A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
Peaceful secluded setting
Stunning countryside views
Perfect for al-fresco dining
A peaceful retreat
Mahogany woodwork
Enjoy the view of the orchard
Vintage tiled fireplace
Original features throughout
Double bedroom
Lovingly restored
Intricate detail
Contemporary wet room
Steam train nearby
The Hub - onsite cafe
The Hub - onsite cafe
Pretty surrounding gardens
An oasis of calm
1 / 20  A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
2 / 20  Peaceful secluded setting
3 / 20  Stunning countryside views
4 / 20  Perfect for al-fresco dining
5 / 20  Veranda
6 / 20  A peaceful retreat
7 / 20  Mahogany woodwork
8 / 20  Enjoy the view of the orchard
9 / 20  Kitchen
10 / 20  Vintage tiled fireplace
11 / 20  Original features throughout
12 / 20  Double bedroom
13 / 20  Lovingly restored
14 / 20  Intricate detail
15 / 20  Contemporary wet room
16 / 20  Steam train nearby
17 / 20  The Hub - onsite cafe
18 / 20  The Hub - onsite cafe
19 / 20  Pretty surrounding gardens
20 / 20  An oasis of calm

The Prince Regent

Bodiam, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted showman’s carriage overlooking Bodiam Castle
  • Fun and quirky accommodation for special occasions
  • Can be booked together with The Sir Paul Gooderham carriage
  • Surrounded by 200 acres of farmland and orchards
  • Plenty of rural walks on the doorstep, ideal for dogs
  • Decked area with charcoal BBQ for summer afternoons
Property code: BT094

This lovingly restored old showman’s carriage offers truly unique holiday accommodation perfect for a very special occasions or romantic getaways, located within stunningly beautiful rolling countryside.

This stunning showman’s carriage is located within 200 acres of farmland, under the watchful eye of the imposing Bodiam Castle. You really could not be closer to this wonderful historic sight, with its moat and extensive grounds. Also located just a few moments from the cottage is one of the stations for the vintage steam trains which run along a ten-mile route from Bodiam to the small town of Tenterden, with its high street of interesting shops and its Old Dairy Brewery where you can take a tour and taste the ales.

Originally a showman’s carriage, built in 1894, you can really feel the atmosphere of this beautifully restored property, which has found its final resting place here. Inside the carriage is a cornucopia of original features including the mahogany woodwork, tiled fireplace and imitation woodburner. There is even a TV with DVD player and a CD player, so there is no need to forego your creature comforts. To one end of the carriage is the cosy and romantic raised bed, which is slightly smaller than a regular double. The kitchen and bathroom are each located in two adjacent buildings which are right outside. The thatched kitchen/dining room has everything you will need including a sink, small cooker, fridge and a small railway-style table, which has stunning views to the countryside beyond. The bathroom is a wet room with shower and is found on the opposite side of the decked area to the kitchen.

Outside the carriage is a raised decked-area which has an secluded enclosed veranda, from which to enjoy  views across to Bodiam Castle. This space provides a wonderful outdoor living space, with comfortable wicker chairs and table.

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


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.

  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Garden furniture
  • Use of own BBQ allowed
  • TV, DVD and CD player
  • Kitchen - sink, small oven and hob and fridge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • One small double bedroom
  • One wet room with shower
  • Regret no children
  • Babes in arms welcome, please be aware there is limited space for a travel cot 
  • Regret no smoking
  • Pub within a short walk, shops driving distance
  • Complex of properties - one of three discreetly positioned properties
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in separate shared laundry room
  • Arrival after 3pm
  • The owners are happy to arrange either a lunch or evening meal to be prepared and provided at an additional cost from ‘The Hub’ café and farm shop.

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Matt 22nd October 2018

We had a lovely time at the prince regent . We took our baby daughter and enjoyed a relaxing time. We cooked our own meals and enjoyed the amazing views. John was always on hand if we needed anything and is a very good host.

Reviewed by Iris 14th October 2018

Lovely place, beautiful sight, original and comfortable

Reviewed by William 21st September 2018

A lovely quirky carriage, with a lot of original features. Set on a farm with great views from the deck. Very relaxing and different. The host, extremely helpful and informative. Something different for two, I would recommend. Also the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.

Reviewed by Valerie 27th July 2018

A lovely place to stay

Reviewed by Jane 20th July 2018

This show mans carriage is very quirky but absolutely beautiful. East Sussex is so pretty and Quarry farm has amazing views on the veranda and lots of land to Johns boys cider is worth a try.

Reviewed by Ricardo 22nd June 2018

Cosy, great for a countryside escape.

Reviewed by Ilona 15th June 2018

Lovely stay, unique property, great host. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Moray 30th April 2018

We had a wonderful romantic stay at the Prince Regent, this was Glamping and some! We had everything we needed and we were given privacy but we also knew if there was anything we wanted we only had to call. This is a very good base to visit many wonderful places. This was a holiday to remember!

Reviewed by Lauren 13th April 2018

We had a wonderful stay in the Prince Regent, John the owner was there to greet us and was always on hand if we needed him. The Prince Regent was cosy and warm, beautifully decorated and comfortable. The under cover veranda was lovely, we sat out admiring the views for most of the day. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Reviewed by The Mason Family 19th April 2015

We had a lovely time at The Prince Regent and it really was something very special. The presentation was wonderful and John was very welcoming. I don't think we would change anything and would definitely stay again - would be booked as a special treat hopefully again very soon. We have already recommended the stay to friends and family without a doRead moreubt. Hide

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A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
Peaceful secluded setting
Stunning countryside views
Perfect for al-fresco dining
A peaceful retreat
Mahogany woodwork
Enjoy the view of the orchard
Vintage tiled fireplace
Original features throughout
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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 Lady Stella

The Lady Stella

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£639 - £664

The Sir Paul Gooderham

The Sir Paul Gooderham

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£559 - £569

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

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