Located in Stronmilchan in the Argyll and Bute region, Dalmally Railway Station, Loch Awe provides accommodation with free private parking. The homestay offers a picnic area. Guests at Dalmally Railway Station, Loch Awe can enjoy skiing and cycling nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace. Inveraray Castle is 26 km from the accommodation, while Dunstaffnage Castle is 35 km away. The nearest airport is Oban Airport, 33 km from Dalmally Railway Station, Loch Awe.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free private parking available on-site


Availability

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.9
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
9.6
Location
9.7
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  • Paul
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Truly Terrific. Unique. A step back in time. Owners couldn't be more helpful.
  • Yasir
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Absolutely loved everything from hosting to the novality of a railway station
  • Henry
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A totally unique place, beautifully and tastefully arranged. Very good value and made to feel so welcome too. Not for those looking for Holiday Inn, Travelodge type stays, this is a place that you leave feeling invigorated and restored - Thank...

Managed by Graham

Company review score: 9.9Based on 427 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Graham bought the Station after it had laid empty for over 20yrs, determined to bring it back to life. He retained its original charm whilst adding his own quirky style of using & repurposing whatever comes to hand, creating a very unique guest experience! He grew up not far away on his family farm in Lunga. Graham is a warm and generous host, who loves to chat and share his knowledge of this special area. He's been making guests feel welcome with typical Scottish style hospitality for the last 5 years.

Property information

You will receive a warm Highland welcome at this lovingly restored, working Victorian Railway Station. Built near Loch Awe in 1877 to serve the village of Dalmally, it was originally part of the Callander & Oban Railway. Dalmally is the last remaining Station House on the Oban branch of the West Highland Line. Your host Graham, has repurposed the original platform waiting rooms into 4 warm, cosy guest rooms. Each has original features and tokens of their historic past. The rooms have tea/coffee making facilitates, towels & bed linen, very comfortable beds & an outdoor/platform seating/eating area, perfect for watching the trains, passengers, birds, and occasional hens go by! To the side of the Station, is a very inviting Shepherd's hut, ideal for solo travellers. It also has tea/coffee making facilities, towels, bed linen & its own outdoor seating area. Two of the rooms have private W.C's with a hand basin (NO bath/shower) but all guests can use the creatively converted 'Ben Lui' - this has a wash basin, some toiletries, a hairdryer, a larger sink, a washing machine, 2 x W.C's, a drying creel, a microwave & a fantastic shower! The Station DOES NOT serve food or alcohol, only light, complimentary refreshments. PLEASE bring your own! We look forward to welcoming you!

Neighbourhood information

As you look down the tracks from the platform, Ben Cruachan rises beyond the Railway Bridge! Turn around to see Ben Lui, dominating the view! The Dalmally Horseshoe, also visible from the Station, boasts some spectacular sunrises & sunsets. Travel by train, bicycle, car, motorbike or on foot, Loch Awe is only a stones throw away! The 3rd largest Loch in Scotland, it's known for its trout fishing and is a haven for wildlife, with red deer, pine martens and otters. The famous Scottish wildcat is often spotted. Oban, Inveraray, Tyndrum, Killin, Tarbut, Aberfoyle, Kilmartin & Callander are all easily within 25-45 miles of Dalmally. Glasgow is 73 miles away. Travel by car, bus or hop on a train, directly from your room! With Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct & Loch Lomond all around an hour away, it really is a fantastic location for exploring some Highland gems! Top Tips: Duncan Ban MacIntyre Monument, Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle, St Conan's Kirk, Cruachan Power Station, Duck Bay, the Hill House & Crinan Canal. Glen View Stores is only a 5-10 minute walk away from the Station. It sells a wide variety of items you'd expect from a grocery shop but in addition, some very fine, fresh and locally produced goods too! The nearest supermarkets are the Co-Op in Inveraray, a 25 minute drive, and there's a Tesco, Lidl and an Aldi in Oban, a 45 minute drive away. Local places to eat: Ben Cruachan Inn, Dalmally (bar and restaurant, the nearest & my personal favourite) The Green Welly Stop (their Cullen Skink is legendary!) the Real Food Café (can get busy) Tyndrum, the Drovers Inn (an experience...well worth a visit!) Inverarnan, the Samphire Restaurant & the Cottage, Inveraray, The Oyster Inn restaurant, Connel. PLEASE telephone in advance to check availability, opening times & to book, especially April to September!! A 45 minute drive to Oban would give you the usual choices/ranges you'd expect in a town with everything from chip shops & kebabs to fine dining!

Language spoken

English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Dalmally Railway Station, Loch Awe
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
Bathroom
  • Towels
Bedroom
  • Linen
View
  • Mountain view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Skiing
    Off-site
  • Fishing
    Off-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Internet
No internet access available.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    General
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Property practices

    This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    Dalmally Railway Station, Loch Awe takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 16:30 to 22:30

    Check-out

    From 05:00 to 10:30

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    There is no capacity for cots at this property.

    There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Payments by Booking.com

    Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Parties

    Parties/events are not allowed

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Dalmally Railway Station, Loch Awe in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.