A familiar face from television once owned this Dorset railway carriage home.

This television star has always had a love of railways but never had an ambition to appear on television.

The unusual railway carriage home is on the coast at Eype near Bridport and belonged to Antiques Roadshow expert Paul Atterbury and his wife Chrissie.

The TV presenter and railway historian, who specialises in 19th and 20th century Art and Design on the Antiques Roadshow, lived at Whin Bridge with his wife Chrissie for 10 years.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

Paul Atterbury of the Antiques Roadshow at his former railway carriage home in Eype, near Bridport

They put the home on the market in December 2008.

The rolling stock residence, along with two converted beach huts, went on the market with a £495,000 price tag.

Paul, who has been on the Antiques Roadshow since 1990, said at the time: “We had a wonderful ten years in Eype, during which time we have greatly expanded the original railway carriage cottage, which was the reason I came here.

“Chrissie has created a wonderful house and garden. Eype is an exceptional village, for its setting and its great sense of community.

“We hope that whoever takes over Whin Bridge will love it as much as we have, and will enjoy living in it and being part of Eype.”

The redundant Great Western Railway carriage, built around 1903, was first put on the site at Whin Bridge in 1921.

Two former beach huts were added shortly afterwards to make a family home, first occupied by Freddy and Daisy Andrews and their family until 1987. Since moving in, the Atterburys expanded the property, refurbishing the original beach huts to create a spacious and versatile home with modern facilities.