‘Guns & Roses’ Ammunition Wagon

  • Guests 2
  • Beds 1
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1


Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway.Our Ammunition Wagon was built for the War Department in the closing years of the Second World War. It was used to convey military ammunition and explosives, an extremely dangerous cargo to carry in a wooden wagon behind a hard-working steam engine sending out sparks…

Such wagons would have been particularly in need in the preparations for the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944, and many British and American-built wagons and other rolling stock followed the first wave of troops over to France to assist with the Allies’ advance towards Berlin.
These days, the Ammunition Wagon offers a much safer and calmer environment for your stay. It includes a double bed, sofa, TV, en-suite shower room/WC, microwave, fridge, multiple power sockets and heating for those chilly winter months. Outside you will find an individual private garden with outdoor seating and a BBQ (bring your own charcoal!), offering a great place to relax over looking the steam railway and surrounding Rother Valley.

The Ammunition Wagon sleeps two adults, plus two on the sofa bed, with allocated parking directly outside.

You will have full access to the entire space

We will be available should you need us.

We are located in the beautiful Rother Valley on the Kent and East Sussex border in Northiam.

Located near Bodiam, Tenterden, Rye and Hastings, the carriages provide a fantastic base for you to explore the local countryside and coast with attractions and activities to suit everyone.

The carriages are situated within Northiam Steam Railway Station, a working station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway line. You don’t even need to leave the carriages to get the full railway experience as the steam trains will pull up at the station just over 20ft away.

We have painstakingly given some wonderful, care-worn rolling stock an exciting new life as modern, clean, inviting bases for you to relax in. We carry out as much of the work ourselves as we can, transforming the interiors into unique quirky spaces. The exteriors are painted in period colours and we retain as many original features as possible.

We recommend that you arrive by car and there is plenty of parking at the property. The nearest mainline train stations are Rye and Hastings with connecting buses to.Northium.

£88 /night


  • Antiquing
  • Balcony
  • Bird watching
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Electric kettle
  • Essentials
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free parking
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Hot water
  • Linens
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Rural
  • Shower
  • Single level home
  • Smoke detector
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Veranda
  • Village
  • Wildlife viewing
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