The house, at Cheddington station near Tring in Herts, needs a thorough scrub, a kitchen and bathroom and probably plumbing and re- wiring, say agents Cesare Nash. A garden overlooks fields at the front. The guide price is between pounds 80,000 and pounds 100,000. It's being auctioned on the orders of Railtrack on 13 September. For details ring 01442 827000.
This old station master's house stands 30ft from the mainline railway which is on a roof level banking, with trains thundering to London Euston.