The Old Station and Signal Box, Edlingham – a rare opportunity for a beautiful & historic restored Station House and Signal Box with guest accommodation, nestled in the Northumbrian countryside with views to the Cheviot hills, with circa 1.5 acres of grounds, workshop/garaging and outbuildings, and easy access to nearby Alnwick
The Old Station at Edlingham is a beautiful, detached former Station, sympathetically refurbished and reconfigured by the current owners over the last 5 years – the property has been updated to a high standard throughout, whilst retaining the integrity of the
original building, and bringing it up to modern day living standards.
The property offers generous single storey accommodation, with doors leading directly out to the former original Station platform and line, and within the
gardens, a superb Signal Box one bedroom apartment, perfect as guest accommodation or equally as a good income stream as an Airbnb or holiday
The Old Station and Signal Box sit within a private garden site of circa 1.5 acres, in a beautiful location, with fabulous views over the former track and
railway line towards the iconic stone Viaduct, Edlingham Castle and the Cheviot hills. To the northern boundary,
the property overlooks an ancient woodland, a fresh water spring provides a private water supply for the Signal Box and the main house from a shared private well.
The house has oil central heating, with underfloor heating to the bathroom.
The Old Station – Reception hallway | Cloakroom/wc | 18ft sitting room – former Ticket Office – with a cast iron wood burning stove set to a brick fireplace | Impressive 22ft dining room – former waiting room – overlooking the platform with stone fireplace and wood burning stove | Superb contemporary kitchen/breakfast room with large central island/breakfast bar – integrated appliances include induction hob, Neff self cleaning oven with warming drawer, wine fridge, Bosch dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge/freezer | Bedroom hallway/study area | Utility room with a range of cabinets and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer | Three good sized double bedrooms. with space for freestanding bedroom furniture | Luxury bathroom with under floor heating, freestanding double ended bath, digitally controlled walk in shower with a rainfall head, & basin and wc in a vanity cabinet.
The Signal Box – Fabulous 19ft open plan living room/kitchen with windows and French doors opening to the balconied composite decked terrace | Kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinets/breakfast bar, two ring induction hob, integrated oven, microwave, slimline dishwasher and fridge | Double bedroom with dual aspect windows overlooking the ancient woodland and grounds and built in wardrobe | Shower room/wc with walk in mains shower, wc and basin in vanity cabinet, and cupboard housing the water tank.
Outbuildings/workshop – Versatile 37ft garage/workshop located under the Signal Box with electric garage door, wood burner & power and lighting | Timber summerhouse & log store | Large timber shed | Two filtration treatment rooms for the well water for the main house and the spring water for the Signal Box.
Externally – The Old Station is set within stunning private grounds of over 1.5 acres, incorporating the path of the original railway track and platform. The property is approached via a timber gated entrance leading to a large circular driveway, with parking for several cars. The grounds have been landscaped with easily maintained lawns to the line, and planting to the northern boundaries – the property has a secluded and sheltered position with a stone wall above the platform wall forming the southern boundary. The garden area and terrace to the west of the house, could have potential for further development as additional holiday accommodation such a Shepherds Hut or Lodge (subject to normal planning consents), currently housing a lovely timber summerhouse/home office with views over the garden to the open countryside and Cheviot hills.
Unique, Special and Exclusive Holiday Rental
An exclusive and unique, hand picked retreat in Northumberland, which has some of the most dramatically beautiful, historical and special locations for a holiday. The Old Station is situated between Rothbury & Alnwick, offering an ideal base to explore the heart of Northumberland, from the National Trust & Heritage Properties of Cragside House and Gardens the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, a wonder of its age, to Wallington, where a historical house meets rolling hills, woodland and a walled garden. Ad Gefrin in Wooler – a new world class attraction and the most Northern Whisky Distillery, and the Simonside & Cheviot Hills offering moorland, picturesque valleys and rolling hills, with a wide range of walks and outdoor pursuits.
The Northumberland Heritage Coastline is only 10 miles away, with magnificent castles, the National Trust property of Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, and glorious sandy beaches. There are a wide range of walks and a huge variety of leisure pursuits to suit all ages, from golf courses on the coastal path, to the water sports of Beadnell Bay, with its kite surfing, coasteering and sea kayaking.
The Old Station provides a lifestyle opportunity with potential income from either The Signal Box, or both the main house and Signal Box, with approximate potential yields given by a prestigious local holiday letting agent of;
• The Signal Box – potential gross income; approx. £18,892
• The Old Station Main House – potential gross income; approx. £30,097
• The Old Station & The Signal Box – potential gross income; approx. £56,000
(Further details of the income stream available upon request)
Services – Mains electric | Private well water supply for the main house, spring water supply for the Signal Box, and two filtration treatment systems | Oil central heating | Septic tank | HIVE heating and security camera system | Hard wired Broadband | Tenure: Freehold | Council Tax: Band F | EPC: E
The Old Station offers a great opportunity for those buyers looking for a unique & individual home, in a private rural location, whilst
still having good road links to Alnwick and the A697 for commuting throughout the region.