A TRAINSPOTTER’S dream home has hit the market for £300,000 – just a few feet away from a working railway line.
Station Master’s House is the former Sanquhar Station building in Dumfries and Galloway and dates back to the mid 19th century with many original features.
The quaint three-bedroomed detached property overlooks a live railway line and platform where trains still pass today – sometimes even steam trains.
Potential buyers can hop on a train to Glasgow Central in one hour and 20 minutes or London in five hours from the stop directly outside the C-Listed building.
The station opened in 1850 as part of the Glasgow & Dumfries and Carlisle Railway mainline, with the property now being transformed to an exquisite and unique home brimming with history.
The sophisticated interior is modern and bright with a subtle nod to its past with railway memorabilia throughout the home.
The colour palette throughout the house is clean with bursts of colours and the high ceilings and generous sized rooms create a spacious home.
The sunny south-west facing garden and patio that looks out onto the platform has large windows allowing sunlight to pour through and is enclosed by a charming white picket fence.
The former waiting room has been transformed into a dining room with a stone flagged floor and exposed stone walls.
The large stone flags were repurposed after originally coming from a mill and there is a small area of lawn.
The patio outside features original luggage weighing scales and a charming original Edinburgh – London Kings Cross sign hangs in the hallway.
In the hall hangs a black iron key holder, labelled “Tho’s Ryder and Co. Manchester”.
There are direct train services every two hours southbound to Dumfries in 27 minutes and northbound to Glasgow Central in 1 hour 16 minutes.
Estate agents Fine & Country have listed the unique property for offers over £300,000.
They said: “The Station Master’s House is a unique three bedroom home, restored to a very high standard with many original features evident.
“The Station Master’s House is the former Sanquhar Station building, and dates back to the mid-19th century.
“The building has now been restored to its former glory, blending in modern fixtures and fittings to create a luxurious home.
“To the rear is a covered paved patio overlooking the platform.”