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 was so high that when they were made in the 1950's - 1970's they could cost more than 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 log burner 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 of 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 on 60 acres. Whilst the original stately home has long gone, the tranquillity 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
Sleeping ArrangementsSleeps 2 on a double caravan sofa-bed. Bedding provided.
Cooking facilitiesKettle, fridge (with ice box), microwave, toaster, plus utensils, plates etc
Bathroom facilities5 metres away in cabin, hot shower, flushing loo & washing up sink. Towels provided.
Heating & LightingWood-burning stove (starter pack of logs included). Electric lighting and additional electric heater.
Parking/Access2 cars, approx 7 meters away to side of caravan at back of farm building. 3 steps up into caravan, level once inside.
OutsidePrivate fenced garden, fire-pit, 60 acres parkland, lake & boat, adjacent to farm building and horses.
Pet Policy1 small well-behaved dog accepted - £12 charge applies ( Kindly contact Quality Unearthed to add a dog to your booking ).
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We had a blingtastic stay in Romany Rose, what an experience! Took a lovely walk around the lakes and had a great meal and drinks in Loppington. Spent a fantastic day shopping and browsing in Shrewsbury - what a gorgeous town, full of wonderful architecture and places to grab a coffee and eat. Nink was fun too - what a character! - Julie