Shared facilities,
food & drink

All guests have the use of these quirky shared areas in the Sleeping Car during their stay, including a very well-equipped kitchen for bringing your own food for making meals. You can also buy craft ales direct from us, buy breakfast or lunch at the Dining  Car right next door, or order ready meals from the Dining Car to heat up in the Sleeping Car...

Kitchen

The solid 1990s vintage wooden kitchen was hand-made especially for the Sleeping Car by a local craftswoman.

It is well-equipped for making meals, with a full-size cooker, workspace, kettle, microwave, toaster, and filter coffee maker.

There are two fridges for ample cold food storage, and even a washing machine in case you need to spruce up your clothes for your onward journey. 

You can also order ready-made, takeaway meals from the Dining Car next door if you don't want to cook in the evenings! Plus you can buy 500ml bottles of 'Steamy Glen' ale - brewed for the Station - to accompany your meal. See below...

 

Drying Room

Just inside the main door, on the right, is the Drying Room, with a clothes airer to hang up wet outdoor gear and to dry boots etc. 

There is a heated towel rail which you switch on to provide the heat. And there is a light inside so you can see what you are doing! 

Please be mindful that a full load of washing will take more than overnight to dry, as the towel rail is not very powerful! So please be kind and think of other guests who may just have a wet coats or socks to dry when leaving your washing out!!

(Communal) seating area

Be as sociable as you like, or curl up with a book in your own wee corner. The original 1950s sprung seating in the seating area takes you back in time to the days of steam.

The countryside won't be flashing past the window, but you can still dip into our board games, books, jigsaws and cards to pass the time in between adventures.

Shower room

A nice, big, double shower with an electric shower and a wash basin are great for scrubbing up after a day out in the hills or in the loch. 

It's not The Ritz, but there's plenty of hot water, space, and a heated towel rail.

There are hooks for clothes and wash bags etc and the original British Rail washroom mirror is handy for a quick smile check. 

We leave an organic cotton bath mat (by Anorak, a British, sustainable, independent company) for you to use, plus Vegan/eco 'Seaweed & Citrus' body wash by Faith in Nature.

The eco shower curtain is hand-made by us from waxed cotton - a 'green' alternative to a plastic shower curtain!

There are eco-cleaning products too, so that you can leave the shower room clean and tidy for the next person.

Washroom and toilet

There's plenty of storage in the washroom on sturdy wooden shelving - perfect for your toiletries. The shelves were made for the Sleeping Car by a volunteer.

The yellow hand basin is an original vintage train washroom basin, there is an original British Rail vanity mirror and a shaver point (12V). 

Off the washroom is the toilet, with a wee hand basin. The roller towel holder is a standard, original British Rail towel holder.  

The same craftswoman who made the cupboard doors for the kitchen units also encased the cistern in wood. 

Eco toilet paper is provided, as are eco-cleaning products for leaving the washroom spick and span for the next user. 

Car parking

We give a 10% discount for guests travelling by train, bus, walking or cycling (email us for the Discount Code before booking).

But if you are travelling by car, then we have space for up to 4 vehicles (NB: we cannot accept vehicles over 5 metres/16 feet 4 inches in length) as Station parking space is restricted and we find it difficult to accommodate campervans and motorhomes, for example.

 

Outdoor space

The 'sitooterie' runs along the opposite side of the Sleeping Car to the Station, and is accessed by the wee gate near the entrance. 

It has seating where you can sit and enjoy sunny days. It's also possible to hang out any washing here on a dry, windy day (pegs - made from recycled ocean plastic - are under the kitchen sink).

 

 

Recycling & waste

As a green business, we encourage guests to use the two bins provided in the kitchen - one for General Waste (green) and one for Recyclables (Blue).

There is also a Food Waste Caddy in the kitchen for any food waste, which is then fed to our chickens.

(NB: like you, hens can't eat tea bags, grape stems or orange peel etc, so please put these in the green bin with the General Waste) 

(Some pics here are courtesy of The Flying Fluskey)

Food & Drinks to order

Doing the Cape Wrath Trail or walking in to Knoydart? Or just had a long train ride? Imagine arriving at the Sleeping Car and there's a bottle of locally-brewed craft ale in the the fridge with your name on it. Perfect! 

You can also contact the Dining Car next door and buy ready meals from them too... they also have a 'Chippy Trailer' serving delicious take-away fish and chips fortnightly on Fridays

'Steamy Glen' craft ale

Brewed especially for the Station Museum, available to order on booking!

Brewed down the road, south of Fort William, in the village of Kinlochleven by River Leven Ales. 'Steamy Glen'  (ABV 4.8) comes in a 500ml bottle and is a blonde beer.

The label features NB class K locomotive No 149 'Glenfinnan' and the iconic view from the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct.

ORDER YOURS at £4.50/bottle WHEN BOOKING - We'll write your name on it and put it in the fridge!

(Also available to buy on site from the Glenfinnan Station Museum shop during opening hours)

'Glenfinnan Gold' craft ale

Brewed locally by at Glen Spean, originally made right here in Glenfinnan to a neighbour's recipe

Brewed north of Fort William in Gen Spean, by the Glen Spean Brewing Co, 'Glenfinnan Gold'  (ABV 4.2) comes in a 500ml bottle and is a beautifully golden brew. It is called a 'single malt' ale as it is made from a variety of Scottish single origin malt, supplied by a farm in the Fife region which malts its own barley. Glen Spean's blend of fresh flower and cryo hops give a refreshing and deliciously balanced taste.

The original recipe for the ale came from the now-defunct Glenfinnan Brewery, which was run by some of our neighbours, most notably DJ Robertson.

The label features the Glenfinnan Monument, the world-famous Viaduct and the beautiful hills by Loch Shiel, with a hint of gold.  

ORDER YOURS at £4.50/bottle WHEN BOOKING - We'll write your name on it and put it in the fridge!

(Also available to buy on site from the station's Dining Car during opening hours)

Takeaway food menu - order from the Dining Car (right next door!)

Order in advance for pick up whilst you are staying at the Sleeping Car, to heat up in the oven - details of how to order are on the menu (left). Bon apetit!

The Chippy Trailer

Takeaway fish & chips from a mobile chip shop - in a horse trailer. The quirkiness just continues!

The team from the Dining Car also run a mobile fish & chip shop in a horse trailer. 

Find it outside the Dining Car - fortnightly on Fridays only, from 15th March. Usually open 1830-2000.

Check dates and order on the DMG Catering Instagram page here

Menu includes:

  • fish & chips
  • haggis and chips
  • breaded chicken & chips
  • plant-based chicken & chips
  • delicious home-made tartar sauce

(pic: Manja and Duncan, of DMG Catering. in their Chippy Trailer)

 

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