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 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.
What do you get?
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.
Our aim is that all our visitors leave refreshed, relaxed and revitalised.
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 break 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. We do allow dogs but only by prior arrangement with Emily and she asks that they do not go into Ruby herself. There are plenty of other spaces for them to sleep in.
What Our Guests Say
about this special escape
Such a beautiful place. We ony came to stay one night and wish we could stay longer.
We had an amazing time. It’s really opened our eyes to how simple life needs to be. we will defo be back
I am so glad I found you on the internet. Such an amazing set up here with everything we needed to relax and spend quality time together
What a wonderful experience…..everything has been though of an is perfect
Helen & Andrew Purvis
Thank you for creating this peaceful haven. We had an idylic afternoon in the sunny paddock followed by a majestic evening under the stars. Sean & Emma Davis
Toasting marshmallows over the fire and star gazing…………..we would recommend this to anyone!
I am so happy, even if you glued my feet to the floor I would be happy here.
Leo aged 5
It was quiet, tranquil and a real battery charger…..thank you very much, you have thought of everything.
Beautiful break with my lovely girls….so much laughter.
Heloise & Children
A lovely few days getting back to nature in such a peaceful place. It should become essential for all families with teenagers!
Couldn’t have wished for a better time away. Facilities unbeatable.
Ruby is immaculate and very cosy and comfy. Saw all kinds of wildlife including owls.
Sue & Bob Mall
We’ve had a fantastic three nights. It’s been like stepping back in time in a very good way, the children have had a great time just being outside and I’ve loved it.
Wonderful in the truest sense of the word.. The children were so free and relaxed. The campfire and stargazing were out of this world.
A really beautiful place where we found the peace and quiet we were looking for away from it all.
A three day idyll, leaving us completely relaxed and de-stressed.
Katie and Sarah
I wanted somewhere to do a little “soul searching” and desperately needed some me time. This beautiful little hideaway certainly delivered.
A wonderful spot in the deep Somerset countryside. The perfect place for a family reunion.
Almost a dream, as people who are busy working in the city and running a business this was a true reminder to life.. what we achieved without Google was amazing!
Roger and Caz
What a beautiful and restful place to spend a few days of sitting in front of a campfire and recharging.
Vanessa and Glenn
This place is unforgettable. Really peaceful. there should be more places like this in the world.
The Breakfast Basket and open fire were amazing – good job you showed us how to get it lit. Exceeded our expectations.
Natasha and Lewis
I really loved it here especially the wildlife. The little owl who I heard at dusk was the best.
Well what can I say? Wasn’t sure at first but truly love it. We sat around the fire talking long into the night.
Martin and Sharon
“What a magical place to get way from it all. It is even more beautiful in real life. Everything is so well equipped and thought out.”
Fiz and Fliss
“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.”
“This was such an exciting experience. I loved stroking the lambs.”