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Fancy tea with the Queen? Station master’s house on royal Sandringham Estate for sale

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Station House is two miles from Sandringham House in Norfolk, where the royal family spend Christmas  (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
Station House is two miles from Sandringham House in Norfolk, where the royal family spend Christmas (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

Not many people can count the Queen among their neighbours, but a station master’s home on her beloved Sandringham Estate is for sale for the first time in over 20 years.

The Grade II-listed Station House lies adjacent to the now-defunct Wolferton Railway Station, which the royal family used when visiting their 20,000-acre Norfolk country retreat until the late 1960s.

Built in 1898, it is described by estate agents Sowerbys as “a magnificent example of a beautiful home capturing the nostalgia of a bygone era”.

It is on the market for just shy of £1.2 million, with highlights including a tiled hallway and a turreted formal sitting room.

The current owner is downsizing after two decades (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
The current owner is downsizing after two decades (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

There is a casual snug and a dining room with large picture windows. The kitchen has a high-vaulted ceiling and centres around an oil-fed Aga set into the chimney breast, while two sets of French doors lead out onto the terrace from a sunny garden room.

Upstairs, all three bedrooms offer countryside views. The master suite features a fireplace, a dressing room, a sitting area within the turret space and an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath.

The private garden is enclosed on all sides and the gravelled driveway offers parking space for multiple cars.

The tiled hallway is a highlight of the historic property (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
The tiled hallway is a highlight of the historic property (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

Michael Birkhead, branch manager of Sowerbys in Hunstanton, told Homes & Property that Station House’s current owner has enjoyed their “loved home” for over two decades.

He said: “It is simply the right time for them to downsize, making this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone looking to buy a property of this location and history.

“Sowerbys is absolutely delighted to bring it to market and, as with any home which is this unique, we anticipate a high level of interest.”

The property is seven miles from a station with London links (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
The property is seven miles from a station with London links (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

The small village of Wolferton, with its 13th-century church, is only two miles from Sandringham House, where Her Majesty traditionally spends Christmas.

It is 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 encompasses over 300 properties, with many lived in by ‘normal’ people.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge own one of them, Anmer Hall, but they spend most of their time at Kensington Palace while their children are at school in Battersea.