Live like rural royalty in an exquisitely restored 19th century carriage, set amongst 200 alluring acres of fresh Sussex farmland.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: External
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

If you enjoy treating your loved one like royalty, then there’s simply no better romantic retreat than a stay in The Prince’s Carriage, looking out to the breathtaking Bodiam Castle and surrounded by 200 acres of scenic Sussex farmland and orchards… so it’s perfect if you feel like bringing the dog along, too!

In a previous life, the 1894 carriage belonged to a fairground owner who used it as his home as the show toured the West Country. In the 21st century this handsome holiday home really must be seen to be truly appreciated, with so much intricate detail to luxuriate in throughout, and an elegant sense of regal style that befits its new name, The Prince’s Carriage.

Step inside and marvel at the stunning mahogany woodwork, hand-painted detailing and crystal ornate mirrors all around you. Discover a cosy lounge area, complete with vintage tiled fireplace and a woodburner-effect fire, the perfect place to warm your toes by evening!  

While away your holiday hours with plenty of cosy conversation, or take advantage of the TV, DVD and CD players to set the perfect mood. You’ll also find plenty of books thoughtfully provided.

When it’s finally time for a sound night’s sleep, you’ll find a beautiful bedroom at the other end of the carriage, complete with painted woodwork and a cosy, raised double bed dressed in fresh Irish linen.

The jewel in the carriage’s crown is the raised, sun-dappled decked area just outside, featuring a flower-covered veranda, cosy chairs and a wooden table… the perfect place to enjoy a glass or two of something sparkling as you take in the stunning views of Bodiam Castle and the lush apple orchards! Al-fresco dining is a real treat here too, with a charcoal barbecue aching to be fired up.

The site features a friendly café, The Hub – ideal if you don’t really fancy cooking for yourself while you’re on holiday – along with contemporary, well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities in separate adjacent buildings. The pretty kitchen area features a railway carriage-style table that overlooks the fields, so you won’t miss out on a moment of the panoramic views waiting to captivate your attention during your stay!

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At a glance

  • Exquisitely restored 19th century showman’s carriage, nestled in 200 acres of fresh Sussex countryside that overlooks Bodiam Castle. One well-behaved dog is permitted.
  • The carriage is easily accessed by car.
  • Linen and towels are included. No smoking is permitted.
  • The site includes a café, and separate adjacent buildings that house kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • Close to an array of shopping, dining and sightseeing opportunities, including a steam railway and a pub within walking distance.
  • The Prince’s Carriage can be booked together with Gooderham’s Carriage for larger groups


  • Dog Friendly


Sleeps 2, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, wet room, shower, kitchen annexe, small oven, sink, hob, fridge, lounge, TV, DVD player, CD player, books, BBQ, garden furniture.

Local activities

Bodiam castle, fishing, boat trips, light railway, bakery school, horse riding, cycling, walking, beaches, national parks, historic towns & villages.

More information

By day, you’ll find a wonderful array of fresh, rustic walks right from your doorstep (ideal if you’ve decided to bring the dog with you!)  Why not begin with a tour of historic National Trust-maintained Bodiam Castle, with a pit stop in one of the many traditional pubs nearby?  

You’ll find the Sussex countryside is full of charming chocolate-box villages and towns to explore, all of them featuring independent shops and cafes to browse through. The nearby steam railway is a romantic way to spend some quality time, gazing out of the windows as you whistle through 1066 countryside.

So pack up your crown and get ready for an elegant stay in the Prince’s Carriage, for a rurally romantic break that will leave you feeling refreshed and revived.

Things to note

One dog is permitted upon prior arrangement and charged at £20 for a 7 night stay, no minimum stay requirements, no smoking, no laundry facilities.

Where you'll be staying

Bodiam, Sussex

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