A former Victorian railway station converted into a superb four-bedroom family home situated on the edge of a rural North Norfolk village with delightful gardens and grounds
Originally built in the 1870s, the train station at Hindolveston served on the Norwich Reepham Melton Constable Holt Cromer railway line for the best part of 80 years. The station closed in 1959 before Dr Richard Beeching cut the railway networks extensively in the 1960s. The property was then converted into a dwelling in 1979 and extended during the current ownership in 2002.
The accommodation currently consists of entrance hall and utility room with back door and separate guest wc (originally the ticket office), sitting room with wooden floors, wood burner and staircase (originally the station entrance and waiting room), study at the south end with side door (originally the station master’s office). The study at the north end was originally the parcel office which stood separately, but has been incorporated into the main home through an interlink extension. This created an impressive two storey glazed gable for a bright garden room with double doors out to a terrace and a secondary staircase up to a guest suite upstairs. The extension also created a fine country style kitchen/breakfast room which opens through double doors to a conservatory situated to the rear of the property on the original platform, which also has double doors to a decked veranda built out over the original train line. Upstairs from the landing there are two bedrooms with family bathroom and a master bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes, walk in closet and a large en suite bath and shower room.
Outside, the property is approached via a shingle driveway with parking for several vehicles and overlooks well stocked gardens that are mainly laid to lawn, with shrub and hedge borders, and interspersed with a mixture of broadleaf and coniferous trees. There is a walled kitchen garden, green house, potting shed, and work shop with storage. To the rear of the property is the original platform which now comprises a large terrace with access to a separate detached late Victorian railway carriage with wood burner, kitchenette and shower room.