- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
With a working steam railway line just 20 feet away and a track facing veranda, this delightful converted railway carriage on the Kent / Sussex border really does offer you an authentic and original holiday experience.
Situated within Northiam Steam Railway Station on the beautiful Kent and East Sussex border, this wonderful GWR 'TOAD' Brake van, built in 1940, offers stylish accommodation, an elevated balcony and the unforgettable experience of watching traditional steam trains roll by in front of you. Holiday properties don’t get much more characterful than this.
Don't feel like cooking? Within 1/2 a mile of the wagon you will find not 1 but 2 great places to eat, relax and enjoy the countryside. The Lime Wharf Cafe offers a great breakfast and lunch menu from Tapas to Burgers and fantastic BBQ and Live band evenings most weekends! The White Hart has a great traditional pub menu to suit everybody, whether it's a chilly winters day sat by the open fire or a glorious summers evening soaking the sunset from the beautiful pub garden. The Ammunition wagon and TOAD Brake Van offer a fantastic base for your to explore the local area with plenty of activities to suit everybody. Bodiam Boating station just 1/3 mile away offers kayaking and boat rides along the River Rother to Bodiam. Rother Rides is a great way to see the countryside with their guided eBike tours. Dixter House & Gardens offer fantastic house and garden tours. Kent and East Sussex Railway to complete the railway experience! Within 12 miles of the carriage you will find sandy beaches, bustling piers and historic harbours, and the seaside towns of Hastings, Rye and Tenterden are all worth a visit. Battle Abbey, Sissinghurst Castle, Bodiam Castle and Great Dixter House and Gardens are all within easy reach, and attractions like Hastings Aquarium, Bewl Water, Drusillas Park and Bodiam Boating Station are perfect for family outings and active pursuits. There are two local convenience stores just half a mile away and a larger superstore within a 10 minute drive.
The carriage is located right next to Northiam Train Station, on the Kent & East Sussex Railway Line.
Sahebs Indian, 100 yards
Several within 12 miles
Half a mile
Once a safety brake for goods trains, the TOAD has been lovingly converted and now provides chic and cosy accommodation for two. It is fully insulated, double glazed and heated, the bedroom has en-suite shower facilities, there is a fitted kitchen and dining area, and Freesat TV is provided.
Outside there is a balcony with a panoramic view of the station platform and the surrounding Rother Valley. There is allocated parking directly outside.
Conditions of Rental
On site there are three further railway retreats.