An opportunity to own an historic building. Situated in a commanding position on a disused railway, Privett Station has been sympathetically converted into a unique, individual home, whilst completely retaining its character feel. Built in 1903, it is one of only three remaining stations on the former Meon Valley Railway, which ran for 22 miles between Alton and Fareham, part of The London and South Western Railway. Privett Station was at the summit of the line at 519 feet (158 metres) above sea level. Due to its remote location, the station was not much used and eventually closed at the same time as the railway itself in 1955
All the stations on the line were built to an extraordinary high standard and incorporated impressive passenger facilities, which included a large booking office with a vaulted timber framed roof, and separate 'gentlemen's' and 'ladies' waiting rooms. Designed in a 'Tudor Revival' style, the station is brick-built with attractive Portland stone mullioned windows and gables. The long platform remains, with its original lamp posts, adding greatly to the property's character. The large garden and grounds extend to about two acres, with a large lawn and beautiful views over the neighbouring fields. Adjoining the property is a long former rail tunnel, which can be rented from The Highways Agency. There is excellent parking and a large garage building, with a workshop/store.
The property has been sympathetically and imaginatively converted into a beautifully spacious family home whilst maintaining the original character of the building. The flexible layout could be configured in a number of different ways, and we believe it could also be extended, subject to planning consent. Extensions have been built on the other two identical stations.
The flexible accommodation comprises four double bedrooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room, featuring a bespoke, hand-built wooden kitchen, a dining room, drawing room and study. The old booking hall, with the original double doors has a wonderful wooden vaulted ceiling, making for an impressive sitting room. Exposed floorboards, the original fireplace, now with large wood burner, and the old doors onto the platform, are further features of this stunning room. There is a large family bathroom, an en suite to one of the bedrooms and an additional downstairs shower room and cloakroom/utility room. The former parcel office has been converted into a downstairs guest bedroom whilst part of the original ticket office could be utilised as a music room, with a wrought iron spiral staircase to a spacious bedroom and en suite above.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 24' 11" x 11' 10" (7.60m x 3.61m)
SITTING ROOM 16' 10" x 16' 7" (5.15m x 5.06m)
DINING ROOM 13' 10" x 12' 2" (4.24m x 3.73m)
DRAWING ROOM 13' 10" x 13' 10" into bay (4.24m x 4.24m)
STUDY 10' 9" x 10' 8" (3.28m x 3.27m)
RECEPTION HALL 10' 7" x 10' 5" (3.25m x 3.18m)
BEDROOM FOUR 18' 10" x 7' 11" max (5.75 x 2.42)
SHOWER ROOM 8' 10" x 3' 6" (2.71m x 1.07m)
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM ONE 16' 10" x 16' 7" (5.15m x 5.08m)
ENSUITE 6' 11" x 6' 0" (2.13m x 1.85m)
BEDROOM TWO 14' 0" x 12' 3" (4.27m x 3.74m)
BEDROOM THREE 14' 0" x 12' 2" (4.27m x 3.73m)
BATHROOM 13' 11" x 10' 8" max (4.25mx3.26m)
GARAGE 23' 7" x 22' 10" (7.19m x 6.97m)
STORAGE 11' 3" x 11' 1" (3.44m x 3.39m)
SERVICES Mains water and electricity, oil- fired boiler, private drainage
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION East Hampshire District Council
Council Tax Band: F