The Cormorant, affectionately known as 'The Choo Choo House', is made of two 1926 railway carriages that have been incorporated into a beachside property. Sleep, cook and bathe in the separate compartments! Between the carriages is the living space, with a large upstairs room with a huge comfortable sofa and panoramic views across the English Channel towards Brighton.
The three bedrooms sit in three separate compartments, as is the kitchen and bathroom. There is a separate wet room with power-shower. Upstairs there is a fabulous living room with a very comfy L-shaped sofa facing the sea, with a bar-table and stools for playing games, having breakfast etc. there is also a double futon sofa bed which is popular for people wanting to sleep with the curtains open and a view of the sea.
The gardens wrap around the house, with direct stepped access to Selsey East Beach, a gently shelving pebble and sand beach perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking etc. Within a short walk are all the amenities, butcher, baker, supermarket and gourmet fish and chips. A few steps away is a fresh fish and seafood outlet famous for its crab, lobster and sea bass.
Selsey is an old-fashioned seaside town, with a great community spirit. Whilst it couldn't be classed as beautiful, it has it's own charm that draws people back year after year. Nearby is the old Roman city of Chichester with Cinemas, Art Galleries, Museums and with sports and entertainment opportunities as well as great shopping. There's a skate park, ten pin bowling, trampolining, great pubs and restaurants. For the outdoors type, the South Down National Park, West Wittering/Easthead beach and Chichester Harbour are within a 15 minute drive.
The Cormorant comes with a full Linen service, so when you arrive the house is spick and span, the beds made up and towels available. We also provide a guide to local amenities and activities for all ages, abilities and all weathers!
We're the new owners, taking over 8th sept 2017. The previous owner ran the property with great success, with over 50 5* reviews, a legacy we fully intend to build on. We are a local family from East Wittering, with over 20 years experience of both world-wide house-exchanges and renting out our own property in the holidays.
PLEASE NOTE: We would like to do friday turn-rounds where possible. It sleeps 6 comfortably, but note that 8 is a squeeze using the sofa bed, and the hot water tank is small and will need time between showers to re-heat.