The Ruby Caravan

The Ruby Gypsy Caravan is a place where you can leave all your worries behind, enjoy the quiet, slow life of times past and fully relax in the stunning Somerset countryside.

Ruby is a bowtop vardo who has been lovingly restored by Emily. She can be found in a private meadow at the foot of Lollover Hill. Stay here  for a memorable gypsy caravan holiday where if you are lucky you will see badgers and certainly rabbits. Quite possibly you will get a sighting of the resident barn owl.

Situated in a different area at Bartlett’s Farm to the Famous Five gypsy caravan Ruby comes with just as much privacy, charm and tranquillity. There are no traffic disturbances here. The only passing traffic you may encounter is Emily’s family going past to check on sheep or ponies who are usually to be found in the next door field. In the Spring there will be lambs.

Traditionally, cooking and washing was done outside. There is an open fire with a tripod and all cooking utensils but should you prefer not to cook on a campfire, there is a more conventional method in ‘Swallow’ a restored caravan with gas hob, oven and heating. Swallow can also be used for extra people to stay in with a small double bed and a single bed.

 

All bed linen is provided as well as utensils, cutlery and crockery. There is purpose built, private, bathroom with a  wonderful hot shower in the same meadow as Ruby. The toilet, still on the same meadow is also private.

James and Emily rear many animals. There is bacon, sausages, eggs and various lamb cuts available for you to purchase. There is also the option of a Welcome Pack comprising homemade, bread, cakes and apple juice.

We hope we have thought of everything and believe we have all the ingredients to make a relaxing short break, weekend away or longer holiday. Staying in this gypsy caravan will give you the perfect holiday where peace, time and space to relax and chill out is in abundance.

We love children. Under 8’s or thereabouts (dependent on size) can curl up under the main bed in the wagon with you. Older children would need to sleep in ‘Swallow’ our vintage caravan or use a tent.  Sadly we cannot accommodate dogs.

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What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

Love this site!Love the caravan so cosy and comfortable.  Love the tranquil setting, just what we needed.
Nikky, Zoe & Ben
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake
We really enjoyed our escape to the gypsy caravan, it was such a different place to stay for a little holiday.
Anna & Danni
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.
Hannah & James
A wedding anniversary we will not forget!!! September 2015
Chris & Maris Burns
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
This is my ideal romantic getaway.  I have always dreamed of staying in a gypsy caravan.
Anna Ford
What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham
This was such an exciting experience.  I loved stroking the lambs.
Nelly Wade aged 10
This is my ideal romantic getaway.  I have always dreamed of staying in a gypsy caravan.
Anna Ford
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
A wedding anniversary we will not forget!!! September 2015
Chris & Maris Burns
A dream come true.  The freedom and comfort is a tonic…
Wendy White
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 really peaceful and idyllic spot! We had a great time cooking around the campfire
Len, Emma & Oliver
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
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
A really peaceful and idyllic spot! We had a great time cooking around the campfire
Len, Emma & Oliver
A wedding anniversary we will not forget!!! September 2015
Chris & Maris Burns
We’re back again…..another fabulous experience.  See you next year!
Chris Bryan August 2014
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We have had a beautiful relaxing time. May 2016
Nyree Riley
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
We really enjoyed our escape to the gypsy caravan, it was such a different place to stay for a little holiday.
Anna & Danni
Thank you so much for a special and unique experience.
Jane & Mark
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable.
Hannah & James
An amazing experience.  A welcome rural break from the hustle and bustle of London. April 2016
Jo & Jeff Springham
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
We really enjoyed our escape to the gypsy caravan, it was such a different place to stay for a little holiday.
Anna & Danni
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We have had a beautiful relaxing time. May 2016
Nyree Riley
Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham