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Vintage train you can stay on
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This vintage train has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind holiday home

The unusual property overlooks an epic royal castle in southern England

Written by
Faima Bakar

Ever wanted to spend the night on board a train? Sleeper trains don’t always offer the smoothest travel experience, so this new holiday home may well be just what you’re after. 

Housed inside a vintage train, the property has given a swish new modern design and comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ. It’s right next to the beautiful Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, and sleeps up to five guests. 

There are epic views of the castle visible from the master window. Here you can revel in the history of the structure, built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II.

You can also explore the gardens surrounding the train. They were previously owned by the Guinness family, who grew hops here.

Fancy booking a trip? There’s a minimum three-night stay, with Monday, Tuesday or Friday arrivals. Prices range between £100 and £200 per night.

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