By Mark McConville
GET YOUR holiday plans back on TRACK by staying at this former station master’s house for as little as £9 per person per night.
Incredible images show the exterior of the station house and the remaining platform at the train tracks.
Other stunning shots show the surprisingly welcoming interior of the house with cosy living rooms, spacious bedrooms and a large, modern kitchen.
Station House is located at Tal-y-Cafn near Conwy in Wales and can be rented on www.cottages.com for £252 for a week’s stay. The property sleeps four, meaning it would only cost £9 per night for each guest.
“This delightful detached holiday property was once the station master’s house at Tal-y-Cafn station, which is still open as a request stop on the branch line to Blaenau Ffestiniog,” states the listing.
“There are six trains each way per day on this line and trains call at the station between 5.30am and 9.15pm. Sleeping four people, it makes a great base for exploring the area where you can catch the train to Llandudno, Betws-y-Coed or Blaenau Ffestiniog.
“There’s a gastro pub just 50 yards away serving delicious Welsh produce, and the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is within walking distance with a café, restaurant and farm shop which is well worth a visit.
“The famous Bodnant Garden (National Trust) is just a little further away and has 80 acres of stunning gardens to explore, together with the plant centre and craft units. Guests can watch surfers whilst enjoying a coffee nearby at the incredible Surf Snowdonia at Dolgarrog.
“The Victorian resort of Llandudno offers a great selection of shops, the Venue Cymru theatre, fantastic beaches, the Great Orme headland with Bronze Age copper mines, the UK’s only cable operated tramway and the UK’s longest cable car ride, together with fantastic views.
“You can walk the town walls at historic Conwy, imagine yourself capturing Conwy Castle (a World Heritage Site), or stroll along the quay. At Betws-y-Coed adrenaline junkies can try Zip World Fforest with the amazing Fforest Coaster, or you can take a walk in the leafy Gwydir Forest Park.
“At the end of the line at Blaenau Ffestiniog you can either catch a Ffestiniog Railway steam train on the spectacular journey to the coast at Porthmadog, or visit Bounce Below, where you can bounce away come rain or shine on trampoline nets deep inside an old slate mine. Beach 8 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 40 yards.”
For more information see https://www.cottages.com/cottages/station-house-uk6408?adult=2&nights=7&range=3