In its heyday, it played a crucial part in the north’s thriving whisky trade, a cog in the transport network for a century.
But any new owner of Cromdale Station shouldn’t expect to see a train any time soon – it closed its doors in 1968.
The former stop-off, on the Speyside Way and in the Cairngorms National Park, serviced the many distilleries which lie in the region. It had a reasonable sized goods yard for whisky traffic, with a private line to the local distillery at Balmenach.
Now, it is a private property. But although the railway is no more, the single-storey home still has a quirky feature to keep the train theme going.
There is a restored carriage – built at the Inverurie Works in 1916 – known as the ‘camping coach’, which is currently a holiday let with its own bedrooms, kitchen and shower.
Jemima Walker, who is handling the sale for property consultants Galbraith, said: “Cromdale Station has been in the same hands for 25 years and it now presents a rare opportunity for new owners to enjoy its quirky offering in a truly beautiful part of Highland Scotland.
“The camping coach is being run as a successful holiday let business and enjoying a large percentage of repeat bookings. Included in the sale is the holiday let business incorporating the website and existing marketing activity.”
Cromdale Station is for sale through Galbraith at offers over £255,000.