• About Southern Bell

    Unique converted railway carriage located on Hayling Island, ideal for a beach holiday.

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      5 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Games console - Xbox
      Games console - Xbox
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Unique converted railway carriage located on Hayling Island ideal for a beach holiday.All on the \nground floor.\n\n\nOpen plan living space.\n\n\nLiving area \nWith Freeview TV DVD player iPod dock CD player and X-box.\n\nDining area \nWith patio doors leading to garden.\n\nKitchen area \nWith gaselectric range microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washerdryer.\n\nLiving room 2 \nWith Cable TV.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2\n With kingsize bed.\n\nBedroom 3\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 4\n With single bed and pull-out single for flexible sleeping arrangements.\n\nBedroom 5 \nWith single bed.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bath and toilet.\nGas central heating gas electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking. No smoking.\nThis detached beach house is situated on the coast of Hayling Island on the edge of the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty looking out over the English Channel. The accommodation includes two converted railway carriages and is lovingly furnished with each room having its own quirky and unique features Southern Bell is ideal for a family holiday in Hampshire.\nThe garden leads directly onto miles of sand and pebbled beach where you can enjoy some family fun or a gentle stroll whilst watching the waves lap against the shore. Just a short walk from the property you will find an variety of local amenities as well as the harbour which is home to the local sailing club. Hayling is renowned for its windsurfing and lessons are available along the coast. Events are held throughout the year which attracts windsurfers from far and wide and shouldn’t go amiss.\nFor a change of scenery the South Downs National Park is within driving distance where you will find an array of quaint villages and walking and cycling opportunities. Escape to the cities of Chichester Portsmouth and Southampton where you can enjoy cathedrals fine dining shopping and a plethora of leisure facilities all within easy reach. Beach 5 yards. Shop 500 yards pub and restaurant 500 yards.\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/865/840/865559.jpg 30426

    Southern Bell reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews

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    out of 10

    Great location, well equipped house (addition of a proper bbq would take it to perfection), impeccably maintained and clean, very thoughtful owners. Everything you can wish for in a holiday home and more - thoroughly recommended!



    out of 10

    We had a lovely time at southern bell. The place was great and so close to the beach.The only thing that would of be handy was an awning as there was no shade in the garden.



    out of 10

    Great weekend reminiscing about staying in a railway carriage on Hayling Island many years ago. This accommodation has been adapted very well and is of a high standard. The outside space overlooking the sea gives additional pleasure.



    out of 10

    Short stay for family of 8 celebrating birthday. Plenty of room. Comfortable beds. Everything you could wish for within the house which is immaculate and so clean. Great views and being so close to the beach was amazing, If I had one criticism it would be the outside space/garden. It was small shingle which walked into the house constantly. It was a really hot weekend, and there was no shade at all. Property would benefit from and awning or at least some umbrellas. A BBQ would have been great too. However we would thoroughly recommend, and can’t wait to go back. :-)



    out of 10

    Just the three of us for the week (and two support dogs) 5th time now we love it still and great for the dogs to. (2020 already booked) Owners are truly excellent If you can afford it and get the weather you'll be very pleased you picked it. Train theme is fun and different but also the large living space is great to although sofa's low backed so we bring two extra high backed folding chairs with us which also work well outside to. In time the owner plans to provide a raised seating area out back so you can see the sea from the garden area rather than currently the shingle sea defence bank. Two Virgin boxes which gives you freeview and netflix choices and DVD's are very welcome. Good kitchen / bedroom and off road parking. Great location so quite at night, bliss. Although all one level you do have one step down and one up going through the hallway where train carriage meet the extensions at each end (if not good on your feet you'll need to be aware). Owner has recently put in a wooden step to reduce the large drop going outside (but if the raise area is built then that will hopefully go) Nice welcome pack with dogs not being forgotten either



    out of 10

    We had a wonderful stay in a wonderful interesting accommodation, would love to stay again.



    out of 10

    Stunning cottage right on the beach. The locals were really welcoming. The cottage was clean, unique and had everything we needed.



    out of 10

    Perfect long weekend everything supplied for fantastic stay. Being on the beach was a massive bonus and the dogs loved it. Thanks



    out of 10

    We had the best weekend away from it all at this lovely place. It was all we could have imagined and more. It helped the weather was perfect for October. The beach on the back door was just priceless. The information from the owners was spot on and we all enjoyed ship watching with the binoculars and tracking app. Lots to see or do if you want to go out and explore. Would definitely go back!



    out of 10

    Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome pack filled with delicious local goodies which was very much appreciated. The accommodation was spotlessly clean , spacious and very bright and airy.The railway carriages were very cleverly adapted. As a party including 6 adults, a 7 month old baby and 2 small dogs we were relieved to find plenty of seating and a large dining table which we could all sit around together. The beds were very , very comfortable. The walk from the accommodation to the Lifeboat station was really beautiful and quite manageable even with a baby in a buggy . The accommodation was fantastically situated for exploring Portsmouth, Southsea, and Chichester.



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