Roll up, roll up! For your delight and delectation we proudly present these wondrous, whimsical and warmly welcoming wagons (cue drum roll!). First up is the gorgeously, lovingly and painstakingly refurbished Sanger's Showman's Wagon - this original fairground wagon was one of the first of its style ever built. These amazing living-wagons were so beautifully crafted and opulently ornate they were known as Palaces on Wheels. Sanger's was bought by its present devoted guardians from a retired seventy-year old fairground showman who, like his mother before him, was born in the wagon. Exquisitely painted in soft blues and dusky rose pinks, there are hand-painted swallows and dog roses trailing across ceiling panels, touches of gilt and gold adding glittering richness. Original opaque glass lampshades, etched glass in the roof lights, Edwardian mahogany furniture and a real fireplace all add to the magic. An elaborately carved cupboard houses an electric kettle and small fridge. The bedroom has a double bed, piles of pillows, white Egyptian cotton bed linen and a lovely rose-strewn quilt. For two couples holidaying together, Jinka's Wagon offers additional accommodation and is also set in this tree-lined meadow, home to Halcyon and Hobson the Exmoor ponies and surrounded by beautiful countryside views. Once home to a travelling gypsy and restored with the utmost of care, this pocket-sized delight couldn't be cosier or more enchanting. Gaily painted in authentic colours and furnished with vintage bits and bots, climb the steps of this whimsical romantic hideaway and you'll find a captivating space. The tile-lined fireplace houses a genuine Queenie stove, ensuring year-round cosiness (and for boiling water for a comforting cuppa). When bedtime beckons, you'd never know you were in the dinkiest of gypsy wagons - the pull-out bed is wider than king-size but slightly shorter in length (5'6'' x 6'), so you'll be drifting off to the land of Nod in no time. In the golden olden days of horse-drawn gypsy travel, families didn't have the luxury of facilities but hey - this is glamping! Here, set between these two wonderful wagons, just a few steps from Jinka's and a few more steps from Sanger's (there's also a handy WC behind Sanger's for those night-time toilet trips), is a fully insulated, double-glazed cabin with a kitchen/dining-area and separate shower-room with big double shower, WC and wash-basin and a heated towel rail too!
The little village of Lanreath is just down the lane with a small community shop offering everyday supplies. The harbour town of Looe, with its bustling streets, diving and shark fishing trips, busy harbour and sandy beach is a ten minute drive away, and the ancient and wholly picturesque fishing village of Polperro is the same. There are wonderful walks along the South West Coast Path which ambles along clifftops and bays nearby, with lovely beaches at Talland Bay and Lansallos and woodland walks inland. The beautiful Boconnoc Estate is a short hop away, with lovely gardens to explore and miles of footpaths criss-crossing the estate for walkers to enjoy. These fabulous wagons are the epitome of glamping, offering sublime accommodation with a wonderfully evocative history and the added benefits of modern necessities…what more could you need?
Living-room with dining-area and bedroom. Multi-burner, kettle, small fridge and double bed.
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker (two ring hob and mini oven), microwave, fridge (with ice-box), kettle and toaster.
Open plan living-room with bedroom area. Multi-burner and double bed (5'6 wide x 6' long).
Jinka's Wagon is excluded at the discounted rate for 2.