The Gypsy Caravan
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!
|2 nights commencing Friday - £190|
|3 nights commencing Friday - £230|
|3 nights midweek (Mon, Tue, Wed) - £190|
|4 nights midweek (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu) - £230|
|7 nights commencing Mon or Fri - £380|
|for other length stays please email for prices|
1 basket of wood for woodburner, use of toilets, hot showers, campfire (including firewood), fully kitted out kitchen with gas hobs, BBQs, bikes, off licence, jungle shower - see facilities page for more info
For every night this gypsy caravan is occupied, we will donate £1 to the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon. Long before we arrived, a donkey named Shandy lived in the donkey shed here at Alde Garden. When his owners moved away he was taken to the Donkey Sanctuary where he then lived on for a few more happy years. Sadly we never got a chance to meet him as he passed away before we knew of his existence.