Price guide £1,200,000
A wonderful Grade II Listed former railway station in a tucked away position on the edge of Nailsworth with four bedrooms, large living spaces, 50’ two storey outbuilding and 1.596 acres of grounds
Peter Joy Estate Agents are thrilled to offer The Old Railway Station to the market. This handsome Grade II listed building is in a private position on the edge of Nailsworth. The location allows for easy access to the shops, amenities and community of the town with country walks on the doorstep. The property was originally built in 1867 as a terminus to the Stonehouse and Nailsworth railway which 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 our sellers purchase some 30 years ago 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 character home.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors. A large entrance hall brings you into the old house, with a 29’ sitting room, superb 22’ kitchen/family room with bespoke Oak units, high ceilings and ornate corbels, utility room, rear hall, cloakroom/WC, principal suite with double bedroom, dressing room and shower room and second double bedroom found on this floor. A staircase leads up from the hall to the first floor, with two double bedrooms and a large bathroom. Character features have been retained throughout the house, but the property also benefits from high insulation values – a welcome addition to the original character details and quite unusual in a house of this age. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of our wonderful town’s history – call today to book an appointment.
The interior is complemented by lovely gated grounds of 1.596 acres. These comprise formal gardens, parking, an amazing two storey outbuilding and woodland. There is a parking area to the side of the property, as you approach, and this extends to the rear of the property – a large gated driveway that leads to the outbuilding. There is also 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 superb 50’ ‘goods shed’ style outbuilding. This excellent space was modelled on an original railway storage building, and has arched entrances and detailing, power and light and an internal staircase that leads up to a first floor storage room. The building has also been fitted with solar electric panels that generate energy and also provide the owner of the property with a tax free income.
Nailsworth has become an increasingly popular shopping destination within the Stroud Valleys benefiting from a large and comprehensive selection of specialty shops including Williams Food Hall, the famous Hobbs House Bakery, various clothing and gift shops, several cafes and a good selection of very well regarded restaurants. In addition to this, the town currently benefits from three supermarkets and free parking. Bus services connect with Stroud, some four miles away, where there is a more comprehensive selection of shopping, educational and leisure facilities. Junctions of the M4 and M5 motorways are within easy reach and railway stations at Stroud (4 miles) and Kemble (10 miles) provide main line services to Gloucester, Swindon and London Paddington.
Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
The council tax banding is F.
Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4UB Tel: 01453 766321