Holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in Bodiam
Bodiam is best known for its iconic fort, Bodiam Castle. Now managed by the National Trust, the exterior of this grand edifice looks intact, complete with a drawbridge and moat. It was built in the 14th century as a family home for the unusually named Sir Edward Dalyngrigge. The castle is right in the centre of the village and the pub is almost opposite its gates. There’s very basic amenities in Bodiam but it’s still a lively village especially once the Kent & East Sussex Railway Hops Festival begins.
Bodiam was also known for its hops gardens in the 20th century. The harvest was used to produce hops for Guinness. Families would come down from the cities in the summer to harvest the bines each year as a way to enjoy the countryside.
Steam trains on the Kent & East Sussex Railway run through Bodiam, serving stations between Tenterden and Northiam. The line cuts through a lovely south eastern rural landscape, and train enthusiasts absolutely must catch a ride.
You'll find many local attractions close to our Bodiam holiday cottages, including Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Battle Abbey, Go Ape, Diggerland and the coastal resorts of Camber and Hastings. Take a look at our range of Bodiam holiday homes and self-catering accommodation above to start planning your perfect break in Kent.