Rated 5 out of 5
A romantic Gypsy caravan holiday in the Dorset countryside ~
'Hope' is an original 1927 bow top wagon who many years ago was
used by families to travel the countryside. Fortunately for us she
is now available to transport us back in time.
Located in a small meadow at a Retreat Center she has been lovingly refurbished by local artisans and artists using hand printed fabric and artwork. A genuine escape from the madding crowd she has purposely been kept off-grid ... soft lighting emits from candles evoking an enchanting sense of days gone by.
Hope is a pocket-sized labyrinth of discovery! With beautiful furnishing, decorative touches and hidden treats you are encouraged to explore the nooks & cupboards. The pull-out bed sleeps 2 adults and there's a small cabin bed underneath for 1 child if required. Hope now has a gorgeous wood-burning stove for cosy nights in!
Simplicity rules here, a campfire for cooking, storm kettle for boiling water, a sideboard and rather welcome comfy chair... there is something quite delicious about being able to sit in a really comfortable chair in the middle of a field! There is also an outside seating area, as well as a hammock for you to laze in while reading a good book or listening to birdsong - bliss!
Bathroom facilities are simple & off grid, the compost loo is about 20 meters to the left of the wagon (next to, but not shared with, the Shepherd's hut loo). A rustic hut 20 meters behind the wagon has a hot shower and hand basin (shared with 2 other abodes).
Hope shares the paddock with another glamping hut about 40 meters away.
baskets of logs/firelighters £7.00
Herbs to pick, free
Breakfast hamper with local and where possible organic goodies £20
Dinner for 2 with seasonal local ingredients ready to heat on campfire £20
The land and fields are part of a private retreat site. You can book a yoga (£30), massage (£45) or meditation (£30) session, a foraging walk (£30), surfing (£35) and spoon carving lessons (£30).
Please bring: torch, wellies if wet, books, sketch pad, camera and poetry.
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