ROSIE THE GYPSY CARAVAN

Open the wrought iron gate and step through the wall of honey suckle to find Rosie, a 1934 Romany showman’s wagon. Rosie would have been home to itinerant fairground workers and performers after the turn of the century when steam engines became available to tow their equipment and caravans.

Decorated in original Romany embellishments, Rosie is simply charming. An antique eiderdown rests upon the cosy 6 by not quite 4-foot bed and pretty lace curtains originating from Great Granny’s tablecloth are drawn on brass rails. A vintage music box and a wonderful collection of caravan related storybooks adorn the shelves. Look through the cupboards and you will find vintage china, tea and coffee and a fresh water container.

Rosie sits in a small, private courtyard in the corner of Fanner’s field and enjoys a vista of Melbury and Fontmell Down. There is a BBQ and table and chairs for you to enjoy lazy summer evenings whilst sipping cider, perusing local maps or perhaps enjoying a game of cards.

Due to semi-retiring, Rosie is very reluctantly for sale!  Please get in touch with us if you are interested.

FACILITIES

  • Linen and towels provided
  • Shared glamping kitchen and tuck shop
  • Private bathroom with flushing loo and shower 25 metres away
  • Electric heater to keep you warm at night
  • Fire pit wood available to purchase as well as extra firelighters, matches and kindling
  • BBQ’s and fire pits provided
  • Dogs not suitable for Rosie, Sam or Mabel only
  • Child welcome in a tent alongside
  • Minimum two night stay
  • £85 per night, £95 at weekends
Rosie-Wheel

“the best present I have ever received. We absolutely loved everything about our stay here and did not want to leave!”

Charlotte

“We stayed in Rosie the Gypsy Caravan. She is darling and pointed at the sunrise in a lovely field with stunning views. This place is utterly charming ”

Whirlers

” We had sweeping views of the countryside form our caravan, and a family of chickens, Scrumpy Jack the donkey and a horse for neighbours! They were adorable. A very peaceful setting and a relief when you want to get away from the stresses of city life”

Y Weeks

PRIVATE BATHROOM

The bathroom is a short 30 metre walk down the drive by Tim’s nostalgic shed. Complete with a flushing loo, electric shower, sink and a heated towel rail all combine to make a very comfortable convenience.

Rosie-Private-Bathroom

BOOKING

Booking for Rosie is currently only available via phone or email.  Please contact us for availability.

TERMS

Arrivals/depatures commence at 4.00pm on the day of arrival and finishing at 10am on the day of departure. Please advise approximate time of arrival.

Bookings can be cancelled up to 1 week before 22:00 on the day of check in free of charge. Bookings cancelled less than 1 week before 22:00 on the day of check in will incur a charge of 100% of the booking total.