The Old Railway Station

Train buffs make tracks for this ‘quirky’ B&B, occupying a handsomely restored timber-built late Victorian station and four refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused railway line. More

Contact details

The Old Railway Station
Station Road
Petworth
Sussex
GU28 0JF
England
01798 342346
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 8 in Pullman carriages.

Open

all year except 23–26 Dec.

Facilities

lounge/bar/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), platform/terrace, 2-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘soft ’20s, ’30s, ’40s music’ at breakfast.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £100–£198.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Train buffs make tracks for this ‘quirky’ B&B, occupying a handsomely restored timber-built late Victorian station and four refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused railway line. Gudmund Olafsson and Catherine Stormont, the ‘helpful, informative’ owners, have rebuilt and redecorated with colonial flair: check in at the old parcels office, then take afternoon tea in the former waiting room, now a smart lounge with pink panelled walls, vintage industrial lamps, intriguing objets d’art, leather armchairs, and black-and-white photographs of the train line’s heyday. Two bedrooms are in the station building, one reached via a cast iron spiral staircase. Dreaming of riding on the Orient Express? Sleep, instead, in one of eight snug bedrooms in the stationary carriages. ‘Clean and comfortable’, they have Edwardian mahogany fittings and a proper bathroom. No dinner is served, but a local pub is a two-minute walk away. In the morning, sit down to a ‘wonderful’ breakfast in the lounge; in good weather, perch on the terrace overlooking a screen of trees – the blast of train whistles has been replaced by birdsong. (Barry Nichols)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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The Old Railway Station
Station Road
Petworth
Sussex
GU28 0JF

Guest comments

'I recently stayed at The Old Railway Station, in the Pullman carriage Alicante. I found it quirky, clean, polite, charming, clean and comfortable. The staff are extremely polite, helpful, informative and the breakfast is wonderful. ' - Barry Nichols - September, 2015
'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 - April, 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 - February, 2012

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