Calling all train spotters:this three-bedroom home within a former railway station is just the ticket for £600,000

Many long-suffering commuters can only dream of living closer to the station - and now you can. But don't expect a frequent service from this former Great Northern Railway depot...

Buying a home near the station is just the ticket for most commuters, and this conversion of a former Great Northern Railway depot in Lincolnshire is on the right track.

A three-bedroom home that has been converted from a historic train station in Rippingdale, near Bourne, has been listed for sale for £600,000, complete with its own waiting room, private length of track and engine shed.

A 1924 steam locomotive "Elizabeth" is currently kept on the 1.2-acre site and could also be thrown in as part of the deal.

Built in 1872, the station has retained many of its original character features and is considered a fine example of railway architecture, despite being closed to traffic since the Sixties. Now, the nearest station is eight miles away in Spalding, where trains via Peterborough reach London King's Cross within about 90 minutes.

 

The exceptionally spacious property has been completely renovated to create three bedrooms and five reception rooms. There's a fireplace with a wood-burning stove to keep you warm in the former waiting room, which opens out to the station platform and garden. 

There's also an engine shed and barn that is ripe for conversion, a wooden summer house, double garage and further lawned gardens surrounded by open countryside. 


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