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

What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
Thank you Emily, you have made a very special place here.
Alison Beale
The Famous Five is a ‘kushi’ vardo. I would happily return to re-live some more childhood memories March 2016
Adele & Craig Ashford
An incredibly beautiful place to spend the night – unforgettable.
Karen
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
We’re back again…..another fabulous experience.  See you next year!
Chris Bryan August 2014
Lovely romantic location.  Thank you.
John & Julie
An amazing experience.  A welcome rural break from the hustle and bustle of London. April 2016
Jo & Jeff Springham
What a beautiful and relaxing place! It’s good to step back in time.  Everything was delightful. September 2015
Eileen O' Callaghan
Wow….what a wonderful experience we have had.
Jim & Dawn
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 would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
If the doctor had known how we were feeling he wold have ordered this…………….
Ju Ady
What a magical place.  One night was barely enough and yet everything we dreamed it would be.
Ruth & Charlotte
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
Thank you Emily, you have made a very special place here.
Alison Beale
“It’s like the Darling Buds of May down here”
John Hunter June 2016
I didn’t expect to get exclusive use of all the facilities….an unforgettable place
Karen
We’re back again…..another fabulous experience.  See you next year!
Chris Bryan August 2014
Lovely romantic location.  Thank you.
John & Julie
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
This is my ideal romantic getaway.  I have always dreamed of staying in a gypsy caravan.
Anna Ford
The Famous Five is a ‘kushi’ vardo. I would happily return to re-live some more childhood memories March 2016
Adele & Craig Ashford
“It’s like the Darling Buds of May down here”
John Hunter June 2016
We LOVE it! This is a real cutiepop place!
Shelley & Hugh
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
Love this site!Love the caravan so cosy and comfortable.  Love the tranquil setting, just what we needed.
Nikky, Zoe & Ben
Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing stay.  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
An amazing experience.  A welcome rural break from the hustle and bustle of London. April 2016
Jo & Jeff Springham
What a fabulous experience, The Gypsy Caravan is so pretty and comfy too.
Chris
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
What a beautiful and relaxing place! It’s good to step back in time.  Everything was delightful. September 2015
Eileen O' Callaghan
The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham
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