summertime in the gardenentrance to the caravan
vintage showmans caravan near York
vintage showmans caravan near York
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
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A completely self contained and private space in which to unwind. Quality vintage bed linen, towels and gowns are provided, as are basic ingredients for home cooking, garlic, herbs etc. Organic produce from the vegetable garden are available when there is a glut.

The space

This is a unique opportunity to stay in our vintage showman's van set in mature gardens. It is a self contained open plan space consisting of a large double bed, a dining and sitting area, and a fully equipped kitchen with gas oven. The loo with hand wash basin and towel are in a separate hut beside the caravan. There is an outside cast iron bath in a secluded area nearby, heated with a wood burner. A supply of firewood is provided. There is a wood burning stove in the caravan, and we will ensure a good supply of dry firewood for your use. However, those wishing to use the bath more than once will have to gather their own firewood. You can of course bring your own wood supply if you prefer.
Linen sheets, fluffy towels and bathrobes are provided. Fresh breakfast food is supplied. Requests for special dietary needs can be met if forewarned.
There is ample parking space next to the caravan.
There is a radio and ( rather patchy) internet connection but no television.

Guest access

The caravan is situated in the garden at some distance from the house. The outdoor bath facilities are arranged behind a deep mature beech hedge. Guests are welcome to use the garden.

Interaction with guests

There when needed but privacy guaranteed.

Other things to note

Minimum 2 nights stay. Guests can book 1 night stays midweek, if they are happy to bring their own sheets/sleeping bags and towels.
I would ask guests to recycle their bottles, plastic, and food waste into the bins provided.


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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

Arrival time is flexible as many guests come from a considerable distance, and traffic can be a problem. But please let me know more or less what time you hope to arrive. If there is no new booking on the day you leave, feel free to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your departure.
I would appreciate guests leaving the caravan clean and tidy, and that the recycling bins are used for plastic/glass etc.
Only one definite rule - absolutely NO candles, or any other naked flames inside the caravan.
This is a tranquil place where you can escape the hurly burly of city life, so we hope you come to enjoy the peace and quiet.
We really appreciate guests leaving a message in the visitors book and coming over to say goodbye.
Well behaved dogs welcome.I would appreciate dog owners picking up and disposing of their dog mess as it happens! Please bring dog beds and prevent them getting up on the bed or divan.
Children are free, but extra adults must pay an added premium of £35

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

199 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
November 2016
What a great little place to get away from it all, thoroughly enjoyed our stay for our anniversary. The new inn is must for food the Woodfired pizza was lush! Sadly didn't try out the bath but would defiantly try it in warmer months. Keep up the good work guys!

Laura User Profile
April 2016
The host canceled this reservation 69 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Caitie User Profile
February 2016
Wow what a magical experience! From bacon eggs and OJ in the fridge to Dapper Dan (the dog) to the outdoor tub, just lovely. Maggie and Humph's fantastic hospitality made this a great addition to our already wonderful trip.

Jennifer User Profile
August 2015
The caravan was exactly as advertised! So cozy and charming with more room than you would expect inside and plenty of outside seating space. Maggie was there to welcome us and having Dan (the dog) visit us regularly was a treat. There were eggs, juice and even bacon in the fridge for us which was a wonderful extra!

William User Profile
June 2015
The caravan was just as pictured in the photos, and the surroundings were lovely. The area was serene and quiet. We had a nice time, although there are a few things to mention that differ slightly from the description. The owner's house was a mere 10 meters or so from the caravan, which can be a bit awkward when bathing outdoors, and when expecting a bit more privacy. The photos do not show this proximity to the owner's home. The listing says clearly that there is wireless internet access, however, the signal from the owner's home is so weak that it is unusable inside the caravan, and nearly unusable in the back yard. While I fully agree that the intent of this property is quiet and serenity, I did have some work to do and had to venture to town to get it done. Perhaps a separate router or line for the caravan itself? In addition, depending on your provider, there will be no mobile reception either. My partner and I did have a lovely time, and the outdoor bath, while a bit of work, was a fun experience.
Maggie User ProfileMaggie is a superhost.
Response from Maggie:
A router for the internet might improve the signal, I will investigate this, but as the caravan is clad in aluminium the signal is never going to be fantastic! O2 is the best, but its usually possible to get a signal somewhere in the immediate vicinity of the caravan. We are very sensitive about our guests' comfort and privacy, and are fastidious about keeping a discreet low profile when there are people staying. The garden we share with guests is enormous, the bath and other facilities are well sheltered from public view. This is certainly the very first time the matter of privacy has been mentioned.
June 2015

Miles User Profile
May 2014
The reservation was canceled 107 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Stacey User Profile
September 2017
What an absolute little gem of a place to stay. Very secluded and private and you must try the outdoor bath under the stars. We really did enjoy ourselves here and Maggie is so approachable and welcoming and the breakfast items we're a nice little touch. We will be back in the very near future.

England, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
Maggie User ProfileMaggie is a superhost.

Maggie -
Music therapist, interested and involved in all the arts. Love to travel and meet people. Keen sailor, read a lot, garden a lot, entertain a lot, play piano accordion a to give people the chance to share this tranquil spot in the depths of beautiful countryside.

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