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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


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

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 and Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Standard charge of £25 per dog Maximum 2
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
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. 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
average rating of 4.952381 based on 43 reviews

Fabulous beachside location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting this beautiful home... it had all that we needed and more... with the beach just a few metres away... brilliant we loved our stay! And the communication was fab... The Carters x

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Wonderful place to stay! Full of sea side fun & relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

Seagulls is a beautifully converted home. The two railway Carriages are still in evidence with Carriage doors to each Bedroom and curved Carriage ceilings making it very cosy on the ground floor, in contrast to a wonderful view of the sea from the first floor window.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook, eat & drink!

We enjoyed are stay very much and hope to stay again soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Seaside idyll

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirky and very well equipped

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Great property, very quirky.

  • 5 of 5

Loved Seagulls. So close to the sea. Very private & enclosed garden. Upstairs room had great view of the sea. Would love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Wallington, surrey

Another wonderful stay in unique a home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and unusual home, with all the amenities you’d expect and plenty more! Well equipt kitchen, lots of books, magazines and games for all ages, cosy beds and a good shower! Our second stay at Seagulls was just as wonderful as the first, just a shame the weather kept us indoors and off the beach. Lucky there was plenty to keep us entertained while we were stuck indoors.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful cottage/railway carriages

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything you need for a perfect long weekend with friends! Extremely comfortable and both thoughtfully and quirkily furnished. Lovely location very near to the beach (1 minute walk away). Very spacious and light with lots of comfortable eating and seating areas. The kitchen had everything you will need and a bit more!! Cannot wait to return again! Many thanks to Shaun and Russell who had thought of everything!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 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
Pet Fee £25

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.

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