comments are greatly appreciated. We love to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay and we hope we can welcome you back
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Ecossetra...
Fife Scotland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing accomodation surrounded by the beauty of Plockton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Friends of ours from Australia were over on vacation, and wanted to see some of Scotland's best scenery. Good friends of ours from Fife suggested that we should contact Calum and Jane who have a B & B in Plockton. In addition they have "Off the Rails" which, as the name implies, is an outstanding conversion of Plockton station to a wonderful and unique self catering venue. The spacious, well furnished accomodation offers the very best that we have experienced in Scotland over many years. Many a 4 star hotel would be delighted to offer such comfort! One of the en suite bedrooms has a sauna which alas we did not have time to experience. Plockton station is still operated by Scotrail, but the small number of trains which stop at Plockton per day does not spoil this amazing venue.
Plockton village is a 10 minute walk away where good restaurants and eateries can be found. A trip on Calum's boat to see the local seal population is a must. He relates many good amusing tales of his pet seals!
This delightful accomodation is a must for anyone visiting the north west Highlands. Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye are within easy driving distance.

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Liked best: The friendliness of Calum and Jane. True highland hospitality!
Liked least: The occasional shower of rain!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 22, 2013
We were sorry we couldn't accommodate you in the B&B but so glad you enjoyed Off The Rails and the boat trip. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again.
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