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Selsey, Sussex,


  One-off feature  
  Positioned right on the seafront in the historic seaside town of Selsey, this wonderful railway carriage conversion captures all the charm and eccentricity of the great British coastline. This is a beach front villa with serious character.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Trains & Train Stations  
  Property Setting: Near the Sea  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family / Sports & activity  
  Bedrooms: 4  
  Guests: 8  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  The house is built around two lovingly restored 19th century Stroudley railway carriages. They were originally used on the Brighton to London line and then after the First World War they were converted into holiday homes along the Sussex coast. Each of the coaches has been carefully adapted and makes the most of the original features to create cosy quirky living spaces. As for the setting, this is as close to the beach as you can get and the uninterrupted views from the verandah are simply wonderful.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  Selsey is the most southerly point of West Sussex, about 6 miles south of Chichester. There is plenty to do here, from fishing, diving, golfing, cycling and boat tripping to visiting the lifeboat station or the Pagham Nature Reserve. There are numerous excellent places to eat - The Lifeboat, The Blacksmiths, The Crab and Lobster and The Cider House to name but a few – and there are also several places to shop for groceries. Further afield, West Sussex is rich in things to see and do. Visit Chichester Cathedral or the Portsmouth Maritime Museum, dig around at Petworth Antique Centre, walk along West Wittering Beach, explore Fishbourne Roman Palace, see some history at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, visit Goodwood, or wander round the lovely West Dean Gardens.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: Selsey is a 2 hour drive from London, close to 2 international airports and within a stone’s throw of Brighton and Portsmouth. A car is not essential once you're there, as you're virtually on the beach, and the shops and playground are less than 10 minutes away. Chichester railway station is about 20 miinutes' drive - a £15 taxi ride, or a bus. Goodwood and Portsmouth are about 25/30 minutes' drive away.  
  Nearest airports: London Gatwick  
  Car Hire: Optional  
  Nearest restaurant: Several in Selsey  
  Nearest beach: On your doorstep  
  Nearest shop: East Beach shops and Budgens in Selsey  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Catherine Pinsent
  Contact Phone No. Email please
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Beach within walking distance / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities Cot / Highchair / Dishwasher / DVD player / Internet Access / Television / Washing Machine  
  Interior Details The house has 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 2 twins with bunk beds. There is a sitting room with a TV and a comfy sofa, a bathroom with a shower, a kitchen, and an eating/sitting area with a wood burner and panoramic views. The kitchen is well-equipped for catering and all the mod cons are provided, from a TV/DVD player with a collection of DVDs to a stereo, an iPod dock and WiFi. There are toys for younger guests and selection of board games for all ages as well as books for both adults and children.  
  Exterior Facilities Parking / Terrace  
  Exterior Details The house has a small fenced beach-style garden with decking all round it and a picnic table. The beach on your doorstep is unspoilt and often empty. Parking for at least 3 cars is available.  
  Further Details The house is centrally heated and gas and electricity and included in the rental. Pillows and duvets are provided but please bring your own towels and bed linen. A travel cot, highchair, changing mat and McLaren buggy are available.  
  Conditions of
Seabank is only available for full week bookings, Friday to Friday. Preferably no more than 6 adults – the house ideally suits 4 adults and 4 children.  
  Other Information Child Friendly / Sea View  
  What visitors have said about Seabank
I've been looking for Seabank for 51 years. It is so wonderful and has everything, even the full moon on the sea!

We have loved our stay at Seabank; it is a beautiful, amazing, quirky hide-away by the sea. Our next stay will be longer.

The cottage is lovely and feels very much like a proper home rather than a barren holiday cottage.

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