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Author Topic: Eggesford Station - services, facilities and incidents (merged topic, ongoing discussion)  (Read 9581 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2009, 10:04:35 PM »

From firstgreatwestern.co.uk:

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14th August 2009    Time: 21:25  Update 5

Services between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in both directions have been suspended due to a track defect in the Eggesford area. Road replacement will operate for the rest of this evening between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple via all stations and return and will operate as close to timetable as road conditions permit.
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« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2009, 11:24:20 AM »

Wow!!  Exeter - Barnstaple ( via all stations ) bus! How long does that take?

Cant be all too comfy travelling all the way through!!  Cheesy Shocked
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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2009, 12:02:05 AM »

I hope they had enough buses on: there would probably have been 150-200 people at Eggesford waiting for a Jazz Train!
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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2017, 07:09:52 PM »

Eggesford Station buildings for sale

The Station House is for sale, reports devonlive.

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Having been built for the London and South Western Railway in around 1850, Eggesford Station was opened by the North Devon Railway on August 1, 1854. The station was built on permission from the then landowner, the Earl of Portsmouth, whose country seat was situated within an estate near to the site of the station.   

It is said that the Earl agreed to the railway being built on his land on the understanding that all trains would stop at the station to offer easy access to Eggesford House for visiting guests. To this day, all trains on the picturesque Tarka Line continue to stop at Eggesford on an hourly basis with the journey to Exeter Central taking around 45 minutes and the journey to Barnstaple about half an hour.

Built in a Tudor Gothic Style, the mid-19th century station house is Grade-II listed. The building originally provided a station master's residence as well as the ticket office, parcel store, waiting room and toilets.



This really is the most quirky and beautiful property. And, subject to planning, has the potential to offer perhaps a tearoom for passing cyclists and holiday makers, or you could make the main house your own and turn the station and its detached building into holiday lets.

Eggesford offers many places to walk, cycle and jog, many places to explore. A hotel up the road offers Sunday carverys and there are plenty of neighbouring villages to explore too.

And what could be easier than commuting to Exeter or Barnstaple each day for work? You could simply roll out of bed, onto the platform and jump on the train to the office.

The Station House is for sale by informal tender with a guide of 200,000. All offers are to be submitted in writing no later than midday on Friday, June 30 2017.  To find out more about the Station House, to book an appointment to view or for a tender form, contact Stags on 01769 572263.


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« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2017, 09:11:29 PM »

Does this hold the record for the longest gap between posts?
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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2017, 09:22:54 PM »

Possibly: I even had to dredge up and merge a couple of previous topics before I posted!  Wink Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2017, 10:54:14 PM »

Eggesford is exactly midway between my country abode and my daughter's home. Travel to occasional meetings when neither of us can be bothered going all the way to the other's place tends to be by car, but invariably involves lunch at the cafe in the nearby garden centre. You could maybe open a cafe in the station house, but the competition is a quality act.
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