The unique 1890s wagon has been lovingly restored to former Romany heritage, featuring all the charms of old gypsy life with a few modern comforts. The wagon is where you sleep and can chill-out and relax on the king-size double bed with plush bedding and Welsh woollen blanket. Glass fronted cabinets display china collectables, lacework and doilies decorate furniture, fancy curtains adorn the little windows and the brass mantelpiece heralds the range stove. You won’t get cold here, with the stove keeping you warm and toasty, as well as cooking your supper.
Just alongside the caravan is the eco-cabin, featuring a cute kitchen and dining area, sofa for two and bathroom with an extra large shower cubicle. It sits alongside the wagon with a covered verandah and hammock, just one of the many places to watch the amazing sunsets. This is a truly green holiday, the cabin is completely off-grid with solar water heating, PV panels (for electricity) and a Swedish compost loo – just like any other.
Hang the dutch oven on the wrought iron chitty over a hot log fire, cook up a storm in the kitchen, or get flipping on the BBQ. Food and cooking doesn’t stop there, for cosy days in, try the stove’s oven for a slow-cooked stew. and then chill-out with a glass of wine on the sofa. Bring your laptop and watch films or pick a book from the reading shelf.
The location is what makes this holiday really special. A 300 metre private track leads you to a grassy platform carved out of the hillside where you can absorb and observe from way up high. There’s even binoculars and spotters books for some serious getting down to nature.
Wild flowers adorn the area which is surrounded by young and ancient woodland, part of a 40 acre small holding with 3 acres of organic horticulture. Vegetables, fruit, honey and preserves are available to buy according to the seasons so you don’t even have to go shopping.
In the gypsy wagon:
• Bed linen, towels and dressing gowns
• King size bed
• Woodburning range stove for heating and cooking, firewood included
• Chest of drawers and cupboard space
In the cabin:
• Folding kitchen table and chairs
• Two burner gas hob, ‘whistling kettle’ and fridge
• Kitchen sink
• Shower room and toilet
• Gas heater
• Kitchen equipment, crockery, basic spices and condiments
• Books, binoculars and wind-up radio
• Wooden table and chairs
• Hammock on the verandah
• Firepit with wrought iron chitty over
• Picnic blanket
• Kitchen herbs