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Railway Retreats

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 sleeps up to 6.

Why not come and stay on the beautiful Kent and East Sussex border in the converted MK1 railway carriage originally built in 1962. 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 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 sleeps 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 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.

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!

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

Starting from £720 for a 7 night stay and £440 for 2 nights for up to 4 guests. For 6 guests there is a small additional fee.

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

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Gatwick