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Northiam, East Sussex, England

Large contemporary railway carriage set at Northiam steam railway station offers a unique stay for 2 couples or a family.

Why not come and stay on the beautiful Kent and East Sussex border in this converted railway carriage for up to 5 guests. Not only will you be staying in a charming railway carriage but the village of Northiam provides a fantastic base for you to explore the local countryside and coast, with attractions and activities to suit everyone.

Situated within Northiam Steam Railway Station, a working station on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway line, you don't even need to leave the carriage to get the full railway experience as the steam trains will pull up at the station! Guests are advised to check train timetables before booking as the trains do not run every day.

The railway carriage sleeps up to 5 people with 1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with bunk bed with a double and single on top plus a family sized shower room. Therefore great for a large family or 2 couples. The kitchen with hob, oven, microvwave and fridge freezer offers all you could need to cook up a storm, whilst the open plan lounge and dining area lets you enjoy time together. There is a smart TV for your viewing pleasure for when the UK weather isn't so kind plus gas central heating to keep you warm and cosy! An elevated balcony offers wonderful views over the Kent and East Sussex Railway line, great for train spotters!  

Located in a very nice spot it is close to Bodiam Castle and the towns of Rye, Camber Sands and Hastings. Bodiam Boating station just 1/3 mile away and offers kayaking and boat rides along the River Rother to Bodiam. Alternatively try a guided eBike tour with Rother Rides and take in the lovely countryside. 

Dixter House & Gardens offer fantastic house and garden tours.

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

Parking on-site for up to 2 cars, there is also a boating station where you can get your own kayak and travel up the river.

There is a 2-night minimum stay. No pets.

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Also, see TOAD Brake Van & Ammunition Wagon on QuirkyAccom for additional accommodation at Railway Retreats.


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Whole property for 5 or more

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