Read all about what a wonderful experience one of our guests had whilst on holiday at the Prince Regent, on our blog.
There are a couple of excellent pubs within walking distance and wonderful walks in all directions from this unique self-catering holiday home. A simple peaceful getaway for two, especially those interested in history, railway and carriage enthusiasts, and those who love to visit gardens as one is spoilt for choice in this area! All in all this would be a lovely place to stay, comfortable and unusual, fabulous countryside - a perfect base for your holiday! If you want privacy and seclusion go to Quarry Farm and enjoy what is on offer.
"If you enjoyed The Greatest Showman film, you'll love this restored carriage, nestled in an orchard on a hill overlooking Bodiam Castle in East Sussex." - The Sunday People (March, 2018)
"Perfect. Absolutely perfect. The best weekend I've ever had, we loved it."October 2014 - K. Rooke
"Brilliant, unusual, tranquil accommodation."July 2014
"The Prince Regent is a wonderful place to stay. We really enjoyed it!"July 2014 - Mr H Wohner
"Incredible place to stay. Really loved it. So much to see and do. John is very hard-working - new project will be finished soon! View from the veranda one could never buy."June 2014
"Loved every minute! Amazing. Thanks for making it special. A 5 star hotel in the gorgeous outdoors."June 2014
"Amazing and very special place to stay, thank you! Wonderful carriage, beautiful flowers and comfy bed! Lovely walk to the castle. Thank you so much!"June 2014
"We've had a blast this weekend. The beautiful interiors and amazing views have really made it special. We'll be back in the spring. Thank you!"October 2013
"Charming, atmospheric - loved the extra touches and attention to detail. Loved the view of the castle in the morning from the veranda. Great dog friendly pubs - except Winchelsea! For those who have read Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet, walk the footpaths to Sales Farm and Robertsbridge to explore the historical locations that inspired the book. We will try to get back again to stay in the restored railway carriage."October 2013
"What a lovely peaceful place to stay! The carriage is beautiful and unique and it is wonderful to sit in it in the evening and admire the decoration and artwork imagining what the lives of the previous owners were like and the life that went on in it. Thank you John for taking the time to show us your next project that will be a good one too, we may stay there in the future though we like this too, so it will be a hard choice. We were lucky to be here the same time as the Folk Festival, so that was fun listening to it in the hotel and pubs of Tenterden, and having a sing song coming back on the steam train."October 2013
"A wonderful peaceful short break in a beautiful setting. We absolutely loved the carriage and made good use of the kitchen and outdoor area! Everything has been so well thought through, we had everything we needed. The small torch came in very handy after dinner at The White Dog - that walk in pitch black would have given us the heeby-jeebys! We will definitely be back .... maybe in the summer next time to avoid the Daddy long legs!"October 2013
"Thank you for a lovely couple of nights away in the beautiful Sussex countryside, loved the unique accommodation and scenery."September 2013
"A fantastic honeymoon - beautiful scenery, great pubs and perfect relaxation. The flowers and welcome pack were a nice welcome. Thank you John for your hospitality, hope to see you again. Good luck with your new plans!"September 2013
"First impression very good - our stay brilliant, hopefully back in 2014!"September 2013
"Nice place, great pubs - look forward to seeing the new carriages!"September 2013
"We have been thoroughly blessed with the weather, its been blazing hot and we actually went swimming in the sea at Camber Sands. Visited Tenterden and Dungeness on the trains, Sissinghurst and Dymchurch. The Prince Regent is a delight and the chairs on the deck are very comfortable. This setting is perfect for exploring and relaxing - Rye harbour walk is worth attention for what they are attempting with the landscape and the pub serves crab sandwiches. Thank you John, and good luck with your new ventures."August 2013
"A very relaxing holiday and pleasant week away in most unique carriage. Cant wait to get back next year and sample the new one! The dogs loved the walks around here... especially top the Castle Inn. The food at The Castle and The White Dog (Slightly better) is excellent but I wouldn't recommend trying to walk back from The White Dog in the dark! Tenterden is a lovely day out especially using the steam train for the journey."August 2013
"Have had a great holiday. Very relaxing with lots to see and do. Fantastic accommodation, excellent views and lots of really nice home from home touches, fresh flowers, welcome pack and well equipped kitchen. Thank you!"August 2013
"We have had a fantastic time in this remarkable haven. John, you have been the perfect host, thank you for all the useful tips on places to visit and eat. The welcome pack is also a very nice touch. We will certainly recommend to family and friends. We just need to find a slot to come back next year and do it all again."August 2013
"What a wonderful place - excellent! The cut Lilies in the vases were a special touch."August 2013
"A great retreat, we'll be booking again as soon as we get home."July 2013
"Peaceful, great walks, great pubs and lots to see and do! We'll be back again!"July 2013
"A very pleasant mid week retreat to relax from London living and work. Bex (the dog) had a great time!"July 2013
"Absolute first class location for an away from it all break/holiday. Geographically placed perfectly to explore East Sussex, West Kent, Rye, Camber, Tenterden, Bodiam, Battle and Hastings etc. Facilities and hospitality fantastic. 5 Star Glamping!"July 2013
"Lovely relaxing glampsite, central to all we wanted to experience and more. Great pubs and food, heart warming locals, great conversation. We shall return. Thanks John for that special opportunity to recharge in style, you're a fabulous host."July 2013
"Wonderful stay, would not have changed anything- a trip on the railway is well worth it! Thank you John and the team!"June 2013
"A unique place to stay. Lovely area with lots to explore and great places to eat. Lovely weather and a great host. What more could you want!"June 2013
"We also came here for our honeymoon and we had a wonderful, relaxing time. Many thanks to John for his kind and thoughtful hamper purchases - we didn't need to go to a shop at all! The setting is amazing and the coach exquisite - we so enjoyed it all and would totally recommend to our friends and family."June 2013
"Have had a wonderful honeymoon. A beautiful setting and incomparable accommodation. Can highly recommend The White Dog, a short walk away for excellent food and a beautiful view, The Great House in Hawkhurst again, excellent food. Had a lovely tour and tasting around Chapel Down Winery - take an empty boot to load up!"June 2013
"Beautiful place to stay - fabulous setting and such great attention to detail. Thank you to our host for creating such a peaceful and relaxing retreat! Will definitely recommend this place to our friends."May 2013
"A lovely weekend in unique accommodation, very peaceful and relaxing. Many thanks to John. Very nice meal at The White Hart! Thank you."May 2013
"A warm welcome from John, charming accommodation and peace and quiet - what better place to spend a weekend! Thank you."May 2013
"Service excellent as always. Best place ever for peaceful retreat and lovely atmosphere."September 2013
"The owner of the property John was fantastic and was happy to help with any of our needs."April 2013
The Prince Regent: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom, 1 shower room, decked outside sitting area with panoramic views over Bodiam Castle. Parking for the house is directly outside the carriage on a gravel area.
The owners live in the house next door and are fruit farmers and keen gardeners so there are flowers abound and wonderful apple orchards on your doorstep.
The kitchen fitted with small cooker, sink, fridge and a table similar to those found in railway carriages
Sitting room with open fire and DVD player.
Bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, just 6ft x 4ft but very romantic
Outside decked sitting area under an awning with views.
Welcome pack provided.
Small babies are welcomed but no cot or highchair provided.
Small pets welcome by prior agreement only. kennels are available if required. Please let a member of the booking team know the breed and age of your pets as the carriage is not suitable for larger dogs.
Please note that this property is not open from November - March, depending on the weather!
Electric bikes are available at the property. You can hire them for £45 per day per bike. Guests would need insurance cover on their own holiday or house insurance.
The shower room is locate outside the main carriage