About This Listing
Elle is a traditional Romany Bow Top Window and Door style Gypsy Caravan. Built on an original dray with traditional gun carriage wheels. Built for a Romany by a Romany and taken to Appleby Horse Fair by its previous owner three years ago. Sleeps two.
There is an original "Queenie" stove that the gypsies used for heating and cooking. We supply the first fire full of charcoal.
Outside there is a fire pit where you can light a fire, and sit and gaze at the stars.
And watch the sunset over the Lizard Peninsular.
Elle is available for long or short breaks.
Adjacent to the Bow Top wagon is a traditional caravan with further facilities, that include:
A bed for the over six foot traveller
A cooker, fridge, table and seating.
Both wagons have electricity and electric or gas heating.
Bedding and towels are included
Electricity, water and gas are included.
Your first bag of logs included
Not far from the wagon is a shower in a horsebox! The shower is hot and continuos. An experience not to be missed. Seeing is believing!
There is also a composting toilet in a garden shed close by.
My men-engni shall be;
Yackors my dudes
Like ruppeney shine:
Atch meery chi!
Ma jal away:
Perhaps I may not dick tute
Dress for the countryside.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Such a cool experience! Loved the set up, it made for a fun night away & had everything you needed with the wagon to sleep in plus a service caravan with toilet, kitchen & space to relax. Would visit again.
We didn't manage to meet Jonathan as we arrived really really late in the evening - close to midnight, which was a pity as the place and the location is amazing! I had intended for it to be a surprise for my partner and he was really over the moon when we got there and he realised where we are staying the night. He said it all looked and felt like a fairytale (and you don't really hear that from guys).
The setting is great, we really enjoyed the shower as well!
I didn't manage to thank Jonathan for the instructions on how to get there, they were really helpful - make sure you follow them or you will get lost and with barely any signal finding your way can be difficult.
We felt very welcomed, and were shown all the lovely sections of the space. The sun was still out so there was time for a walk down to the beach!
Beautiful little caravan with a really charming original stove - it was so cozy and romantic, my boyfriend and I loved it here, and I fulfilled my childhood dream of staying in a Gypsy caravan! Lots of great routes for walkers, really relaxing and just a gorgeous location on the Lizard, pubs not so great in the walkable area so it's worth investigating where to eat before you go as not a lot was open on the Sunday we were there. We were pretty much left to our own devices which we were more than happy than happy with, but for others who might want a more interactive escape it might not be for them, but if you want peace, romance and a beautiful location then definitely book!
Brilliant stay at Elle! Arrived mid evening and received a warm welcome with a guided tour of the facilities.
The wagon was a wonderful experience and very romantic topped off by the log burner.
As promised the stars were breathtaking and luckily we had a dry day so made the most of the local walks and pubs.
Would highly recommend the stay to anyone looking for a retreat from city life.
Expectations we got from the website description were all well met and partially positively exceeded, for example when it comes to how breathtakingly amazing the starry sky is at the farm - devoid of any city light. In addition it was beautifully quiet and private. Sleeping in the wagon was magical, cooking and eating in the neighbouring caravan was comfortable and private (heat sources in both). The stove in the wagon made it most cosy to sleep. Breakfast in front of the caravan in the morning sun, after a refreshing shower in the distant horse-wagon - nice. In total, a very beautiful and special experience.
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About the Host, Jonathan
I live on the Lizard peninsular, as I find this area one of the most inspirational in the UK. I am an artist/builder who creates spaces of light and beauty. My aim is to welcome you into a dwelling for your pleasure and relaxation. I enjoy using ideas of times passed and endeavor to achieve an ‘other worldliness’ in my work.
I spend my time in constant contemplation of the next project in mind. Other than that you can find me enjoying music and dance, or Cornish coastal walking with my partner and dog.