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Quirky railway carriage property for sale

A house converted from a former Great Western railway train is for sale in South Devon. The carriage was built in 1897 at the famous Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company and provided a regular service on the Barry Railway until 1922 when it was bought as rolling stock by the Great Western Railway and repainted in their classic livery.

The carriage provided a service for GWR until 1930 when it was sold at auction and placed in its current position two years later. It has now been restored to its former glory and offers stylish – if unusual – accommodation with modern conveniences in a beautiful part of the south west.

The carriage is approached via the verandah, which has been designed to recreate the atmosphere and design of an authentic Devon GWR railway station. Inside, the gallery kitchen is well fitted and from here doors lead to the dining room which takes up one passenger cubicle; the second forms a main bedroom with space for a double bed and with

excellent views. There is also a child’s bedroom/dressing room and an en-suite shower room in the carriage.


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Further bedroom accommodation is found in an annexe which provides an extra bedroom, with a cloakroom and an en-suite shower room.

The main gardens are well kept and attractive with mature fruit trees and a pathway to a small secret garden. There is also a shared parking area.

The owners of the railway carriage are also selling their main home and are hoping the two sales can happen concurrently. This property is a single storey, detached timber chalet with well-planned one bedroom accommodation.

These properties are located in a pretty area of south Devon between the harbour village of Cockwood and the seaside resort of Dawlish Warren.

The railway carriage is for sale at a guide price is £125,000 and the other property has a guide price of £95,000. For further information please contact Rendells in Exeter on 01392 276 404 or visit

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