The Star Hut at Rannoch Station

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Hut hosted by Bill

2 guests, 2 beds, 0 bathrooms
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Unique, single-room glass-fronted hut in a silver birch/rowan wood on a small hill, full of character with a spectacular view 25 miles to the South East. Rannoch Moor is a place of peace and tranquillity, there is no noise (after the 9.05pm train) and no light pollution. Weather permitting, you can watch the stars and sunrise while lying in bed, see deer walking in the wood, experience being cosy in the midst of dramatic weather or listen to the dawn chorus. Pls read all details before booking.

The space
The hut is small (4m x 3m) but very comfortable, warm and in an extraordinary setting. It is constructed with local larch wood and tiled with reclaimed Scottish slate. It can be set up as a double or two single beds (please let us know your preference in advance).
Dogs are welcome (but not on beds), please ask if you would like us to provide a dog bed.
Access to The Star Hut is by a 6- step staircase and then a short climb up a grassy slope with a rope handrail available if needed. The hut itself is accessed by 2 steps. There is rough ground around the hut and slopes on all sides so care is needed.
The Star Hut does not have plumbing but lockable toilets, sinks and hot water are available (but no shower) a few minutes (175 metres) walk away on Rannoch Station platform (clean and well-maintained by the owners, who are also station adopters). These toilets are open to the public and can be busy during the day with Tearoom customers. Early morning and in the evening they are usually unused except by you apart from occasional camper vans parking overnight. Although we make every effort to keep the washroom clean and welcoming this arrangement is not for everybody. A photo of the ladies washroom is included in the listing. Please only book to stay if you are happy with this.
Smoking is not allowed in the hut or in the surrounding wood, please use the station car park.
Please do not use the wood as a toilet for obvious reasons!
A kettle, tea/coffee, and snack are provided free of charge.
A small fridge and microwave are provided in the hut. Mugs/teaspoons are provided. Please bring any other crockery/cutlery you need.
Bed linen, towel, soap, a torch, compass and binoculars are provided for your use free of charge.
Wi-fi is not available.
Breakfast, lunch and an early evening meal (with prior arrangement) are available in our tearoom on Rannoch Station platform when it is open. Our season is usually March 1st to October 31st. During the season theTearoom is closed on Thursdays and Fridays but we are happy to provide breakfast or dinner (delivered to you in the Star Hut up to 6.30pm) as long as this is arranged in advance. Please note that the cost of these is in addition to the Star Hut price.
The Moor of Rannoch Restaurant with Rooms and the Kinloch Rannoch hotels are now taking dinner bookings from non-residents but you will need to reserve a table well in advance. You are welcome to self-cater or order from Rannoch Station Tearoom as described above.
The nearest shop is 18 miles away so please come prepared.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Luggage drop-off allowed
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Highland Perthshire, United Kingdom

The owners run Rannoch Station Tearoom on the platform. Breakfast is available from 8.30 (a bit earlier by pre-arrangement). The tearoom closes at 4.30 and all day on Thursdays and Fridays but the owners will provide an evening meal from the tearoom menu until 6:30pm and breakfast/packed lunch on Thursdays and Fridays if ordered in advance.
Please note that Tearoom food and drink is in addition to the price of The Star Hut
The hut is surrounded by Rannoch Moor, with a wide variety of walks available (please ask for the owner’s walks map leaflet).

Hosted by Bill

  1. Joined in August 2013
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I'm Bill Anderson, my wife Jenny and I run the Rannoch Station Tearoom on the platform and live at Renton Cottage here at the station.

During your stay

The Star Hut is in the grounds of Renton Cottage, 100 metres from Rannoch Station car park. A sign to Renton Cottage at the car park clearly shows the way.
To check in, please come to Rannoch Station Tearoom on the platform during opening hours (08:30 (10:00 on Sundays) to 16:30 every day except Thursdays and Fridays) from March 1st to Oct 31st.
You are advised to arrive before dark on your first night. Once you are familiar with our area you’ll be fine but arriving in the dark might be daunting.
We are very happy to be flexible with check in/out times if we possibly can, baggage can be stored if needed and we can offer advice on the train service and local walks.
A local walking guide is provided in the hut.
The Star Hut is in the grounds of Renton Cottage, 100 metres from Rannoch Station car park. A sign to Renton Cottage at the car park clearly shows the way.
To check in, pleas…

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House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 19:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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