Property Features

  • For Sale By Online Auction
  • Former Railway Carriage
  • Level Plot
  • No Chain

About This Property

A rare and unusual opportunity to purchase a former London Underground Railway Carriage believed to have been repurposed in the 1920s and having been converted and utilised as accommodation ever since. We believe the property was moved to its current site in the 1940s and subsequently extended to the rear and a garage added to the rear of the plot at a later stage. The carriage itself is sub divided into three rooms with the classic features of the curved ribbed ceiling and regular window spacings, with the extension providing a fitted kitchen with views over the garden, shower room and large store. To the front lies a covered canopy providing a seating area for all weathers with block built workshop to the rear, a further store and a generous parking area. Sure to appeal to railway enthusiasts, investment purchasers and those looking to create a unique home of character, an early viewing is thoroughly recommended.

LOCATION Bowling Green is a hamlet just outside the larger villages of Penwithick and Bugle, with the property itself enjoying rural views to the rear from its level plot. The nearby villages offer day to day amenities, with a comprehensive range of amenities found within the larger town of St Austell. These include a cinema and bowling alley, numerous public houses and bistros, public parks, and within a short walk the Polkyth Leisure Centre. Further afield lie the picturesque harbours of Charlestown and Mevagissey, the fabulous coastal walks of the Roseland Peninsula and the delightful gardens at Heligan.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (All dimensions are approximate) Half glazed entrance door to the rear which leads into the kitchen.

KITCHEN 12' 9" x 9' 9" (3.90m x 2.98m) Maximum. Measured wall to wall. Stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap, housed within a work surface with matching base and wall cupboards. Tiled splashbacks. Electric wall mounted heater. Telephone point. Freestanding Belling oven. Extractor. Airing cupboard. Breakfast bar. Doors to:-

STORE ROOM 6' 7" x 3' 9" (2.02m x 1.16m) Window to the rear elevation.

LOBBY AREA 3' 9" x 2' 11" (1.150m x 0.89m) Window to the side elevation. Door to:-

SHOWER ROOM 6' 4" x 4' 11" (1.94m x 1.50m) Measured wall to wall. Built in shower cubicle with Gainsborough Countess electric shower and tiled splashbacks. Pedestal wash basin. WC. Wall mounted heater and extractor.

LIVING ROOM 14' 7" x 7' 8" (4.46m x 2.36m) The living room comprises of the first portion of the railway carriage itself with three windows to the front, telephone point, night storage heater and the previously mentioned curved ribbed ceiling. Freestanding electric fire with surround. Door to:-

OCCASIONAL BEDROOM TWO 12' 9" x 7' 8" (3.91m x 2.36m) Including the built in louvre wardrobe. Including the built in wardrobe with louvre doors. Windows to either side. Night storage heater. Wall mounted light. Feature curved ribbed ceiling. Door to:-

BEDROOM ONE 11' 0" x 7' 8" (3.36m x 2.36m) Windows to the front. Curved ribbed ceiling,


GARAGE 19' 6" x 12' 2" (5.95m x 3.73m) Metal up and over door. Window to the rear with rural views. Cold water tap to the front. Half glazed courtesy door. Workbench, power and lighting.

WORKSHOP 17' 1" x 7' 10" (5.22m x 2.39m) Block built workshop with internal tap, power and light. Workbench. Timber entrance door.

STORAGE SHED 8' 1" x 7' 1" (2.48m x 2.18m) Located to the rear of the workshop there is an additional storage "shed" with workbench.

PARKING A driveway parking area with metal gates provides access to the rear of the property, garage and turning space. We understand from the current owners that there is additional off road parking alongside the front boundary wall.

FRONT GARDEN The front garden has been gravelled for ease of maintenance and is boarded by a mix of stone, block and rendered walls with capping stones to the front. A timber pedestrian access gate and concrete path leading alongside the property to the entrance door, with small planting bed adjacent. The majority of the garden has been gravelled with two feature rockeries inhabited by gnomes, with a canopied seating area running the full length of the railway carriage.

REAR GARDEN The rear garden provides a large asphalt parking area and turning space with pathways leading to each of the outbuildings, with the garden areas generally laid to lawn.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

AGENTS NOTE Due to the construction of the property, we believe it is likely to be suitable for cash buyers only.

DIRECTIONS From St Austell take the A391 through Carclaze towards Bodmin and at the roundabout at the brow of the hill take the turning to the right sign posted for Penwithick. At the further mini roundabout turn left along the B3374 into Penwithick itself and after passing the fish and chip shop on the left hand side, continue through the village before taking a right hand turning signposted for Rescorla. Pass through the hamlet of Rescorla before entering the hamlet of Bowling Green where the property will be found on the right hand side.


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