The Old Station

Newtonmore, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland (Ref. 2551)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
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The property

A very special property which oozes character, The Old Station is a clever conversion of the old Victorian station adjacent to the platform at Newtonmore, offering rail journeys along this highly scenic line, north to Inverness and south to Perth and Edinburgh.

This delightfully quirky property retains many of its unusual features, including the old safe, which has been incorporated into the sitting room décor, and original signs for the waiting room and stationmaster's office.

Decorated to a high standard, this charming single-storey property is in an ideal location to explore the popular village (setting for TV's Monarch of the Glen), enjoy the outdoor activities of the Cairngorms National Park and simply savour the beauty of the Highlands of Scotland - a perfect base for a holiday at any time of year!


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory with dining area.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. TV with Sky, DVD, video player Cd/radio, selection of DVDs and videos. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Fenced paved area with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 10 mins walk. Note: Approximately one train per hour passes the property from 8:00am – 11:00pm daily.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “nobody wanted to leave this house!”
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    • “My children still haven't stopped talking about this holiday. We travelled with grandparents and drove each day, but the local shops are only a 10 minute (beautiful) walk. A fantastically well equipped house and you can tell that its loved by the family who own it, with family pictures everywhere and a guestbook thats bursting with peoples memories. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this for particularly a family holiday, as the village has a wildcat trail that makes it lots of fun to explore the highways and byways around Newtonmore, and its a great base for exploring some of the highlands. The trains didn't bother anyone in the least, the kids loved it, and in fact they loved getting a wave or honk from the passing trains. Was really an unforgettable experience. I will take them back some day!:)”

    Eimear K, Dublin, Ireland, January 2015

    • “A unique property with superb views and all the comforts of home”
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    • “Everything was cleaned and ready with all the amenities and things we needed. The home was spacious, attractively decorated and very comfortable. Views of both countryside and the passing trains make this property special and quite unique.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Walton On Thames, November 2010

    • “Great Holiday”
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    • “Excellent very quirky accommodation. Well equipped holiday cottage. Fantastic views when having breakfast. Interesting to see the trains going through, but were not disturbed by them. Local amenities very good, lots of great places to visit.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Windsor, November 2010

    • “A really lovely week in every way.”
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    • “A week at the "Old Station" is really a great experience especially if you like trains. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable with lots of features and historic pictures of the station. It is a pleasant walk to the village where there are a few good places to eat. We all enjoyed our visit to the "Scottish Folk Museum" situated just outside the village and a walk round the " Wildcat Trail" is a must. All in all we have no complaints at all and enjoyed every minute of our week.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, December 2009

    • “Quirky - lots of character!”
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    • “We stayed in the cottage for just a few days and really enjoyed our time there. Our constant cry was "What time is the next train?" as the drivers waved to us every time! The house is full of interesting artefacts and well located for visits to Aviemore, Fort William and the surrounding stunungly beautiful area.”

    WorcesterwomanUk, UK, August 2012

    • “We really enjoyed watching the trains go by, especially the over”
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    • “We had a wonderful holiday in the Station House and enjoyed also the open Museum at Newtonmore/Kinussie where there was so much to see, including the school house and the farm, watching the sheep being sheared. We got to know the drivers on the trains, who always hooted us when they went by. It was like re-inacting the 'Railway Children'. Overall, we had a very interesting holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, England, December 2009

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    • “Our third visit to The Old Station and it feels like we are at home. Great location, scenery and Newtonmore and the Wildcat Trail is excellent. A unique holiday experience that all the family have now enjoyed.”

    Mrs Mcloone, Melrose, August 2015

    • “The Old Station was ideally situated for a vast variety of places to go and things to do. We particularly loved the walks, which were well sign posted, and the Heritage Folk Museum. My husband, a railway enthusiast, was thrilled with being able to stay in a converted station, which still had trains passing by the door.”

    Mrs Martin, Rye, June 2015

    • “The house was warm and very comfortable. The adjacent Highland railway line only added to the unique charm of the accommodation. The views are great.”

    Mr Millar, Burntisland, April 2015

    • “This cottage is very quirky but excellently laid out and well positioned. It is in a fab central location and has beautiful views too.”

    Mr Moore, Manchester, May 2014

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About the location


Kingussie 3 miles; Aviemore 15 miles; Inverness 47 miles.

Overlooking the River Spey, in the Cairngorms National Park (Britain's largest), Newtonmore has several shops and pubs, as well as two excellent, award-winning museums - the Highland Folk Museum and Clan MacPherson Museum. Newtonmore's Wildcat Trail is a popular, 7-mile circular walk around the edge of the village, taking in the River Spey with woodland, moorland and wonderful views across the valley to the Cairngorms, and behind the village to the Monadhliath Mountains - a fitting introduction to the delights of the National Park. For younger visitors, the Folk Park, the Wildlife Park at Kincraig, Landmark at Carrbridge and the Steam Railway are all outstanding local attractions. The area offers fine golf, fishing, pony trekking, walking, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking, climbing and skiing, making it an ideal base from which to discover all that this scenic area of Scotland has to offer.