1st Class Accommodation
Seabank is positioned right on the sea front - it's actually as close to the beach as you can get. There is an enclosed verandah with wonderful uninterrupted sea views and an open plan kitchen. There are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom (bunk beds) and another twin bedroom with bunk and cot or bed.
The house is built around two lovingly restored 19th century Stroudley railway carriages. They were originally used on the Brighton to London line and then after the First World War converted into holiday homes along the Sussex coast. Each of the coaches at Seabank has been carefully adapted to make the most of the original features creating cosy and quirky living spaces.
Clarrie and Annabel
The two carriages are in fact twin sisters of the famous coaches pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine. When they first ran they would have been painted in brown with white roofs, just like their famous siblings. You can see working examples of these carriages on the Bluebell line and on the Isle of Wight Railway near Ryde.
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Or so say the The Times (March 15 2014). Well we love it and it seems we're not alone. Not quite a castle but who'd of thought a couple of railway carriages destined for scrap would find such affection. Yet Clarrie and Annabel sit proudly on the Sussex coast defying the elements and entertaining our guests. Hats-off to the girls.
Our family has been holidaying in Selsey for years. This is our grandmother on the beach outside Seabank.