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1 Bedroom Converted GWR TOAD Brake Van in Northiam, Sussex, England
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1 Bedroom Converted GWR TOAD Brake Van in Northiam, Sussex, England

Northiam, Sussex, England, Europe
Price: From £315 per short stay Minimum stay 2 nights
Bedrooms: 1 Guests: 2
Property Info
Accommodation Type
Trains & Train Stations
Property Setting
Village / Rural
Exterior Facilities
Interior Facilities
Internet Access
  • Beach nearby
  • Cycling
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking
  • Watersports
Other rental properties on site
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

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 is the epitome of unique places to stay and is a wonderful treat for anyone dreaming of train carriage holidays.

General Info

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. Railway carriage holidays don’t get much more characterful than this.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

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.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:
The carriage is located right next to Northiam Train Station, on the Kent & East Sussex Railway Line.

Nearest Airport:
London Gatwick

Nearest Restaurant:
Sahebs Indian, 100 yards

Nearest Beach:
Several within 12 miles

Nearest Shop:
Half a mile

Car Hire:

Accommodation Details

Interior Details
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.

Exterior Details
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
No pets.

Further Information
On site there are three further railway retreats. 

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