A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
Peaceful secluded setting
Stunning countryside views
Perfect for al-fresco dining
A peaceful retreat
Mahogany woodwork
Enjoy the view of the orchard
Vintage tiled fireplace
Original features throughout
Double bedroom
Lovingly restored
Intricate detail
Contemporary wet room
Steam train nearby
The Hub - onsite cafe
The Hub - onsite cafe
Pretty surrounding gardens
An oasis of calm
Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchards
1 / 21  A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
2 / 21  Peaceful secluded setting
3 / 21  Stunning countryside views
4 / 21  Perfect for al-fresco dining
5 / 21  Veranda
6 / 21  A peaceful retreat
7 / 21  Mahogany woodwork
8 / 21  Enjoy the view of the orchard
9 / 21  Kitchen
10 / 21  Vintage tiled fireplace
11 / 21  Original features throughout
12 / 21  Double bedroom
13 / 21  Lovingly restored
14 / 21  Intricate detail
15 / 21  Contemporary wet room
16 / 21  Steam train nearby
17 / 21  The Hub - onsite cafe
18 / 21  The Hub - onsite cafe
19 / 21  Pretty surrounding gardens
20 / 21  An oasis of calm
21 / 21  Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchards

The Prince Regent

Bodiam, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted showman’s carriage overlooking Bodiam Castle
  • Fun and quirky accommodation for special occasions
  • Can be booked together with The Sir Paul Gooderham carriage
  • Surrounded by 200 acres of farmland and orchards
  • Plenty of rural walks on the doorstep, ideal for dogs
  • Decked area with charcoal BBQ for summer afternoons
Property code: BT094

This lovingly restored old showman’s carriage offers truly unique holiday accommodation perfect for a very special occasions or romantic getaways, located within stunningly beautiful rolling countryside.

Located in 1066 country, surrounded by 200 acres of farmland and orchards, this holiday let has an abundance of country walks on its doorstep. The Sussex countryside is dotted with charming villages and towns offering independent shopping facilities and traditional English pubs. The carriage looks out to National Trust’s Bodiam Castle, which is a fascinating site to explore.

Inside, mahogany woodwork and crystal ornate mirrors are featured throughout this 1894 carriage. Originally a fairground owner’s home, which toured the West Country, the current owners have lovingly restored the carriage to create cosy accommodation for two. To one end of the carriage is the bedroom, with a fixed raised small-double bed dressed in Irish linen and painted woodwork all around, and a small hand basin. To the other end is a cosy lounge area with a vintage tiled fireplace and woodburner effect fire, gas heater and a TV with DVD and CD player. The kitchen and bathroom facilities are located in two separate adjacent buildings leading off the outside veranda, so you will not have to walk far to prepare meals. In the kitchen you will find a sink, small oven and electric hob, fridge and railway carriage style small table with seating for two, overlooking the fields beyond. The contemporary wet room has a shower and WC.

Outside the main carriage there is a raised decked area with an overhead enclosed veranda. This is a peaceful spot in which to relax with a glass of wine overlooking Bodiam Castle and the apple orchards.

There are four other similar properties on the same site, The Sir Paul Gooderham, The Lady Stella, Goldings Lodge and Lady Jane.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Garden furniture
  • Use of own BBQ allowed
  • TV, DVD and CD player
  • Kitchen - sink, small oven and hob and fridge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • One small double bedroom
  • One wet room with shower
  • Regret no children
  • Babes in arms welcome, please be aware there is limited space for a travel cot 
  • Regret no smoking
  • Pub within a short walk, shops driving distance
  • Complex of properties - one of three discreetly positioned properties
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in separate shared laundry room
  • 5 minutes stroll within the grounds of Quarry Farm, there is also a café and farm shop, "The Hub" offering wifi, water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities
  • Please note that the kitchen and shower room are situated outside the property and accessed via the covered veranda  

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pauline 13th September 2019

Excellent site and beautiful unusual accommodation. John and his team very helpful. Had a wonderful break

Reviewed by Alan 9th September 2019

A superb getaway. Fantastic views of the castle. John Boy's cider is highly recommended. Made from the apples in the orchard that is in front of this amazing carriage.

Reviewed by Melanie 13th July 2019

What a fantastic and idyllic stay! The carriage and all its amenities are excellent, the outside living area is so relaxing. The owner couldnt be more helpful and the location is perfect for visiting the many places of interest. And John boys cider is delicious

Reviewed by Jane 19th May 2019

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at the Prince Regent. It is wonderfully planned and we loved the thatched and beamed kitchen, comfy sofas and exquisitely decorated bedroom and lounge. We ate in a different area each night, and the CD player even pipes into the kitchen! John went above and beyond to help us, delivering delayed luggage and sendingRead more on items we left behind. The whole place is an utterly beautiful and quirky delight. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 10th May 2019

Wonderful location for a relaxing weekend, just what we wanted. We got a very warm and informative welcome, all we needed to know. Lots to do in the area, but also perfect for just chillin out and reading a pile of books. As we took our dog, we spent time enjoying all the walks in the area. Returned home relaxed and refreshed. We will certainly be Read moregoing back. Hide

Reviewed by Matt 22nd October 2018

We had a lovely time at the prince regent . We took our baby daughter and enjoyed a relaxing time. We cooked our own meals and enjoyed the amazing views. John was always on hand if we needed anything and is a very good host.

Reviewed by Iris 14th October 2018

Lovely place, beautiful sight, original and comfortable

Reviewed by William 21st September 2018

A lovely quirky carriage, with a lot of original features. Set on a farm with great views from the deck. Very relaxing and different. The host, extremely helpful and informative. Something different for two, I would recommend. Also the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.

Reviewed by The Mason Family 19th April 2015

We had a lovely time at The Prince Regent and it really was something very special. The presentation was wonderful and John was very welcoming. I don't think we would change anything and would definitely stay again - would be booked as a special treat hopefully again very soon. We have already recommended the stay to friends and family without a doRead moreubt. Hide

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A former showmans carriage, lovingly restored
Peaceful secluded setting
Stunning countryside views
Perfect for al-fresco dining
A peaceful retreat
Mahogany woodwork
Enjoy the view of the orchard
Vintage tiled fireplace
Original features throughout
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

3 more properties at this location

The Sir Paul Gooderham

The Sir Paul Gooderham

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£614 - £624

The Lady Stella

The Lady Stella

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£719 - £739

Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£614 - £769

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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