Converted station house with the opportunity to purchase and own your own locomotive and private train track
Saughtree Station is a wonderful stone built property in the rolling Scottish Borders set in an elevated position in the Liddlesdale Valley. The former station building dates back to 1867 and was converted for residential use in the 1990s by the current owner. The house has exceptional panoramic views in all directions and mainly faces south.
The accommodation is mostly arranged over the ground floor which is accessed from the east end of the property, adjacent to the main car parking area. There are two generous reception rooms, one of which is next to the kitchen and the other situated in the more modern part of the building which was finished around 2007. The first sitting room off the main hallway also doubles up as a dining area and there is a wood burning stove for warmth throughout the winter. There is a bedroom wing off the sitting room with a utility area, bathroom and bedroom. The old ticket office is situated up a small flight of steps from the main hallway and there are two further bedrooms and an en suite shower room.
The kitchen is set centrally within the house and looks over the garden to the south. It is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units and there is an AGA in a cheerful shade of terracotta, as well as space for a breakfast table. There are a further three bedrooms at the west end of the house which all have a dedicated bath or shower room. The second sitting room has an open fire and staircase.
To the south of the property is a generous lawn bound by open hill ground to the south. There is also a south facing terrace where outdoor dining and entertaining can be enjoyed. The driveway approaches the house from the east and there is a generous parking area by the front door to the house. Throughout the garden is a variety of shrubs and trees which provide shelter and are host to a range of wildlife.
To the north is the old railway platform and former railway line. This area is currently laid with railway track which is available to purchase along with Meg of Saughtree a Ruston diesel shunter, two wagons and a guard's van.
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This is one of the most unique properties I have come across. It must be one of the only properties available in recent years with an opportunity to also purchase a working private railway and diesel locomotiveAndrew ThomsonProperty agent