Sanger's and Jinka's Retreat (3323) — New

5.3 miles NW of Looe | Sleeps 4 (no children under 16) | Price per week £519 - £980
30% off for parties of 2 or less at certain times of the year, view offer >

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?

Read more about Sanger's and Jinka's Retreat

Sanger's Showman's Wagon

Living-room with dining-area and bedroom. Multi-burner, kettle, small fridge and double bed.

Cabin

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.

Jinka's Wagon

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.

Features

  • Dogs welcome (2 medium-sized dogs only)
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Fuel for multi-burners

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  • Sanger's Showman's Wagon (pictures will be available soon) is set to the left of the Cabin (Jinka's Wagon is show on the right here). Both are the most beautifully restored retreats.Sanger's Showman's Wagon (pictures will be available soon) is set to the left of the Cabin (Jinka's Wagon is show on the right here). Both are the most beautifully restored retreats.
  • Jinka's is available when this wonderful retreat is booked for 4 guests - the interior is beautiful. When the bed is pulled out to full size it's almost superking!Jinka's is available when this wonderful retreat is booked for 4 guests - the interior is beautiful. When the bed is pulled out to full size it's almost superking!
  • Knock Knock!Knock Knock!
  • Looking towards the cabin from inside Jinka's (Sanger's will be opposite, a little further away, the other side of the cabin).Looking towards the cabin from inside Jinka's (Sanger's will be opposite, a little further away, the other side of the cabin).
  • This is where Sanger's will sit, with the cabin and Jinka's beyond.This is where Sanger's will sit, with the cabin and Jinka's beyond.
  • The cabin is double glazed, insulated and has full plumbing and electricity.The cabin is double glazed, insulated and has full plumbing and electricity.
  • The lovely antique Queenie stove in Jinka's.The lovely antique Queenie stove in Jinka's.
  • Vintage china hangs in the corner cupboard at Jinka's.Vintage china hangs in the corner cupboard at Jinka's.
  • In the cabin, a beautiful late Victorian wash stand has been updated with a contemporary basin and hot and cold running water.In the cabin, a beautiful late Victorian wash stand has been updated with a contemporary basin and hot and cold running water.
  • Ahh...the luxury of a good-sized shower!Ahh...the luxury of a good-sized shower!
  • There are lovely little touches everywhere you look.There are lovely little touches everywhere you look.
  • The en suite shower-room in the cabin is surprisingly spacious.The en suite shower-room in the cabin is surprisingly spacious.
  • The kitchen and dining area of the cabin where modern facilities mix with lovely antique finds.The kitchen and dining area of the cabin where modern facilities mix with lovely antique finds.
  • Lovingly collected vintage bits and bobs.Lovingly collected vintage bits and bobs.
  • The pretty pathway from the cabin to Jinka's Wagon.The pretty pathway from the cabin to Jinka's Wagon.
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