Thank you for looking at our website.

After the last two years of the pandemic, and the disruption this caused, things have very much returned to normal at Loch Awe. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has booked this year and hope you had, or will have, a memorable stay in the Camping Coach. The dates for 2023 are now available so do please click on the link to view.

Do please email if you would like to make an enquiry about this year or next.


Enjoy a Scotland Rail Holiday
with the Caledonian Camping Coach Company

Recreate the carefree holidays of the 1950s.....but this time in comfort!!
"The one train you won't miss until you leave"

Photograph courtesy of Norman McNab     

The Carriage from over the loch


We are taking provisional bookings for 2022.
See the 'Booking' page or 'Contact Us' for further details.


The Loch Awe Carriage


A traditional railway carriage  converted to holiday accommodation.

This self-catering holiday coach is  available to book for your Scottish Highland holiday. It is positioned in a stunning location on the shores of Loch Awe: one of the most scenic yet easily accessible parts of Scotland.

The Loch Awe Holiday Coach and The Loch Awe Hotel


45407 - 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
 from the carriage

Loch Awe is Scotland's longest and one of the largest inland lochs. Offering fabulous views over to Kilchurn Castle, the coach is the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area where there is much to see and do - or you can just laze by the loch, relaxing amidst the glorious Scottish scenery.

"The Gateway to Heaven!"

Michael Dobbs




This is a postcard, probably from the 1950s, which shows one of the original BR Camping Coaches.


Left: Detail from the postcard above showing the camping coach located in a siding close to the Lochawe signal box and station.

Further historical details can be found in our 'History' section



The present coach is now converted into a delightful and unusual self-catering holiday home the coach retains as many original features as possible and will provide visitors with an unforgettable holiday.

See our videos on YouTube showing the carriage and its scenic location



The Carriage with Kilchurn Castle

What Our Visitors Say About the Carriage

"The evening spent gazing at the loch and castle from the comfort of my pillow was totally memorable."
   Michael Dobbs

"A wonderful concept. We enjoyed being the 'Railway Children'. Great fun!"   Williams family - Withan

"Both comfortable and peaceful. A perfect place for a lovely holiday."  Nick and Lucy - Peterborough.

"A fantastic place to stay with stunning views. 1 week not long enough."  Jon, Becky, Joy, Matt and Fran - Melton

Read what other guests have said about their stay HERE

The carriage amongst wild flowers

The carriage amongst wild flowers


Please visit our 'sister' site for

Part of the Small Station Society

This small station was visited by Michael Portillo and featured in his
'Great British Railway Journeys' which aired in Jan 2013