This week’s Thursday Doors features two lovely old properties, one of which is The Station Master’s House. This has been beautifully restored and is available to rent as a holiday let. Let’s see how it looks from the rear.
The Belturbet railway station opened in 1885 and served as a junction for the Great Northern Railway Company of Ireland and the Cavan Leitrim line. Unfortunately, it closed in 1959, was sold at public auction and gradually fell into decline. Thankfully, the station complex was fully restored in 1995 and refitted again in 2014. The Station Master’s House is a grade one building of cut stone and forms part of the Heritage Railway Restoration project of the Belturbet Community. I’ll leave a link at the end of this post for more information and photographs, including historical images.
Another tastefully restored building on the complex is the Goods Store, which now serves as a facility for conferences and meetings.
The crane that serviced the goods yard is also preserved and still in its original position.
Examples of farm machinery from a bygone era are permanently on display around the station buildings as part of an interesting outdoor exhibition.
I like the way the old wheel has been flanked by colourful flower beds in this next one.
I hope you found this week’s post interesting and if you would like to see some photos of what the station looked like before restoration work began in 1995 the link below will take you there. Dan has some lovely photos over on his blog this week, with links to lots of interesting Thursday Doors around the world.