Highest station on England’s main line for sale

DENT station – the highest on the English main line at 1150ft above sea level – is on the market for £425,000.

Situated on the Settle and Carlisle route within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and four miles away from the village of Dent, it is only the third time since 1877 that the Grade II listed property has been on the market.

Currently in use as a holiday let, it stands in a third of an acre of land.

The former station house and platform have been restored to high standards by the current owners with a distinctive period ‘railway’ appearance, with the restored woodwork finished in Midland Railway maroon and cream.

LMS 4-6-2 No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth passes Dent station with the Railway Touring Company’s ‘Cumbrian Mountain Express’ on June 3, 2006. BRIAN SHARPE

The converted station house has three bedrooms and the former booking hall now a spacious lounge, while the original ladies’ waiting room transformed into a kitchen/dining area.

From the May 2018 timetable change, the Northern stopping service between Leeds and Carlisle service has been increased to eight northbound and six southbound calls on weekdays and six each way (including the DalesRail service) on Sundays.

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