Romany Rose Vickers, Shropshire.
A unique vintage glamping holiday in Shropshire - voted by 'The Guardian' as one of the top eccentric places to stay. With more chrome than a 1950's Chevy, engraved mirrors and feather trimmed cushions, she is totally bling! However she isn't just a pretty face - the quality of these caravans were so high that when they were made in the 1950's - 1970's they could cost more that some properties.
The interior is open plan with a divider for the 'bedroom' where the window bay sofa converts into a spacious double bed - not a bad spot to prop yourself up with a morning coffee and take in far reaching views over the fields to the Stretton Hills. Or watch the flickering logburner by night. Additional seating means you can leave the bed made up during your stay. At night twinkling interior lights reflecting on glass and mirrors
create a magical atmosphere
Staying here is a great excuse to eat out as cooking facilities have been kept minimal to preserve the caravan's interior, or make the most of tranquil Shropshire evenings and cook outside on the brazier. There isn't a bathroom inside the wagon, but about 4 meters away is a purpose built cabin adjacent to the farm building with a hot shower, WC and washing-up sink with hot water. Fear not you don't have to bathe in the horse trough!
The small fenced garden overlooks the grounds, with unspoiled views to the Stretton Hills in the distance.You are welcome to explore the farm building
behind the Wagon and say hello to the horses, some of which used to
perform in the circus with Nink.
The caravan is next to the stable building which, along with Nink's farmhouse, sits within 60 acres. Whilst the original stately home has long gone, the tranquility of an English country estate lingers on. A peaceful lake complete with little islands is a couple of minutes walk, just perfect for a summer picnic. One of the larger Meres, lake Colemere is further afield and a very pleasant short walk.
A few miles away is the bustling Medieval town of Shrewsbury with museums, Shrewsbury castle and a theatre, as is Wem and Ellesmere. Further afield Llangollen,
Chirk and Whittington Castles, and to the south of the county Church
Stretton and the Stiperstone Hills. Shropshire is a great county
for walking and cycling.
This glamping gypsy caravan is located on the same site as Nink's Wagon - both can be booked together accommodating up to four people in caravan travelling style!
Arrival after 3pm Departure 10.30am