A characterful converted railway station with a train carriage parked in the garden is for sale in Exeter for £550,000.
The Exe Valley Railway was a branch line built by Great Western Railway, which first opened to the public in May 1885. However, due to Beeching cuts and the nationalised railway system in Great Britain, all stations on the line closed to passengers in 1963 — some never opening again.
Set in 6.2 acres of mature gardens and grounds, the three-bedroom property is the former railway station at Brampford Speke, and includes an old railway carriage, rustic kitchen, wooden chalet, pond, and adaptable accommodation with many of the original features still in tact. It's not often such a unique and rare home enters the market, so take a peek around.
The inside is very much as you might imagine it to be from the outside. Modern amenities and cosy furnishings prevail throughout, while stone flooring and the original fireplace takes a nod at its impressive past. We love the former ticket office too (now the principle bedroom), which adjoins the sitting room with the ticket hatch still in situ.
In addition to the main house, there is also a wooden chalet and fascinating railway carriage, both providing further potential. Surrounding the house is the original station platform, as well as a stone bridge built across a large pond, meadow areas, and re-wilded woodland. It really is quite beautiful here.
Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, this property is perfect for anyone seeking a slower way of life. The River Exe runs adjacent to the local village, providing a network of local footpaths, plus a handful of leisure and cultural amenities, including substantial shopping facilities.
This property is currently on the market for £550,000 with Stags.
Take a tour around the home...
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