Sleeperzzz.com, Rogart Station, Pittentrail, Sutherland, Highlands, IV28 3XA
Stay on a first class train in Rogart in the heart of the Highlands, halfway between Inverness and John O’Groats. Two railway carriages have been tastefully converted, with many original features. One sleeps 9, and one is subdivided to sleep 4 and 2. There are two beds per room, and a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, showers and toilets. The carriages are heated and non-smoking. All bedding is included. There is also a cosy showman’s wagon which sleeps 2 or a family of 3. Four trains per day in each direction serve this small crofting community which has a shop, post office and pub with restaurant. Glenmorangie and Clynelish distilleries, Dunrobin Castle and Helmsdale’s Heritage Centre are easy to reach by train or car. See the silver salmon leap at Lairg and the seabirds and seals in Loch Fleet. Or just enjoy the peace of Rogart. The climate is good and the midges are less prevalent than in the west! Families welcome. Free use of bikes.This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.
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18: 1×9, 1×4+1×2, 1×3
April to Oct inclusive. 24 hours.
From £20pp, under 12yrs £14 pp. (£1 discount if you arrive by cycle or rail). Stay 2 nights save £1pp per night.
Booking is advisable
We are at the railway station, 4 miles from the A9 trunk road, 54 miles north of Inverness.
Wick to Inverness trains stop at the door.
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…pretty charming and far from the hustle and bustle…
There are many great reasons to visit the Highlands of Scotland. I’ll name the achievement and drama of bagging Munroes; the seclusion and peace of mind of exploring a comparatively empty corner of our islands; the proud and lively music and arts; the welcoming hospitality of comforting food and drink – you can probably add your own reasons to the list.
But here’s one you might not have considered: a chance to sleep in a railway carriage from the golden age of rail! With a bit of thought I could have worked out that Sleeperzzz was the name of a converted sleeping carriage ‘bunkhouse’. If I’m being honest there is also a converted ‘showman’s carriage’ which is a trailer from a vintage travelling circus as well. They are all renovated to a fine standard with two beds per room, and a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, showers and toilets. The carriages are heated and non-smoking.
Four actual real-life trains per day run in each direction serve this small crofting community which has a shop, post office and pub with restaurant. You can use those to explore or choose to take up the free offer of bikes to borrow.
It all sounds pretty charming and far from the hustle and bustle doesn’t it?
Claim a £1 discount if you arrive by train or cycle.
Green transport discount at Sleeperzz accommodation. Sleeperzz is one of the many hostels in the Independent Hostels UK network which offers discounts to guests who arrive by pubic transport or by cycle. This unique accommodation is in converted railway carriages alongside the highland line at Rogart. Open from March to September with prices from £14 (child) and £19 (adult). Claim your extra £1 discount by arriving on green transport.
Ideal for those for peace and tranquility.
Sleeperzzz is a family-run hostel with 18 beds in three railway carriages and a Showmans Wagon. The hostel provides budget accommodation with self catering facilities and a sitting area, ideal for backpackers, families, walkers, cyclists and anyone looking for peace and tranquillity. All carriages are equipped with full self-catering facilities. The 1930s fairground Showman’s Wagon has a double bed and a sitting/dining area.