Pipe Dream

Northiam, East Sussex, England

Converted pipe wagon offers a spacious and stylish accommodation overlooking the steam railway at Northiam and surrounding Rother Valley.

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 families with an outside area with picnic table al fresco dining. 

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

Key Points

  • Spacious carriage sleeps 4 in a double bedroom and bunk bed room in Northiam.
  • Cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen or cook al fresco on the BBQ.
  • Relax in front of the TV in the lounge or enjoy a drink at the picnic table taking in the views of the Rother Valley.

Special Offer

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


Originally an old pipe wagon, this stylish and spacious property offers views over the Rother Valley and High Weald AONB and sleeps up to 4 guests in Northiam. 

The wagon offers a double bedroom and bunk bed room, so is ideal for families. There is a well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, kettle and toaster plus a cosy living area with sofa, wall mounted TV and dining table. Of a morning awaken your senses in the modern shower room before stepping outside the front door where, with cuppa in hand, you can put your feet up and enjoy the wonderful view of the passing trains and the surrounding Rother Valley. Of an evening you can light the BBQ and enjoy dining al fresco at the picnic bench. 

Within 1/2 mile you can find multiple great places to eat, relax and enjoy the countryside. 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. The Lime Wharf Cafe offers a great breakfast and lunch menu from Tapas to Burgers and fantastic BBQ and live band evenings most weekends! 

Dixter House & Gardens offer wonderful house and garden tours.

Bodiam Boating station is just a 1/3 mile away and offers kayaking and boat rides along the River Rother to Bodiam.

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. 

There is a 2 night minimum stay. No pets.

Please click "Check Availability" and select your dates to view the price of your stay and to book.

Also see Plum & Custard MKl; a train carriage conversion sleeping 6, TOAD Brake Van that sleeps 2,  Emerald Express sleeping up to 5 and ICI Salt Van sleeping up to 3.  All are listed separately on QuirkyAccom.

Room Types









 Plug sockets



 Dining area

 Garden - enclosed

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Pub within walking distance




 Family friendly site



On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels







Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 2nd May 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Sophie Elgar/Ben Lilly from Pipe Dream