Former showman's living van in idyllic rural setting
A warm welcome for your four legged friend
Uninterrupted views from the veranda towards Bodiam Castle
Far reaching views from inside too
Relax in the cosy lounge
Cosy around the TV
Quiet spot to read a book
Picturesque views
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Double bedroomwith far reaching views
Built-in sink the the bathroom
Everything to hand in the bathroom
Far reaching views of the surrounding countryside
Plenty of room on the veranda to eat al fresco or read a book
Relax and enjoy the view
Dining area on the veranda
Surrounded by apple orchards
Flower gardens to the front of the property
Gates leading to the veranda & plenty of parking
1 / 19  Former showman's living van in idyllic rural setting
2 / 19  A warm welcome for your four legged friend
3 / 19  Uninterrupted views from the veranda towards Bodiam Castle
4 / 19  Far reaching views from inside too
5 / 19  Relax in the cosy lounge
6 / 19  Cosy around the TV
7 / 19  Quiet spot to read a book
8 / 19  Picturesque views
9 / 19  Everything to hand in the kitchen
10 / 19  Double bedroomwith far reaching views
11 / 19  Built-in sink the the bathroom
12 / 19  Everything to hand in the bathroom
13 / 19  Far reaching views of the surrounding countryside
14 / 19  Plenty of room on the veranda to eat al fresco or read a book
15 / 19  Relax and enjoy the view
16 / 19  Dining area on the veranda
17 / 19  Surrounded by apple orchards
18 / 19  Flower gardens to the front of the property
19 / 19  Gates leading to the veranda & plenty of parking

Lady Jane,

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

  • Vintage 1980's Showman's living van set in peaceful rural location
  • Relax on the decked veranda with far-reaching views overlooking the countryside beyond
  • Close to many local footpaths, ideal for keen walkers
Property code: 74229

This lovingly refurbished 1980s vintage showman's van presents quirky accommodation in a peaceful rural location, perfect for enjoying a romantic getaway for two.

Set in the charming Sussex village of Bodiam, this property is just a short stroll from the local farm shop and pub. Beyond the village, the market town of Rye is well worth a visit with its selection of independent shops and cafes, while the nearby vineyards make for a great day out. The picture perfect Bodiam Castle can be seen from the showmans van and why not enjoy a trip on the Kent & Sussex Steam Railway to Tenterden, another pretty market town. For beach lovers, the fantastic Kent and East Sussex coastline is close by and for those looking to explore the local countryside there are many easily accessible footpaths. 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 newly refurbished 1980's former showman's living van was the accommodation for the fairground or circus owner which as used as a family home while they were on the road for the season.  The property is accessed by steps leading up to the veranda, with far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.  Step through into the warm and cosy living area which is the perfect place to unwind after a long stroll in the countryside with two comfy armchairs and a TV/DVD. The compact but well appointed kitchen contains a dining area for two and a gas oven and hob,  and fridge. The bedroom is located at the other end of the accommodation with built-in hanging space and a double bed, and the property is completed with a bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. There is an additional side room where coats and boots can be stored.

Outside, there is a covered veranda with a table and chairs which is a great space for entertaining and offers superb views over to Bodiam Castle, providing the perfect spot to relax and watch the sun go down at the end of a busy day. There is ample off-road parking next to the property.

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

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Gas oven and hob and fridge - please note the fridge is very small with limited storage
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in a separate shared laundry room
  • Electric and central heating 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
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub, shop and cafe within walking distance
  • Complex of properties - one of five discreetly positioned properties
  • TV/DVD in lounge area
  • Regret no children

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth, 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sophie, 31st July 2020

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The location and the property were perfect. It was peaceful with great views, yet the cafe was within 5 mins walk and the pub 15 mins. The farm shops 10 mins drive are also exceptional.

Reviewed by Kim, 24th July 2020

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The accommodation was a camper van but it was too small for two dogs. The view was amazing. There was a pub nearby (15 min walk) but also a cafe on the site that served sandwiches and breakfast. It was a good location to travel around East Sussex.

Reviewed by Anna, 7th July 2020

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I stayed in the showmans traveller van and it exceeded all expectations. It looked quirky in the pictures, it was wonderfully comfortable and full of charm and style in real life. Lots of attention to detail. At first I thought the bed might be a touch too small but it was perfect and incredibly comfy. I had two lovely nights sleep. It was a treat Read moreto spend time reading outside the property on the beautiful wooden terrace, taking in the view of rolling hills and orchards, and the lovely garden. Hide

Reviewed by Gennaro, 4th July 2020

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If you like a comfortable caravan, being in the middle of the nature and cook for your own, this is certainly the place youre looking for.

Reviewed by Andrew, 18th October 2019

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A lovely,quaint property. Perfect location for exploring and dog walking. We were met by John who explained all about the caravan and surrounding areas,including the dog friendly pubs! Lovely welcome packs for us and the canines. Lovely peaceful location. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by John, 23rd August 2019

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we had a lovely stay friendly warm welcome and stunning view. weather thrown in thank you

Reviewed by Nigel, 16th August 2019

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Comfortable, unusual (possibly unique) accommodation in a stunning setting with a very helpful and friendly proprietor. We hope to return!

Reviewed by Michael, 26th July 2019

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Peace and Tranquility..first impressions far exceed those compared to the photos posted on the website. If your looking to switch off and forget about the daily grind then this place is for you. The van is quirky and the decking veranda is a real bonus.allowing you to sit out and take in the views at anytime (day or night..thanks to the blankets kiRead morendly provided). So in summary, a great hideaway holiday home and ideal for those looking for peace and quiet...we will be back! Hide

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Former showman's living van in idyllic rural setting
A warm welcome for your four legged friend
Uninterrupted views from the veranda towards Bodiam Castle
Far reaching views from inside too
Relax in the cosy lounge
Cosy around the TV
Quiet spot to read a book
Picturesque views
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Double bedroomwith far reaching views
Built-in sink the the bathroom
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