Lovingly restored former showman's carriage in idyllic location
Quiet location in pretty gardens
Enjoy the view of the orchards
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
Lovingly refurbished interior
Kitchen
Dining area leading onto veranda
Double bedroom
Quirky features
Shower room
Tastefully decorated
Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
Quiet rural location
View from the property
The Hub - onsite cafe
The Hub - onsite cafe
Steam train nearby
Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchard
1 / 19  Lovingly restored former showman's carriage in idyllic location
2 / 19  Quiet location in pretty gardens
3 / 19  Enjoy the view of the orchards
4 / 19  Perfect spot to relax
5 / 19  Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
6 / 19  Lovingly refurbished interior
7 / 19  Kitchen
8 / 19  Dining area leading onto veranda
9 / 19  Double bedroom
10 / 19  Quirky features
11 / 19  Shower room
12 / 19  Tastefully decorated
13 / 19  Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
14 / 19  Quiet rural location
15 / 19  View from the property
16 / 19  The Hub - onsite cafe
17 / 19  The Hub - onsite cafe
18 / 19  Steam train nearby
19 / 19  Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchard

The Sir Paul Gooderham

Bodiam, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Showman’s carriage in idyllic rural location on a working farm
  • Large decked area for al fresco dining with views across to Bodiam Castle
  • Countryside walks on the doorstep
Property code: BT097

This lovingly refurbished showman’s carriage presents quirky accommodation in a stunning countryside setting, perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a loved one or a romantic getaway for two.

Located in the heart of the East Sussex countryside with beautiful rural views, this holiday let is also within easy reach of the local pub. The carriage enjoys a beautiful and timeless view across to historic Bodiam Castle, which is managed by the National Trust and is well-worth a visit. Hop on the nearby Kent and East Sussex railway to explore the surrounding areas and take in more unspoilt views. 5 minutes stroll within the grounds of Quarry Farm, there is also a café and farm shop, "The Hub" offering Wi-Fi, water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities.

Carriage doors open into a cosy lounge where a feature fireplace houses a woodburner effect gas fire. This is a warm and cosy space in which to unwind after a long stroll in the countryside. There is a dining area with seating for two, and a compact but well-appointed kitchen which contains a gas hob, microwave and fridge, and a pretty window allowing in plenty of natural light. The double bedroom is located at the other end of the carriage through a sliding door and features vintage painted furniture, decorative bed linen and a small TV. From here, step into another cosy living area with comfortable seating and TV and DVD, and far reaching views towards Bodiam through the large feature windows. There is a spacious shower room with shower and WC.

Outside, there is a covered veranda with a bench, comfortable chairs and outside dining table to relax overlooking the orchards.

There are four other similar properties on the same site, The Prince Regent, The Lady Stella, Goldings Lodge and Lady Jane.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • One double bedroom
  • Well behaved dogs welcome 
  • Parking available 
  • Wood burner effect gas fire 
  • TV/DVD 
  • Garden furniture 
  • Use of own BBQ allowed 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no children. Babes in arms welcome - please note limited space for travel cot 
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in separate shared laundry room
  • Please note that the fridge is very small with limited storage
  • Café/farm shop on-site ''The Hub'' offering Wi-Fi (at The Hub only not inside the property), water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vincent, 13th September 2020

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Cleanliness and location couldn't be faulted. John the site manager was very helpful. Unfortunately, there were issues with the gas boiler over our stay which meant the hot water kept cutting off. It was fully booked so had no other choice of accommodation, but we got by with boiling a kettle to wash when the shower was cold. That aside, the Sir PaRead moreul was lovely and quirky, if a little more rustic than we were expecting! John gave us some bottles of his cider to take home for the inconvenience. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Kevin, 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Janet, 20th July 2020

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Quirky property in a beautiful quiet location. Plenty of room and equipment for two. Excellent shower, towels and bedding. WiFi, drinks and snacks available at The Hub 5 minutes walk away. Good position for walks, coast or sightseeing.

Reviewed by Heather, 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Doreen, 20th September 2019

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W e were made very welcome, and were happy with our accomadation

Reviewed by Hazel, 6th September 2019

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Unusual and beautiful accommodation. It felt cosy and different from the usual hotel rooms We loved sitting on the veranda either drinking coffee or wine and gazing over the orchards and fields. There are many local walks to enjoy with our dog straight from the doorstep without the need to drive. Dressing gowns were supplied which was nice to relaxRead more in after a hot shower. the treats and dog blankets were very welcome. Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Annette, 31st May 2019

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Really cosy and comfortable, full of character and a great location with wonderful views and the Hub and nearby pub for refreshment. Doorways a bit low if you are 6' plus!

Reviewed by Sarah, 25th May 2019

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The property is a beautifully renovated showmans caravan. It has a lovely veranda, with fabulous views of the near by Castle, at Bodiam. There was a lovely welcome pack & also one for our dog too Extra blankets were provided, which was a nice touch. It was great having the tv & DVD player for the evening. The bathroom was lovely & warm, with the moRead morest amazing shower. Bathrobes provided too, which great!! The caravans are situated in the farm grounds & lovely peaceful setting. Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 26th April 2019

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Reviewed by Joan, 12th April 2019

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This quirky carriage is fully equipped & is situated in an ideal position with a fantastic view & very peaceful. The owners are extremely helpful. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Serena, 20th October 2018

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Beautiful views and very peaceful area. Would highly recommend. We brought the dog, who had a great time roaming the orchard whilst we enjoyed a bottle of wine on the terrace! Owner was incredibly friendly and helpful.

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Lovingly restored former showman's carriage in idyllic location
Quiet location in pretty gardens
Enjoy the view of the orchards
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
Lovingly refurbished interior
Kitchen
Dining area leading onto veranda
Double bedroom
Quirky features
Shower room
Show 7 moreTastefully decorated

Location

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