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Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
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July & August availability NOW! There is only one Gypsy Rose. *** Used as a 'location' for films, TV, photography, Gypsy Rose stands alone in our ancient apple orchard, overlooking a brook and waterfall. *** This is not part of a holiday complex - you have a wagon, a pile of wood, a waterfall and a wash-shed in our orchard; very much a 'what you make it' break, if you love nature, peace, quiet and comfy camping this is the place! Gypsy Rose is an authentic bow-top Gypsy Vardo (wagon/caravan) beautifully painted, decorated and dressed in traditional Romany gypsy style. She's been 'on the road' as a horse-drawn living wagon and has come to rest in her own private bower in our ancient apple orchard, by a mistletoe-laden tree and overlooking her own garden and waterfall. You'll have a rea...July & August availability NOW! There is only one Gypsy Rose. *** Used as a 'location' for films, TV, photography, Gypsy Rose stands alone in our ancient apple orchard, overlooking a brook and waterfall. *** This is not part of a holiday complex - you have a wagon, a pile of wood, a waterfall and a wash-shed in our orchard; very much a 'what you make it' break, if you love nature, peace, quiet and comfy camping this is the place! Gypsy Rose is an authentic bow-top Gypsy Vardo (wagon/caravan) beautifully painted, decorated and dressed in traditional Romany gypsy style. She's been 'on the road' as a horse-drawn living wagon and has come to rest in her own private bower in our ancient apple orchard, by a mistletoe-laden tree and overlooking her own garden and waterfall. You'll have a real gypsy-wagon experience in this beautiful place; there is no electricity - lighting from solar lamps, candles and lanterns, heat from a Queenie woodburning stove in the van, cooking on an open wood fire pit with pans suspended from a tripod. Mains water comes from a nearby tap in the orchard, and you'll be heating your own hot water for washing in a kettle over the fire. Inside the wagon there's a small pull-out double bed with memory foam mattress and space beneath for a single bed too. NB Guests of a more generous proportion may find the accommodation 'cosy', please be aware. You have your own washroom with a mains-connected flushing lavatory and handbasin with supply of toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobes about 20 yards from the wagon. Guests at Gypsy Rose get a basket of fuel for the fires, all bedding and linen, and a generous basket including home-made cake, tea, coffee, milk, local bacon and sausages, eggs from our own hens, tomatoes and mushrooms for a full Forest breakfast. A complimentary basket of fresh warm-from-the-oven farmhouse breads will be delivered to your door every morning. A haven for nature-lovers, sit up in bed to watch fish leaping the waterfall, the heron and kingfisher at work, and if you're lucky, the otter family in the brook. Gather your own food from the kitchen garden or look for eggs from our hens and ducks. You're in the heart of the country with direct access to lovely walks in the beautiful Forest of Dean, a secluded 'secret' haven yet it's a 5 minute stroll to the local 17th Century pub, and a short walk to the village shops and restaurants. In the wagon you'll find some traditional board games and even a concertina so you can make your own entertainment by candlelight, while in the garden there's a swingball set, trampoline and swings, wood fired pizza oven and BBQ This is an experience of a lifetime, back to nature, back to the simple life. Expect to learn new skills, see something different, and leave with a real sense of achievement. Not part of a holiday complex or campsite, all you need is yourselves, a spirit of adventure and a sense of fun. We'll show you how to light fires and lanterns, and be here to offer help and guidance if needed. If you like your camping to be wild but not too wild, you'll love Gypsy Rose. Dogs are welcome, but not allowed in the caravan. Children by arrangement - please contact the owner.More
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mary r
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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On arrival you'll be met and shown to Gypsy Rose. Everything will be fully explained, from the pull-out bed to how to light the fires, and we'll always be on hand to help if needed (owners live on site). You'll have a Welcome hamper, a bag of logs and all you need to get a fire started, the kettle boiling and a welcome cuppa as you settle in. It's a few minutes' walk to the pub and village, and the Forest is on your doorstep - we'll guide you to the best walks/pubs/places of interest. Each morning, fresh breads from the farmhouse delivered to your door.
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Reviewed 22 February 2019

My daughter and I spent a magical 2-nights in the Gypsy Rose caravan living the simple life. We played with the gentle, friendly resident dog, fed the ducks, scoured the river for treasure and sat around the fire toasting marshmallows. The caravan was surprisingly roomy...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Daniel B
heyes2016, VR Owner at Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2019

Daniel and Beth Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You are always welcome here, so please DO come back when the leaves are on the trees, sun is shining and Beth can feed the baby lambs and...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Set on a quiet piece of land, this charming traditional caravan is situated next to a small brook and lovely waterfall. The owner is warm and friendly and can't do enough for you and you are encouraged to enjoy the fruit from the trees if...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Loretta K
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely time we spent at the gypsy rose! We stayed in the wagon and while it was a completely different experience, it was exactly what we needed to unwind! A night spent by a fire, good company and the stars above, what more...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Casey M
heyes2016, VR Owner at Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you so much, Casey! It was a pleasure to have you stay at our home, and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Welcome anytime!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was our third year staying in the gypsy wagon, and we will be back again, and for longer next time! Mary is a very welcoming host, and will go out of her way to make you comfortable and relaxed, including amazing freshly baked goodies!...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Gemma S
heyes2016, VR Owner at Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you, Gemma! It's always a pleasure to welcome you and your lovely family and to see you make yourselves so "at home". Looking forward to seeing you again in October, if not before!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Lovely getaway in the Forest of Dean. Switch off your phone and enjoy the total peace and relaxation of The Gypsy Rose. We loved cooking breakfast on the open fire, Mary made us so welcome with a delicious hamper and gorgeous homemade bread, pastries and...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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heyes2016, VR Owner at Gypsy Rose authentic gypsy wagon experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience. You're more than welcome anytime, and thank you for leaving the wagon so clean and tidy.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
You're in the Forest of Dean - one of the last large tracts of ancient mixed woodland in Britain, with lovely walks from the doorstep. To the east, the Severn Estuary, famed for the Severn Bore, is about a mile away. To the west, 43 square miles of Forest are all yours! Stroll through bluebell woods, forage for wild garlic, fungi and blackberries, all free! Or visit local attractions - Go Ape, the Sculture Trail, Dean Heritage Museum, Clearwell Caves, the Dean Forest Railway, Puzzlewood and the beautiful Wye Valley gorge, Chepstow and Goodrich castles... It's an hour's drive to Cardiff, Hereford and Hay on Wye, and about 30 mins to Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Getting around
The Forest is about 8 miles across and 17 miles north/south, so the best way of getting around is by car. Dedicated cycle tracks criss-cross the Forest (nearest is about a mile) and there are lots of lovely walks in the woods, Wye Valley and Severn estuary. The nearest bus-stop is about 300yds, with buses to Gloucester and through the Forest to Coleford running regularly. The Dean Forest steam Railway runs from Parkend (3miles) to Lydney.
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