Situated in the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, our Railway Cottage and Bothy enjoy a secluded location surrounded by hills, forest, wildlife and stunning views of Glen Dochart yet is only a short drive from the idyllic village of Killin and the Falls of Dochart.
Originally two cottages that housed the stationmaster and signalman for the now defunct Killin Junction railway station, this historic property remained derelict for many years after the closure of the railway line sealed its fate in 1965 but has now been totally rebuilt. We completed the restoration in 2019 and are delighted to offer the cottage to rent for a limited number of visits each year.
The stone cottage exudes character with a design and wealth of bespoke features that sensitively respect its fascinating railway history. A contemporary larch-clad extension provides an architectural contrast, moulding old with new.
The ground floor is open plan. A double height entrance hallway and staircase provides light and space and leads to a large living room, kitchen and dining area - all with access to the outdoor decking. New high quality furnishings sit alongside interesting antique pieces that recall the property’s Victorian and Edwardian past. Framed photographs tell the story. An enormous open log fire complements underfloor heating. Double glazed sash and case windows combine with internal wooden shutters and reclaimed wooden floors to ensure a comfortable and cosy stay.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with traditional brass beds (and an additional double Z-bed), and a bathroom with cast iron roll top bath and separate walk-in shower. There is a further shower room and utility room downstairs. All rooms have wonderful views of the Glen and surrounding forest.
A separate detached bothy - chill area, kitchenette and separate bathroom together with a sleeping area on a mezzanine level - sleeps 2-3 and is ideal for teenagers.
The property is totally private, accessed via a gated private track. The cottage is surrounded by open garden with the original low-level dry-stone wall marking the boundary with the National Park. There are no neighbours here – the area can be explored safe in the knowledge that the only company will be overhead buzzards, pasturing sheep, red squirrels and the occasional inquisitive deer.
We offer flexible check-in/out days and arrival/departure times subject to availability.