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Former fairground carriage in stunning rural setting
Surrounded by pretty gardens
Quirky property where you can relax and admire the views
Relax and unwind in the hot tub
Retreo decor with the benefit of a woodburner for chilly evenings
Unique accommodation with the decor and style in-keeping
The perfect place to curl up with a good book
Compact yet well-equipped original kitchen
Double bedroom with shower and basin
Separate WC
Large covered deck area with hot tub
Outside seating for great get togethers or relaxing evenings
Peaceful location
Secluded spot to relax
 Breath taking views across the orchards
1 / 15  Former fairground carriage in stunning rural setting
2 / 15  Surrounded by pretty gardens
3 / 15  Quirky property where you can relax and admire the views
4 / 15  Relax and unwind in the hot tub
5 / 15  Retreo decor with the benefit of a woodburner for chilly evenings
6 / 15  Unique accommodation with the decor and style in-keeping
7 / 15  The perfect place to curl up with a good book
8 / 15  Compact yet well-equipped original kitchen
9 / 15  Double bedroom with shower and basin
10 / 15  Separate WC
11 / 15  Large covered deck area with hot tub
12 / 15  Outside seating for great get togethers or relaxing evenings
13 / 15  Peaceful location
14 / 15  Secluded spot to relax
15 / 15   Breath taking views across the orchards

The Lady Stella

Bodiam, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Former fairground carriage in a stunning rural location
  • Cosy wood burner for chillier evenings
  • Views across to National Trust’s Bodiam Castle, Kent and East Sussex Railway
  • Within walking distance of the local pub, cafe and farm shop
  • Hot tub and outside covered veranda for relaxing
  • Large decked area for alfresco dining
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.

With beautiful countryside surrounding this unique property, there’s plenty of stunning rural walks to embark on and awe-inspiring views to be seen. The local pub and well-stocked farm shop and café are within easy reach, and historic Bodiam Castle can be seen from the carriage, making for a fantastic cultural day out. The nearby market town of Tenterden can be reached via train on the Kent and East Sussex railway, and features a whole array of independent shops, restaurants, and amenities. There are plenty of footpaths and attractions in the surrounding area to keep you busy for your entire holiday.

Accessed via a wooden ramp, you enter the cabin to be greeted by the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. There is ample space in the lounge for two people to relax after a day of exploration, with comfortable seating, a TV and a wood burner to create a homely atmosphere. The kitchen is compact yet well-appointed, comprising of a gas oven and hob, microwave and fridge, and there is a dining space situated just off of it. The bedroom is at the opposite end of the cabin, and is a cosy space accessed through a sliding door for privacy. It features a double bed, and there is an en-suite shower plus a separate WC.

The outside space of this property, offering privacy and seclusion, is certainly a major part of its appeal; the sunken hot tub on the decking is the perfect spot to relax and unwind together watching the sun go down, whilst also under the covered veranda there is ample seating including a comfortable sofa and armchairs. You will also find a large wooden table, two built-in benches, and a table heater, so it’s ideal whatever the weather. The lawn area is tranquil for laying out in the sun, and there is also an unfenced pond to the rear of the cabin. There is ample off-road parking next to the cabin.

There are two other similar properties on the same site, The Prince Regent and The Sir Paul Gooderham.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 en-suite shower and 1 separate WC 
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave and fridge 
  • Hot tub 
  • Use of own BBQ allowed
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included) 
  • Electric included * Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi available at the on-site cafe/farm shop
  • Regret no smoking * 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
  • The owners are happy to arrange either a lunch or evening meal to be prepared and provided at an additional cost from 'The Hub' cafe and farm shop

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.4
Overall equipment
4.2
Overall comfort
4.4
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Claire 28th September 2018

We were looking for a cheeky little weekend get away break and the Lady Stella provided us with just that. We stayed late September and the log burner and hot tub were extremely welcomed to ensure our stay was warm and cosy. The views over the orchard were beautiful, John the owner was great and breakfast at the hub (caf on site) was spot on. If yoRead moreur looking for somewhere a bit different and to get away from the day to day hustle and bustle then I would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Heidi 31st August 2018

Excellent location for touring around Kent, the Hot Tub was lovely, the bed small and had to climb over each other. So if you like cosy...very cosy its for you.

Reviewed by Jose 17th August 2018

We stayed with our Doberman Olive. She loved the surrounding area and decking to spend time when we were not out and about. Decking was very safe with gates to keep her in. Lovely view and perfect choice of breakfasts at the hub. Perfect cappuccino. John very friendly and helpful, as were the staff at the hub.

Reviewed by Vicki 13th August 2018

Fab break away couldnt have been made to feel more welcome by the owner and the hamper that was left for us was excellent especially the cider and even the dog had his own hamper was truly the best will definitely be returning :)

Reviewed by Carol 27th July 2018

The Lady Stella is the perfect 'get away from it all' holiday location. Surrounded by glorious countryside and a beautiful orchard with Bodiam Castle in the background, it just couldn't be more peaceful and romantic. The interior is tastefully decorated to reflect the period and the outside veranda is a marvellous addition. The hot tub too is a fabRead moreulous treat and a perfect way to relax at the end of the day with the lights on an a chilled glass or too! Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 6th July 2018

Lady Stella has a stunning view from the deck and the hot tub overlooking the orchard and Castle in the distance. It is a Lovely, peaceful and private country escape. On arrival we received a welcome basket filled with food and drink and lots of information on places to visit. White dog inns has great food and not far to walk. We highly recommend tRead morehe Lady Stella. Hide

Reviewed by Sam 22nd June 2018

Brilliant for a weekend away. Wonderful views, peaceful and Just what we wanted. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by William 1st June 2018

Lady Stella has a beautiful view from the deck overlooking the orchard with Bodiam Castle in the near distance - within walking distance. Lots of historical places to visit nearby. CarrTaylor vineyard well worth a visit. The Castle and White dog inns do great food and both walking distance away. Lovely and peaceful - once you get used to the frogs!

Reviewed by Yasmin 27th April 2018

Perfect country escape! Loved the privacy and the peaceful location. We highly recommend the curlew for dinner!

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Former fairground carriage in stunning rural setting
Surrounded by pretty gardens
Quirky property where you can relax and admire the views
Relax and unwind in the hot tub
Retreo decor with the benefit of a woodburner for chilly evenings
Unique accommodation with the decor and style in-keeping
The perfect place to curl up with a good book
Compact yet well-equipped original kitchen
Double bedroom with shower and basin
Separate WC
Large covered deck area with hot tub
Show 3 moreOutside seating for great get togethers or relaxing evenings

Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

2 more properties at this location

The Sir Paul Gooderham

The Sir Paul Gooderham

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£612 - £612

The Prince Regent

The Prince Regent

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£592 - £592

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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