The Famous Five

Compton Dundon, Somerset, England

Charming bowtop gypsy caravan with vintage caravan available for more guests, nestled in a private cider apple orchard near Glastonbury. Closed in winter.

Key Points

  • Enjoy a stay in a beautifully restored bowtop gypsy caravan with your partner and young child near Glastonbury.
  • There is a vintage caravan that offers further accommodation for 2 adults & 1 child 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 The Famous Five, a bowtop gypsy caravan which was once used in the TV series of Enid Blyton's Famous Five, set on a private cider apple orchard in the stunning Somerset countryside. 

The Famous Five sleeps 2 adults in a double bed plus a young child in the "underbunk" , with a vintage caravan available with space for an additional 3 people (2 adults & 1 child). 

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 hob, oven, fridge, sink and heating. The private bathroom with hot shower is located in a shepherd's hut in the same meadow as The Famous Five.

The Famous Five, has been lovingly restored and is nestled in the tranquillity of a wildflower meadow overlooking the Somerset Levels. 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. 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. The peace of this place will flow into you.

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

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 located on this site is Ruby the Gypsy Caravan which can be rented along with Famous Five if you are a party of two families. 



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 30th April 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Emily Chapman from The Famous Five