Inside the stunning converted railway station on sale for £550k – pictures

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The property is only accessible by foot and comes complete with a train carriage in the garden. It also includes a sitting room which opens onto the old platform, as well as a former ticket office which is now a bedroom.

The home was once Station Halt at Brampford Speke, which was part of the Exe Valley Railway in Devon.

It was situated on a branch line that was built by Great Western Railway (GWR) and opened on May 1, 1885.

Staff were withdrawn almost 100 years ago in 1923, leaving the station to become an unmanned halt.

Due to Beeching Cuts, the line stations were closed in 1963 – with Station Halt becoming a house soon after.

It is on the market with Stags for offers in excess of £550,000 and comes with the detached converted railway station.

In addition, whoever purchases the home will get an old railway carriage, wooden chalet and pond.

It boasts three bedrooms and has the unique feature of only being accessible by foot, either along a public footpath crossing an iron footbridge over the River Exe and through a meadow.

Whoever purchases it can also use a private ford only passable by a four-wheel drive vehicle during the summer months, making it the perfect rural retreat.

The online advert says: “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.

“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).”

The detached house has many of its original features still in place and the lucky buyer will enjoy a large garden room and two reception rooms.

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The former ticket office now exists as a dual aspect bedroom, featuring a built-in wardrobe which joins onto the sitting room with the ticket hatch still in place.

Its original rail track has been removed and replaced with the lawn, with the property sitting on a healthy 6.2 acres of land.

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