Farm buildings next to the house were used by the ‘deviationists’ between 1965 and 1973 during which time an estimated 10,000 bed nights were enjoyed. These days it is known as Campbell’s Cottage and is available for holidays. We are currently booked until 21st September apart from the weeks beginning 15th and 22nd June. Details at www.campbellscottage.co.uk
In return for his help the Colonel gained Campbell’s Platform and the right to operate his own engine; aptly named ‘The Colonel’. The siding has gone but the private platform remains – guests to the cottage can stick out a hand and a steam train will grind to a halt. The story of his eccentric commute is told in a 1974 BBC documentary called 'The Campbells Came by Rail'.