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125 year-old railway signal box

SuperhostRosehall, Scotland, United Kingdom
Private room in tiny house hosted by Elizabeth Mary
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 baths
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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? THIS COULD BE IT, BUT IT'S NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED. YOU NEED TO BE HARDY, CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHEN THE TRAPPINGS OF MODERN LIFE ARE NOT SO ACCESSIBLE!
BEFORE BOOKING, PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATON, ESPECIALLY REGARDING USING THE WOOD-BURNER - THE ONLY HEATING AVAILABLE. THERE could BE A SMELL OF SMOKE!
KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS AND THINK IF THIS IS REALLY FOR YOU. OUTDOOR TYPES USED TO CAMPING OR BOTHIES WILL HAVE NO TROUBLE!

The space
Dave saved the Signal Box from being destroyed when no longer required on the railway, and transported it 12 miles to our home. Remember - it is a SMALL wooden box in the country, not a house! We have installed a small double sofa bed and a single, a microwave, kettle and toaster and other stuff to make it pretty comfortable. Bed linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, etc all provided. This is basic, rural accommodation!
At the top of our driveway you will see a silly silver motorbike 'sculpture' - this will help you find us. Around the property are other quirky items made by Dave! We try to keep the interior of the box in keeping with its age but with modern appliances and comforts. The single bed is standard size; the sofa bed is a small double, two adults sharing do have to like each other! We are dog friendly so anyone with allergies should be aware. Also with the age of the box and a wood burning stove there is likely to be some dust, no matter how we try! This is not really suitable for very young children.

Guest access
Self-catering in the box is basic but easy. Simple breakfast can be provided in the main house. The bathroom is a few feet away - again a converted outbuilding but with shower, basin, toilet and heating as required.

Other things to note
Please be aware that this is a very old structure, not insulated and with the only heating provided by a wood-burning stove. Firelighters, kindling and wood are provided but it is the responsibility of guests to light and keep the fire lit. In winter we can have quite severe frosts, for example -9 degrees C in December 2019. Many guests are capable and enjoy this 'hardy' experience but some are not. This accommodation will not be suitable for everyone such as families with very young children, or anyone with no experience of real fires or very cold temperatures. Please think twice before booking!

On a lighter note, our local hotel is only 1 mile away and serves great food and drink...real ale a speciality.

There is no public transport in the area.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? THIS COULD BE IT, BUT IT'S NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED. YOU NEED TO BE HARDY, CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHEN THE TRAPPINGS OF MODERN LIFE ARE NOT SO ACCESSIBLE!
BEFORE BOOKING, PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATON, ESPECIALLY REGARDING USING THE WOOD-BURNER - THE ONLY HEATING AVAILABLE. THERE could BE A SMELL OF SMOKE!
KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS AND THINK IF THIS…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Breakfast
Hair dryer
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

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Rosehall, Scotland, United Kingdom

Rural village with the stunning Cassley Falls a short walk away where you can watch salmon leap (at certain times of year). Central location making it ideal for touring all three coasts of the Northern Highlands.

Hosted by Elizabeth Mary

Joined in May 2018
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We love travelling ourselves, especially when we can stay with 'real' people in their home environments; that gives you a chance to learn about the area, the people and what life is like there. This is what we try to provide here too, in a small way returning the great hospitality we have received elsewhere over many years. We aim to provide a homely place but with its own privacy and unique accommodation.
We love travelling ourselves, especially when we can stay with 'real' people in their home environments; that gives you a chance to learn about the area, the people and what life i…
During your stay
Motor-cyclists, cyclists, walkers, etc will find Dave to be a like-minded enthusiast while Mary will welcome dance freaks! Musicians will be seriously indulged.
Elizabeth Mary is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm