Here is a rare opportunity to own a piece of locomotive history, a former station waiting room dating back to 1848 and with a carefully preserved exterior that exudes chocolate box charm.

Station House is a timber and red sandstone property, full of character and painted in traditional British Rail colours. It is located on the active Carlisle to Barrow line.

The structure was converted into a dwelling house in the 1930s and now, with sympathetic internal modernisation, offers spacious accommodation and an elevated patio.

It has been operating as a Visit England four star-graded holiday property and enjoys a high occupancy.

The property benefits from full residential planning permission and can be used as a residential dwelling, investment or holiday rental property.

It has the additional benefit of a significant amount of land bordering the railway line which could be developed further.

This is a fantastic chance for someone to own a delightful property either to live in themselves or to rent out, taking advantage of its position in the popular village of St Bees.

With a picturesque ruined abbey, this is is not only the starting point for the Coast to Coast Walk but is within a few minutes’ walk of the beach and only a few miles from the lake District National Park.

Station House offers a dining kitchen fitted with a range of cream-coloured wall and floor units with complementary dark worksurfaces and integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven and hob.

A door leads into the sun lounge which opens on to a quarry-tiled terrace.

The main reception room is at the front of the property adjacent to an inner hall where the two bedrooms are found.

The layout is completed by a three-piece bathroom.

Outside an enclosed garden has lawned and shillied areas, a storage shed with electricity and further storage area below the building. There is ample parking.

Station House, St Bees, is for sale at £295,000 from Cumbrian Properties, tel. 01946 313107.