The Famous Five Caravan

Where you will experience a lifestyle from a less hurried time, where you can relax and where you can remember what life is really about.

The Famous Five, a bowtop gypsy caravan (once used in the TV series of Enid Blyton’s  Famous Five) is found on  a secluded and charming cider apple orchard overlooking the Somerset Levels. The bow top sleeps two in a traditional, cosy double bed with room for a young child underneath!

There is an open fire for cooking on but  nearby in the same orchard there is a heated vintage caravan with a gas cooker, oven, fridge and additional seating or sleeping space.

What do you get?

Bed linen is provided as are all utensils, crockery and cutlery. The private bathroom is nestled in a traditional shepherd’s hut where there is a shower,  a basin and a sink for washing up all with hot water. The private toilet is separate to the bathroom but in the same orchard.

 

Emily and James rear their own chickens, sheep and pigs. A Welcome Pack which includes home reared meat, homemade bread and  cakes and a choice of home grown apple juice or locally produced cider is available for purchase to enhance your stay.

Our aim is that all our visitors  leave refreshed, relaxed and revitalised.

Children are welcome. Younger ones can sleep in the wagon with you in the traditional manner, cosily tucked up under the main bed but older children would need to sleep in the vintage caravan or bring a tent.  Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate dogs.

 

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Key

What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
Such a beautifully serene setting to sit by the fire looking out onto the rolling hills.
Adam Ohlers
I am so happy, even if you glued my feet to the floor I would be happy here.
Leo aged 5
Couldn’t have wished for a  better time away.  Facilities unbeatable.
Sarah Bath
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
Thank you so much for a special and unique experience.
Jane & Mark
Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake
What a lovely return to nature. Great to cook over an open fire.
Tom & Jen
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
Maxine Clancy
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
We’re back again…..another fabulous experience.  See you next year!
Chris Bryan August 2014
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.
Hannah & James
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
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
I am so happy, even if you glued my feet to the floor I would be happy here.
Leo aged 5
What a lovely return to nature. Great to cook over an open fire.
Tom & Jen
A dream come true.  The freedom and comfort is a tonic…
Wendy White
Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke
“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
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
Maxine Clancy
A really peaceful and idyllic spot! We had a great time cooking around the campfire
Len, Emma & Oliver
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake
Thank you Emily, you have made a very special place here.
Alison Beale
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
A wedding anniversary we will not forget!!! September 2015
Chris & Maris Burns
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
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
Beautiful break with my lovely girls….so much laughter
Heloise & children
Lovely romantic location.  Thank you.
John & Julie
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
We toasted marshmallows, cooked sausages, danced like loons to music…..excellent
Nicky, Zoe & Ben
“It’s like the Darling Buds of May down here”
John Hunter June 2016