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Royal property: Station master’s house on the Sandringham Estate is for sale for almost £2 million

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Station House is two miles from Sandringham House in Norfolk (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
Station House is two miles from Sandringham House in Norfolk (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

A station master's home on the royal family's beloved Sandringham Estate is for sale for just less than £1.2 million.

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”.

The small village of Wolferton, with its 13th-century church, is only two miles from Sandringham House where the late Queen Elizabeth II traditionally spent Christmas, January and the early part of February each year.

A characterful garden room has two sets of french doors opening out to the terrace, plus a roof lantern which floods the space with natural light (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
A characterful garden room has two sets of french doors opening out to the terrace, plus a roof lantern which floods the space with natural light (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

The Sandringham Estate spans 13 villages, with more than 300 homes.

The Prince and Princess of Wales own one of them, Anmer Hall, using it as a holiday hideaway. The family recently relocated to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate.

Inside Station House, now for sale, a casual snug and a dining room have large picture windows with picturesque views of the Norfolk countryside.

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.

Original tiling in the entrance porch leads to a reception hallway and staircase  to the first floor (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)
Original tiling in the entrance porch leads to a reception hallway and staircase to the first floor (Sowerbys Estate Agents/Kristian Lehner)

Upstairs are three bedrooms. 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 small village of Wolferton 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.