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What could be more romantic than a traditional wooden gypsy caravan? And ours is a fine, unique example of exceptional workmanship and beauty. We don’t know much about the history of this waggon – but we estimate it is at least 100 years old. When we bought it in 2009, it was just an empty shell & quite dilapidated. With the help of a carpenter we restored it in traditional gypsy caravan style & design, but using lots of recycled materials.
Perfect for two the caravan has a cosy & very comfortable double bed (slightly shorter and narrower than a normal double – 6′ x just over 4′) tucked away behind a curtain, and at night it is lit by solar fairy lights and tea light lanterns. Underneath the double bed is a small bed space (5′ x 3′) suitable for one or two small children. As there’s not enough space for a travel cot in here we’ve instead made a wooden barrier which can be put in place for babies & toddlers using the child’s bed if required. There is even a small woodburner built in to keep you nice and toasty.
The caravan is parked next to an old wooden donkey shed, which has been converted and fitted out to provide extra living and cooking space, should you require it. Inside you’ll find a traditional washstand, seating, cupboard space, a table and a gas stove. Beside the donkey shed is an outdoor seating area with a BBQ.
Nestled in it’s own private spot surrounded by trees, shrubs and wildflowers – let our gypsy caravan take you to a faraway place without moving an inch!
For more information about the garden, it’s atmosphere and communal spaces as well as FAQs click here.