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A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom railway carriage house sleeps 6, near Selsey, West Sussex

*** Special Easter Week 2017 rates:

New rate £550 per week

£225 discount per week!! ***

Step back in time and enjoy nostalgia mixed with modern comforts in this unusual property, constructed over two 1926 railway carriages. The railway carriages in their original form run either side of the good-sized lounge/dining room. Situated on the beach at Selsey with fantastic sea views from the first floor lounge & balcony to as far as Brighton. Within easy walking distance of the local Bakers, Butchers and Gourmet Fish and Chips or fresh fish from the local fishermen just a two minute walk away.

All the bedrooms in our 3 bedroom home are contained within the railway carriages with original carriage doors. Lounge/Dining Room with stairs to first floor Lounge and Balcony overlooking the sea. Ground floor walk in power shower and separate bathroom.

Enclosed garden with rotary clothes line and private steps onto the beach.

Unlimited Broadband Internet Access.

You are welcome to bring your own linen (duvet covers/sheets/pillow cases/towels) or hire this locally. Linen should be booked at least 7 days prior to your stay. Details of a local company for linen hire will be provided on enquiry or placing a booking.

Fishing: East beach (at the top of the garden steps!) has some popular fishing spots. The experts sit for hours trying to catch the bass, the novices wait until the summer and until the fish are jumping (you will see them from the balcony) and catch some mackerel for the barbecue.

Diving: If you are interested in scuba diving, Selsey has an active aqua club who can give lots of friendly advice. Their website intro says:

The Selsey Bill branch is a relatively new branch of the BSAC, formed in 1997 by a group of very experienced divers from the local area. Our most experienced divers can date their diving history back to the early 1970’s; some still even have their twin hose regulators hidden away. As a result we have many years of experience of diving in the local area and further afield..

We play an active part in supporting the local community through various activities and have very good contacts with both the local fishermen and the Selsey lifeboat crew; several having trained as divers with our group.

More Details

Owner
Simon Warner-Bore
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Amenities

Selsey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 child bed , 1 bunk-bed, 1 single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults (1 adult double, 1 adult single, 3 children beds). The bedrooms are all in the railway carriages, with original windows and doors/door handles. A travel cot is available. Linen is not provided - please bring your own towels and sheets or you can hire these locally. Details of the local linen company will be provided on enquiry or booking.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are considered, however, details of the type and number of pets has to be provided. The owners permission has to be requested and given to each party. There is a charge of £25 per week for each pet to cover additional cleaning costs. Failure to do this may result in a loss of security deposit. This is to try to ensure that the condition of the property remains at a high standard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews
5

A novel family break!

  • 5 of 5

Our favourite holiday accommodation ever! My daughters walked into the Cormorant with wide eyes exclaiming this was the best place we've ever stayed!

The photos didn't spoil the surprise as I was unsure what to expect but actually the layout really works. Compact, clean & functionable, even with two dogs.

The garden is really useful & adds a homely feel but the piece de resistance is having the beach on your doorstep. The many faces of the surf played a starring role in our albeit brief visit as the weather ranged from storm force winds to absolute calm and wall to wall sunshine.

We loved the quirky features of the beach house, roll top bath, butler sink, wooden floors all adding to its historicity. This is obviously a much valued property and we can see why. A special treasure, and we will always treasure our memories of staying here.

We wouldn't hesitate to return here and to recommend a stay to all those looking for something a little different.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I remember the first time we saw The Cormorant - our eyes were wide with surprise ... especially when we walked to the top of the steps and saw the waves crashing in! We hope very much that you will be back to stay with us again soon. Best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

Wonderfully Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Simon for letting us stay in your beautiful railway carriage house. It was wonderfully relaxing, everything there you could need. The beds were really comfy, lovely bedding & a great shower! The balcony was a lovely place to relax with a glass of wine & the views were amazing. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review and we are really pleased that you had a good stay. The balcony is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by! We hope to see you again. With best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

Splendid location

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend The Cormorant. The view from the veranda is spectacular.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was the view that really sold The Cormorant to us in the first place. We hope you will stay at The Cormorant again soon. Best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

Authentic retreat in great location

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing time spent here. Really like the old feel to the place provided by the railway carriages. Would highly recommend

Katrina

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katrina, So glad you had a relaxing stay. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

Could not be closer to the beach 😊

  • 5 of 5

We have so been looking forward to this stat and not disappointed. Thank you Simon for also letting us check in early, it made all the difference and was very appreciated.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good stay and were very happy to be able to arrange the early arrival. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay here and would definitely love to come back. It's really cosy, tastefully furnished to a good standard, well stocked kitchen if you're self catering and has a fantastic location. Everything from window latches to dinner plates is of a good quality and made for a fab beachside stay. A hook on the back of the shower room door and a better drain in the shower would take it from 99 to 100% perfect. thanks so much

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - really appreciated. We will get a hook put on the back of the shower door - thank you very much for the reminder! I will get the drain checked out as well. Hope to see you at The Cormorant again soon! Best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Chichester
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
A3 (M) Junction 5
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
East Beach
Car: not necessary

The Cormorant's rear garden wall is the sea wall! You are right next to the sea with your own gate leading to the beach. The Lifeboat Pub is 5 minutes walk along the sea wall in one direction and the best fresh fish in town are found at Julie's Hut five minutes walk the other way. A 10 minute walk away are the best fish and chips for miles around. A 15 minute walk, or short drive is Selsey with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Further afield is the sandy beache of East Witterings, the beautiful bay of Bosham Harbour, Chichester and all the delights of West Sussex.

Other Activities: skateboard ramp.

Golf: The nearest golf course is Chichester Golf Club. The website introduction says: Welcome to West Sussex's Chichester Golf Club for all you need to know about membership, pay and play and society golf on our two 18 hole golf courses, 9 hole short course, driving range and Golf Academy. We have a sister club, Hill Barn Golf Club, in Worthing, a beautiful 18 hole golf course on the South Downs in West Sussex. Ideally situated close to Sussex's beautiful coastline, both Chichester and Hill Barn Golf Clubs' delightful golf courses offer superb golfing facilities to members, visiting golfers, and golf societies alike.

Each of our golf courses offer excellent playing conditions year-round, and with 36 holes plus our 9 hole Par 3 golf course, you'll find the ideal golf course facility right here in West Sussex.

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Rates & Availability

Selsey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$244
$873
 
 
Summer 1/2 term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,021
 
 
Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,098
 
 
Summer holiday
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,239
 
 
Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,098
 
 
Autumn
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$244
$950
 
 
Autumn 1/2 term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,014
 
 
Autumn
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$231
$764
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
Future October
Oct 19 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $192.56
Pet Fee $32.09

** FOR WHOLE WEEKS WE ONLY ** (except where there it indicates a minimum stay of 2 nights)

** WE RENT FRIDAY TO FRIDAY **

** PLEASE NOTE DETAILS OF KEY COLLECTION OPTIONS BELOW **
The rates for the house are from £535 to £900 per week dependant on time of year.
Our minimum rental period is 1 week during high season and holidays (half terms etc.), however, we will rent for shorter breaks during

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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