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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

 

  • Ciderthon run, Wells 29th April 2018
  • Abbey Hill Steam Fayre Rally
    4th – 7th May 2018
  • Royal Bath and West Show
    30th May – 2nd  June 2018
  • Green Scythe Fayre
    June 2018
  • Langport Walking Festival
    16-17th June 2018
  • Large Blue butterfly open day                                                19th June 2018
  • Lavender Fields, Axbridge open day                                     22-24th June 2018
  • Yeovilton Air Day
    7th July 2018
  • Somerton Arts Festival
    7th-16th July 2018
  • Godney Gathering
    21st July 2018
  • Priddy Folk Festival
    6th-8th  July 2018
  • 21st July Fireworks at the Grand Pier Weston Super-Mare
  • The Lowland Games, Langport
    26th – 29th July 2018
  • The Glastonbury Extravaganza
    4th August 2018
  • Great Dorset Steam Fair
    23rd – 27th August 2018
  • Frome Cheese Show
    10th September 2018

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What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
Beautiful break with my lovely girls….so much laughter
Heloise & children
Thank you Emily, you have made a very special place here.
Alison Beale
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
Maxine Clancy
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
What an experience, another tick off my bucket list.
Tracy Blundy
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
What a lovely return to nature. Great to cook over an open fire.
Tom & Jen
Love this site!Love the caravan so cosy and comfortable.  Love the tranquil setting, just what we needed.
Nikky, Zoe & Ben
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke
What an experience, another tick off my bucket list.
Tracy Blundy
We’re back again…..another fabulous experience.  See you next year!
Chris Bryan August 2014
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
If the doctor had known how we were feeling he wold have ordered this…………….
Ju Ady
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We have had a beautiful relaxing time. May 2016
Nyree Riley
What a lovely return to nature. Great to cook over an open fire.
Tom & Jen
We toasted marshmallows, cooked sausages, danced like loons to music…..excellent
Nicky, Zoe & Ben
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
Maxine Clancy
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
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
What an experience, another tick off my bucket list.
Tracy Blundy
A really peaceful and idyllic spot! We had a great time cooking around the campfire
Len, Emma & Oliver
Another set of memories made!
Nadine Bolina
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
Such a beautifully serene setting to sit by the fire looking out onto the rolling hills.
Adam Ohlers
A dream come true.  The freedom and comfort is a tonic…
Wendy White
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
The Famous Five is a ‘kushi’ vardo. I would happily return to re-live some more childhood memories March 2016
Adele & Craig Ashford
What an experience, another tick off my bucket list.
Tracy Blundy