ICI Salt Van

Northiam, East Sussex, England

Historic Salt Van set at Northiam steam railway station offers a quirky stay in the beautiful High Weald area of natural beauty.

The Quirky Tour

I was really impressed immediately by the clean, modern and fresh interior of the carriage. No clutter, clean lines.
Check out the steam train times or you can enjoy train journeys to coastal towns. There is a watersport centre on the river closeby and plenty to do in all directions.
A great escape for couples or small families with a lovely garden area for al fresco dining. 

CEO Jess' visit on 22nd February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Historic salt van now offers a cosy stay for up to 3 guests in a double bed with single bunk near Northiam.
  • En-suite bathroom with spacious shower, WC and sink.
  • Kettle and fridge for that important morning cuppa.
  • Relax outside in your private garden with seating.
  • There is a choice of pubs within walking distance.

Special Offer

Stay longer for great reductions of 15-40% off the short break rate


Historic 1940's Salt Van, once used to convey salt all over the UK, now offers a quirky stay for up to 3 people in the lovely village of Northiam. This offers a great 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 van itself, offers a double bed with single bunk above, a TV, en-suite shower room and WC, plus heating for the chillier months. Outside you can relax in your private garden space with outdoor seating and views over the steam railway. 

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. 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 1 car. 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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Room Types

Family Rooms










 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance





On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Parking alongside accom


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 18th April 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Sophie Elgar/Ben Lilly from ICI Salt Van