Gypsy Caravan Breaks

Compton Dundon, Somerset, England

2 gypsy bowtop wagons nestled in separate meadows. Each can have extra vintage caravan added for more guests. Near Glastonbury. Closed in winter.

Key Points

  • Enjoy a stay in one of two traditional gypsy caravan with your partner with space for a young child near Glastonbury.
  • There are also some vintage caravans that offer further accommodation if you have a larger party and offer a place to cook too.
  • Private bathrooms for each gypsy caravan can be found in shepherd's huts close by.
  • Relax around the campfire or enjoy strolling around your private orchard.



Reduced rate for stays of 4 nights or more to £90 a night for 2.



Snuggle up in a cosy gypsy caravan. Ruby or The Famous Five are settled on separate orchards in the stunning Somerset countryside. Somerset is famous for cider making and Glastonbury Festival. Just a few miles from the gypsy caravans is the mystical town of Glastonbury.

Each gypsy caravan sleeps 2 adults plus a child (under 8 at £15 extra a night). In addition to the gypsy caravans, 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. When you rent either The Famous Five or Ruby you have exclusive use of the orchard either is in with sole access to not just the gypsy caravan but also the vintage caravan and Shepherd's Hut containing the bathroom.

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.

If your party has more people Emily is very accommodating about bringing tents or providing a tent. Often families of 4 all snuggle up in the gypsy caravan together. Again Emily is happy to put extra mattresses and bedding in either one.

Bed linen, utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.

Children welcome. Dogs accepted by prior arrangement only.

Available for short stays, weekends and long holidays. Single night stays permitted Sunday - Thursday. Minimum two night stay at weekends, 3 night minimum bank holidays.

Each gypsy caravan can accommodate 2 adults sharing (plus 1 child under 8). Additional guests can be added in the additional vintage caravan. Get an instant price by clicking Check Availability and selecting your dates.

The whole site can accommodate up to 10 guests - maximum 8 adults. Although a tent could be added for extras if required. Enquire for the price for your group.

Open from Easter until the beginning of October.

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Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more









 Fire pit

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance





On Arrival

 Included - Linen




 Kitchenware / Utensils


Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Cardiff / Exeter


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Content updated on 18th November 2021 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Emily Chapman from Gypsy Caravan Breaks