West Sussex Journals

A Hotel With a Difference

An April 2002 trip to West Sussex by Holiday Jo

Quote: As a birthday treat my partner decided to show his romantic side and treat me to a two-night break in Petworth, West Sussex, in a hotel with a difference.

A Hotel With a Difference

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Overview

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If you can tear yourself away from your carriage at the Old Station House in Petworth, you will find many things to do in the local surrounding areas. My highlights were: A bike ride round the New Forest. Both me and my partner thought it would fun to hire a tandem bike from Burley Bike Hire in the village of Burley. We hired the bike for half a day, which we thought was more than long enough, and we bought one of the route maps so we could plan our ride. I would definitely recommend hiring a tandem as it made quite a few passers-by laugh and we made a few friends en route. You do need to be careful, and do not approach the horses, as they can get quite scared. Beaulieu M...Read More

The Old Railway Station

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Hotel

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Have you ever fancied a hotel with a difference? Well, The Old Railway Station in Petworth is a wonderful, cheaper, but stationary alternative to the Orient express. We stayed in one of the four individual carriage suites situated on the old railway track. Each carriage is individually designed and has its own en suite bathroom. We stayed in carriage #4, which had a lovely iron bed and beautiful old fashioned furniture. When you arrive you check in at the guest room, which is the old converted waiting room, and when you enter you feel like you have stepped back in time. You are served English tea on arrival with homemade fruit cake and biscuits. You can either choose to stay in ...Read More

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