TOAD Brake Van

Northiam, East Sussex, England

Converted TOAD Brake Van stay at Northiam with views over the working steam railway station.

Key Points

  • 1940's Brake Van has been loving restored and now sleeps 2 guests in a double bedroom with colourful en-suite in Northiam.
  • The van has a fitted kitchen and dining area with Freesat TV.
  • Enjoy the views from your elevated balcony over the Rother Valley.
  • Stay warm and cosy with full insulation, double glazing and heating.
  • There are pubs within walking distance and Bodiam Boating Station within 1/3 mile offers kayaking and boat rides.



Reduced nightly rates for longer stays.


The TOAD Brake Van offers a fantastic base for 2 to explore the local area with plenty of activities to suit everybody in this rural location at Northiam in the heart of East Sussex.

Designed and built in 1940 by the Great Western Railway, the van is fully insulated, heated and double glazed for cosy stays. There is a double bed, en-suite WC and shower facilities, a fitted kitchen and dining area, Freesat TV and an elevated balcony with panoramic view. There is an allocated parking space directly outside for Toad's guests.

Don't feel like cooking? Within 1/2 mile of the TOAD, you will find not 1 but 2 great places to eat, relax and enjoy the countryside. The Lime Wharf Cafe offers a great breakfast and lunch menu from Tapas to Burgers and fantastic BBQ and live band evenings most weekends! 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.

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!

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

Also see Plum & Custard MKl; a train carriage conversion sleeping 6, Guns & Roses Ammunition Wagon that sleeps 2-4, Emerald Express sleeping up to 5 and ICI Salt Van sleeping up to 3. All are listed separately on QuirkyAccom.

If you are interested in visiting to view steam trains please check train timetables before booking as the trains do not run everyday.

Room Types

Double Ensuite







 Dining area




 Dining area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance




On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels






 Parking alongside accom


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 10th June 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Sophie Elgar / Ben Lilly from TOAD Brake Van