The Old Railway Station

Now a ‘gracious’ B&B, this restored Victorian train station and princely Pullman carriages on disused tracks ooze the romance of travel’s golden age. More

Contact details

The Old Railway Station
Station Road
Petworth
Sussex
GU28 0JF
England
01798 342 346

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except 23-26 Dec.

Facilities

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

Background music

varied, in public areas.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £100, double £120-£252. Min. 2-night bookings Fri and Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Now a ‘gracious’ B&B, this restored Victorian train station and princely Pullman carriages on disused tracks ooze the romance of travel’s golden age. The station was built at the behest of the future Edward VII, a fan of nearby Goodwood. ‘Warm, hands-on’ Gudmund Olafsson and Catherine Stormont run the show with ‘welcoming’ staff. Visitors head to the former parcels office to check in, while the elegant former waiting room is an inviting sitting area. These ‘charming, quirky spaces’ have deep leather armchairs, period lanterns and furniture, paraphernalia and black-and-white photographs of the railway’s heyday. ‘Comfortable, well-furnished’, colonial-style bedrooms, upstairs in the station building – one reached via a spiralling cast iron staircase – or in the thoughtfully finished carriages, have Edwardian fittings; a ‘surprisingly spacious’ bathroom. Cream teas and a ‘wonderful’ breakfast are served in the waiting room or outside under parasols on the old platform, next to lawns and verdant forest. A buzzy pub, just across the river and up the lane, is a good spot for evening meals (a torch is provided). Petworth’s shops and eateries are five minutes’ drive away. (JB)

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Special offers

10% discount voucher

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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