Property of the week- A 19th century train station in Lincolnshire

May 27, 2016

This week’s property of the week can only be referred to as unusual.

A converted 19th century train station with railway track and a train as a bonus is currently on the market for £600,000.

The 1872 house is a former Great Northern Railway station in Rippingale, Lincolnshire and features five reception rooms, four cloakrooms and three bedrooms.

It was purchased by railway enthusiasts John and Sheila Scholes in 1991 after they retired as funeral directors.

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Sheila, 66, said: “We were very lucky that when the train closed the station building had been bought by a farmer next door who had used it for some time as a manager’s house. This meant it was habitable and hadn’t had lots of its features taken out.”

The couple is looking to relocate to be near to family, so they decided to sell the 18th century propriety.


The architectural gem is hailed as a fine example of railway architecture, set across a 1.2 acre plot which also offers development opportunities within the main house, the detached engine shed, a barn and the opportunity to snap up the 1924 steam locomotive ‘Elizabeth’ as part of the Sale.

The property was featured in the Channel 4 program Grand Designs: Britain’s most unusual conversions.

You can find out more about this unique property here.

Anethe Carvalho 

Photos: Caters News Agency