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Ever fancied a home by the tracks? This could be your chance

The old station master's house at Caersws is up for sale. Credit: ITV News

Chances of making your childhood dreams come true do not come along very often. But if you're a train fan, your luck could be in.

The old station master's house at Caersws is up for sale, giving someone the chance to live right next to a working railway.

The Grade II-listed home sits alongside the Cambrian Railway Line running from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and provides links to the main UK network. It is one of a growing number of unusual properties hitting the market in Wales.

The hourly trains could be a selling point if you are a train fan. Credit: ITV News

All these stations were built about the same time in the mid 1800s, it has got a little bit of history that it had a very important Welsh poet here as it's station master in the late 1800s, John Ceiriog Hughes, and many of his poems are still recited at the Eisteddfodau regularly throughout the year.

We do get buyers ringing us and saying they don't want the norm on an estate, they want something that's individual, a bit quirky, something they can work on, something there aren't any planning restrictions on.

– Paul Evans, Estate Agent

Built in the 1890s, the three-bedroom property has private access, a garden and garage. The hourly trains could also be deemed as a selling point, depending on your point of view.

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