“Comfy, quirky accommodation in a perfect location”

The Signal Box Apartment

Enjoy a unique holiday in our beautifully restored Signal Box. You can’t get much closer to the Kyle Line! But with just four trains a day you can be assured of plenty of peace and quiet.

The ground-floor apartment sleeps two and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It’s a great base for exploring, too. The magical Isle of Skye is just over the bridge, and there are excellent rail, bus and road connections to the rest of the Highlands.

The village of Kyle of Lochalsh has a range of independent shops including butcher, fishmonger and deli. There’s a choice of places to eat and drink in the village and nearby, as well as a live music and arts venue. And as a guest of the apartment you’ll also enjoy free entry to Kyle Station Museum during the visitor season.

Please be aware that there are steps down to the apartment and we regret it is not wheelchair accessible.

Dogs are welcome.

The Signal Box Apartment is open all year.


History of the Signal Box

The original Signal Box was built for the completion of the Kyle Line Railway in 1897. It is believed to be by Mackenzie & Holland, specialist manufacturers and installers of railway signalling equipment and signal boxes. It is built to their standard design but incorporating the 1 and 2 boarding used by the Highland Railway on many of its timber buildings.

As the railway has moved towards centralised signalling and train control signal boxes became redundant. A fire in the 1980s destroyed much of the building. In our museum you can see some of the objects that were salvaged from the fire, alongside original signalling equipment.

After the Friends of the Kyle Line took over the lease they set about the major task of restoring and converting it, which was completed in 2013. As part of this restoration the building was painted in the original brown Highland Railway signalbox livery as it would have been in 1897.

“Lovely quirky place to stay in a great spot to explore Skye and the surrounding area.”

“Cosy, comfortable and very quiet.”

“Lovely little accommodation, perfect for a week’s stay! Clean and has everything that is needed!”

“It's a fun, unique spot to sleep and the location is incredible.”

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