Lovingly restored former showman's carriage
Quiet location in pretty gardens
Enjoy the view of the orchards
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
Lovingly refurbished interior
Dining area leading onto veranda
Double bedroom
Quirky features
Shower room
Tastefully decorated
Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
Quiet rural location
View from the property
The Hub - onsite cafe
The Hub - onsite cafe
Steam train nearby
Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchard
1 / 19  Lovingly restored former showman's carriage
2 / 19  Quiet location in pretty gardens
3 / 19  Enjoy the view of the orchards
4 / 19  Perfect spot to relax
5 / 19  Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
6 / 19  Lovingly refurbished interior
7 / 19  Kitchen
8 / 19  Dining area leading onto veranda
9 / 19  Double bedroom
10 / 19  Quirky features
11 / 19  Shower room
12 / 19  Tastefully decorated
13 / 19  Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
14 / 19  Quiet rural location
15 / 19  View from the property
16 / 19  The Hub - onsite cafe
17 / 19  The Hub - onsite cafe
18 / 19  Steam train nearby
19 / 19  Enjoy the changing seasons overlooking the orchard

The Sir Paul Gooderham

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

  • Showman’s carriage in stunning rural location
  • Woodburner effect gas fire for cosy evenings in
  • Views across to National Trust’s Bodiam Castle
  • Within walking distance of the local pub
  • Decorated in a vintage style with etched windows and oak walls
  • Large decked area for al fresco dining
Property code: BT097

This lovingly refurbished showman’s carriage presents quirky accommodation in a stunning countryside setting, perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a loved one or a romantic getaway for two.

Located in the heart of the East Sussex countryside with beautiful rural views, this holiday let is also within easy reach of the local pub. The carriage enjoys a beautiful and timeless view across to historic Bodiam Castle, which is managed by the National Trust and is well-worth a visit. Hop on the nearby Kent and East Sussex railway to explore the surrounding areas and take in more unspoilt views.

Carriage doors open into a cosy lounge where a feature fireplace houses a woodburner effect gas fire. This is a warm and cosy space in which to unwind after a long stroll in the countryside. There is a dining area with seating for two, and a compact but well-appointed kitchen which contains a gas hob, microwave and fridge, and a pretty window allowing in plenty of natural light. The double bedroom is located at the other end of the carriage through a sliding door and features vintage painted furniture, decorative bed linen and a small TV. From here, step into another cosy living area with comfortable seating and TV and DVD, and far reaching views towards Bodiam through the large feature windows. There is a spacious shower room with shower and WC.

Outside, there is a covered veranda with a bench, comfortable chairs and outside dining table to relax overlooking the orchards.

There are four other similar properties on the same site, The Prince Regent, The Lady Stella, Goldings Lodge and Lady Jane.


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

  • One double bedroom
  • Well behaved dogs welcome 
  • Parking available 
  • Wood burner effect gas fire 
  • TV/DVD 
  • Garden furniture 
  • Use of own BBQ allowed 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no children. Babes in arms welcome - please note limited space for travel cot 
  • Wi-Fi available at on-site café/farm shop 
  • 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.

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hazel 6th September 2019

Unusual and beautiful accommodation. It felt cosy and different from the usual hotel rooms We loved sitting on the veranda either drinking coffee or wine and gazing over the orchards and fields. There are many local walks to enjoy with our dog straight from the doorstep without the need to drive. Dressing gowns were supplied which was nice to relaxRead more in after a hot shower. the treats and dog blankets were very welcome. Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Annette 31st May 2019

Really cosy and comfortable, full of character and a great location with wonderful views and the Hub and nearby pub for refreshment. Doorways a bit low if you are 6' plus!

Reviewed by Sarah 25th May 2019

The property is a beautifully renovated showmans caravan. It has a lovely veranda, with fabulous views of the near by Castle, at Bodiam. There was a lovely welcome pack & also one for our dog too Extra blankets were provided, which was a nice touch. It was great having the tv & DVD player for the evening. The bathroom was lovely & warm, with the moRead morest amazing shower. Bathrobes provided too, which great!! The caravans are situated in the farm grounds & lovely peaceful setting. Hide

Reviewed by Joan 12th April 2019

This quirky carriage is fully equipped & is situated in an ideal position with a fantastic view & very peaceful. The owners are extremely helpful. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Serena 20th October 2018

Beautiful views and very peaceful area. Would highly recommend. We brought the dog, who had a great time roaming the orchard whilst we enjoyed a bottle of wine on the terrace! Owner was incredibly friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Richard 28th September 2018

Great place lovely views absolutely loved it

Reviewed by The Clemens Family 25th June 2015

We had a great time. Everything was as described. The owner John was a great help and a lovely man. Difficult to improve on anything without spoiling the charm of the place. I would go back tomorrow and recommend to all. The contribution of Bramley & Teal kept it all simple and I have no complaints.

Reviewed by The Winslet Family 14th April 2015

On arrival we were directed to our residence by a call from John. Basket of welcome treats was a lovely gesture. The accommodation was compact yet perfectly equipped with most things we required. The location was idyllic. John was very welcoming and informative. Our short stay was just what we needed and we would definitely stay again. Didn't want Read moreto leave! Hide

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Lovingly restored former showman's carriage
Quiet location in pretty gardens
Enjoy the view of the orchards
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
Lovingly refurbished interior
Dining area leading onto veranda
Double bedroom
Quirky features
Shower room
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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

Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£614 - £769

The Prince Regent

The Prince Regent

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£594 - £599

The Lady Stella

The Lady Stella

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£719 - £739

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

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