Converted former station in Yorkshire with holiday units created from train carriages for sale for £795,000
The perfect home for railway-buff Michael ‘Choo Choo’ Portillo is currently on the market. Skipwith Station at North Duffield, near Selby in North Yorkshire was converted into a four bedroom home and comes with a converted goods building and three railway carriages now used as holiday lets.
Owned by “devoted DIY-ers” David and Lizanne Southworth since 2005, the property stands in 1.4 acres of gardens and paddocks. It was originally a station on the Derwent Valley Light Railway – known also as the ‘Blackberry Line’ due to it being used by individuals who travelled to the country on it to pick berries – between Cliffe and York and opened in 1912. The line closed in 1985 after agricultural traffic significantly declined.
The three carriages on-site were purchased by Mr and Mrs Southworth at auction and converted to provide sleeping accommodation for four to six people. Featuring original features such as luggage racks, they prove popular with tourists visiting North Yorkshire and railway enthusiasts.
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