We were aware from the Agents details that the cottage was just a "stone's throw away" from the railway and that we "may experience some associated noise". Maybe we were unlucky, but on both the Monday and Tuesday nights of our first week there were 8 long and very noisy and rattly freight trains passing throughout the night. The main bedroom is on the first floor with a window over the bed directly facing the line. The bed literally vibrates, the trains take from 20sec to 1min to pass and it is impossible to sleep. It was nowhere as bad the other nights, which were mostly quiet, but we still had the ocassional freight trains at something after midnight and at about 6.30am. The little commuter trains during the day are no problem. The owners of the Cottage also own the next door Boatside Inn and their website, which we wish we had seen before booking the cottage, says, "The cottages are close to a railway line, and may give light sleepers some problems". Otherwise the cottage is very comfortable and well equiped. The cuisine in the Inn is excellent. The one star rating is simply because of the freight trains at night which spoilt the holiday for us. The accommodation is 4 star.