About This Listing
Nestling peacefully beside the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, the Old Railway Station has been extended to form comfortable self-catering accommodation for 9-12 persons. Free wifi. Nearby walking, cycling, riding, golf, fishing. Dog-friendly.
Remote yet within walkable distance to shops and pubs. Breath-taking scenary. Large open rooms on one level. Character cottage - an extended railway station. Parking and garage. Dog and kid friendly with fully enclosed gardens including orchard. Views of the Tweed valley.
Free wifi. 4 bedrooms (1 twin, 1 family (king + 2 singles, 1 superking (can be made into 2 singles) and 1 four-poster double ensuite. 2 large bathrooms with separate shower cubicles. A sunroom with double sofabed. Large living room with large 42" LED TV, Freeview, piano and dining area. Very large kitchen with breakfast table, microwave, washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer. Large open vestible with cloakroom.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome guests on arrival, show them amenities, and are available for contact throughout the stay, otherwise we are hands off. Ideally we like to bid you a fond farewell whilst collecting keys etc.
Walkerburn was created originally as a Cashmere mill. This has closed down, and the village now thrives on local small businesses and outdoor activities such as mountain biking, cycling, riding and walking. It also has a rugby club and a bowls lawn. There is a general store/post office and a club serving alcohol that welcomes visitors. Nearby, the larger village of Innerleithen has a co-op supermarket and several restaurants and take-aways as well as a number of boutique shops.
The number 62 bus travels from Edinburgh through Peebles to Galashiels every 30 minutes. From Galashiels, visitors can get further buses to all the border towns such as Kelso, Selkirk, Jedburgh and Hawick. The bus stop is just 300 yards from the Old Railway Station. There is also a reliable taxi service operated from Innerleithen. The best way however, is by bikes, and these can be hired from 2 establishments in Innerleithen.
Other Things to Note
One of the 7stanes mountain bike areas is inbetween Innerleithen and Walkerburn, just 1.5km from the Old Railway Station. You pass a riding centre on the way. In Innerleithen, just 2 miles away, there is a 9-hole golf course, and the championship course of Cardrona is just 4 miles away. The Tweed river runs just 30 yards from the cottage, and this beat is particularly famous for large salmon and trout caught between Septmeber and November. Various concerts and events happen at Traquair House only 3 miles away.
No smoking. That's it! Pets welcome. Kid friendly. Although there are some steps leading to the front door, there is a rail to help those that need some assistance, and the cottage is wheelchair friendly once inside. There is a 3-night minimum stay required for all bookings.
We had a wonderful visit to the Old Railway Station and were made to feel very welcome. All arrangements re the visit were easily made and everything prepared for our arrival. It is a fantastic place to stay for a large group (we were 14 people) and the house is very well equipped. The surrounding area is beautiful. Many thanks to Jamie and Helen.
host was excellent, listing was exactly as it said on the side of the can. Neighourhood hadnt changed much in the last 40years or so.
just a great place.
An ideal place for a family holiday! We had an amazing time there. The house was very spacious and nicely furnished, and is in a very beautiful location. We enjoyed the walk by the river in the gorgeous country side.
Helen was a lovely host and was there to greet us when we arrived. We will definitely recommend the Old Railways Station to our friends.
We really enjoyed our stay at the old rail station! Thank you for your hospitality & we would definitely recommend your cottage to our friends & hope to come back again ourselves! Many thanks!
Thank you Helen n Jamie we hd a wonderful time at yr lovely house. Helen is a darlin, she was a very warm host n was quite helpful and yr place is just like a home away from home. This has been one of our best holiday's ever. The location is very (website hidden) soo lookin frwrd to cm bck again. Thank you fr everything. Highly recommended.
Great place to stay in a beautiful location. Lots of space in the bedrooms and great common areas as well for a fantastic price. Would definitely recommend for large parties.
Small general store, the only one in town, with post office, bakery and cash machine.Scottish Borders
Apart from it being the only place in town, it is wonderfully welcoming attracting both locals and passer-by, a favourite for touring bikers and cyclists. Some excellent art for sale also.Walkerburn Scotland EH43