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

I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
Maxine Clancy
What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
We’re back again…..another fabulous experience.  See you next year!
Chris Bryan August 2014
Another set of memories made!
Nadine Bolina
What a beautiful and relaxing place! It’s good to step back in time.  Everything was delightful. September 2015
Eileen O' Callaghan
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
This was such an exciting experience.  I loved stroking the lambs.
Nelly Wade aged 10
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We have had a beautiful relaxing time. May 2016
Nyree Riley
Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We have had a beautiful relaxing time. May 2016
Nyree Riley
A wedding anniversary we will not forget!!! September 2015
Chris & Maris Burns
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
A really peaceful and idyllic spot! We had a great time cooking around the campfire
Len, Emma & Oliver
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
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
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
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 so much for a special and unique experience.
Jane & Mark
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
The Famous Five is a ‘kushi’ vardo. I would happily return to re-live some more childhood memories March 2016
Adele & Craig Ashford
We really enjoyed our escape to the gypsy caravan, it was such a different place to stay for a little holiday.
Anna & Danni
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Jennifer Sandell
Thank you so much for a special and unique experience.
Jane & Mark
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
What an experience, another tick off my bucket list.
Tracy Blundy
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
Maxine Clancy
Love this site!Love the caravan so cosy and comfortable.  Love the tranquil setting, just what we needed.
Nikky, Zoe & Ben
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke