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Gypsy Caravan Breaks

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

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Two gypsy bowtop wagons, Ruby and 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 sleep 2 plus a child, but have a separate additional accommodation to supplement which can sleep an additional 2 guests. Therefore up to 5 guests are welcome on each site, or more if a tent is added.

Ruby, a bowtop has been lovingly restored by Emily the owner and is nestled in the tranquillity of a wildflower meadow. Ruby's only neighbours are sheep, Boris the donkey and ponies. This authentic wagon with oil lamp effect lighting sleeps 2 adults in a double bed and a young child underneath. Swallow our refurbished vintage caravan is nearby for additional sleeping capacity and if that isn't enough a tent can be used. Cooking is usually done outside on the campfire but if preferred, a more modern method can be found in Swallow with hob, oven, fridge, sink and heating. The private bathroom is located in a bespoke cabin adjacent to Swallow.

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 a shepherd's hut with additional accommodation and cooking facilities found in a vintage caravan on the same orchard.

Bed linen, utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.

Children welcome, no dogs unless by special arrangements.

Available for short stays, weekends and long holidays. Price for 2 adults is 164; Friday and Saturday must be booked together (minimum two-night stay). A price for hiring both gypsy wagons together, please contact owners.

Open from Easter until beginning of October.

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Please click the Booking Enquiry link to get in touch.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Accommodation for 5+
  • Triple


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Bristol / Cardiff


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
Famous Five
Exclusive space just for you
peaceful Ruby wagon
Family fun
Relax as the sun goees down
Cooking dinner on the fire
Secluded Famous Five wagon
Secluded Ruby Wagon
Famous Five with modern caravan alongside
great location
Cosy accommodation
enjoying the fire
The tranquil orchard with The Famous Five