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Coppins Farm

Bures, Suffolk, England
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Showman's Wagons and a Victorian Railway Carriage near Bures within a wildlife and wildflower reserve. Look out for badgers here.

Coppins Farm offers showman wagons and a railway carriage accommodation in a stunning country location. Coppin's Farm is in the centre of the tiny village of Alphamstone in Suffolk. It used to be a working farm but now boasts 150 acres of wildlife and wildflower reserve. Each place can accommodate up to 4 - great for family stays and couples - and Green Showman can accept a dog too.

There a showman's van available to sleep 4, comprising of 1 double cabin and a pair of bunk beds in cabin 2. The van has been extensively renovated and insulated throughout with a kitchen including small oven and hob, microwave, fridge, plus a bath, shower and electric heating.

There is also an Eastern Region First Class Victorian railway carriage circa 1885 providing 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living area and a covered veranda.

The Green Showman's Wagon sleeps 2 adults and 2 children plus a dog. It has electric and wood burner heating.

No smoking in the accommodation.

You can take a train from Liverpool Street, London to arrive at nearby Bures with one change. A lift can be arranged for those who don't fancy the 2-mile walk.

There is a wildlife trail camera and bat detector for guests to borrow during their stay. With a bit of patience you are likely to see badgers here.

Minimum stays 2 nights. Prices starting at £165 (for 2 nights) and up to £400 for a week in peak season.

Room Types

Double
Triple
Quad
Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Stanstead