A detail-rich, first-class railway retreat with a sumptuous outdoor bath, romantically secluded on a former station at the breathtakingly scenic mid-point between Oban and Fort William.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The Carriage at Creagan isn’t just an ultra-luxurious way to while away some time in a designated National Scenic Area of Scotland. You’ll also be staying in a mesmerising retreat that exudes careful and loving attention to the finest of details.

Once a working train carriage that faithfully transported milk along the GWR Line, you’ll find The Carriage permanently stopped at Creagan, an Edwardian station that closed in 1966.

Owners Jim and Julie fell head-over-heels in love with the dilapidated carriage from the moment they saw it. They’ve spent years of imagination and hard work transforming it into the opulent space it is today, preserving several original features (like the gorgeous curved roof) along the way.

With some help from dedicated local carpenter Ian – who admirably worked from Julie’s paper drawings! – the soft-toned interiors have been ingeniously crafted from reused and recycled wood: including a beautiful handmade bed and a lavish bathroom unit made from scaffolding boards.

You’ll find your stay captivatingly infused with nods to railway heritage, too, including a quirky handmade ‘train ticket’ keyring, unique ornaments, original posters, and a GWR sign meticulously painted by a local artist.

Meanwhile, indulgent sensory touches include butter-soft Egyptian cotton sheets to snuggle up in, a sleek Dolce Gusto coffee machine to charge your mornings… and a seriously indulgent outdoor bath in its own covered area (or ‘sitooterie’!), which also includes comfy seating and a large gas fire-pit to keep you perfectly toasty under the stars.

Back on board, there’s a squishy sofa, a Smart TV, and a warming wood-burning stove to unwind to just before bed.

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At a glance

  • A lovingly and luxuriously restored GWR train carriage, secluded on a former Edwardian station in the Scottish coastal village of Appin, part of a designated National Scenic Area that lies half-way between Oban and Fort William.
  • The carriage sleeps 2 guests in a sumptuously-dressed handmade bed.
  • Full self-contained facilities include a bespoke kitchen, a large shower room – and an indulgent outdoor bath.
  • Grab a seat in the covered, heated al fresco space or snuggle up in front of the TV inside.
  • The village of Appin is rich in cultural heritage, and there are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, watersports and wildlife-watching close by.


  • Adults Only
  • Seaside Breaks


Handmade kingsize bed with Egyptian cotton bedding, large shower room with double basins and mirrors, fluffy bathrobes and towels. Living area with sofa, Smart TV, wood-burning stove, large fitted kitchen with coffee machine, toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge, dishwasher. Hive-controlled central heating. Covered and secluded outdoor space with rolltop bath, table and chairs, gas firepit.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, nature-watching, watersports, picnic spots, historic sites, shops, restaurants, pubs.

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Wake up to rugged mountainous scenery from four windows, before whipping up a breakfast storm in the magnificent blue-and-brass kitchen… and you’ll be ready to greet the day!

How you’ll spend it is completely up to you. The coastal village of Appin is rich in the shimmering, big-sky natural beauty that Scotland is justly famous for, so if you enjoy hiking, cycling, and watersports then you’re in serious luck. You could even catch a glimpse of the elusive red deer as you take those long, invigorating forest walks.

If you prefer immersing yourselves in history and culture, pay a visit to Castle Stalker, a picturesque castle on a small Loch Laich island… before devouring some delicious home-baked cake at Castle Stalker View Café. If you’re celebrating something special, the award-winning fine-dining restaurant at The Airds Hotel mustn’t be missed.

Don’t fancy travelling too far? That’s absolutely fine. Open up a good book or simply gaze out of the carriage window – that idyllic scenery is going absolutely nowhere! – and revel in the addictively luxurious and comforting atmosphere you’ll discover here.

Things to note

2-night minimum stay. Extras, such as flowers and Prosecco, can be pre-ordered as part of your booking.

Where you'll be staying

Appin, Argyll and Bute

What the guests of The Carriage at Creagan say

“The Carriage is unbelievable. Every luxury you could imagine. The outside space is so big (it is huge), wonderful, quiet and totally screened off – with a roll top bath and a gas firepit along with beautiful lights at night and several seating areas. Loads of birds such as yellow wagtails, nuthatches, ravens and a little cheeky Robin! The photos of the outside don’t do it justice. The Carriage itself, well what can I say. Watching the telly on a brilliant couch with a roaring log stove and a complimentary bottle of red wine, nice crisps and tea, coffee, biscuits and milk. That was hard!! Oh, and there are the views of the loch which is about 200 yards across from the carriage and easily walkable. And the bed with a giant egyptian cotton quilt! S0 comfy. And Julie one of the owners couldn’t be more helpful. There is also a great wee village store in Port Appin which is about 20 minutes drive max. Sells everything. So don’t read any more reviews just GO. It is brilliant.”

“Where to start, the carriage was AMAZING and already looking to come back. I don’t know how many people I’ve told about the carriage and recommended staying. We took full advantage of all the luxuries when we stayed. The outside bath whilst the sun went down was a particular highlight. The furnishings inside were to an excellent standard and your can tell the owners have invested their heart and soul into this project. I also loved the campsite itself and we’ll look to come back next year with our motorhome. The location is also brilliant if you like the great outdoors. We cycled one night to the Old Inn pub (the best steaks) which is only 3 miles away, not far on a bike. Yes the pictures on your website really sells the place but I was still blown away when I saw the place in the flesh! Loved every minute of it!”

“A beautiful quirky carriage. We are constant travellers, always looking for something different and we certainly found it at the Carriage. It’s a well constructed, different accommodation. With plenty to do, lots of beautiful walks among stunning scenery.”

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