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The Area and Local Events

Somerset is a place of myth and magic, steeped in history, where eerie mists blur the line between fact and fiction.

Somerset is a land of Kings such as Arthur and Alfred. Cradle of Christianity in Britain, stronghold of Alfred the Great and scene of bloody Civil War battles.

Famed for cider making and cider drinking, there are numerous cider farms, each with their own unique brew. Somerset’s cider traditions led to the birth of the Wurzels.

Close by is the mystical town of Glastonbury, with its world famous Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey.  Not only will you find the town of Glastonbury intriguing, and the Abbey fascinating you may also enjoy a visit to the Chalice Well where you will experience a tranquil, calm garden with a tumbling stream flowing through the middle. Otherwise just sit in a café enjoying the unique hippy culture.

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Wells, a few miles further on, is England’s smallest city. It’s worth a visit to see its magnificent Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and thriving twice weekly farmers’ market.

All around are the enigmatic and magical Somerset levels from which rise the Polden and Mendip hills to the north and the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills to the west.

Whether on foot, by bicycle or car there is much to do, places to visit and countryside to enjoy.

Wookey Hole and caves is only a short drive away.

At Cheddar Gorge you can visit the labyrinth of caves and learn about the history of cheddar cheese making.

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Longleat Safari Park with its lions and wolves is under an hour from Gypsy Caravan Breaks.

West Somerset Railway will take you on a steam train to the beach.

Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm museum is 20 minutes away as is the Haynes International Motor Museum.

You have the choice of the North coast beaches including Weston-Super-Mare or the south coast beaches such as Westbay all within an easy hour of our gypsy caravan site.

There is a plethora of stately homes in Somerset some of which are run by the National Trust. Close to Gypsy Caravan Breaks are: Lytes Cary House, Montacute House and Barrington Court to name but a few.

The historical city of Bath with its ancient Roman Baths less than an hour away.

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Notable Dates

  • Glastonbury Medieval Fayre
    15th April  2017
  • Abbey Hill Rally
    28th April – 1st May 2017
  • Royal Bath and West Show
    31st May – 3rd  June 2017
  • Green Scythe Fayre
    11th June 2017
  • Langport Walking Festival
    17-18th June 2017
  • Large Blue butterfly open day                                                19th June
  • Glastonbury Festival
    21–25th June 2017
  • Lavender Fields, Axbridge open day                                     23-25th June 2017
  • Yeovilton Air Day
    8th July 2017
  • Somerton Arts Festival
    7th-15th July 2017
  • Godney Gathering
    15th July 2017
  • Priddy Folk Festival
    7th-9th  July 2017
  • The Lowland Games, Langport
    30th July 2017
  • The Glastonbury Extravaganza
    5th August 2017
  • Great Dorset Steam Fair
    24-28th August 2017
  • Frome Cheese Show
    11th September 2017

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What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
Lovely romantic location.  Thank you.
John & Julie
We toasted marshmallows, cooked sausages, danced like loons to music…..excellent
Nicky, Zoe & Ben
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
To wake up with the sun shimmering through our window and cooking on the open fire is a way of life we could live with!
Judith & Tim
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
“It’s like the Darling Buds of May down here”
John Hunter June 2016
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.
Hannah & James
This is my ideal romantic getaway.  I have always dreamed of staying in a gypsy caravan.
Anna Ford
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.
Hannah & James
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
Thank you so much for letting us share your wonderful orchard.  It was a total treat and we loved every minute….
Wendy and Martin Edwards
The Famous Five is a ‘kushi’ vardo. I would happily return to re-live some more childhood memories March 2016
Adele & Craig Ashford
A dream come true.  The freedom and comfort is a tonic…
Wendy White
Peaceful and just what we were looking for.  Without  doubt we will be back to stay again soon. Thank you for creating such a restful haven. September 2015
Kerensa Case
Love this site!Love the caravan so cosy and comfortable.  Love the tranquil setting, just what we needed.
Nikky, Zoe & Ben
This was such an exciting experience.  I loved stroking the lambs.
Nelly Wade aged 10
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake
“It’s like the Darling Buds of May down here”
John Hunter June 2016
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We have had a beautiful relaxing time. May 2016
Nyree Riley
Thank you Emily, you have made a very special place here.
Alison Beale
Thank you so much for letting us share your wonderful orchard.  It was a total treat and we loved every minute….
Wendy and Martin Edwards
What a beautiful and relaxing place! It’s good to step back in time.  Everything was delightful. September 2015
Eileen O' Callaghan
Thank you so much for a special and unique experience.
Jane & Mark
A dream come true.  The freedom and comfort is a tonic…
Wendy White
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
This was such an exciting experience.  I loved stroking the lambs.
Nelly Wade aged 10
“It’s like the Darling Buds of May down here”
John Hunter June 2016
Thank you so much for a special and unique experience.
Jane & Mark
An amazing experience.  A welcome rural break from the hustle and bustle of London. April 2016
Jo & Jeff Springham
If the doctor had known how we were feeling he wold have ordered this…………….
Ju Ady
This is my ideal romantic getaway.  I have always dreamed of staying in a gypsy caravan.
Anna Ford
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
We really enjoyed our escape to the gypsy caravan, it was such a different place to stay for a little holiday.
Anna & Danni
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
The Famous Five is a ‘kushi’ vardo. I would happily return to re-live some more childhood memories March 2016
Adele & Craig Ashford
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh