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Ammunition Wagon

Northiam, East Sussex, England
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Converted 1944 War Department vehicle sleeping 2+2, overlooking the steam railway and surrounding Rother Valley.

Originally designed and built as a War Department vehicle in 1944, Ammunition Wagon has since been converted into a stylish getaway for 2+2 guests, overlooking the steam railway and surrounding Rother Valley.

The wagon offers a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, double sofa bed, TV, fridge, kettle, sink, heating to keep the wagon cosy during the winter months and a number of convenient power sockets. Step outside the double doors and a private garden with seating and even a BBQ. Make a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy the wonderful view of the passing trains and the surrounding Rother Valley.

Within 1/2 mile you can find multiple 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 up the sunset from the beautiful pub garden.

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.

Travel Kent and East Sussex steam railway to complete the railway experience!

If you are interested in visiting to view steam trains please check train timetables before booking as the trains do not run everyday. 

Prices are from £580 for a week's stay and from £225 for 2 nights for 2 guests. There is a small additional fee for guest 3 and 4.

There is a 2 night minimum stay. No pets.

Also see Railway Retreats; a train carriage conversion that sleeps 6 and TOAD Brake Van that sleeps 2. Both are listed separately on QuirkyAccom.

Room Types

Double
Quad

Nearest Airport/s

Gatwick