Former sta­tion house proves to be on right track for a first-class home

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - The Old Sta­tion House, Hun­manby, near Fi­ley

comes with its own lit­tle bit of plat­form,” says Karen.

She and David bought the house six years ago af­ter down­siz­ing to their hol­i­day cot­tage, which is also in the vil­lage.

They re­alised that they needed some­where big­ger, and were at­tracted by the size of the Sta­tion House and the po­ten­tial for let­ting part of the prop­erty.

They have since turned the derelict wait­ing rooms and toi­lets at­tached to the house into a an­nexe for fam­ily, friends and pay­ing guests.

Built in 1846 and owned by Bri­tish Rail un­til the 1980s, the main house, once home to the sta­tion mas­ter, was re­stored to a high stan­dard and the Hubbards have since put their own stamp on it. It has an en­trance hall, sit­ting room, din­ing room, kitchen/diner, rear porch and pantry and ground floor bath­room. Up­stairs, there are three dou­ble bed­rooms, one with en-suite.

The guest an­nexe on the ground floor has a sit­ting room with kitch­enette and a large dou­ble bed­room and bath­room.

Out­side, there are gar­dens mainly laid to lawn with bor­ders which wrap around three sides of the prop­erty lead­ing into a pri­vate court­yard which has a num­ber of brick-built stor­age rooms.

The Hubbards, who are mov­ing to be closer to their fish­ing boat in Fi­ley, have em­braced their home’s his­tory and have in­vested in lots of rail­way mem­o­ra­bilia in­clud­ing posters, first class chair backs, wagon plates and a train driver’s hat and a flag.

Although peo­ple worry it might be noisy liv­ing so close to the track, Karen says: “It’s a ru­ral line and so trains only run from 7.15am un­til 8.30pm and they don’t thun­der past. They slow down as they come into the sta­tion so all you hear is a low rum­ble and an oc­ca­sional beep.

“It’s great be­ing able to get the train right out­side the door and go to Bridling­ton, Scar­bor­ough, Hull and all the places in be­tween.”

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