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164-year-old Scots railway station with original clock, lamp and sign on market for £210,000

A 164-YEAR-OLD Scottish railway station with original clock, lamp and signage is on the market for £210,000.

Gartly Station in Aberdeenshire overlooks a working railway – securing the property as a trainspotters dream home.

The stunning two-bedroomed boasts original period features including stained glass windows and even the station name sign for the picturesque village of Gartly.

The converted railway station is believed to be one of only a handful of lived-in stations across Scotland.

Gartly Station is 164 years old

However, buyers will be glad to hear the station itself is no longer in use, therefore they won’t be met with a garden full of commuters.

It has been put on the market by estate agents Blackadders – for offers over £209, 975.

Gartly Station was built in 1854 for the Earl of Lennox but closed in 1968. It lay abandoned until it was restored into a house 14 years ago.

Scotrail have invested in a ‘silent line’ around the vicinity

The new owner of this house can expect a throwback to the station’s heritage with original stained glass window and station lamp adding to the authentic features.

The main bedroom was once used as the woman’s waiting room, and the living room was used as the gentleman’s waiting room.

The kitchen was the station master’s office with another waiting area converted into a dining room.

This clock is just one of many original features from its train station days

The property uniquely hosts an un-fenced railway track directly behind the house on the Aberdeen to Inverness line.

The previous owners maintained the railway line despite the grounds being owned by Scotrail.

However, Scotrail have invested heavily in a ‘silent line’ near Gartly Station.

Blackadders describe the property on their website as: “A unique period property which retains many of its original features, including stained glass windows, original interior doors, hardwood flooring, wrought iron fireplaces, ceiling cornices and deep wood skirting’s.”

The house is on the market for £210,000

The schedule reads: “The building follows a symmetrical architectural design and is constructed of traditional stone and slate from nearby quarries and sits proudly within the quaint rural hamlet of Gartly.

“Gartly offers primary schooling and the nearby town of Huntly provides Secondary education at the Gordon Schools, (which is approximately five miles from Gartly).

“Huntly is a market town on the main A96 and is within commuting distance of Aberdeen and is on mainline rail and public transport networks.

“Amenities include a community Hospital, a choice of supermarkets and sports and leisure facilities which include golf, fishing, bowling, cricket, swimming and skiing at The Nordic Ski Centre.”

The current owners, who are selling the property due to job commitments, said after time, they didn’t even notice the trains going by.

The station conversion boasts two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room

Mrs Couperwhite told a newspaper: “We just don’t notice the trains – they have just become part of living here.

“Guests also tell us they don’t hear them.

“We were looking for a property with character and the station has a lovely, cosy and warm feeling about it – calming and serene.

“There’s also spectacular scenery with fields and hills. It’s a hidden gem.”

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