Station House ref: UK5812

Golspie, Northern Highlands

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Railway Theme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 
  • Station within 1 mile 


This historic, detached station house, built in 1868, was designed by the Scottish architect William Fowler for the 2nd Duke of Sutherland. Golspie station was originally the halt and end of the line for the Duke of Sutherland’s stately home, Dunrobin Castle. This accounts for its glamorous and ornate appearance compared to normal station buildings.

Station House has been sympathetically converted into a superb four bedroomed house whilst retaining many original features. These include a distinctive round window in the living room, which once housed the station clock, a large open fireplace in the centre of the room, high ceilings and original wooden doors. This light and airy room is an ideal place for the family or group to gather at the end of a day’s sightseeing. The bright, modern kitchen is well equipped, and the ground floor bedroom, which was originally the waiting room, has an en-suite shower room. A beautiful, polished, wooden staircase winds round to the first floor, with a further three double bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, all spacious and attractively presented, and a family bathroom.

One of the original doors downstairs leads directly onto the station platform, whilst the main entrance to the property faces on to the small cul-de-sac where the house is situated. Visitors should be aware that this is still a working railway line, with four small local trains per day each way, running between 8.30am to 8.30pm only. An interesting day trip for visitors would be to take the train to the next stop where you will find Dunrobin Castle, seat of the Dukes of Sutherland. And after exploring this historic castle and its wonderful grounds, based on the Palace of Versailles, take the short scenic coastal walk back to Golspie.

The predominantly old stone town of Golspie is situated on the renowned North Coast 500 route which goes through some of the most dramatic and scenic landscapes to be found anywhere in the British Isles. Station House is just a short walk from all the amenities this coastal town has to offer, including a beautiful sandy beach just 300 yards away. There is a variety of small shops, pubs and restaurants, and a superb links golf course here, with many other renowned golf courses including Brora and the Royal Dornoch Championship Course. Sea and loch fishing, boats trips, kayaking, karting, or mountain bike trails are all within easy reach. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With open fire, 42’’ Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.
Turning stairs (narrow at bottom) to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed, dressing room and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With double bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.


Lawned area. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property is on the platform of a working railway.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
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  • Lake
    300 yards (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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