Ruby the Gypsy Caravan

Compton Dundon, Somerset, England

Beautifully restored gypsy caravan set in a private meadow near Glastonbury, with vintage caravan available for more guests. Closed in winter.

Key Points

  • Enjoy a stay in a beautifully restored traditional gypsy caravan with your partner and two young children near Glastonbury.
  • There is a vintage caravan that offers further accommodation for 3 if you have a larger party and offers a place to cook too.
  • Private bathroom for the gypsy caravan can be found in a shepherd's hut close by.
  • Relax around the campfire or enjoy strolling around your private orchard.


Snuggle up in Ruby, a lovingly restored gypsy caravan for up to 4 people, set within a private meadow in the stunning Somerset countryside. 

Ruby sleeps 2 adults in a double bed & 2 children (1 in the underbunk and one on a mattress on the floor), with a vintage caravan available with space for an additional 3 people in a single & double bed. 

Cooking is usually done outside on the campfire where wood and firelighters are provided. If preferred however you can cook in the vintage caravan with gas hob, oven, fridge, sink and heating. The private bathroom with hot shower is located in a shepherd's hut in the same meadow as Ruby.

Ruby has been lovingly restored 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 and Blacki & Tango, two much loved ponies. The peace of this place will flow into you.

Whilst here why not take a day trip and explore the beautiful Mendip Hills with its limestone hills, lakes of the Chew Valley, rocky outcrops and flowering grasslands as well as history aplenty. 

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

Bed linen, utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.

Children welcome.

1 well behaved dog is welcome at £10 per stay, the dog is not to sleep in the wagon, there are other places for the dog to comfortably sleep. 

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

Closed season October to March.

Please click Check Availability & select your dates to view the price of your stay.

The location on the map is approximate.

Also available on this site is The Famous Five Caravan which can be rented along with Ruby if you are a party of two families. Otherwise no group bookings / party nights.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more



 Outdoor access to bathroom







 Fire pit


 Private entrance

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Local shop


 Pub within walking distance

 Public transport




 Family friendly site


 Mobile - Strong mobile signal

 Space for outdoor ball games

 WiFi - Limited access to WiFi

On Arrival

 Bring your own towels

 Included - Linen

 Self check-in

Safety & Security

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher






 Kitchenware / Utensils


Young Children

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space


 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Cardiff / Exeter

Content updated on 20th October 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Emily Chapman from Ruby the Gypsy Caravan