The Old Railway Station

King Edward VII used this railway station on visits to nearby Goodwood. Now the old wooden building and four Pullman carriages on the disused track bed form a B&B with a difference. It is run by the owners, Gudmund Olafsson and Catherine Stormont. Reception is at the ticket window; tea and coffee are served in the old waiting room, which has leather-buttoned sofas and chairs, 'intriguing railwayana including a display about the station's history'. In warm weather, drinks can be taken on the platform. The two largest bedrooms are in the main building (one is up a spiral staircase); eight rooms are in the carriages, each divided into two bedrooms, each with a separate entrance. 'Our room, the Alicante, was somewhat narrow but well furnished; it had a surprisingly spacious bathroom; guests will need a certain amount of agility to stay in such a room.' Breakfast, 'splendid and unhurried', has 'excellent' ingredients; 'a platter of cold meats and a vegetarian dish are alternatives to the cooked choices'. It can be taken in the waiting room or in the carriage. (A and MK)

  • 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 1940s-1960s in waiting room.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2013] per room B&B £78-£230. 1-night bookings refused weekends and during Goodwood events.