Plum & Custard MKl

Northiam, East Sussex, England

Unique railway carriage accommodation set in a working steam railway station nestled at Northiam. Great for a family, or 2 couples - can sleep up to 6.

The Quirky Tour

Named after its colouring and once a diner car this has been converted to make a comfortable family staycation with outdoor dining area.
Check out the steam train times or you can enjoy train journeys to coastal towns. There is a watersport centre on the river nearby and plenty to do in all directions.
CEO Jess' visit on 22nd February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • 1960's MK1 railway carriage sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 double bedrooms and 1 bunk bedroom.
  • The carriage has a fully fitted kitchen and open plan living area with countryside views.
  • Dine inside or al fresco on your elevated glass balcony.
  • The carriage benefits from gas central heating so is cosy all year round.
  • Located within Northiam Steam Railway Station, you can spot trains just 20ft away.
  • Central to many different local activities and places of interest including Hastings.

Special Offer

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


Why not come and stay on the beautiful Kent and East Sussex border in a converted MK1 railway carriage originally built in 1962. Sleeping up to 6 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, including the High Weald AONB. 

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 just 20 ft away! Guests are advised to check train timetables before booking as the trains do not run every day.

The MK1 railway carriage can sleep up to 6 people with 1 family bathroom, 1 en-suite bathroom, a fully functional kitchen, two double bedrooms, a bunk room for kids and an open plan lounge/dining area. There is also the added extra of an elevated glass balcony giving you the opportunity to get the best view of the station, railway line, surrounding countryside and the beautiful sunsets.

Located in a very nice spot, with many different local attractions to suit all ages, visits to Bodiam Castle, Rye, Camber Sands, Hastings, and activities such as Kayaking.

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.

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

Dixter House & Gardens offer fantastic house and garden tours.

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

Now it's your chance to have a holiday with a bit of a difference with this beautiful and unique MK1 railway carriage.

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



Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more







 Dining area


 Plug sockets



 Dining area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Pub within walking distance




 DVD player


On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack









Young Children


 High chair

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 20th March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Sophie Elgar/Ben Lilly from Plum & Custard MKl