Wartime-style romance in a cosy Ammunition Wagon hideaway on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway line.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2)
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

From the moment you arrive, you’re sure to feel that Northiam Steam Railway Station, beautifully bordered by country greenery, is the perfect setting for a converted wartime ammunition wagon.  Not only will the peaceful scenery instantly captivate, but you’ll feel transported to nostalgic times past as you watch steam trains roll in and out of the station.

Cosily furnished, clean-lined and irresistibly snug, the 1944 Ammunition Wagon in fact began life as a War Department vehicle, immaculately crafted by the renowned Charles Roberts & Co.   

These days, instead of vital war-effort ammunition you’ll find a comfy double bed inside, along with a sofa bed, sleeping up to four people in total.  And while this is a true vintage wagon, you’ll find plenty of mod-cons to keep you entertained, warm and refreshed all holiday through!  There’s a TV and plenty of power sockets, along with toasty heating and an en-suite shower room.  

There’ll be no wartime rationing here either, with a sizzling barbecue to help your evenings along from the comfort of your private garden.  Alternatively, get someone else to do all the catering work…with not one but two fantastic places to eat within half a mile of your wagon there’s no excuse not to indulge.

Spend lazy sunny days in the garden with a good book, or simply let your mind wander as you watch steam trains chug in and out of the station, maybe imagining yourself as the main character in a wartime romance story!

If you prefer getting out and exploring a little, you’ll soon find the Wagon is an ideal base from which to enjoy everything this beautiful area has to offer.   Take a stroll into the leafy village of Northiam, or with the Kent and East Sussex Railway literally on the doorstep, simply catch a train and choose your favourite stop!

For alternative ways to travel, the Bodiam boating station is close by, offering the refreshing opportunity for you to kayak or boat-ride your way along the sparkling River Rother.  Or how about a guided eBike tour of the local area?

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At a glance

  • Cosily converted, self-contained 1940s ammunition wagon with private garden, sleeping up to four people.
  • Located within the Northiam Steam Railway Station on the Kent and East Sussex line. Private parking is available.
  • Smoking and pets are not permitted. Bedding, towels and kitchen equipment are included.
  • The wagon is close to many local towns and attractions, including Hastings, Rye and Tenterden, with beaches, shopping, dining and activities all available close by.


  • Family Friendly


Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, double bed, sofa bed, ensuite shower room, fridge, kettle, sink, heating, power sockets, TV, outdoor seating, BBQ, private garden.

Local activities

Kent & East Sussex Railway, beaches, watersports, swimming, boat trips, historic towns/villages, wine tasting, fishing, kite surfing, nature reserve, castles, horse riding, cycling, coastal walks.

More information

Bodiam Castle is an ever-popular attraction, and with Hastings Beach and Rye Harbour also close by, you’ll find it hard to run out of new things to do with your days.   Keen shoppers will enjoy visiting the larger town of Hastings, with its shopping centre and plenty of places to stop and enjoy coffee and cake along the way – perhaps with a visit to Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium on your way back?

Head back to your cosy railside bolthole by evening, and marvel at just how peaceful a wartime wagon can be!

Things to note

Minimum booking period 2 nights. No smoking, no pets permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Northiam, East Sussex

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