Visitor Reviews

One of the Best

The cottage is one of the best holiday cottages  we've stayed in and over the years

we have stayed in a few.

You're to be congratulated on the restoration work its a grand job and makes it so


Carol, David A

Whitwell Station

Whitwell Station was recommended by my sister. Although in the past her advice has

been dubious.  This time I was glad I didn't  go with my instinct.

The accommodation is really great. Lots of room, all the gadgets you could ever

need and good views.  More than enough room for the four of us.


Michelle, Robin, Dave & Maria plus our two pets Harry & Stanley


Lovely! Its a change from the normal accommodation and will recommend to

family and friends.

Ian, Helen, Elaine and Paul,


From Dorset

Our First Time

Our first time staying at Whitwell Station, hopefully not our last. Loved it!


Jackie, Mike, Peter & Andrew


Thank You

Thank Graham & Julia for your thoughtful touches which have made this a

'Home from Home'.


Pat & Eric C

Hastings, East Sussex


Wonderful cottage had a lovely time. What a marvellous job you have done.

Lovely Island and people smashing local pub and food.

We will be back.



Weather fantastic

Cottage fantastic

Attractions Fantastic

Local Pubs Fantastic

We had a lovely week and cottage is great, our young son was on excitement

overload all week.

Paul, Karen & Jack  from Bournemouth.

Peaceful and Charming

A Peaceful and charming place to stay. A prefect base for seeing the Island.

Mary & Rosemary W


What an enchanting place to stay. Peaceful, beautiful but with all the 'mod-cons' and

more besides.


Lyn & Yvonne Green

Great Holiday



What a great holiday just can't fault anything. The cottage had everything we needed.

we shall be back no question.

Stuart, Elaine, Richard & Matthew Knight

A Great Week

We've had a great week with superb weather. The bedroom windows are great for bird

watching. Sunsets are impressive and we've seen bats at nightfall.

Nick Deb and Sarah

Wonderful, Superb, Terrific

Wonderful, superb, terrific, three words that sum up our holiday here


Maureen, George and Joan Green

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, we could keep going on.

Whitwell Station is a beautiful place to stay, the children have had a marvellous time

- we all have.


Susan, Mark, Sophie, John and James from Towcester.

Eagerly Anticipated Return

This has been an eagerly anticipated return visit and after 3 years Whitwell Station

is still as delightful as ever, with a warm welcome from Graham, Julia and family.

Whitwell is an ideal base and 'Primrose ' would be a perfect holiday home even without

the railway connection.

The fact that we stay in a former railway station makes this one of our favourite places

to stay and we are already thinking ahead when we can visit again.


The Whitfields

Best Holiday

Thank you for the best holiday we have had in years. We have stayed in many places

but nothing like this.


Pam, Ray and Bev

Thank You

Thank you fro a very comfortable stay. What a terrific restoration you've done on the

old station everything so authentic. As a keen railway enthusiasts we could not have

found a  better place to stay. When turning into the station approach it was like turning

the clock back 50 years.


R & J Hesketh

Glass of Wine

There is nothing better after a good ramble, to finish with a nice glass of wine in

the garden.

Lynne & Peter E


An excellent week in a wonderfully located cottage. The sunset from the platform is

a must.


Julie, Trevor and Alice


We love the tranquillity of the country around the station and quite fascinated by

your clever conversionof the station bringing in all the superb facilities and

comforts inside.


Wallers L& K


Primrose is one of the best equipped and tastefully furnished holiday lets we have

had and will certainly recommend it to any friends and relatives coming to the island.

L Grigg

Thank You

Thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable the accommodation is superb,

its home from home


A Morse

Thank you for making the cottage so comfortable with every facility we could possibly

need, enabling us to enjoy our week in this beautiful island.

A Very Enjoyable Stay

A very enjoyable stay. The cottage is comfortable and is very much a home from home with a lot of extras not found in other self catering accommodation.

The hard work in restoring the this old railway station has certainly been rewarded

and greatly appreciated by those staying, whether or not they are railway


Lovely Cottage

Lovely cottage. great scenery. The most bracing holiday we could hoped for.

Wonderful walks, plenty of nice places to visit, we'll all come back.


Lesley, David, Matthew and Susan

Another Lovely Week in Primrose

Another lovely week in Primrose. Thank you Julia and Graham for the extras

the things we do not expect in other self catering establishments.

Jennifer * Tony D   (Bressingham)

Another enjoyable Stay

Thank you for another enjoyable stay. Once again we ran out of time to do everything

A good excuse to come back yet again next year.



Our Expectations

Our expectations of the cottage were more than fulfilled.

Everything we could want is provided for our use.

The location is ideal for travelling about the Island. We are already planning our

next visit. Our thanks to Graham and Julia for making this our home from home

see you soon.

The Cottage is Wonderful

The cottage is Lovely Julia and Graham. A wonderful restoration job.

We like it here very much and hope to return.


T & I Lambert

Situated Perfectly to Explore the Island

A most enjoyable week. The cottage/station is very comfortable and situated

perfectly to explore the Island. Quite serene.


Renshaw family

Lovely Cottage

Really lovely cottage. comfortable well equipped, good location


Thomas family;  Hertfordshire

Beautiful Restoration

As a serving railway Worker I was amazed at such a beautiful restoration.

Gorgeous Whitsell Station just oozes charm and brings back many memories of

Britain of old, my sincere thanks.

Best Holiday Home Ever

This is by far the best holiday home we have ever stayed at (and we have sampled

a fair few). Thank you for a lovely stay.


A Lovely Stay

A lovely stay in Whistlestop after a terrific stay in Bluebell last Xmas. Just beautiful

cottages, well dressed and great gardens.


Ian  & Irene

Fantastic Cottage

Fantastic cottage, very clean and well maintained and equipped.

Most enjoyable Stay

Most enjoyable stay. extremely comfortable cottage could not want for more.


The Skinners

Wonderful Holiday

Wonderful holiday home this week everything was just perfect.


The 'Day' clan

Thank you

Thank you for lovely clean comfortable house we will be back


Sept 2012

Lovely House

Lovely House, lovely week, lovely Island 100% perfect in every way, sorry to be


Jackie and Phil

Fantastic Time

We ahd a fantastic time in the cottage and like to thank  you for the tremendous

hospitality. What a beautiful place this is.


Karyon Ricky and Leo

Clean and Best

This is the most clean and well equipped cottage we have had the pleasure of staying

in and cannot recommend highly enough - thank you for a great stay.


Keith, Cheryl and family

Wonderful week

Wonderful week in Whistle Stop and we not want to go home. The decor is just beautiful

Just Perfect

Just perfect - Fab location gorgeous accommodation

A Wonderful Place

What a wonderful place to stay this is. The view from the balcony first thing in the

morning and at dust is just sublime.

Thank you everything could not have been better.

Alastair & Bev M

Thank You

Thank you for lovely holiday and the super accommodation 5 Stars.


L & G Thorley

Undoubtedly the Best

We have visited the island many times, but this has been undoubtedly been our best

stay of all here. the views and sunsets were unforgettable. Whitwell station offers a

unique holiday experience and we have no hesitation in recommending it to our


Rainham's from Essex

A Marvellous Time

We have had a marvellous time and it is easy to understand why so many other

visitors have vowed to return.

The conversion to the cottages have been well done with modern comforts.

All the family are eager to return for another idylic stay.

The children Love it

Another great week. The children love it here definitely coming back


Robinson's from Hampshire

Our Stay

Our stay in this Railway Station has been home from home. All mod cons.

Graham & Julia have worked hard to get the  place looking as it does and have

made a brilliant job. If we win the lottery we will buy it .


Davey family from Selsey

Our Holiday Expectations

Our holiday expectations have been far exceeded. First class accommodation in a

perfect countryside environment were the ingredients for a perfect stay at the Station

Corcorans from West Yorkshire.

A smashing set of Houses

A smashing set of houses. We have enjoyed a wonderful week with our friends in

Bluebell Cottage. The walk back from St Catherines Down to the Station is well worth it.

A beautiful place.


Sharon, Tim and Family

The cottage Bluebell

The cottage is ideal, comfortable, well equipped quite tranquil. Good views of open

countryside and with the atmosphere still of the old country railway station.

Many thanks to Graham & Julia for their friendly attention - it really makes the

difference, not forgetting the cats of course, as friendly as the owners.

Staying here in the Station

Staying here in the Station has been a real pleasure - best kitchen I've ever had

whilst self catering.

Alan & Lynda from Darlington

Researching the Island's old Railways

I have spent over fifteen years researching the Island's old railways and have

a particular interest in Whitwell.

When I came down last I was pleased to see that someone with an interest in

the building's past. The conversion is quite excellent.

As a cottage we found the accommodation (this seems to be a difficult word for

many visitors) excellent.

Nick & Sue, Bath

Lovely Accommodation

Lovely accommodation, shame about the weather, managed one short walk though

and have all enjoyed the change of scenery.


Lynn, Derek & family

Lovely Acommodation

Lovely accommodation, very comfortable. The children loved running around

outside. Ideally based for touring the whole island.

Taylor Bournville, Birmingham

Had a Good Time

Had a good time with excellent weather. Station is fantastic - pity no trains pass the



Steeton's from  West Yorkshire

A Wonderful Holiday

We have had a wonderful holiday, everyone very helpful and friendly.

Accommodation absolutely brilliant. We will definitely be coming back.


Kevin, Marilyn and Richard H

Very enjoyable week

A very enjoyable week Accommodation superb.

A Marvellous Holiday

Had a marvellous holiday, only wish we could have stayed longer


Betty & Joe B

Jill R

We had a wonderful break at Whitwell Station.  The accommodation is beautiful and the location is idyllic.  Thanks very much. Jill