The Sir Paul Gooderham

Bodiam, Kent
  • 2
  • 1
  • Pet Friendly

Wonderful quirky and romantic showman's carriage ideal for a unique stay in this wonderful position on a working apple farm overlooking the beautiful medieval Bodiam Castle.

  • A fabulously quirky venue offering a romantic hideaway
  • Close to Bodiam Castle
  • Within acres of farmland

About The Sir Paul Gooderham

This lovingly restored showman's carriage, joining the very popular 'The Prince Regent' showman's carriage, 'The Sir Paul Gooderham' is nestled in its privileged position overlooking Bodiam Castle.

Carefully refurbished to provide comfortable vintage holiday accommodation this carriage has the benefit of an additional sunroom which can be fully opened or heated to take advantage of the peaceful views, towards Bodiam Castle, whatever the weather. The living area focuses around the cosy fireplace with wonderful etched over-mantle mirror and lighting sympathetic to this historic setting. The welcoming wood clad double bedroom also enjoys the country views and has plenty of storage space. You will find a touch of modernity in The Moulin Rouge styled shower room whilst the practical kitchen area is perfect to prepare a tasty breakfast or a packed lunch which you can carry off in the vintage picnic set provided.

The self catering carriage is perfect for exploring the countryside as there are wonderful walks in all directions as well as a couple of excellent pubs within walking distance. This unique self-catering holiday home is a simple peaceful romantic 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 of the South East. All in all this is 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.


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"We have enjoyed a perfect holiday. The carriage is converted to an extremely high standard and is discretely hosted. The spot is idyllic with a quintessentially English view - orchards, steam trains, a castle and a windmill. The perfect retreat to relax and recharge the batteries. So many places to visit in the local area. Thanks to John for his recommendations for places to eat. If you're looking for good food served in a friendly atmosphere, The Castle Inn in Bodiam is excellent and within walking distance!! This holiday has made us rethink the need to go abroad (but we did have beautiful weather!) Missing the frogs already!!!!"

June 2014 - Mr and Mrs Tierney

"We have had a lovely time, and couldn't have asked for anything better. Lovely views, relaxing walks along the river bank. Accommodation was so much more than we expected, it was perfect. We look forward to returning and will be telling our friends and family about this place. Thank you to John for a friendly welcome and advice on local pubs."

May 2014 - Lucy, Mark and Tilly

"Accommodation very good with an environment that is conducive to a relaxing holiday. We look forward to our return holiday in the near future and recommend this accommodation and location to all."

April 2014 - Mr and Mrs McGovern

What makes this area
So special...

Bodiam is a beautiful village with the stunning castle which is the backdrop to The Sir Paul Gooderham showman's carriage. Set in 200 acres of orchards and farmland.

Property details

The Sir Paul Gooderham: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom, 1 shower room. Parking is directly outside the carriage on a gravel area.

All on one floor

Sitting room with kitchen area

Bedroom (sleeps 2)

TV in the bedroom and sitting room.

Sun room

Shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin, heated towel rail.


Decked sitting area with panoramic views over Bodiam Castle.

What you need to know

Small well behaved 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.

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.

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 located outside the main carriage.

Guests have use of laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board.

No Wi-Fi

Central heating

iPod dock

No BBQ provided 

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