Behold, the perfect home for train enthusiasts (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
Are you a fan of trains?
If so, you’ll want to get aboard this property opportunity.
A former railway station – now converted into a dreamy home – has arrived on the market with an asking price of £550,000.
And while it’s been transformed into a gorgeous living space, there are still mementos from the property’s past life.
These include a train carriage in the garden.
Before it was turned into a house, Station Halt at Brampford Speke was part of the Exe Valley Railway in Devon.
It was on a branch line built by Great Western Railway (GWR) and opened on May 1, 1885.
Sitting at Brampford Speke, this three-bedroom house was once a working railway station (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
The platform is still in place, but the tracks are covered in lawn (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
A carriage sits in the garden (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
In 1923 staff were sent home and the station became an unmanned halt, then due to Beeching Cuts the station was closed in 1963.
Soon after, it was turned into a home, with a sitting room opening onto the old platform and the former ticket office serving as a bedroom.
The home is set in 6.2 acres of gardens, and is made up of the detached converted railway station, an old railway carriage, a wooden chalet, and a pond.
The home is set in 6.2 acres of gardens and grounds (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
It’s only accessible by foot (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
In the main house, there are two reception rooms, a garden room, a sitting room (which used to be the station’s waiting room), a kitchen, three bedrooms – one of which in what used to be the ladies’ waiting room, and now has a gorgeous marble fireplace, and another which was the ticket office, with the ticket hall still in situ – and bathrooms.
It is on the market with Stags for offers in excess of £550,000.
The property’s history is obvious in the interiors (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
While some original features have been maintained, the rest of the home has been transformed into a modern space (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
This space used to be the station’s waiting room (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
It’s a secluded spot (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
One thing to note, though: if you’re keen on this property, make sure you’re okay with a bit of a walk.
The home is only accessible on foot, following a 900ft-long walk, or through a private ford in the summer months.
The online listing reads: ‘The grounds are a superb feature of the property; accessed either by foot along a public footpath crossing the iron footbridge over the River Exe and across the meadow, or through a private ford, which is passable by a four-wheel drive vehicle during the summer months.
The home is on sale for £550,000 (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
Take your pick from three bedrooms (Picture: Stags / SWNS.COM)
‘Surrounding the house are beautiful seating areas, including the original station platform with the wooden covered seating which makes a beautiful spot for outside living, along with areas of garden.
‘The original railway track has been removed and is now laid to lawn, which continues along the far side of the property over a stone-built bridge to a large pond with flora and fauna present, making this a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).’
Sounds dreamy. If you’re keen to put in an offer, you can find out more through the Stags website.
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