Travel back in time to the beautifully restored station house and Pullman carriages at Petworth, first class all the way!
  • Sleeps: 2 per room/carriage
  • Bedrooms: 10 (8 carriages)
  • Bathrooms: 1 per room/carriage
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights (weekends)

Surrounded by the soothing natural beauty of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, the former Petworth Railway Station is an exquisite sight to behold.

Originally built in 1892, the striking building has been immaculately and lovingly restored to provide sumptuous accommodation with silver-service breakfast included. Set in the culture-rich market town of Petworth, The Old Railway Station is an ideal stop for Goodwood racing, Cowdray Park polo and Chichester theatre-goers alike.

There are two rooms available in the Station House building itself, and a further eight rooms in the authentically-converted Pullman carriages. All of the rooms are ensuite (with soft, fluffy towels provided!), impeccably styled, and equipped with a TV and drink-making facilities.

Station House Lower is ideal for those with slightly restricted mobility, featuring a large and luxurious walk-in shower, and a superking bed, whilst Station House Upper is accessed by a spiral staircase.

The Pullman carriages, constructed with gleaming interior woodwork, comprise six standard rooms, with a double or kingsize bed and a shower over bath. There are also two King Pullman rooms, each one equipped with a kingsize bed and a large ensuite with shower and bath.

A deliciously plentiful breakfast is served in the Waiting Room each morning, or out on the station platform on sunny days. If you’re in the mood for a treat, there is also a mouthwatering selection of cakes served all day, or how about a delectable afternoon tea?

(Those in a celebratory mood can even order flowers, chocolates and champagne direct to the room!)

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At a glance

  • A beautifully restored former station building and a selection of Pullman carriages, providing luxury accommodation in the West Sussex market town of Petworth.
  • Choose from two Station House rooms, and eight Pullman carriage rooms. Each room is ensuite, with a silver-service breakfast included, served in the Waiting Room.
  • TV, WiFi, drink-making facilities and fluffy towels are all provided. Please note that children under 10 are not permitted to stay overnight.
  • Cakes and cream teas are served all day in the Waiting Room, which is also open to non-guests.
  • There is a friendly pub within two minutes’ walk, while the arts and culture hub of Petworth is two miles away, filled with antique shops. The site is ideally located for Chichester, Goodwood and Cowdray Park.


  • Adults Only
  • Disability Accessible


The Station Upper House Room sleeps 2, super king size/twin bed, bedding & towels provided, ensuite walk-in shower room, stained glass window, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, large flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, chairs, Wi-Fi provided.

The Station Lower House Room sleeps 2, suited to those with limited mobility, super king size/twin bed, bedding & towels provided, ensuite walk-in shower room, underfloor heating, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, large flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, table & chairs,  Wi-Fi provided.

Pullman Carriage Rooms sleep 2, double bed, bedding & towels provided, ensuite bathroom, bath tub, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, clothes storage, seating, tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen TV,  Wi-Fi provided.

Local Activities

Petworth House, Antique stores, South Downs National Park, hiking, cycling, horse riding, Arundel Castle, wetland centre, potteries, museums, polo, theatre.

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During the day, why not take a turn around the pristine, sheltered grounds, and find a favourite reading spot? If you feel like a change of scenery, head into the creative hub of Petworth itself, bursting with antique shops and elegant places to stop for coffee. There are many other pretty villages in the local area, too – in fact it would almost be rude not to explore them!

Slightly further afield is the vibrant city of Chichester, while Goodwood Racecourse is a mere 7 miles away. The historic market town of Midhurst is worth a visit too, at the heart of the South Downs National Park and famous for polo.
Of course, if you’d rather stay closer to home, the lively Badgers Inn is a two-minute walk away, ideal for a tempting evening meal.

So get those tickets booked for your stay at The Old Railway Station, where you’ll soon develop a taste for first-class travel!

Things to note

Award-winning breakfast is included in all room types. No children under 10 are permitted to stay, no pets permitted, no smoking. Gift vouchers are available to purchase for stays, enquire for details. One night stays are possible at a Premium rate, but there is a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights at weekends. One room is suited to those with more limited mobility – the Station Lower House Room, which includes a large walk-in shower plus rails and is Access Level 3 – enquire for more details.

Where you'll be staying

Petworth, West Sussex

What the guests of The Old Railway Station say

“Simply the best hotel we have ever stayed at in all aspects. Staff are wonderfull – Thank you!”

“What an amazing experience! Everything about this place is so special, all your hard work is much appreciated. Thank you.”

“Our honeymoon could not have been more perfect. Staff were outstanding, food and service were brilliant. Thoroughly exceptional”

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