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Old Ticket Office


Sleeps: 2


Pets: 0


Bedrooms: 1

Key Features of this property

  • Wifi
  • Car parking on site
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sea View
  • Ground Floor Facilities

All Features of this property

  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sea View
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Railway Theme
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With electric fire, Freeview Smart TV and single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Enclosed front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; alternative on-road parking. No smoking.

The Old Ticket Office was built in 1864 and formed part of the original station building. The station was Bonar Bridge Station until 1977, when it was renamed to Ardgay Station. When built, the station served as an important meeting point between two historical lines: the Sutherland Railway and the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway. The year after the Old Ticket Office was opened as a ticket office, the Highland Railway was established and continues to run to this day.
The rear of the property has views out onto the southbound platform and throughout the day seven trains pass through en-route to Inverness or Thurso/Wick in the north. This section is known as the Far North Line as it is the most northern reaches of the British rail network. The property serves as a fantastically convenient base from which to explore this wonderful area by train! The view out onto the platform is unique not just because it is a small, rural and attractive station, but also because it is right beside the sea. The views over the tracks to the Dornoch Firth are spectacular.
It’s a fantastic, comfortable holiday home for two people, with the added bonus of a sofa bed for flexible sleeping. Set all on the ground floor, the property comprises a double bedroom, shower room, living room and kitchen/dining room. All rooms except the bathroom have views out to the sea beyond the station. Ardgay is a small village but boasts a great local shop/cafe in the northern Highlands. Only a mile down the road is the larger settlement of Bonar Bridge, also offering great places to eat and drink. To the east on either side of the Dornoch Firth you will find amazing Dornoch with its world-famous Royal golf club, little cathedral, huge sandy beach and many amazing shops to explore. To the south the town of Tain offers all the services you could need along with the Glenmorangie Distillery to nip into (excuse the pun!).
The Old Ticket Office is very well located for you to explore the northern Highlands in all. The NC500 is 11 miles to the east, and with Lairg just up the road (the crossroads of the Highlands) there are many amazing routes to take for the north and west coasts. In 45 minutes, you can be on the west coast in the other-worldly Assynt area and in just over an hour you can be on the north coast of Scotland (joining up with the NC500 again in the west and north). It’s a truly outstanding spot from which to enjoy an amazing Highland holiday. Beach 15 miles.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 9

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2021
    Cottage was perfect for us and would recommend it. It was very clean and well maintained. The village has a well stocked shop which we used and we ordered a daily newspaper to pick up each day. The surrounding area is beautiful with Dornoch not to far away, and obviously handy for the train to Inverness

7.8 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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The was price indicates the price at June 2018. The discount applies to the accommodation price only. Depending on popularity and property availability, we can withdraw or extend any offer. Subject to availability. Booking Conditions apply.

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£20 super low deposit

"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."


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