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A Characterful Beach Front Villa, In Selsey

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Villa in Selsey, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK - This Wonderful Railway Carriage Conversion Is In A Peaceful Location On The Seafront

Seabank is actually as close to the beach as you can get. There is an enclosed veranda, with a wood-burning stove and amazing uninterrupted sea views, and an open plan kitchen; also a separate sitting room with TV/DVD. There are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom (bunk beds) and another twin bedroom with bunk and cot or bed. There's a high chair, changing mat, lots of toys - and there is BT broadband!

Catherine Langridge
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017

About Catherine Langridge

My son bought Seabank 10 years ago, having spent his childhood holidays in Selsey - as did I and my mother before me! I have 4 grown-up children and 4 grandchildren - all of whom adore Seabank. It's ideal for adults who just want to sit and stare at the sea and the sky - or paint it - and for children who love being within a pebble's throw of the beach. There is the added advantage of being near Chichester, when you feel you need shops, restaurants, galleries or the theatre.

My son and daughter-in-law have restored Seabank beautifully and we all love and take good care of it, as I'm sure will all the people who stay there.

Catherine Langridge purchased this house in 2002

Why Catherine Langridge chose West Sussex

Family history. My grandmother used to stay in Selsey as a child, as did my mother, and as did I with my brother and sister; now I have Seabank and take my own 3 children there.

Even on a sunny bank holiday, East beach will not be crowded.

The light is beautiful - perfect for gazing at the sea with either a paint brush or a gin and tonic in hand!

If bird-watching is your thing, the twitchers love Pagham Harbour - just down the beach from East beach.

Lovely walks.

The house - converted railway carriages - is unique.

What makes this house unique

We also love shopping, art and the theatre - all of which Chichester provides with style. Portsmouth has much to offer, as does Goodwood - both of which are quite near.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful, unique property .... we loved everything about it, not least the close proximity to the sea! It was very well equipped, comfortable and just the most unique place we've ever stayed ..... didn't want to leave and I'm sure we'll be back. We've recommended to loads of people via Facebook!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Selsey in Sussex

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 wet room/shower with loo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 7Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds. Bedroom 4 with bunk bed + travel cot or roll up bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Seabank is positioned right on the sea front - it's actually as close to the beach as you can get. There is an enclosed verandah with wonderful uninterrupted sea views, plus separate sitting room and open-plan kitchen. There are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom (bunk beds) and another twin bedroom with bunk and cot. The house is built around two lovingly restored 19th century Studley railway carriages. They were originally used on the Brighton to London line and then after the First World War converted into holiday homes along the Sussex coast. Each of the coaches at Seabank has been carefully adapted to make the most of the original features creating cosy and quirky living spaces. A 2 hour drive from London, and within a stone's throw of Chichester. Outside: Barbecue in the garage; decking with table; large playground 5 minutes' walk away. Fishing/diving available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not provided. Property is cleaned in between each let. Other: Large garage, with chest freezer, barbecue, toys - and 2 old buggies




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you are interested in learning more or would like to book please email us. All details of deposits etc are stated in our booking form, on request.
Please note: All half-terms, Christmas, Easter, New Year, Goodwood are at £800-£850 per week.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
All half-terms, plus the Christmas, New Year, Easter and Goodwood Revival weeks, are £800 per week.
We prefer to book whole weeks, but will consider shorter breaks out of season, and last minute. Always ask!

Deposit on booking; balance 8 weeks before going. Breakage/damage deposit of £50 require on booking. All details on booking form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.