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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What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
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
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
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
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
Love this site!Love the caravan so cosy and comfortable.  Love the tranquil setting, just what we needed.
Nikky, Zoe & Ben
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
We toasted marshmallows, cooked sausages, danced like loons to music…..excellent
Nicky, Zoe & Ben
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
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
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
“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
A wedding anniversary we will not forget!!! September 2015
Chris & Maris Burns
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
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
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
This is my ideal romantic getaway.  I have always dreamed of staying in a gypsy caravan.
Anna Ford
If the doctor had known how we were feeling he wold have ordered this…………….
Ju Ady
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.
Hannah & James
This was such an exciting experience.  I loved stroking the lambs.
Nelly Wade aged 10
We toasted marshmallows, cooked sausages, danced like loons to music…..excellent
Nicky, Zoe & Ben
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
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke
Lovely romantic location.  Thank you.
John & Julie