The Station Masters House - Dumfries and Galloway, Sleeps 6+2
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The Station Masters House - Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Sleeps 6+2

The Station Masters House

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).

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  • Stunning house with large 10' high rooms
  • Dining room entrance to the living room
  • Large kitchen with granite & dishwasher
  • Bathroom with power shower - one of 3
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  • Sunny West facing garden.
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  • Living room looking through to dining room
  • Quiet rural location
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  • The dining room - for 8
  • The dining room - pre restoration
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  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Piano
  • iPod Docking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Accessible via Public Transport

The Station Masters House Continued

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).

Accommodation comprises:

  • 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.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £469
Mid Season from £649
High Season from £779
Peak Season £819

Key details:
Star Rating: 5 Star

Pets: Yes, 1 dog
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
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: No

Owner's details:
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

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Owner Noticeboard

The Station Master's House 5* with 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms.

Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 for 7 nights - £527
 14 nights £1019 21 nights £1499

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 for 7 nights - £529
 14 nights £1069

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The Station Master's House
5* with 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms.