Art-deco flourishes, intricate marquetry and lavish fabrics adorn the carriages of this iconic train. Raise a toast to a bygone era with a welcome Bellini cocktail as the train departs. On your outward journey, liveried stewards serve a delicious three-course brunch as you take in views of the Kent countryside. Upon arrival, your coach awaits to take you to Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Discover horticultural delights in this peaceful six-acre estate. After your visit, return to the train and celebrate the day’s adventures with a champagne reception. A gastronomic treat awaits as our stewards serve a sumptuous four-course dinner accompanied by wine. Take time to admire the ornate carriages and marvel at their unique history as the train makes its way back to London.
Perhaps not the most glamorous of pasts, Sissinghurst began life as a Saxon pig farm nestled in the picturesque Weald of Kent. After a brief spell as a prison for French sailors, and then a profitable farm estate, Sissinghurst finally met its most prestigious inhabitants in 1930. Vita Sackville-West and Harrold Nicholson were a notorious couple in literary circles of the time, not least because of their liberal lifestyle. They set to work turning the estate into a more suitable abode for an aristocratic pair, and Vita’s passion for horticulture and design lives on in the beautiful gardens still present today.
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