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Gypsy Caravan Breaks

Compton Dundon, Somerset, England
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2 gypsy bowtop wagons nestled in separate meadows with additional vintage caravans. Each sleeps up to 5. Near Glastonbury.


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Stay in a cosy gypsy caravan. Ruby or The Famous Five are settled on separate meadows in the stunning Somerset countryside. Somerset is famous for cider making and Glastonbury Festival. Close by the gypsy caravans is the mystical town of Glastonbury.

Each wagon sleeps 2 adults plus a child. In addition to the wagons, there are vintage caravans to compliment both Ruby and The Famous Five with further accommodation for 2/3 people. Cooking is usually done outside on the campfire where wood and firelighters are provided. If preferred however you can cook in the vintage caravans with hob, oven, fridge, sink and heating. The private bathrooms on both sites are located in shepherd's huts.

Ruby, has been lovingly restored by Emily the owner and is nestled in the tranquillity of a wildflower meadow at the bottom of Lollover Hill, reputedly the entrance to the Fairy world. Sit quietly absorbing your surroundings and you may be lucky enough to spot a badger snuffling about or the resident Barn owl hunting in the field. Your only neighbours are sheep, Boris the donkey and Echo a much-loved pony. The peace of this place will flow into you.

Located in a separate, secluded orchard in a very private spot, is the Famous Five wagon once used in the TV series of Enid Blyton's Famous Five Go Off in a Caravan. This is a beautiful Romany wagon. The hand-painted interior as with Ruby sleeps 2 adults in a cosy, traditional double bed with room for a small child underneath. There is hot running water and a shower in the shepherd's hut with additional accommodation and cooking facilities found in a vintage caravan on the same orchard. Be mesmerised by the flicker of flames on the fire or go for a stroll and see what wildlife is around. Often you will see cranes out on the Levels or spot a deer gliding across the fields.

Bed linen, utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.

Children welcome. Dogs accepted by prior arrangement.

Available for short stays, weekends and long holidays. Price based on two guests 2 nights from £150 to £182; Additional guests £15 pp per night. Minimum two nights at a weekend. A price for hiring both gypsy wagons together, please contact owners.

Open from Easter until the beginning of October.

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Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Cardiff