Housing near Harry Potter: a cottage that will appeal to fans has been put up for sale

By Tychyna TetianaNov 30, 2023 11:40 AMNews
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Housing near Harry Potter: a cottage that will appeal to fans has been put up for sale
West Highland station. Source: thescottishsun.co.uk

An unusual offer has appeared on the platform of the Bisdale station of the picturesque and world-famous West Highland Line. Namely, the sale of a cottage near the railroad has been announced.

The fact that the famous Harry Potter steam train runs on this line adds to the flavor. The two-bedroom cottage is offered for £235,000, according to an article in The Scottish Sun.

The cottage has a 'stunning room' with a vaulted ceiling and stable doors that provide access to the seating area and the railway platform. The 14-bedroom country house was once a private station that opened in 1901.

Housing near Harry Potter: a cottage that will appeal to fans has been put up for sale
Kitchen. Source: thescottishsun.co.uk

The former train station building was sold in the 1970s but was later completely abandoned. However, four locals turned it into a home, and it was later bought by a London family who have owned it for the past 10 years. Finally, they have now decided to sell it.

In addition, a feature of this railroad section of the line is the large plantations of old-growth oak trees. These are local remnants of the vast oak forests that once covered the hills on the west coast of Scotland.

Housing near Harry Potter: a cottage that will appeal to fans has been put up for sale
Bedroom. Source: thescottishsun.co.uk

During the Second World War, the house became the headquarters of the Scottish section of the Office of Special Operations, which ran paramilitary training courses, preparing agents for missions in occupied Europe.

According to the leading travel guide Wanderlust, this is the best of the world's most popular tourist routes by rail. 'The Scottish West Highland Railway has been capturing the imagination of visitors for more than a century,' the experts write.

Housing near Harry Potter: a cottage that will appeal to fans has been put up for sale
Living room. Source: thescottishsun.co.uk

It is emphasized that this railroad section has been given a new lease of life after the appearance of the 19th-century Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Harry Potter films. The railroad runs from Glasgow to Mallaig and is 164 miles long.

Passengers can also see the westernmost station in the UK in Arisaig. The line has been featured in programs such as the BBC's 'Great Railway Journeys of the World.' The sales agents are confident that Beasdale Station Cottage 'will appeal to railroad enthusiasts."

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