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Remote Altnabreac cottage put on the market

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The far north line still has Altnabreac as a request stop.
The far north line still has Altnabreac as a request stop.

ONE of the most isolated railway station buildings in Britain has gone on sale, offering potential buyers a wonderful “secret” retreat.

The three-bedroom Station Cottage at Altnabreac is a family home but it was originally the railway station and first opened in 1874. It is still used as a request stop on the far north line.

Accessed through the Caithness Flow Country by six miles of forest road or by train, the cottage is being sold with two additional properties – a single-storey former deer larder and Badnaheen Cottage, a disused single-storey stone cottage one mile south of Station Cottage.

Alastair Campbell, associate at property consultants Bidwells, said: “Station Cottage provides an idyllic escape for anyone looking to purchase something different, with a fascinating history and in a beautiful remote setting.

“The area is popular for walking, mountain biking, fishing, field sports and wildlife studies and the properties are the ultimate in ‘getting away from it all’.”

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