The first-class railway carriage that’s been transformed into a home

The 1922 first-class railway carriage that’s been transformed into a home you can RENT for £1,100 a month, complete with ensuite double bedrooms and a fitted kitchen

  • Grade II-listed London and South Western Railway carriage is at Horsebridge Railway Station in Hampshire
  • The green painted carriage has double glazing, an open plan living area and parking spaces for two cars 
  • The railway line through Horsebridge first opened in 1865 and was in operation throughout both World Wars 

Train enthusiasts can now live in a 1922 first-class railway carriage that’s been transformed into a home you can rent.

The grade II-listed London and South Western Railway carriage boasts two ensuite double bedrooms and a fitted kitchen and is set in picturesque Horsebridge Railway Station in Hampshire’s Test Valley.

The green painted carriage, which once ran through the now disused station as part of a service carrying World War II troops from Salisbury Plain to Southampton, can be rented for £1,095 a month.

Train enthusiasts can now live in a 1922 first-class train carriage that has been transformed into a home for rent. It is is set in picturesque Horsebridge Railway Station in Hampshire’s Test Valley

The carriage sits on a 60ft stretch of railway track beside the station’s platform. It has double glazing, an open plan living area and parking spaces for two cars

Residents will also have access to two acres of communal grounds with views of the River Test.

The carriage has double glazing, an open plan living area and parking spaces for two cars.

It sits on a 60ft stretch of railway track beside the station’s platform.

The railway line through Horsebridge first opened in 1865 and was in operation throughout both World Wars.

The carriage comes complete with a fitted kitchen. Residents will also have access to two acres of communal grounds with views of the River Test

One of the the ensuite bathrooms inside the carriage. The green painted carriage once ran through the Horsebridge Station as part of a service carrying World War II troops from Salisbury Plain to Southampton

As well as carrying troops, the train also transported horses and ammunition to Southampton, before it was shipped to France

As well as carrying troops, it transported horses and ammunition to Southampton, before it was shipped to France.

However, it was mostly used for moving agricultural supplies and carrying fishermen through the Test Valley, which is known for its trout fishing and water meadows.

Known as the ‘Sprat and Winkle Line’, because of the seafood transported on the service from Southampton to Andover, the line was closed in 1964 – a victim of the Beeching cuts to British Railways – a re-structuring of railways across the country.

The historic station was derelict for 20 years before it was bought by commercial property surveyors Anthony and Valerie Charrington in 1985, who restored it and added the carriage

The quaint Horsebridge station, pictured, still has signals in place and is home to a collection of railway memorabilia. It has become a popular wedding venue

A gravel drive leading to the secluded ironclad carriage begins opposite the John of Gaunt Inn pub in Horsebridge, near Kings Somborne.

The quaint station still has signals in place and is home to a collection of railway memorabilia. It has become a popular wedding venue.

After its closure, the historic station was derelict for 20 years before it was bought by commercial property surveyors Anthony and Valerie Charrington in 1985, who restored it and added the carriage.

The carriage is available to let through Pearsons estate agents in Romsey. 

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