Converted railway station with platform under offer in Nailsworth

NAILSWORTH’S former railway station – now converted into a four-bedroom home – has been listed for sale for the first time in nearly thirty years.

With its former waiting room, which is now the sitting room, opening on to the station platform, the house is bound to be of interest for any railway enthusiast.

Originally built in 1867 as a terminus to the Stonehouse and Nailsworth railway, it was later incorporated into the Midland Railway.

The station continued to offer a passenger service until 1947, with the goods yard and service remaining open until 1966.

The property then fell into disrepair until the current owners purchased it and has since been the subject of careful, sympathetic renovation, with the station master’s house, waiting rooms and boardroom elements of the original building cleverly combined to create a unique, characterful four bedroom home.

A Grade II listed building, it is sited in gated grounds of 1.596 acres.

These comprise formal gardens, parking, a two storey outbuilding and woodland.

There is gated access to the front, and this leads to the original platform, with a useful wood store and old railway out house to the left. This platform stretches along the front of the railway station, with a covered sitting area to the front of the building and steps that lead down to a large level garden.

This is in the position of the original train tracks, below the platform, and this stretches away from the property and leads to a lovely area of secluded woodland that is part of the title. This has access on to the cycle path, which was of course the original train track. There is a productive growing area to the side of the house, and, beyond that, a 50’ ‘goods shed’ style outbuilding. This space was modelled on an original railway storage building.

Peter Joy estate agents were entrusted with the sale of the property at a guide price of £1,200,000. They had immediate interest, and several offers, and are pleased to report that the property is now under offer to one very lucky buyer.

2021 photos reproduced with kind permission of Peter Joy Estate Agents and the prpoerty vendors.

1963 image reproduced with kind permission of Neil Parkhouse from his book Gloucester Midland Lines – South vol 4A. See lightmoor.co.uk for more details.

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