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Southern Bell

Hayling Island, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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Unique converted railway carriage located on Hayling Island, ideal for a beach holiday.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player and X-box.
Dining area: With patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen area: With gas/electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Living room 2: With Cable TV.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed and pull-out single (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 5: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking. No smoking.

This super, unique, detached beach house includes two converted railway carriages, one of only a few to be seen along the south coast, and enjoys a fabulous location directly on the seafront. Step onto the pebble beach via your private gate from the enclosed garden, and enjoy miles of pebble/sandy beach – a haven for all ages, including children and dogs all year round! From the front it is deceptive, having been substantially extended, but once you approach the side entrance, the original features can be easily seen. Inside, the traditional carriage doors still remain, and many of the rooms are set inside the former train carriages. Southern Bell offers tastefully styled, light and airy holiday accommodation for families - with an enclosed patio garden, plenty of off-road parking and a short walk from the local shops, eateries/pubs and harbour/sailing club. Hayling Island is renowned for its windsurfing and sailing activities and local paddle - boarding and windsurfing lessons are available close by. Every year there is a national windsurfing event, and a plethora of sailing and nautical activity can be seen along the coastline. Many activities can be enjoyed locally, including golf, fishing, cycling, boat trips and scenic walks along the water’s edge or along the South Downs National Park which are within easy reach. Chichester with its beautiful cathedral, festival theatre, pedestrianised shopping, leisure centre, Roman Villa and Goodwood or Fontwell races is definitely worthy of a visit. Visit Portsmouth with waterside dining, ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, designer outlets, leisure facilities, Spinnaker Tower, Historic Dockyard including HMS Victory and the Mary Rose, or the maritime history at Southampton. Winchester, with its cathedral and abbey, and The New Forest are within easy driving distance. Plenty of National Trust homes and gardens can also be discovered nearby. Beach 5 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Railway Theme
    Railway Theme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/10/2019
    We had a fabulous stay 3 children and 4 adults lots of room!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    Great location, well equipped house (addition of a proper bbq would take it to perfection), impeccably maintained and clean, very thoughtful owners. Everything you can wish for in a holiday home and more - thoroughly recommended!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2019
    Great weekend reminiscing about staying in a railway carriage on Hayling Island many years ago. This accommodation has been adapted very well and is of a high standard. The outside space overlooking the sea gives additional pleasure.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2019
    Short stay for family of 8 celebrating birthday. Plenty of room. Comfortable beds. Everything you could wish for within the house which is immaculate and so clean. Great views and being so close to the beach was amazing, If I had one criticism it would be the outside space/garden. It was small shingle which walked into the house constantly. It was a really hot weekend, and there was no shade at all. Property would benefit from and awning or at least some umbrellas. A BBQ would have been great too. However we would thoroughly recommend, and can’t wait to go back. :-)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/05/2019
    Just the three of us for the week (and two support dogs) 5th time now we love it still and great for the dogs to. (2020 already booked) Owners are truly excellent If you can afford it and get the weather you'll be very pleased you picked it. Train theme is fun and different but also the large living space is great to although sofa's low backed so we bring two extra high backed folding chairs with us which also work well outside to. In time the owner plans to provide a raised seating area out back so you can see the sea from the garden area rather than currently the shingle sea defence bank. Two Virgin boxes which gives you freeview and netflix choices and DVD's are very welcome. Good kitchen / bedroom and off road parking. Great location so quite at night, bliss. Although all one level you do have one step down and one up going through the hallway where train carriage meet the extensions at each end (if not good on your feet you'll need to be aware). Owner has recently put in a wooden step to reduce the large drop going outside (but if the raise area is built then that will hopefully go) Nice welcome pack with dogs not being forgotten either

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/03/2019
    We had a wonderful stay in a wonderful interesting accommodation, would love to stay again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Stunning cottage right on the beach. The locals were really welcoming. The cottage was clean, unique and had everything we needed.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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