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Enjoy the view of the orchards
Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
Perfect spot to relax
Lovingly refurbished interior
Kitchen
Dining area leading onto veranda
Double bedroom
Quirky features
Shower room
Tastefully decorated
Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
Lovingly restored former showman's carriage in idyllic location
Quiet location in pretty gardens
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  Enjoy the view of the orchards
2 / 19  Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
3 / 19  Perfect spot to relax
4 / 19  Lovingly refurbished interior
5 / 19  Kitchen
6 / 19  Dining area leading onto veranda
7 / 19  Double bedroom
8 / 19  Quirky features
9 / 19  Shower room
10 / 19  Tastefully decorated
11 / 19  Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
12 / 19  Lovingly restored former showman's carriage in idyllic location
13 / 19  Quiet location in pretty gardens
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
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Showman’s carriage in idyllic rural location on a working farm
  • Large decked area for al fresco dining with views across to Bodiam Castle
  • Countryside walks on the doorstep
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.

After a long day exploring the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, let Rover roam the far-reaching apple orchards whilst you enjoy an evening tipple on the covered veranda. Full of character both inside and out, this unique glamping opportunity is a refreshing break from your usual self-catering cottage. Sleeping two guests and two darling doggies, the property is perfect for a romantic walking trip with canine companionship.

A restored showman’s carriage, this remarkable home has been decorated with a retro and glamorous decor in mind, featuring a vintage tiled fireplace and pretty floral prints throughout. Enter the cosy lounge through unique carriage doors, relaxing on the sofas whilst your dogs curl up in front of the wood burner-effect gas fire. The double bed can be found neatly tucked in at the back of the carriage, with sliding doors providing you with a bit of privacy from your four-legged pals. In the morning, you and your guest can don the comfy dressing gowns supplied, perfect for waking up and enjoying the day’s first cup of coffee on the covered veranda.

Wander up to Bodiam Castle, an English Heritage site just 1 mile along a country road. Surrounded by an impressive moat, the grounds of this medieval castle are a great spot for a morning dog walk. Heading a little further afield, enjoy all of the High Weald’s beautiful landscapes with the Fairlight Walk, a route that spans the coastline, countryside and sweeping valleys. Beginning at the village of Pett (13 miles), this 8-mile hike offers walkies you won’t soon forget.

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 
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no children. Babes in arms welcome - please note limited space for travel cot 
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in separate shared laundry room
  • Please note that the fridge is very small with limited storage
  • Café/farm shop on-site ''The Hub'' offering Wi-Fi (at The Hub only not inside the property), water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 8th October 2021

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Great location for seeing parts of Kent and East Sussex . Could not better for those who love walking. Dogs love it as it situated by open fields and staying in a Showmans Van is different. Great fun.

Reviewed by Chris 25th September 2021

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The Sir Paul Gooderham was very quirky but very comfortable located in a quite location with a great view over the Rother valley in East Sussex , with a great view of Bodium castle which was was in walking distance. The whole idea was brilliant and the it was very cosy and comfortable. With a cafe just a short walk away made the whole experience reRead moreally good would recommend this for short break to explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 20th September 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Julie 27th August 2021

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Excellent accommodation, cosy and comfortable. The relaxed atmosphere is helped by being able to sit out on the veranda. The property is In a great location with lots of walks nearby, our 2 dogs had a wonderful time exploring the forests and swimming in the sea at Camber Sands. One downside there is no cooker in the property, theres a hob and microRead morewave but if you want to cook pizza or flatbread you cant! Hide

Reviewed by graham 13th August 2021

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A beautiful, romantic and relaxing cottage surrounded by the gorgeous English countryside. A friendly welcome by all at the site. Saving up to go again next year

Reviewed by Jennifer 17th July 2021

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A unique and beautifully decorated property . Very comfortable , with fantastic views . We loved sitting out on the veranda enjoying the surroundings .

Reviewed by Sue 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Allan 27th June 2021

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Reviewed by Gill 15th June 2021

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A charming and comfortable place to stay. Everything had been kept in keeping with the Showman's carriage style right down to crockery and decor. Excellent facilities , shower was amazing! On site cafe The Hub was great.

Reviewed by Paul 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Trevor 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kevin 28th May 2021

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lovely views , friendly owner . great cider .

Reviewed by Diane 23rd May 2021

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The positive - location, good hot water, bathroom, towels, outside sitting area - however the kitchen facilities are minimal, short of sharp knives, 1 tea towel, poor instructions for heating (on a torn scrap of paper), bed very firm, and only one pillow, no blankets. The worse thing was that no one came as we were informed they would, and no one rRead moreesponded to phone messages and texts when heating wouldn't work, eventually got hold of a man who was churlish and advised to keep heating turned up! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 17th May 2021

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It was lovely, brilliant. Great location. Lovely walks (to the pub, castle). Welcome pack, including tea / coffee / cider, and for dog too!. Hope to return...in better weather...as not usual weather for Sussex this time of year!

Reviewed by Anita 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Patrick 12th April 2021

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Lovely stay! The cabin has been really nice done, it feels like stepping back in time. The view from the patio was picturesque - over the orchard and down to Bodiam castle. Perfect spot for breakfast. Easy to reach lots of countryside walks and day trips to the coast, as well as some cute market towns and villages. The Hub does a great breakfast toRead moreo - a good option for the morning you check out! Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 18th October 2020

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Reviewed by Lin 13th October 2020

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Booked for 3 nights, accommodation beautiful and unusual. Lovely views over orchards and Bodiam Castle. Ideal for dog lovers, plentiful walks on the farm and nearby footpaths. I hope to return when the weather might be better!

Reviewed by Vincent 13th September 2020

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Cleanliness and location couldn't be faulted. John the site manager was very helpful. Unfortunately, there were issues with the gas boiler over our stay which meant the hot water kept cutting off. It was fully booked so had no other choice of accommodation, but we got by with boiling a kettle to wash when the shower was cold. That aside, the Sir PaRead moreul was lovely and quirky, if a little more rustic than we were expecting! John gave us some bottles of his cider to take home for the inconvenience. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Kevin 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Janet 20th July 2020

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Quirky property in a beautiful quiet location. Plenty of room and equipment for two. Excellent shower, towels and bedding. WiFi, drinks and snacks available at The Hub 5 minutes walk away. Good position for walks, coast or sightseeing.

Reviewed by Heather 10th July 2020

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Enjoy the view of the orchards
Cosy up in front of the woodburner effect fire
Perfect spot to relax
Lovingly refurbished interior
Kitchen
Dining area leading onto veranda
Double bedroom
Quirky features
Shower room
Tastefully decorated
Help yourself to seasonal vegetables
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Location

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