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
Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchards
1 / 21  A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
2 / 21  Peaceful secluded setting
3 / 21  Stunning countryside views
4 / 21  Perfect for al-fresco dining
5 / 21  Veranda
6 / 21  A peaceful retreat
7 / 21  Mahogany woodwork
8 / 21  Enjoy the view of the orchard
9 / 21  Kitchen
10 / 21  Vintage tiled fireplace
11 / 21  Original features throughout
12 / 21  Double bedroom
13 / 21  Lovingly restored
14 / 21  Intricate detail
15 / 21  Contemporary wet room
16 / 21  Steam train nearby
17 / 21  The Hub - onsite cafe
18 / 21  The Hub - onsite cafe
19 / 21  Pretty surrounding gardens
20 / 21  An oasis of calm
21 / 21  Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchards

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 and the surrounding countryside
  • Decked area with charcoal BBQ for relaxing afternoons
  • Plenty of long rural walks, ideal for dogs
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. In the cosy  lounge, there is even a TV with DVD player and a CD player and gas heater, 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, small 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 four other similar properties on the same site, The Sir Paul Gooderham, The Lady Stella, Goldings Lodge and Lady Jane.


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

  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Garden furniture
  • Use of own BBQ allowed
  • TV, DVD and CD player
  • Kitchen - sink, small oven and hob and fridge (please note the fridge is very small with limited storage)
  • 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
  • Café/farm shop on-site "The Hub" offering Wi-Fi (at The Hub only not in the property), water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities
  • Please note that the kitchen and shower room are situated outside the property and accessed via the covered veranda  


This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charlotte 4th October 2019

Quaint and unique stay in lovely peaceful surroundings. Our large dog was very comfortable. There are no local shops etc, so unless you want to drive, its better to eat at the local pub, also dog friendly, or make sure you have some provisions. The Hub is very close for daytime needs. John was a great host and provided plenty of support.

Reviewed by Gary 17th September 2019

Beautiful and quirky in the prefect setting. A perfect break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Reviewed by Pauline 13th September 2019

Excellent site and beautiful unusual accommodation. John and his team very helpful. Had a wonderful break

Reviewed by Alan 9th September 2019

A superb getaway. Fantastic views of the castle. John Boy's cider is highly recommended. Made from the apples in the orchard that is in front of this amazing carriage.

Reviewed by Melanie 13th July 2019

What a fantastic and idyllic stay! The carriage and all its amenities are excellent, the outside living area is so relaxing. The owner couldnt be more helpful and the location is perfect for visiting the many places of interest. And John boys cider is delicious

Reviewed by Jane 19th May 2019

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at the Prince Regent. It is wonderfully planned and we loved the thatched and beamed kitchen, comfy sofas and exquisitely decorated bedroom and lounge. We ate in a different area each night, and the CD player even pipes into the kitchen! John went above and beyond to help us, delivering delayed luggage and sendingRead more on items we left behind. The whole place is an utterly beautiful and quirky delight. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 10th May 2019

Wonderful location for a relaxing weekend, just what we wanted. We got a very warm and informative welcome, all we needed to know. Lots to do in the area, but also perfect for just chillin out and reading a pile of books. As we took our dog, we spent time enjoying all the walks in the area. Returned home relaxed and refreshed. We will certainly be Read moregoing back. Hide

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 walk.plus Johns boys cider is worth a try.

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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 Sir Paul Gooderham

The Sir Paul Gooderham

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£624 - £641

The Lady Stella

The Lady Stella

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£694 - £714

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

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