This week: converted properties – from a duplex loft-style apartment in a former soap factory in Wapping, to a Grade II-listed house in Sedbergh, Cumbria, that was once England’s highest mainline railway station.
Chimney Court, London E1W. A duplex loft-style apartment in a former soap factory in Wapping, close to the station. It has high ceilings, exposed brickwork, 2 beds, 2 baths, an open-plan recep/kitchen, a roof terrace and two secure parking spaces. £1,675,000 Cluttons 020-7488 4858.
Dent Station, Cowgill, Sedbergh, Cumbria. This Grade II-listed conversion of England’s highest mainline railway station still has steam trains passing on the line at weekends. 3 beds, bath, recep, dining kitchen, platform, gardens, 1 acre. £425,000 Thomson Hayton Winkley 01539-815700.
Low Akeld House, Northumberland. This restored property was once Akeld Station, part of the NER Cornhill branch line from Alnwick which first opened in 1887. It has high ceilings, parquet floors, a modern kitchen with bifold doors leading onto the garden, and a conservatory converted from the former waiting room. It comes with two outbuildings that are used as holiday lets. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, library, 2 acres. £795,000 Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.
Manor Gardens, London N7. This Beaux-Arts building, formerly the Royal Mail Building, has been turned into a collection of luxury apartments with a 24-hour porter, gym, sauna and steam room. The apartment has access to a wraparound communal roof terrace and communal gardens, and has wood floors, high ceilings, 2 beds, 2 baths, an open-plan living/kitchen area and an office. £840,000 Fine & Country 020-3475 1476.
Richmond Brewery Stores, Richmond, TW10. A boutique development of seven luxury flats in what was once the Lansdown Brewery. Each has two to three bedrooms, a west-facing balcony with river views, secure parking and a 999-year lease. £1.33m-£2m Chestertons 020-3758 3222.
River Hill Station, River Hill, Binsted, Alton, Hampshire. This Grade II-listed Georgian house was built by the Admiralty in 1829 as a semaphore relay station, linking London with Portsmouth. Its elevated position commands 360-degree views across open farmland. It has open fireplaces, a large kitchen, 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, a media room, an office, and gardens created by the landscape designer Chris Morris to include raised vegetable beds and a shepherd’s hut. £1.395m Savills 01252-729000.
Station House, Coalport, Shropshire. This former Victorian railway station is now a family house with two restored vintage mark 1 Great Western Railway carriages, which are used as holiday lets, in the grounds. The station waiting room has been converted into a home office and the gardens include the original railway cutout. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, study, 2.23 acres. £950,000 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
The Old Lancome Factory, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. The perfume company’s former factory has been renovated to create a loft-style property spread over three levels with exposed rafters, iron pillars and a vaulted roof. It has a forecourt with secure parking and a rear walled garden, and is ideal as a work and living environment. 2 beds, 2 baths, 3 open-plan living areas, kitchen, studio. £1.5m Savills 01494-725636.
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