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Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience

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Caravan/mobile home -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
July & August availability NOW!
There is only one Gypsy Rose.

*** Used as a 'location' for films, TV, photography, Gypsy Rose stands alone in our ancient apple orchard, overlooking a brook and waterfall. ***

This is not part of a holiday complex - you have a wagon, a pile of wood, a waterfall and a wash-shed in our orchard; very much a 'what you make it' break, if you love nature, peace, quiet and comfy camping this is the place!

Gypsy Rose is an authentic bow-top Gypsy Vardo (wagon/caravan) beautifully painted, decorated and dressed in traditional Romany gypsy style.
She's been 'on the road' as a horse-drawn living wagon and has come to rest in her own private bower in our ancient apple orchard, by a mistletoe-laden tree and overlooking her own garden and waterfall.
You'll have a real gypsy-wagon...
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Listing #HL7074585
About the Owner
mary r
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
On arrival you'll be met and shown to Gypsy Rose. Everything will be fully explained, from the pull-out bed to how to light the fires, and we'll always be on hand to help if needed (owners live on site). You'll have a Welcome hamper, a bag of logs and all you need to get a fire started, the kettle boiling and a welcome cuppa as you settle in. It's a few minutes' walk to the pub and village, and the Forest is on your doorstep - we'll guide you to the best walks/pubs/places of interest. Each morning, fresh breads from the farmhouse delivered to your door.
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Set on a quiet piece of land, this charming traditional caravan is situated next to a small brook and lovely waterfall. The owner is warm and friendly and can't do enough for you and you are encouraged to enjoy the fruit from the trees if...More

Thank Loretta K
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely time we spent at the gypsy rose! We stayed in the wagon and while it was a completely different experience, it was exactly what we needed to unwind! A night spent by a fire, good company and the stars above, what more...More

Thank Casey M
heyes2016, VR Owner at Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you so much, Casey! It was a pleasure to have you stay at our home, and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Welcome anytime!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was our third year staying in the gypsy wagon, and we will be back again, and for longer next time! Mary is a very welcoming host, and will go out of her way to make you comfortable and relaxed, including amazing freshly baked goodies!...More

Thank Gemma S
heyes2016, VR Owner at Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you, Gemma! It's always a pleasure to welcome you and your lovely family and to see you make yourselves so "at home". Looking forward to seeing you again in October, if not before!

  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Ask about pets
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 3:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside, not in the caravan. Pets: dogs are welcome in the garden but must be under the control of the owner at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the caravan...
    1 Half bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: R 927 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
You're in the Forest of Dean - one of the last large tracts of ancient mixed woodland in Britain, with lovely walks from the doorstep. To the east, the Severn Estuary, famed for the Severn Bore, is about a mile away. To the west, 43 square miles of Forest are all yours! Stroll through bluebell woods, forage for wild garlic, fungi and blackberries, all free! Or visit local attractions - Go Ape, the Sculture Trail, Dean Heritage Museum, Clearwell Caves, the Dean Forest Railway, Puzzlewood and the beautiful Wye Valley gorge, Chepstow and Goodrich castles... It's an hour's drive to Cardiff, Hereford and Hay on Wye, and about 30 mins to Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Getting around
The Forest is about 8 miles across and 17 miles north/south, so the best way of getting around is by car. Dedicated cycle tracks criss-cross the Forest (nearest is about a mile) and there are lots of lovely walks in the woods, Wye Valley and Severn estuary.
The nearest bus-stop is about 300yds, with buses to Gloucester and through the Forest to Coleford running regularly. The Dean Forest steam Railway runs from Parkend (3miles) to Lydney.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol International: 50.0 km
Railway: Lydney: 6.0 km
South-west of the village of Blakeney, on the A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road.
Detailed directions will be provided upon booking. Satnav is not reliable.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 70.0 km.
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