Wednesday 27 September 2023

Southern Bell - The Beach House, Hayling Island, Hampshire

Southern Bell - The Beach House, Hayling Island, Hampshire

Southern Bell - The Beach House offers an extraordinary self-catering retreat on the picturesque Hayling Island in Hampshire, set in a truly enchanting location with exclusive access to the island's prestigious Blue Flag beach.

This unique holiday home is a masterpiece, ingeniously built around two 19th Century railway carriages, affording its guests breathtaking sea views. With the capacity to comfortably sleep up to 8 people, the property boasts its very own private gate that opens directly onto the beach, creating the ideal setting for the ultimate coastal getaway.

Recently renovated to the highest standards, the property now offers luxurious accommodation across 5 bedrooms. Among these are 2 king-sized rooms, 1 double, and 2 singles, with the unique charm of 3 bedrooms nestled inside one of the railway carriages. Two beautifully appointed bathrooms grace the property, with one offering an en suite experience. A spacious and contemporary open-plan kitchen and living area beckon with patio doors that frame the mesmerizing sea views. Additionally, a cozy second sitting/TV room is tucked within the original first-class carriage.

The house is equipped with excellent facilities, including two Virgin Media cable TVs, an Xbox One, and an iPod dock. The well-appointed kitchen features a gas/electric range, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine (with 10 Ristretto capsules provided), and a separate 6-bottle wine fridge. For added convenience, a washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in the utility cupboard.

New for 2021, Southern Bell now boasts a dedicated Home Office for guests to utilize during their stay. Nestled in the front garden and replacing the detached garage, this comfortable office space is equipped with its own wired Wi-Fi extension, offering views of the beach and the sea.

Visiting Hayling Island & Exploring Hampshire
Hayling Island unfolds miles of pebble and sandy beaches, catering to the enjoyment of families and beach lovers. The island is renowned for its windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing activities, with lessons readily available nearby. Golf enthusiasts can revel in a links golf course, while the area also offers scenic cycling routes and picturesque walking trails. Just a short walk from Southern Bell, a range of local shops, inviting pubs, delectable restaurants, and a bustling marina/sailing club await, providing a taste of local Hampshire life.

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