Home for sale in converted station at Rippingale has its own steam locomotive

Railway station home with its own steam locomotive called Elizabeth. ANL-160520-114036001
Railway station home with its own steam locomotive called Elizabeth. ANL-160520-114036001
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Choo-choose a dream home for the train spotter in your life as a converted former railway station at Rippingale is on the market with its own track and a steam locomotive.

The ticket price of £600,000 will buy you a beautiful home with a wealth of character and many of the original features of the former Great Northern Railway Station built in 1872.

It looks more like a museum but this is the amazing kitchen inside the home at Rippingale. ANL-160520-114114001

It looks more like a museum but this is the amazing kitchen inside the home at Rippingale. ANL-160520-114114001

The home is set in 1.2 acres and comes complete with a detached engine shed and barn with the potential to be converted into further homes.

The station has been occupied by railway enthusiast John Scholes and his wife, Sheila, since 1991 but now they are reportedly down-sizing and relocating closer to family.

The station fell victim to the Beeching cuts of the 1960s but is has been lovingly restored.

As well as a 1924 steam engine called Elizabeth and track relaid from the former GNR Bourne-Sleaford line, the station’s home interior has a railway theme and boasts five reception rooms, four cloakrooms and three bedrooms.

On track to every railway enthusiast's dream home. ANL-160520-114101001

On track to every railway enthusiast's dream home. ANL-160520-114101001

It has a dual aspect waiting room study with double doors giving access to the station platform and garden – the waiting room also has a fireplace with a wood burning stove.

The lamp room/second study also has a door to the platform garden.

There’s also a fantastic country style kitchen that comes with a two oven Aga.

The sale has attracted interest from across the country following stories written by the national media.

Choo-choose a dream home with its own railway steam engine. ANL-160520-114049001

Choo-choose a dream home with its own railway steam engine. ANL-160520-114049001

• The property is for sale through Hurfords at Castor, near Peterborough, who can be contacted on 01733 663016.