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Wed 10 May 2017
Looking for a quirky project with second-to-none transport links into Exeter? This Grade II-listed former station house near Chulmleigh has been offered to the market by Informal Tender.
Built in a Tudor Gothic style for the London and South Western Railway in 1850, Eggesford Station originally consisted of one building, which encompassed the station master's residence as well as the ticket office, parcel store, waiting room and toilets. At this time, the land was owned by the Earl of Portsmouth, who agreed to the railway being built on the understanding that all trains would stop at the station, thus affording easy access to Eggesford House for visiting guests.
Today, the property is divided between the house and the station. The house consists of a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, wet room, cloakroom and sitting room on the ground floor, with three bedrooms on the first floor. The station is acessed via a picket gate and is comprised of a ticket/booking office with original fitted countertops, a lobby with a sealed archway to the platform, a parcel store and ladies waiting room with a cast iron Victorian fireplace and bay window overlooking the platform. A further buidling houses the station master's office, workers' restroom and gents' toilet.
Outside, there is an enclosed garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with flowers, shrubs and a small patio area.
The Station house is set on the picturesque Tarka Line that runs between Exeter and Barnstaple. The local town of Chulmleigh offers a good range of services including a variety of shops, places of worship, a Post Office, health centre, primary and secondary schools, local pubs and an 18-hole golf course. The cathedral city of Exeter is 22 miles to the south east and is easily accessible via the hourly train from Eggesford.
For more information about The Station House, click here or contact our South Molton office on 01769 572263.