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Charming Seaside Home (Old railway carriages) 50 Yds to Sea, lg private Garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Selsey, West Sussex, England - Quiet Spot 10 Secs to Beach. Near Park and Shops, Butchers, Bakers Etc

Seagulls is Set on a large secluded corner plot just 50 yards from the beach this full of character property Is made up of 2 former railway carriages that have been expertly converted into a unique and very spacious 4 double bed 2 bath home with vast living accommodation see floor plan in picture gallery.....

The garden is totally private and securley enclosed and gets the sun all day long

Their is a large wicker style table and chairs for alfresco dinning and a charcoal BBQ

There are good sea views from the huge upstairs living room which has 3 large sofas for relaxing on with a good book and glass of wine or cup of tea whilst listening to the sea tumble over the shingle beach

The ground floor living space has a dinning table that can comfortably accommodate 8.A wood burning stove for chilly winter nights and a couple of comfy armchairs. We have freeview tv with dvd player small selection available and an I-pod docking station.

Selsey is a charming seaside village with all the usual amenities including 2 supermarkets good independent butchers/bakers several take away food outlets and a choice of pubs.

It is a 20 minute drive to Chichester or use the bus every 15 mins from East Beach. Chichester has some wonderful shops and its famous Cathedral Museum and art gallery in Pallant House.There is the Roman palace at Fishbourne.

Chichester has a railway station with regular direct trains to central London. Close by Portsmouth has many attractions including Gunwharf Quays with its fantastic array of outlet shops and Spinnaker tower.

The Goodwood estate is world famous for its events which include Revival.....Festival of Speed.....and horse racing.

There are 2 local golf clubs that welcome visitors one with large fun crazy golf course suitable for children and adults Pagham nature reserve is a short walk from the house and is managed by RSPB also close by is the newly formed Medmerry nature reserve

More Details

Shaun or Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Alicia

I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you very much for our stay at your cottage. We had such a lovely time and we cant wait to come back ...if that's ok with you!!

The house was absolutely perfect and my dogs loved that the living room was upstairs (they aren't allowed upstairs at home!) There was everything we could wish for in the house and my bed was so comfy!

Selsey was perfect even in the blustery weather.

We shall definitely be back again. Absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Selsey in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with wc, basin and bath with mixer shower taps. Shower room with wc, basin and shower connected to combi-boiler for endless instant hot water!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds and sink. (Can be converted into double) Bedroom 2 with double bed and sink. (bed not accessible from both sides due to chimney breast). Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds and sink. All new and comfortable beds!
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
Outside: The garden is a lovely size with room enough to kick a football etc. It is very private with tall hedges and gates and no adjoining properties except a driveway on one side. There is outside table and chairs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Cleaning can be arranged by agreement.


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Charming Seaside Home (Old railway carriages) 50 Yds to Sea, lg private Garden
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lovely lovely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

fantastic stay at Seagulls, lovely property that suited our needs perfectly. Shaun/Russell were fantastic hosts - not sure who was the baker but they should def apply for GBB! Lovely to wake to sound of sea each morning and tire the dogs out on the promenade. Thank you for a truly relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many properties over the years, but Seagulls is by far one of the best we have stayed in yet . It had absolutely everything we needed, with more than enough room for all 7 of us. Even the smallest things were thought of like oven gloves, tea towels, extension leads, beach towels, hand soap and plenty of cooking spices and utensils. All the seaside and train features made it such an unusual but superb property and the owners were a delight to deal with from beginning to end. Location was great literally a minute walk to the seafront with lovely walks in the area. We visited the rsbp nature reserve, would recommend the riviera restaurant in Selsey , Chichester adventure golf, West wittering beach and had a fab day trip to IOW. Despite the dreary weather for most of the week, we still had a great family week away. 5 star accommodation that we will highly recommend to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Spacious and quirky

  • 5 of 5

The house was the highlight of our stay in Selsey (the weather was pretty grim) - the woodburner made it really cosy inside and with an upstairs and downstairs living area there was plenty of space to relax in. My family visiting from abroad loved the quirkiness of the house and it was a real talking point. I could not fault a single thing about it. Thanks very much.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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  • 4 of 5

So different from anything we have stayed in before thoughts of the railway children enjoying a stay in this quirky railway house came to mind

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning great location. Very comfortable which made it a relaxing stay. Party of 8 lots of room. Well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Quirky and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodation with lots of space for a large party. Everything provided, even beach towels. Very private. Great location, just a few steps from the beach. Can see the sea from upstairs, can even watch the sunrise over the sea from the upstairs window. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Selsey East beach


Seagulls is a unique property made from a pair of 1920s railway carriages that have been expertly converted into a fantastic 4 bed 2 bath spacious home see floor plan picture,it is set on a large secluded/secure plot that benefits from all day sunshine lots of space for the dogs or kids to run free Its in a quite area

The pebble beach is about 10 seconds away! The lifeboat is a short walk along the seafront and can be toured.Longer walks along the beach towards Pagham harbour run by RSPB with stunning views of the Sussex coast and the South Downs beyond .


Chichester railway station is a 15/20 minute drive. A £15 taxi ride or take the regular bus every 15 mins. Direct regular trains to London. Southampton airport is about 45 minutes. Due to its close proximity to the beach, playground and shops, once at the house a car is not essential.


There is a parade of shops a 5 minute walk away which includes a butchers, a bakery Cream Cake lovers beware, news agents, mini supermarket, fruit and veg shop, fish and chip shop and diving shop. The Londis store also has a post office and cashpoint.

Selsey high street offers a wider selection of shops and restaurants chemists florists etc. Co-op operate the supermarket.

There are a few local pubs that offer food.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required to secure booking. If cancellation occurs within 3 weeks of arrival the deposit shall be forfeited. The balance of payment is required 3 weeks before arrival along with a £150 excess for possible damage. This will be repaid immediately after the property has been inspected and no damage found.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday . Arrival time is 4pm and departure by 10. am . These times are negotiable if possible.
Pet fee:
The £25.00 charge is per dog max of 2 allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.