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The Station House @ Cashelnagor Railway Station

4.98(42 reviews)SuperhostGortahork, County Donegal, Ireland
Entire cottage hosted by Josephine
8 guests2 bedrooms5 beds2 bathrooms

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Due to COVID-19, Ireland has introduced a national lockdown, and travel is not permitted other than in limited circumstances. Failure to follow the law is a criminal offence.
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Cashelnagor Railway Station is a beautifully restored Station House and Waiting Room.. Built in 1902 it was home to a long line of station-masters and their families until the railway closed in 1947. Derelict for over 60 years, the building has now been completely transformed. We lovingly searched the country for old furniture and fixtures and installed modern conveniences to complete what is now a truly 'old Ireland' experience.
It's an ideal base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way

The space
The building now houses two independent accommodations. The main house (this listing) is where the station-master and his family once lived.

The Station House can now accommodate 8 guests in two bedrooms; the downstairs double bedroom is en-suite and the upstairs bedroom has a double bed and bunk bed. The views from the upstairs bedroom are amazing with one window looking towards Errigal and the other towards the Atlantic Ocean and Tory Island. The large living room, with sofa-bed can comfortably accommodate two. The traditional kitchen and dining room can cater for groups of up to 8 and the kitchen has all the utensils you need to cook a family meal.

We sourced furniture and finishing from all over the country to create a comfortable and traditional style home. Both dining room has a traditional Stanley No 7 stove and the living room also has a stove. The building has central heating throughout. We we have chosen not to install a TV so that visitors can enjoy the experience a true peace and quiet.

Prior to restoration the building had only half a roof, no windows, doors, floors or stairs and much of the plaster-work had disappeared. The building never had running water or electricity so one of our first jobs was to work with the utility companies to install these 'modern' amenities!

Guest access
Guests have access to the full station house. The adjoining 'Waiting Room' is an independent one-bedroom apartment and is also available to rent on airbnb. Both units have their own entrance doors and share the parking and garden space.

Other things to note
The building experience a new lease of life in the early 1990's when it was used as the setting for the movie "The Railway Station Man". Staring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland the movie was based on a book written by Jennifer Johnson. However, the renovation was only temporary, all windows, doors,and roof were removed and the building once again stood lonely for almost another 30 years.
Cashelnagor Railway Station is a beautifully restored Station House and Waiting Room.. Built in 1902 it was home to a long line of station-masters and their families until the railway closed in 1947. Derelict for over 60 years, the building has now been completely transformed. We lovingly searched the country for old furniture and fixtures and installed modern conveniences to complete what is now a truly 'old Irel… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Travel cot
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Free on-street parking
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washing machine
Dryer
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Gortahork, County Donegal, Ireland

Cashelnagor Railway Station is located in a rural area, but like all rural areas the local pub is just 2km away! Gortahork village which is on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' is just 5km and contains pubs, a large supermarket, hardware store and off-licence as well as a convenience store and hotel.
The area has a maze of quiet country roads where you can experience the beauty of Donegal up-close and personal.
Cashelnagor Railway Station is located in a rural area, but like all rural areas the local pub is just 2km away! Gortahork village which is on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' is just 5km and contains pubs, a large sup…

Hosted by Josephine

Joined in February 2016
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My husband Gavin and I have travelled all over the world but still put Donegal top of the list of our travel experiences. We are constantly finding new places and hidden gems. We now have a couple of airb&b properties in Donegal and we hope our travel experiences help us to deliver what guests would expect from their holiday accommodation.
My husband Gavin and I have travelled all over the world but still put Donegal top of the list of our travel experiences. We are constantly finding new places and hidden gems. We n…
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We live close to the property and are available if you have any issues but we mainly leave guests to enjoy the peace and quiet.
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No smoking
No pets
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