The Old Railway Station

Pull into this converted train station and take up residence in one of the refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused tracks: ‘quirky and charming’, this is a B&B with a difference. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 8 in Pullman carriages.

Open

all year except 20–31 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

per room B&B (Station House) £110–£158, (Pullman carriages) £130–£240.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Pull into this converted train station and take up residence in one of the refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused tracks: ‘quirky and charming’, this is a B&B with a difference. It is owned by Gudmund Olafsson and Catherine Stormont, and run with ‘warm and welcoming’ staff. Check in at the old parcels office in the restored Victorian station building before heading to one of the ‘comfortable, well-furnished’ bedrooms. Each has been redecorated with colonial flair: two in the main building (one reached via a cast iron spiral staircase) have plantation shutters and a brass bedstead; those in the well-thought-out train carriages have Edwardian fittings and a ‘surprisingly spacious’ bathroom. The former waiting room is today a ‘wonderful space’ with leather armchairs, train memorabilia and black-and-white photographs of the railway’s heyday. Sit here for a cream tea or, in fine weather, take it under a parasol on the old platform overlooking lush greenery. The pubs and restaurants of Petworth village are a five-minute drive away; alternatively, a lively pub is just across the river and up the lane – a wind-up torch is provided for the stroll. (BN)

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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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