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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ormandville Railway Station

What’s a small village to do with an unused railway station? The answer was to turn it in to unique boutique holiday accommodation, of course! The station looked interesting while we were out driving in the rural countryside around Dannevirke so we stopped to take a look.

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Full kitchen and shower facilities are on offer, and the rooms are furnished with railway artefacts and memorabilia. The local pub is just across the road if the guests don’t feel like slaving over the kitchen stove after a hard day’s sightseeing.

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The vintage carriages on show in front of the adjacent goods shed give an nice authentic touch. Good on Ormondville for coming up with an interesting solution to the previously underutilised railway station. As well as adding a bit more local colour, it also brings a few more tourist dollars into the area.

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