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The Prince Regent Showmans Carriage Bodiam Castle United Kingdom
The Prince Regent Showman's Carriage overlooking Bodiam Castle
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Welcome to ....The Prince Regent Showman's Carriage.
The Prince Regent Showman's Carriage, a holiday retreat in Sussex looks over to Bodiam Castle and is located in the Bodiam Valley in East Sussex. It is a completely unique and a couples only holiday retreat.
Located in 1066 country close to the Kent border, in 200 acres of farmland and orchards there are plenty of country walks and local villages to visit during your stay. This is the perfect place to stay for a birthday, anniversary or just a treat to get away from it all for the weekend.
The immediate surroundings include well kept extensive lawns and borders with seating and croquet for your pleasure.
The carriage is available to rent from late March to the end of October. We offer 3 night weekend breaks from a Friday to Sunday or 4 night mid week breaks from Monday to Friday morning.
The carriage was originally built in 1894 as a fairground owners home which toured in the West Country and has been lovingly preserved by the present owners to include beautiful mahogany woodwork and crystal ornate mirrors. The inside is cosy with seating for 2 in front of a vintage tiled fireplace with imitation log burner. There are plenty of home comforts, books, ornaments, TV, DVD and Hi Fi.
To one end of the carriage is the bedroom with a fixed raised bed. The bed is smaller than a normal double but this adds to the romantic feel! White lace bedlinen and painted woodwork make this a truly cosy hideaway.
The carriage is approached via steps onto a raised decking area which has an overhead enclosed veranda with views into the valley and across to Bodiam castle. The decking area has outside seating with comfortable wicker chairs and a table for a relaxing breakfast or evening glass of wine!
The kitchen and bathroom facilities are located in two separate adjacent buildings immediately outside of the carriage. The thatched kitchen/diner is fully equipped for self catering during your stay, complete with sink, small cooker, fridge,storage cupboards and a railway carriage style small table . The windows can be left wide open during warmer days but also allowing meals to be prepared in comfort but undercover when the weather is not so good. On the opposite side of the deck is the bathroom/wet room with WC, sink and shower.
Dog Welcome by Prior Agreement - there are dog kennels for the animals to stay in. There is a £20 dog fee, per dog, per week.
Local Area DetailsHoliday Cottages in Bodiam East Sussex
Located in the heart of 1066 Country, Bodiam is a small village that boasts one of the finest castles in Sussex. Dating back to the late fourteenth century, Bodiam Castle is an exquisite example of a late medieval moated fort. Now looked after by the National Trust it makes for an interesting day out with special events being staged throughout the year. The villages other claim to fame is its long association with the hop growing industry with hops being grown here for Guinness in the 19th century. A Railway line was built for transporting the hops and in recent years has been restored and is now a popular tourist attraction with steam trains running from Bodiam to the Kent town of Tenterden. There are also river trips available on a charming ferry boat along the river Rother to Newenden.
The delightfully peaceful village of Bodiam also contains a restaurant, two schools, a twelfth century church, a pub and a small number of houses.
Just across the border is the village of Sandhurst with its well known restored smock windmill. The local Sandhurst vineyards produce a popular selection of wines.
Bodiam makes for an interesting day trip out during your stay in any of our cottages in Sussex or Kent.
About Weather/Climate/TemperatureThe South East is renowned for it's micro climate - whilst we bask here in the sun the rest of the country is often wrapped up in their winter woollies!
About TransportThe Showman's Carriage is in the middle of a farm, a car would be recommended in order to travel around the countryside. However, Robertsbridge & Etchingham Station is about 10 minutes away and a taxi can be taken to the Carriage. Direct services from London (Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge). However, local transport is limited and use of a car is advisable.
By sea: 90 mins from Dover car ferry and Folkestone EuroTunnel terminals.
The Kent & Sussex Steam railway is within 5 minutes of the Showman's carriage and you can take this to the beautiful market town of Tenterden where there are numerous shops and restaurants to chose from.
About BeachesSpoilt for choice in this area. The vast expanse of sandy beaches at Camber Sands and then down the coast onto Winchlesea, Bexhill, Cooden, Pevensey Bay - the list is endless.
About General EntertainmentThis area is real farming country and you are surrounded by fields & woodlands - with great walks and views to be had.
National Trust properties galore, from Bateman's - Rudyard Kipling's House, Bodiam Castle, Charleston nr Lewes, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst, Sheffield House...
The National Garden Scheme has some truly amazing gardens to visit;
Great Dixter House & Gardens - Christopher Loyd's wonderful House & Garden - http://www.greatdixter.co.uk/index.htm
Merriments Garden & Shop - http://www.merriments.co.uk/
Sarah Raven's at Perch Hill is just down the hill from The Cart Lodge
There is so much on offer to do whilst staying with us and so much to do - have a look & see some of what is on offer: http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/default.htm .
Food Festivals such as the Rye Scallop Festival, Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival..; Farmer's markets with yummy home reared meats, cheeses, cooked food, jams, preserves, the list goes on...
Water sports, boating, fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the miles of walking and bird watching that you can do and enjoy and to be rewarded at the end of the day with a drink or meal in one of the local pubs or restaurants.
Many local vineyards to be visited with wine tasted and bought! and meals to be had at the vineyard.
The list of local things to do whilst staying at The Prince Regent are endless....
About GolfingSedlescombe Golf Club is about 15 minutes from The Prince Regent Showman's Carraige. Dale Hill Golf Club at Ticehurst.
About SailingSailing can be done at Rye Water Sports which is close by.
About Airport InformationAirport: Gatwick Airport
The Prince Regent Showmans Carriage Bodiam Castle United Kingdom Property Information
|Location:||Sussex, England, United Kingdom|
|This Property Sleeps:||2|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||£450 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||£450|
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|You are able to stay for 7 nights 4 nights and 3 nights at The Prince Regent Showman's Carriage|
Property Features * Pets are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Bathroom||Toilets 1, Shower Rooms 1|
|Dining||Dining room table, Seating for 2 People|
|Entertainment||Hi Fi, TV, DVD Player|
|Kitchen||Hob, Oven, Fridge|
|Laundry||Linen Provided, Towels Provided|
|Living Room||Seating for 2 People, Sofas 2|
|Local Activities||Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Water Skiing, Swimming, Walking, Windsurfing|
|Local Area||Quiet Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Distance to Local Town Centre >20km, The local town is Lively but not wild|
|Location||Distance to beach >5km, Distance to convenience store 2km, Distance to local restaraunts 2km, In the Country|
|Outside||Parking, Terrace, Garden|
|Suitability||Pets Welcome, No Children allowed, Unsuitable for the elderly or infirm, Non Smoking Only|
|Accommodation||Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Size: Compact, Changeover Day Flexible|
|Theme||Away from it all|
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Apartment in England, United Kingdom