Station master’s house on Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk up for sale for £1.5m
Few can count the Queen among their neighbours, but a station master’s house on her beloved Sandringham estate is up for sale for the first time in over 20 years.
The Grade II listed Station House stands next to the old Wolferton Train Stationwhich the Royal Family used when visiting their 20,000 acre country retreat in Norfolk until the late 1960s.
Built in 1898, it is described by estate agents Sowerby as “a magnificent example of a beautiful home capturing the nostalgia of a bygone era”.
It’s on the market for just under £1.2million, with highlights like a tiled hallway and formal turreted lounge.
There is a comfortable cozy and a dining room with large bay windows. The kitchen has a high vaulted ceiling and revolves around an oil-fired Aga in the fireplace mantel, while two sets of patio doors lead out to the terrace from a sunny garden room.
Upstairs, the three bedrooms offer a view of the countryside. The master suite has a fireplace, walk-in closet, sitting area in the turret space, and en-suite bathroom with freestanding claw-foot tub.
The private garden is enclosed on all sides and the gravelled driveway provides parking space for several cars.
Michael Birkhead, branch manager of Sowerbys in Hunstanton, said Houses and property that the current owner of Station House has enjoyed their “beloved home” for over two decades.
He said: ‘It’s just the right time for them to downsize, which makes this a unique opportunity for someone looking to buy a property of this location and this history.
“Sowerbys are absolutely delighted to bring it to market and, as with any home this unique, we anticipate a high level of interest.”
The small village of Wolferton, with its 13th century church, is just two miles from Sandringham House, where Her Majesty traditionally spends Christmas.
It’s seven miles from King’s Lynn, where you can catch a train to London King’s Cross in under two hours, and the North Norfolk coast is a short drive away.
The Sandringham estate spans 13 villages and includes over 300 properties, many of which are inhabited by ‘normal’ people.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge own one, Anmer Hall, but they spend most of their time at Kensington Palace while their children attend school in Battersea.