- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Child Friendly
- Sea View
Positioned right on the seafront in the historic seaside town of Selsey in Sussex, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2 cars.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum stay 2 nights (7 nights in peak season). Preferably no more than 6 adults – the house ideally suits 4 adults and 4 children. 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 and highchair are available for your use.