A former railway station in the Eden Valley, now an elegant four-bedroom house, is up for sale for offers over £1.4 million.
Station House was part of the Eden Valley and Stainmore Railway lines and is situated in a stunning 4.5-acre estate that includes an additional 14 acres of woodland.
The sale goes beyond the main house, featuring a charming one-bedroom converted signal box with original features, and a cosy, rustic accommodation within the remodelled weigh office.
“Station House is a stunning property with breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the entire estate,” said Katrina Nicholson, associate partner with Lune Valley Estates, who is managing the sale. “This is a rare and truly incredible opportunity for a buyer to own a piece of railway history.
“The main building is a lovely family home, while the estate has the added benefit of a holiday let business.”
Built in 1860, Station House, originally serving Cliburn and its neighbouring rural areas, is a fascinating specimen of Victorian architecture, replete with sandstone mullioned windows and various original features like Victorian cast iron pillars, now part of the bedrooms and main bathroom.
The station was closed in the 1950s.
It was subsequently purchased and converted into a living space in 1964, with the current owners taking ownership in 2004 and undertaking a full renovation.
Highlights encompass the en-suite master bedroom, the old ladies waiting room for the station, offering soothing garden views.
The house also includes a dining room, kitchen diner, lounge and a garden room, featuring a stone-flagged floor and a wooden roof.
In the converted signal box, an inventive upside-down layout offers ample natural light through original windows and a lively living space with exposed red brick walls.
The former sandstone weigh office offers a lounge and a mezzanine bedroom with a deck sitting area overlooking the woodland.
Both the signal box and the weigh office are currently utilised as holiday lets yielding notable income.
Additionally, the sale includes a small approved caravan site affiliated with The Motorhome and Caravan Club, housing a BK Bluebird Sheraton 2006 static caravan.
Complementing the estate are a large barn and a converted Dutch barn or stable that currently houses three horses.