Gypsy caravan holiday breaks in rural Somerset
Accommodation and facilities
Here you will experience the privilege
of sampling a lifestyle from a less hurried time where you
can relax and remember what life is really about.
You will sleep in a gypsy caravan (once used in the TV series of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five) pulled on to an old cider apple orchard . The bow top sleeps two in a cosy traditional extending double bed. You need to be reasonably agile to climb in!
Traditionally cooking and washing was done outside. There is an open fire for cooking but nearby there is a heated caravan, with fridge, gas cooker and seating for rainy days.
What do you get?
Bed linen is provided as are all utensils, crockery and cutlery. Toilet facilities are catered for with an environmentally friendly compost loo, it sounds primitive but is, in fact, quite civilised. It saves water and avoids the pollution of chemical toilets and WCs. There is hot running water and a shower hidden in a traditional shepherd’s hut.
James and Emily rear their own chickens, sheep and pigs. Sausages, bacon and eggs are available to buy from them on arrival or pre-order in advance.
What’s down the road?
There is a pub The Castlebrook Inn with a small shop in the village about a 20 minute brisk walk away. This is an unspoilt traditional pub, selling an excellent range of local ales, cider and home made food. Here, you will find good company in an old country inn.
The nearest general shops are in the small towns of Somerton and Street, both are about three miles away and each with a supermarket, butchers and other basics. Glastonbury with all its mysticism and Tor is only 6 miles away.
We do not guarantee the weather or supply sunshine on demand. Your stay may be sunny and warm or soggy and cold, either way we hope that all our visitors can leave refreshed, relaxed and revitalised.
How much is it?
For two people, in low season,two nights stay £140, three nights £210, four nights £250. For more than four nights add £60 for each additional night. Weekends and bank holidays carry a small extra charge. Single night stays are available on certain dates by arrangement at a cost of £90 per night.
Children are welcome. Younger ones can sleep in the wagon with you in the traditional manner, cosily tucked up under the main bed (there is plenty of room for 1) but older children would need to sleep in the caravan used for ‘rainy days’ or bring a tent. The cost for children is £10 per child per night. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate dogs.
What our guests think
This has been a weeks holiday in two nights! Bliss
What an amazing experience! We can't wait to come back
We have enjoyed every minute of it....the gypsy caravan is beautiful, all other facilities are great and what an amazing setting!
what an experience.....having the campfire was a real bonus.
. We had a fantastic time! The sausage, bacon and eggs were brilliant...
A gift that fulfilled the childhood wish of an avid Famous Five fan…… Loved cooking on the campfire, we shall miss the peace and harmony with nature on our return to London.
Thank you so much, we have had such a fabulous time here! We loved being snuggled up in the gypsy caravan and cooking on the fire.
We loved every minute of it. What a wonderful place! What a fabulous holiday!
Thank you for our oh so short but wonderful stay. It’s the gypsy life for me from now on, goodbye horrible noisy towns. Emotional goodbye from me as I feel I am leaving the life I was born to live.
Thank you again for a wonderful stay, was lovely as usual and just what we needed, a getaway from the hustle and bustle. The “Famous Five” is stunning, more beautiful than we had imagined.
Kusti vardo mush & kushti atching tan. We have loved every moment of this, thank you for making it possible.
We absolutely loved sleeping in the bow top and cooking breakfast on the camp fire. We love camping but this is something more, it really gives you an insight into a very different way of life.
What an amazing experience, despite the rain. A lovely way to spend our 10 th wedding anniversary.
A truly memorable experience from the start, great people, great place. A slower pace of life, everyone should try it.
What a lovely and peaceful location. Arrived in the pouring rain but things got better and better. Sitting around the fire and cooking was amazing, listening to the gypsy music. Wonderful experience.
It doesn’t get any better…..We loved cooking all our food on the fire, loved the gypsy caravan. Wish we could spend a week here, thank you so much for making our holiday so special.
A wonderful encampment in beautiful surroundings. Someone forgot to turn the rain off…. but the sound of the rain on the bow top made it the warmest of places to be!
We’ve had such a wonderful time in this corner of paradise, living the good life. It’s going to be very difficult to leave this morning. Sleeping in the gypsy caravan is a childhood dream come true – and in such a peaceful setting.
Such an amazing place... have told all our friends to come here and experience this journey through time.
This place is magical, beautiful, original and breathtaking, don't ever change it!! I felt my inner gypsy come out as I chopped wood for the fire.
Perfect real world Hilton - en suite beauty all around. A memorable birthday with the sunsets, stars and dear donkeys for company.
An absolutely gorgeous stay in glorious Somerset. we have had such a good time, dinner under the stars with amazing gypsy music and a wonderful sleep.