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Eggesford, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18
£200,000 | 3 bedrooms

Property features

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility and Wet Room
• Sitting Room
• 3 Bedrooms
• Enclosed Garden
• Former Ticket Office and Waiting Room
• Worker's Rest Room and Station Master's Office

A historic station house for modernisation set on the picturesque Tarka Line. Kitchen/breakfast room, utility, wet room, sitting room, 3 bedrooms and enclosed garden. Former waiting room, ticket office and storage room. Worker’s rest room and station master’s office. EPC exempt. Tender date midday Friday 30th June.

SITUATION
As the name suggests The Station House is set on the picturesque Tarka Line that runs between Exeter and Barnstaple. Local amenities are available in the small town of Chulmleigh, which offers a good range of services including a variety of shops, places of worship, post office, health centre, primary and secondary schools, local pubs and other amenities including an 18 hole short golf course. The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel is a short walk from the Station.
The Cathedral City of Exeter is some 22 miles distant to the south east and offers all the facilities and amenities you expect from a Cathedral City with access to the M5 motorway and Exeter airport.

DESCRIPTION
Having been built for the London and South Western Railway around 1850, Eggesford Station was opened by the North Devon Railway on 1 August 1854, having been built on permission from the then landowner, the Earl of Portsmouth, whose country seat was situated within an estate near to the site of the station. It is said that the Earl agreed to the railway being built on his land on the understanding that all trains would stop at the station thus affording easy access to Eggesford House for visiting guests. To this day, all trains continue to stop at Eggesford on an hourly basis with the journey to Exeter Central taking about 45 minutes and the one to Barnstaple about half an hour.
 
The station was built in Tudor Gothic Style and is Grade II listed. The building originally provided a Station Master’s residence as well as the ticket office, parcel store, waiting room and toilets. A further building was erected adjacent to the station and provided the Station Master’s office and worker’s rest room. The original ‘public’ areas of the station are now not open to the public and remain largely unspoilt from when they were last used as such. The property does now require general modernisation throughout.

THE HOUSE
Front door into HALL with under-stairs cupboard and STORE ROOM / PANTRY to the right. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is fitted with some modern units, electric cooker point with hood over and 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Matching wall cupboards. The UTILITY has a worktop with space for both washing machine and dryer below and space for upright fridge and freezer. Door to garden and door to WET ROOM with electric shower, close coupled WC and wash basin. Off the wet room is a CLOAKROOM with low level WC. The SITTING ROOM has a sealed, tiled fireplace with cupboards to the left and further shelved cupboard which was formerly a door through to what was the main public entrance to the station.
 
On the FIRST FLOOR there is a spacious LANDING and THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS.

THE STATION
Main entrance to the station with picket gate and door to HALL with sealed door to the platform and sealed doorway to the sitting room. To the right is the TICKET / BOOKING OFFICE with original fitted counter tops with cupboards and drawers below, built in store cupboard and sold fuel stove on a slate hearth. LOBBY with sealed archway to the platform and door into PARCEL STORE with fitted shelving. The LADIES WAITING ROOM has a cast iron Victorian fireplace and bay window to the platform, side hall and door to WC.
 
Accessed from the outside is a further BUILDING housing the STATION MASTER’S OFFICE with shelving and a WORKER’S REST ROOM with the remains of the old range in a fire place with bread oven. Set between this building and the station are the former GENTS TOILETS with the roof no longer in place.

OUTSIDE
To the south-western end of the station is an enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn with flowers and shrubs and a small patio area.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.

DIRECTIONS
The Station House is clearly situated at Eggesford on the A377 that runs between Barnstaple and Exeter.

SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, private drainage system.

METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered to the market by ‘Informal tender’ as a whole.
 
All offers are to be submitted in writing on the attached tender form no later than midday Friday 30th June 2017.
 
All offers will be treated as being best and final.
The vendor(s) do not undertake to accept the highest offer.
Offers must be for an exact amount, escalating offers will be deemed to be for the maximum amount stated.

 

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