Fancy living next to the Queen? Sandring-ham railway station transformed into luxury home – and it’s for sale
Here’s your very own chance to buy a home next to the Queen, but there’s a catch – you’ll need a spare £1.5million to make it a reality. This luxury property for sale in Norfolk is surrounded by acres of the Queen’s stunning Sandringham Estate, her Christmas retreat. “You reach the property by driving through the estate and on some level, the Queen is your neighbour,” said agents Bedfords. Ashbee House was originally part of Wolferton’s royal station in King’s Lynn, a collection of Grade II listed buildings designed by railway architect W.N. Ashbee which opened in 1862. Wolferton station was regularly used by the Royal family during the 1800s due to its proximity to Sandringham House, but was closed in 1969.
A section of the house, which comes with 1.4 acres of land, was once the station’s ticket office and it adjoins the former platform which runs down into the gardens, where some of the track remains and has been made a feature. Bedfords said it was “truly a rare opportunity” to own a home inside the grounds of the Sandringham Estate. Ben Marchbank, from Bedfords, said: “This is truly a rare opportunity, to acquire one of the few properties in Wolferton in private ownership, secure in the knowledge that you are surrounded and protected by the Royal Sandringham Estate. “The house has been finished to an exceptionally high standard and is just a short walk from the marshes and protected nature reserves. It should be just the ticket for someone!” Ashbee House, located a mile across the estate from Sandringham House, features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as formal gardens with terraces located adjacent to a National Nature Reserve. In other property news, this ‘ordinary’ house for sale has got an amazing secret inside.