Stationmasters Hostel

Hostel

By Kyle of Lochalsh, Strome Ferry, Ross Shire, IV53 8UJ

    Stationmasters Hostel, built for the train station manager in 1880, sits on the shore of Lochcarron and is a great base to explore the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh.

    With amazing views down the loch, where seals, dolphins and otters may be seen a stay in the small village of Stromeferry is for those seaking a peaceful retreat.

     
    There are forest walks behind the house and along the pebble beach. The west highland dairy is over the hill where you can buy homemade ice cream and award winning cheeses. Craig Highland Farm is great for the kids. 10 minutes away on the train or by car is the village of Plockton where you can enjoy a boat trip to see seals, eat seafood in local pubs and hotels and enjoy live folk music 3 night a week in summer.
     
    Stromeferry is a great base for walkers, scuba divers and seakayakers with some of the best Scotland has to offer literally on the doorstep. Many of Scotlands highest mountains (Munroes) are within an hour's drive from the hostel. It is easy to take a train to access walks up some Munroes.
     
    The train line runs from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. There are 4 trains a day in each direction that stop in Stromeferry. We have two hostel rooms with 5 beds in each (£17.50 per night), two double/twin standard rooms (£40-£50 per room per night) and 2 double/twin/triple en-suite rooms (£50-70 per room per night). Beds come with a duvet, pillow and blanket fitted with a clean duvet cover, sheets & pillow case. All of the rooms have countryside views and have a heater that runs off the wood pellet central heating fire that is in the main room on the ground floor.
     
    The house was built for the Stationmaster who looked after the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh railway in 1888. The stretch of railway from Stromeferry to Kyle was the most expensive stretch of rail built in the world because it is all on bridges, causeways and cuttings along the shore of Loch Carron. It was also rated at one of the top train journeys in the world by Michael Palin of Monty Python fame. The entire house, all bedrooms rooms, shower rooms have been entirely renovated and freshly painted in the last few years.
     
    Available Rooms
     
    We have 6 letting rooms and 5 shower rooms. Beds come with a duvet, pillow and blanket fitted with a clean duvet cover, sheets & pillow case. All of the rooms have countryside views and have a heater that runs off the wood pellet central heating fire that is in the main room on the ground floor.
    Tarrif:
     
    ∙ Dormitory beds £17.50 per person.
    3rd night FREE October - March
    ∙ Double, twin & family en-suite:
    £50-70 per room per night
    ∙ Double, twin shared bathroom:
    £40-50 per room per night
    Facilities Available
    ∙ Self catering kitchen (sorry it's busy 6-8pm on certain nights when groups are staying*)
    ∙ Food available on certain nights by prior arrangement
    2 courses for £7.50 - please book in advance!
     
    ∙ Pool table
    ∙ Wood pellet stove
    ∙ Free Wi-Fi
    ∙ Hi-Fi and a selection of music
    ∙ Washing machine & washing line
    ∙ Barbecue
    ∙ Maps and walking books to borrow for local walks
     
    ∙ Fishing rod. Tackle available to buy
    ∙ Books & National Geographic magazines
    ∙ Telephone - limited availability, free calls to Europe, North America, Oz & Nz
    ∙ Post box
    ∙ Phone box to try and break our record of how many people can get in at once!
    ∙ Train station - 50 metres away!
     
    Please feel free to bring your own food and drinks.
    The nearest pubs and shop are about 10 minutes drive / train away in Plockton, Strathcarron & Kyle of Lochalsh.
     
    There is live folk music is on in Plockton Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Summer, Thursdays in the Winter. Taxis back are easy to arrange. Plockton Taxis: 01599 544389. You can get great value food in the Plockton Inn 01599 544222. Be sure to reserve.
    Gradings
    4 Hostel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    4
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    1 bed in a 6 Bed Dorm
    £20.00 per person per night (room only)
    Double
    £100.00 per room per night (room only)
    Double/Twin
    £100.00 per room per night (room only)
    Double/Twin (ensuite)
    £100.00 per room per night (room only)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Bunk Beds
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • No Television
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Smoking Restricted

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    On the A87 between Dornie and Kyle of Lochalsh take the turning to the north on the A890 towards Lochcarron & Gairloch for 6 miles. Take the next left after the turning for Achmore and Plockton at the station sign for Stromeferry. The hostel is opposite the train station with a post box attached.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kyle of Lochalsh TIC head on the A87 towards Inverness for 6 miles. Turn left to the North on the A890 towards Lochcarron & Gairloch for 6 miles. Take the next left after the turning for Achmore and Plockton at the station sign for Stromeferry. The hostel is opposite the train station with a post box attached.

      Getting there by railway:- There is a train Station in Stromeferry 20m from the hostel. This is on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line and the train stops every time. The hostel is opposite the train station with a post box attached.   Getting there by aeroplane:- Take a train from Inverness   Getting there by ferry:- Stromeferry (No Ferry).

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