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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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

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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

A wonderful railway carriage house on the beach with garden and sea views
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

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

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

Amazing, unique and relaxing weekend break

  • 5 of 5

This railway carriage house has everything you need. It is really unique and the photos don't do it justice. We had the most relaxing break and had some lovely walks along the water front. Locals are very friendly. It is very clean and well looked after. We couldn't recommend this highly enough and a weekend is not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are really pleased that you had a good stay. We hope you will come and stay again soon. With best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

Magical seaside accommodation with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Cormorant. The train carriages have a magical feel, and the property is very comfortable and well arranged for family living. The kids loved running around in the garden, and having the beach literally on the doorstep also provided a lot of fun and entertainment. The balcony has lovely views of the beach/sea day or night. I would highly recommend staying at The Cormorant.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you and the kids had a good stay. We hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, Simon & Jocelyn
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5

A Quirky Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Had a very enjoyable Christmas week with family. Particularly liked the quirkines of the cottage and our 3 year old grandson loved playing trains everyday! The weather was good too which meant we were able to have coffee on the balcony which was a bonus. The cottage couldn't be any closer to what felt like our own private beach.. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, very different but fun.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you had a good Christmas. The trains are wonderful, quite magical to young children! We hope very much shall come back and stay with us again. Simon and Jocelyn
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5

Fabulous Weekend Away!!

  • 5 of 5

The Cormarant is a wonderful, fully equipped cottage right on the sea front, protected by the sea wall. The cottage is made up of of two converted rail carriages and lovingly restored and decorated with a comfortable interior and warm cosy beds. Having said that I was surprised at how warm and well insulated this place was...the hot water tank and boiler are well hidden away but keep the place piping hot with an abundance of hot running water.

The house was spotlessly clean and equpped with everything you could think of.

The views are fabulous and we were really lucky with the weather over our new year weekend break, made all the more enjoyable by sitting out on the balcony with a cup of hot chocolate to people watch and just listen to the sea.

There is a fantastic fish counter 100 ft from the house, selling fresh sea bass, which was delicious!!

We had a fantastic time and could not recommend the place more!

Many thanks to Simon and Joss for being so accomodating and helpful throughout our stay.

Sarah and Gerrard

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a good stay at The Cormorant and we agree with you 100% about Julie's fish shop - wonderful bass, lobster and crab!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. With best wishes, Simon and Jocelyn
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Selsey, West Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£615
 
 
Easter holiday
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Spring
14 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£380
for 2 nights
From
£190
£680
 
 
Summer 1/2 term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
Summer holiday
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£965
for 7 nights
£965
 
 
Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£380
for 2 nights
From
£190
£740
 
 
Autumn 1/2 term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£595
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£970
for 7 nights
£970
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£970
for 7 nights
£970
 
 
Future October
19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £25

** 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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Selsey in Sussex

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Child Bed , 1 bunk-bed, 1 single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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.

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