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The Lady Stella

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

  • Former fairground carriage in a stunning rural location, with far reaching views
  • Covered veranda for al fresco dining, with hot tub for relaxing
  • Walks right on the doorstep to explore the surrounding countryside
Property code: 51574

This lovingly refurbished 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 property is 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 and take a visit to the market town of Tenterden with its tree lined high street, and wide range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. For keen walkers, there are ample local footpaths surrounding the property which are perfect to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy 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.

The carriage is accessed by a wooden ramp into a small entrance hall with a cloakroom with WC. Enter into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a warm and cosy area in which to unwind after a long stroll in the countryside, with a wood burner, comfy sofa, armchair and TV/DVD, and a small dining table with seating for two. The compact but well-appointed kitchen contains a gas oven and hob, microwave and a fridge/freezer. The double bedroom is located at the other end of the cabin through a sliding door and features a double bed with a small basin, and en-suite shower.

Outside, there is a covered veranda with a hot tub to relax and seating for six to eight people, with two sofas, a large wooden table, and two built in benches. It is a great space for entertaining.There is also a lawn area for enjoying a spot of croquet and to the rear of the property is an unfenced pond. There is ample off-road parking next to the property.

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

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 en-suite shower and 1 separate WC 
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave and fridge - please note fridge is very small with limited storage
  • Use of own BBQ allowed
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included) 
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 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
  • Regret no smoking
  • Private hot tub available 1st April - 31st October; please note it is possible that the water in the hot tub has been changed on your day of arrival, if this is the case the water may not be to optimum temperature when you arrive
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub, shop and cafe within walking distance
  • Complex of properties - one of three discreetly positioned properties
  • TV/DVD in lounge area
  • Regret no children. Babes in arms welcome, please be aware there is limited space in the bedroom for a travel cot
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in a separate shared laundry room
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin, 27th May 2022

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Lovely holiday location with fantastic grounds and views situated on a working farm. Owner John maintains the property and the area around to a maximum standard and I would recommend lady Stella to everyone and Im sure once you arrive like us you would not be disappointed

Reviewed by Cheryl, 23rd May 2022

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We had a relaxing few days enjoying some peace & quiet, taking some casual walks & finishing each evening in the hot tub. The accommodation is very well equipped & the grounds are very well kept. The owner is super helpful but possibly a little too relaxed when it comes to dog poop, he said not to bother scooping it up as he would mow it. I would nRead moreot leave my dogs poop & felt quite anxious that people would think that the owners dogs mess was my dog as they seemed to always poop on our grass! Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 6th May 2022

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Both myself and Siobhan really enjoyed the downtime and how clean and tidy it all is. We met John very helpful and easy to chat too. Most days he drove his tractor, it was very peaceful. The Hub fantastic service and food was great The hot tub was needed. We will be coming back again. All the best

Reviewed by Bob, 11th October 2021

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The hot tub wasn't up to temperature at the time of arrival however we made the most of it for the rest of the week The decking was marvellous however the dog escaped a few times from under the railings. Overall we had a beautiful 4 days, and everybody very friendly and welcoming

Reviewed by Nathaniel, 8th October 2021

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Really nice, quiet and romantic. Lovely hot tub with a brilliant view of the fields and castle.

Reviewed by Lee, 27th September 2021

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Had a really lovely few days staying in the Lady Stella, such a quirky idea and the hot tub on the veranda was a real treat. It is exactly what we expected, a good basic caravan, great big shower and really nice to be able to light a fire in the stove on the colder evenings. Would definitely recommend if you want to get away from it all. No wifi whRead moreich was quite nice and loads of great pubs nearby. Also had a wander around the river and the farm, loads of places to walk. Just what we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Laura, 24th September 2021

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Really lovely place, very comfortable, plenty of space between the different accommodations, hot tub an brilliant addition to any holiday. Great location, close to beaches and woods. Brede great woods was a lovely walk. Cant wait to book again!

Reviewed by John, 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Robert, 23rd July 2021

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Full of character and private

Reviewed by Carl, 9th July 2021

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The scenery whilst sat in the hot tub was second to non . Waking up every morning to the greenery was so relaxing.

Reviewed by Stephen, 2nd July 2021

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Lovely quirky holiday home. Lovely views from verandha/decking. Sooo quite. Well apart from noisy toad in pond. Fridge is huge its the freezer compartment which is small which contradicts website description. Hot tub which is under cover is lovely. Great view over countryside from it. Would highly recommend this holiday.

Reviewed by Ian, 25th June 2021

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A lovely property - peaceful and remote. Couldnt identify the creature in the pond and the warnings about the lack of fridge size are groundless. We would stay again without hesitation.

Reviewed by Ian, 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jason, 31st May 2021

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Reviewed by Brian, 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lesley, 21st May 2021

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Accommodation is lovely and clean. Nice little welcome pack includes teabags coffee milk sugar biscuits for a few cups. Also crisps and a couple bottles of cider. Shower room is big and roomy. Large decking area with hot tub and beautiful views. Very relaxing! The Hub is a nice cosy cafe for breakfast and lunch and to have a drink. Not a shop so reRead morecommend you take provisions with you. Battle Great Woods and Brede Woods both within 10 min driving distance to walk your fur babies. Beautiful! Hide

Reviewed by V, 7th May 2021

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My partner and I absolutely loved staying at Lady Stella - what a fantastic idea, extremely well thought out and so much effort has gone into making these homes so beautiful. Wonderful view of the castle from the decking, hot tub area. Beautiful surroundings. Johns home made cider is the best we have ever tasted! So much so we bought more from him.Read more Highly recommend Lady Stella - you will not be disappointed, lovely short walk into Bodium to the castle,railway and village. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Alan, 9th October 2020

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Fantastic holiday, beautiful view from the hot tub! Very dog friendly

Reviewed by Tracey, 28th September 2020

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A fantastic getaway, with great views and a lovely location. Ok for any weather and for peace and tranquility. The hot tub included with the property looks out to the nearby Bodiam Castle and links with the outdoor covered area, lovely to be able to sit out whatever the weather. The Hub, a local cafe, is located within a short walk and offers lovelRead morey breakfast and lunches, as well as cakes and sells local produce including wines, beers and ciders. A great break and would definitely recommend it Hide

Reviewed by Thomas, 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lisa, 19th September 2020

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It's a very lovely idyllic place, very welcoming comfortable. It's very quaint adorable little place, beautiful scenery. Lovely walks, pubs. Right on your door step....

Reviewed by Stephen, 13th September 2020

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Excellent location. Undercover outside deck really useful, with a view of the castle whilst sitting in the hot tub! Plenty of space to exercise the dog. Fridge not as small as the website makes it sound. Kitchen equipment basic. Dogs are very welcome.

Reviewed by Sue, 24th July 2020

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we had a wonderful holiday and would consider booking again beautiful views the hot tub was wonderful. so relaxing and peaceful.

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Location

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