Caravan/Mobile Home | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Go Glamping in style and comfort at The Prince Regent Showman's Carriage near Bodiam Castle, a completely unique and a couples' only holiday retreat overlooking the ruins of Bodiam Castle.
Located in 1066 country in 200 acres of farmland and orchards, there are plenty of country walks and local villages to visit during your stay and The Showman's Carriage makes an ideal base to explore Kent and Sussex. The boarding point for the vintage steam trains of The Kent and Sussex railway that runs 10.5 miles from Bodiam Castle to Tenterden, is right on the doorstep making a perfect day trip as well as a treat for special birthdays, anniversaries or just a treat to get away from it all.
The immediate surroundings include extensive lawns and borders with seating and croquet for your pleasure. The carriage is available to rent from late March to the end of October. We offer 3 night weekend breaks from a Friday to Sunday or 4 night mid-week breaks from Monday to Friday morning.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hastings 17 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 90 km, Nearest railway: Robertsbridge 9 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The carriage was originally built in 1894 as a fairground owners home which toured in the West Country and has been lovingly preserved by the present owners to include beautiful mahogany woodwork and crystal ornate mirrors. The inside is cosy with seating for two in front of a vintage tiled fireplace with imitation log burner. There are plenty of home comforts, books, TV, DVD and hi fi.
To one end of the carriage is the bedroom with a fixed raised bed. The bed is smaller than a normal double (6ft 1" x 4ft) but this adds to the romantic feel. White lace bedlinen and painted woodwork make this a truly cosy hideaway.
The carriage is approached via steps onto a raised decking area which has an overhead enclosed veranda with views into the valley and across to Bodiam Castle and the apple orchards. The decking area has outside seating with comfortable wicker chairs and a table for a relaxing breakfast or evening glass of wine.
The kitchen and bathroom facilities are located in two separate adjacent buildings immediately outside of the carriage. The quirky thatched kitchen/diner is fully equipped for self-catering during your stay, complete with sink, small cooker, fridge, storage cupboards and a railway carriage style small table. The windows can be left wide open during warmer days but also allowing meals to be prepared in comfort but undercover when the weather is not so good. On the opposite side of the deck is the modern bathroom/wet room with WC, sink and shower.
Hampers can be organised directly with the owners who will fill it with local meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, much of the produce coming from their own farm.
Strictly no smoking in this property. This property is happy to accept a maximum of one dog and kennels are available if required. There is a £20 fee per dog per stay which must be pre-booked. Please remember that dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in the property at any time.
Prices include bedlinen, towels, beach towels, all utilities, pre-arrival and departure cleaning and a welcome pack.The carriage is available to rent from late March to the end of October. We offer 3 night weekend breaks from a Friday to Sunday or 4 night mid-week breaks from Monday to Friday morning.
There is a £24 booking fee per holiday and a £250 security deposit is required prior to arrival which can be pre-authorised on a credit/debit card.
The South East England region
The South East of England is filled with some great visitor attractions and activities for visitors and is one of the most interesting places to visit anywhere in the country.Take a look at the many historic houses, impressive castles and inspiring cathedrals as well as many National Trust Gardens. The South East is a perfect location for a romantic escape or family holiday at anytime of year. For a spot of indulgence, have a look at our fine vineyards or treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy at one of the many shopping destinations .
The South East is packed full of great ideas for all the family, with some of the best theme parks in England located in the South East as well as fascinating zoos and intriguing museums – there’s so much – the opportunities are endless. If you want to get out and about and enjoy some relaxation the coastal areas have some of the best beaches and the more rural areas boast some stunning walks through ever changing scenery.
Located in the heart of 1066 Country, Bodiam is a small village that boasts one of the finest castles in Sussex. Dating back to the late fourteenth century, Bodiam Castle is an exquisite example of a late medieval moated fort. Now looked after by the National Trust it makes for an interesting day out with special events being staged throughout the year. The villages other claim to fame is its long association with the hop growing industry with hops being grown here for Guinness in the 19th century. A Railway line was built for transporting the hops and in recent years has been restored and is now a popular tourist attraction with steam trains running from Bodiam to the Kent town of Tenterden. There are also river trips available on a charming ferry boat along the river Rother to Newenden.
The delightfully peaceful village of Bodiam also contains a restaurant, two schools, a twelfth century church, a pub and a small number of houses.
Just across the border is the village of Sandhurst with its well known restored smock windmill. The local Sandhurst vineyards produce a popular selection of wines.
Bodiam makes for an interesting day trip out during your stay in any of our cottages in Sussex or Kent.