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***Any day arrival - Min 2-night stay***
Guests of Seren can expect to find a romantic break in idyllic countryside perfect for wildlife spotting and stargazing with your sweetheart. Set back from owners Jenna and Bobby's farm, this bright blue hut, with its own private wash wagon, is a striking sanctuary deep in rural Northamptonshire.
Sitting alongside its own waterhole with dragonflies flitting around the small beach, you'll find a seating area for you to picnic surrounded in nature. Seren Wagon offers an immersive experience into the living world, so leave your technology at home and cuddle up by the fireside with the one you love and simply relax in the gorgeous natural setting.
Check-in - 3pm / Check -out - 10am
2 adults on built-in king-sized bed with bedding and cushions.
In separate, purpose-built hut with hot shower, wash basin, smart eco-toilet (very posh compost loo). Liquid soap and towels provided.
Gas BBQ with side hob, Coleman 'Extreme' coolbox, packs can be refrozen but it's a heavy duty coolbox. All utensils crockery etc provided. Washing up sink on side of shower hut.
There is no internet access in this property.
Heating and Lighting
Seren Wagon is off-grid, so heating is supplied by the log-fuelled stove (wood inclusive on 'fair use basis). The tent is lit by solar fairy lights and candles (you might want to bring own torches).
Grounds and Nearby
Wood-fired Love tub - about an hour to heat up, fresh water every stay (wood inclusive). Picnic area with parasol next to small natural pool and views over the fields.
Parking is 400 meters away through a field, wheelbarrow provided for transporting luggage.
Check in from 15: and check out by 10:
Nearest Train Station: Banbury, 12 miles away.
Seren Wagon is a striking structure, from its Royal Blue painted exterior to its mermaid-coloured interior, with flashes of bold turquoise and pretty pink throughout.
The first thing that catches your attention about the interior is the space - a large, built-in, king-sized bed is hidden not-so-discreetly behind a beautifully carved, decorative partition, clearly defining your snug sleeping area from the well thought out living space. A small log burner warms the wagon on cooler nights, with wood lovingly supplied by the owners. There's a cosy interior seating area, a table and chairs for eating, and a sink for washing in. Cooking is done on a gas BBQ with hob, otherwise, you can boil your kettle on the wood burner for your morning cuppa.
There's a separate wash wagon mere feet from Seren Wagon - you can certainly get clean in this beautiful bathroom space, complete with solar-powered hot shower and modern composting toilet. This is how glamping bathrooms should be done!
And if the shower doesn't do the trick for your adventure-weary limbs, then slip into something a little more comfortable in the shape of the Love Tub. This is an intimate wood-fired hot tub for two. Immerse yourself in bubbles while sipping on something bubbly and do what this aptly named abode was created for - staring at the stars.
Don't forget to bring your wellies - the owners run a working farm, and a short walk through arable land gets you to Seren Wagon.
Seren Wagon and its wash hut sits approximately 400 metres away from the main road, so bring your wellies - this is a working farm. Feel the pressures of everyday life fall away as you walk across arable fields to reach your own, private rural retreat. It's not hard to spot, as its deep blue colour contrasts beautifully with the living growth of green in the surrounding fields. This spot, tucked away behind the trees, is set alongside a small body of water and its own tiny beach, making this place a natural draw for wildlife. There are footpaths across the fields, providing walks - owner Jenna assures us that if you keep walking far enough, you'll be rewarded by a little country pub!
Seren Wagon sits amongst the fields of Astwell, a hamlet in southwest Northamptonshire. By road, it is 12 miles northeast of the Saxon market town of Banbury, and 17 miles southwest of Northampton, one of the largest towns in the UK. This part of the UK was the setting between the Danes and the Saxons in the 9th century, although you would never know that from travelling through its peaceful, idyllic countryside. Less than 1 hour from Oxford and the popular Bicester Village, 1 hour from the M25 and 2 hours from London, this area reflects the best of bucolic English countryside, brimming with wildlife, flowering plants and agriculture.
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