A former Victorian railway station in a rural North Norfolk village with delightful garden & grounds
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Originally built in the 1870s, the train station at Hindolveston served on the Norwich Reepham Melton Constable Holt Cromer railway line for the best part of 80 years. The station closed in 1959 before Dr Richard Beeching cut the railway networks extensively in the 1960s. The property was then converted into a dwelling in 1979 and extended during the current ownership in 2002. The accommodation currently consists of entrance hall and utility room with back door and separate guest wc (originally the ticket office), sitting room with wooden floors, wood burner and staircase (originally the station entrance and waiting room), study at the south end with side door (originally the station masters office). The study at the north end was originally the parcel office which stood separately, but has been incorporated into the main home through an interlink extension. This created an impressive two storey glazed gable for a bright garden room with double doors out to a terrace and a secondary staircase up to a guest suite upstairs. The extension also created a fine country style kitchen/breakfast room which opens through double doors to a conservatory situated to the rear of the property on the original platform, which also has double doors to a decked veranda built out over the original train line. Upstairs from the landing there are two bedrooms with family bathroom and a main bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes, walk in closet and a large en suite bath and shower room.
This property has 1.58 acres of land.
Outside, the property is approached via a shingle driveway with parking for several vehicles and overlooks well stocked gardens that are mainly laid to lawn, with shrub and hedge borders, and interspersed with a mixture of broadleaf and coniferous trees. There is a walled kitchen garden, green house, potting shed, and work shop with storage. To the rear of the property is the original platform which now comprises a large terrace with access to a separate detached late Victorian railway carriage with wood burner, kitchenette and shower room.
The Old Station is located on the edge of the North Norfolk village of Hindolveston in peaceful seclusion, approximately 7 miles from the charming Georgian market town of Holt. A little further is the Heritage Coast where the villages of Blakeney, Salthouse and Cley can be found, providing access to the marshes, beaches, sailing, seal trips, bird watching and many other leisure pursuits. About 21 miles to the south east is the cathedral city of Norwich, which has a vibrant arts and business community and a regional centre for cultural and shopping amenities. There are a number of schools in the private and state sectors and mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street and to the north of the city is the international airport.
From Norwich, head north on the B1149 signposted to Holt for 13.5 miles and take the left turn signposted to Wood Dalling and Heydon. Stay on this road heading West for 3.6 miles and turn right at the T-junction onto Briston Road signposted to Thurning. Follow this road around the bends, over the bridge and up the hill through the woodland and once clear, take the left turn onto Hindolveston Road. As you come into the village, Station road will be on the right hand side opposite the village sign as the road bends left. The Old Station is at the top of this private road on the left hand side.Read all
- Converted Victorian Railway Station
- North Norfolk
- Edge of Village
- Walled Kitchen Garden
- 4 Bedrooms
- 1.58 Acres
- 2504 sq/ft
- Railway Carriage Annexe
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