The Station Masters House - Self catering holiday cottage in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Sleeps 6+2
Formerly the station masters house, this detached holiday home accommodates up to eight guests and dates back to 1850. It is located in the interesting town of Sanquhar within Dumfries and Galloway in South Scotland and has not been lived in since the station closed in 1965. However, the station platforms re-opened in 1993 and extensive refurbishments have recently been carried out to transform The Station Masters House into luxurious holiday accommodation.
Sanquhar is an interesting town with much history, Royal Patronage and the oldest post office in the world! It is located on the River Nith and lies west of Moffat and north of Thornhill. Sanquhar is an ideal holiday destination and ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities including canoeing, trout and salmon fishing, bird watching, golf and for those staying at The Station Masters House, train spotting! Fine dining is also available locally at the Blackaddie Country House Hotel, in addition to several pubs.
Close by is the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a long distance walking route of some one hundred miles, along one of the most panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Sanquhar is also perfectly located on the Southern Upland Way long distance path, providing plenty of opportunities for those who are keen on walking. The town has a leisure centre with swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
There are plenty of things to see and do within the local area including: the ruins of Sanquhar castle; the historic village of Thornhill with its hotels, shops and eighteen hole golf course and Drumlanrig Castle with its superb art collection, extensive country park and beautiful gardens. The ancient town of Dumfries is too within easy reach. Steeped in history it provides plenty of things to see and do with its museums, eating establishments, shops and strong connections with Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet. The area is famous for its fishing facilities and both Salmon and Trout fishing can be arranged on the nearby River Nith. There is also plenty of wild life to see, and this part of Scotland is ideal for artists, both amateur and professional alike.
Although Sanquhar is in a rural location, the Scotrail train service allows you to visit Dumfries and Carlisle to the south and Glasgow to the North in only one hour and fifteen minutes. This location is also within driving distance of Edinburgh (57 Miles), Loch Lomond - Balloch (76 miles), Thornhill (11 miles), Troon (37 miles) and Turnberry (44 miles).
- Log Burner
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- iPod Docking
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Satellite/cable TV
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Accessible via Public Transport
The Station Masters House has recently been refurbished to a very high standard to provide detached luxurious and spacious holiday accommodation. Its unique location provides a fascinating holiday experience where you can enjoy the rural surroundings and activities, with the convenience of having easy access to more central locations on your very doorstep - all without the need to use a car should you prefer not too.
With Ground floor accommodation throughout, the accommodation offers wheelchair access (there are no internal steps and there is ramp access in to the utility room and kitchen, along with step free access into the front porch and hallway).
- Large porch and entrance hall with stone and oak flooring and upright piano.
- Spacious and bright living room with bay window, multi fuel stove and flat screen television/DVD, leading through to..
- Logia dining room with up to 8 place settings formally part of the station platform.
- Bespoke kitchen with Belfast sink in a centre island, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer leading through to...
- Utility room with washer/dryer and wheelchair accessible power shower, WC and wash basin.
- Master bedroom with bay window, king size bed and en suite power shower, WC and wash basin.
- Family bathroom with roll top bath, separate power shower, WC and wash basin.
- Bedroom two with walk in wardrobe and six foot double or two twin beds.
- Bedroom three with king size bed.
- There is also a double sofa bed available in the living room, taking sleeping capacity up to eight guests.
Outside: There is private parking for up to three cars, a single garage and west facing seating area which is stone flagged and lawned.
Additional information: Wi-Fi connection. Central heating throughout. Railway memorabilia includes original station posters, with pre 1970 Scottish region blue enamel signage. Passenger trains stop North of the Station Masters House, so privacy is not compromised, freight trains pass through occasionally and are subject to a 30mph speed restriction.
Low Season from £449
Mid Season from £635
High Season from £695
Peak Season £849
Star Rating: 5 Star
Changeover Day: Saturday
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 6+2 people in 3 bedrooms
Group booking details:
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: Yes
Owner: Managed By Peter Rushton click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
The Station Masters House joined Independent Cottages in Oct 2010
Last Minute / Late Availability OffersSat, 1 Jun 2013 for 6 nights - £425
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 for 4 nights - £339
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 for 5 nights - £392
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Reviews and Testimonials for The Station Masters House
We have arrived safely and are already amazed with The Station Masters House! It is truly wonderful what you have achieved here and this is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in.
Paul arrived April 13.
“5 star comfort”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 NEW
We booked this property as part of week long 90th birthday celebration for my mother in law. She had lived in Sanquhar for many years and this return trip allowed her to catch up with family and friends.
The house was an excellent base for our trip and was furnished ,decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The rooms are spacious and we all found the beds to be exceptionally comfortable. With 3 bathrooms the property can easily cope with a large party. There is little noise from passing trains , on the contrary they provide a point of interest.
There is lots to do in the area - Sanquhar itself is a lovely town in a lovely setting with lots of walks to enjoy. We had the main birthday meal in the Lochside Hotel , New Cummnock which is set on the side of a loch with lovely views, good service and good food.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor
We are all thoroughly enjoying our week in Sanquhar. The Station Master's House is absolutely lovely - so light, airy, spacious and comfortable. We particularly like sitting in the dining room overlooking the railway. It is great to see such an imaginative, but sympathetic, renovation of such a fine old building. We are all enjoying the little touches of railway memorabilia, along with the quirkiness and charm of the property.
We have supported the local shops and found the people of Sanquhar, without exception, to be friendly and helpful. A wet day yesterday (so some of our party went to Glasgow) otherwise, the weather has been good and enabled us to explore the surrounding countryside. The Electric Brae was a hit, along with Golf at Turnberry, Dumfries House, Drumlanrig Gardens and lunch in New Galloway. There are also plenty of walks nearby to suit the varying degrees of fitness of our party! As it was my birthday, we had a meal at Blackaddie House on Sunday - excellent (but pricey!)
The house is very well-equipped with everything we could possibly need. All the furnishings are very tasteful and in excellent condition. The house was spotless when we arrived. Compared with other properties we have stayed in, we feel you offer very good value for money.
So, all in all a group of very happy holiday makers. Thank you.
The house was amazing, we truly did love it. My parents, Auntie and Uncle arrived before us and called to say how wonderful it was immediately. I don’t think they’d known what to expect and were over the moon. I had known it would be lovely but I wasn’t prepared for the size of it! Everything was well thought out and the décor was beautiful. We did a couple of local walks using the guides, had a ride into Dumfries, tried the local pub and visited Glasgow on the train. Above all we enjoyed being there, sitting round the table chattering after meals and relaxing round the fire on an evening. None of us wanted to go home. Sarah B
I think that its hard to realise until you are here just how spacious the house is. There are eight of us and the space is brilliant so no-one feels on top of each other. I was a little worried about the station, however I have quite enjoyed seeing the trains and when they pass they dont bother you. The bathrooms are also lovely and the whole house is finished to a high standard. What you have achieved with the house (from seeing the before photos) is amazing!