The Old Railway Station

The train on the platform may not be going anywhere but it provides 'a unique and nostalgic experience' that more than 'lives up to expectation'. On a disused railway line, a renovated Victorian station building and four vintage Pullman carriages make up this unusual B&B. 'We were given a warm welcome by the owner; the Pullman car was very comfortable,' says a visitor in 2014. Gudmund Olafsson and Catherine Stormont, are enthusiastic hosts, happy to talk about the history of the building and the carriages. Guests check in at the original ticket office window. Most of the bedrooms are in the carriages, each of which is divided into two rooms with a separate entrance. 'Although somewhat narrow, they are comfortable and well furnished. Our bathroom was surprisingly spacious, and had a proper bath.' Two other, larger bedrooms are in the main building and are reached by a spiral staircase. The old waiting room, where tea and coffee are served, is furnished with leather-buttoned sofas and chairs and a 'modest, but intriguing amount of railwayana'. Breakfast can be taken here or in the carriages. The station is licensed; in fine weather drinks are served at tables on the platform. (John Bell)

  • A friendly welcome. Everything as described in the GJG. All very comfortable. An excellent breakfast cooked and served by a delightful lady.

    John H Bell, 08/05/2014

  • A warm, welcoming building. The waiting room, where we took coffee, is a wonderful space with an atmosphere of well-organised clutter. Our carriage was comfortable and well furnished (you need a certain amount of agility). The bathroom was surprisingly spacious. The breakfasts were splendid and unhurried. Good value.

    Andrew & Moira Kleissner, 23/02/2012

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Local attractions

Bluebell Railway
Steam trains through Sussex.
Goodwood
Horse racing, golf and a variety of festivals throughout the year.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Nearly 50 historic buildings, ranging from the 13th to the 19th century.

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Contact Details

The Old Railway Station

PETWORTH West Sussex England GU28 0JF

Telephone

01798 342346

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

10, 8 in Pullman carriages, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 24-26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge/bar/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, platform/terrace, 2-acre garden.

Background music

soft 1920s-1940s in waiting room at breakfast time.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2014] per room B&B £75-£230. 1-night bookings refused weekends and during Goodwood events.