Roll up, roll up! For your delight and delectation we proudly present this wondrous, whimsical and warmly welcoming wagon (cue drum roll!). The gorgeously, lovingly and painstakingly refurbished Sanger's Showman's Wagon is an original fairground wagon and 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. Sanger's is set in a tree-lined meadow, home to Halcyon and Hobson the Exmoor ponies and surrounded by beautiful countryside views. In the golden olden days of circus travel, families didn't have the luxury of facilities but hey - this is glamping! Here, just across from Sanger's (there's also a handy under-cover cloakroom with WC and wash-basin 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. This fabulous wagon is the epitome of glamping, offering sublime accommodation with a wonderfully evocative history and the added benefits of modern necessities…what more could you need?
Sanger's Showman's Wagon
Living-room with dining-area and bedroom. Multi-burner, kettle, small fridge and double bed
WC and wash-basin
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
- 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-burner
The inside of Sanger's Showman's Wagon is just magical.
The gorgeous living-room is complete with comfy dining-area.
The bedroom is just beautiful.
The are delightful details everywhere you look.
The bedroom is accessed via the living-room.
Vintage china adorns the cupboards.
Sanger's has been lovingly and painstakingly refurbished.
Take time out for a biscuit...or two!
Not forgetting that all-important cuppa.
The gorgeous living-room is surprisingly spacious.
There are stunning touches throughout this wonderful wagon.
Large windows and mirrors add light to the room.
Showman's Wagons were once known as 'Palaces on Wheels' and you can really see why.
Looking through into the pretty bedroom.
Sanger's has been exquisitely hand-painted throughout by the owners.
A comfy bed to return to after a day of exploring.
The beautiful paintings on the ceilings.
Looking through from the bedroom to the living-room.
Lovely details throughout.
It's not just the inside of Sanger's that is super special.
Old coaching lamps light the steps and entrance.
Sanger's has been brought back to life by its owners.
Gold detailing on the scrolls.
The hand-painted detailing really shows the love and care that has gone into this wonderful wagon.
This delightful owl greets you at the parking-area.
The cabin which is just across from Sangers is double glazed, insulated and has full plumbing and electricity.
The kitchen and dining area of the cabin where modern facilities mix with lovely antique finds.
The en suite shower-room in the cabin is surprisingly spacious.
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!
There are lovely little touches everywhere you look.
Lovingly collected vintage bits and bobs.
Meet Halcyon and Hobson, the Exmoor ponies who also share this tree-lined meadow.
One of your neigh-bours!
The gorgeous countryside view from Sangers.
Take in the stunning sunsets here.