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 was born and raised 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
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Fuel for multi-burner
Welcome to Sanger's, the stunning Showman's Wagon.
Sanger's has been gorgeously, lovingly and painstakingly refurbished by the owners.
The inside is just as spectacular as the outside - the perfect place to sit and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple or two.
Showman's Wagons used to be known as 'palaces on wheels' and you can really see why at Sanger's.
Sit and watch the ponies playing in the meadow - bliss!
The entrance into Sanger's leads straight into the living-area and the gorgeous bedroom is off to the left-hand side.
Every single detail has been thoughtfully put-together and provided here - even down to the pretty crockery on display.
There are nods to Sanger's past throughout - there is so much history to this wonderful wagon!
This ticket was found in the original woodwork - wow!
Everywhere you look there are beautiful details.
The owner hand-painted these exquisite panels herself - so much love and care (and time!) has gone into making Sanger's as special as it is.
More beautiful crockery on display.
Sanger's has the power to make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Interesting reads provided by the owner - grab one, sit back and relax.
There are tea and coffee making facilities and a mini-fridge in the cupboard too - perfect for when making that morning cuppa.
All of the items in Sanger's have been painstakingly collected over the years.
The multi-burner will keep you cosy whatever the weather.
Picture perfect! Sanger's is just gorgeous.
The owners have put such hard work into turning Sanger's into such an idyllic retreat.
Have you seen a more beautiful bedroom?
These stunning paintings were also done by the owner - wow!
A gorgeous bedroom with a gorgeous view.
The cosy double bed, perfect for returning too after a day's exploring this lovely part of Cornwall.
Sanger's is the most unqiue retreat.
Hand-painted by the (very!) talented owner.
Just beautiful details everywhere you look.
Such immense care and detail went into renovating the retreat.
Watch the ponies playing in the meadow from the comfort of your bed - perfect!
Sanger's offers the best of both worlds - you can enjoy the great outdoors whilst being undercover for when the weather is not so kind.
Large windows let the light flood in.
The intricate details are on the outside too and also lovingly painted by the owners.
A stunning place to spend your holiday.
There is a posh wash-room behind Sanger's for those night-time toilet trips.
Complete with beautiful wash-basin.
It wouldn't be glamping without running water and a proper flushing loo.
The owners will be happy to talk you through the fascinating history of Sanger's.
Sanger's was bought by the present devoted owners from a retired fairground showman who was born and raised in the wagon!
There is a chiminea/barbecue, perfect for rustling up a scrumptious supper in the sunshine.
Here you can see the cabin just accross from Sanger's, which houses a kitchen, dining-area and shower-room.
The handy cabin is fully insulated and double-glazed.
In the golden old days of circus travel, families didn't have the luxury of facilities but hey - this is glamping!
Dine in here, in Sanger's or in the great outdoors, the choice is yours.
The view of the pretty meadow (and ponies!) can be enjoyed from here too.
The pretty and thoughtful details are carried through into the cabin.
Lovely touches throughout.
More of the light and airy cabin.
Handy info provided by the owners.
Glass of wine, anyone?
The kitchen area is well-equipped, including an electric cooker (mini oven and two-ring hob) and microwave.
There is also a handy shower-room in the cabin.
Complete with another beautiful wash-basin.
And, of course, a hot shower.
Sit back and relax.
More books to read whilst relaxing.
You'll know when you've arrived!
The perfect get-away-from-it-all retreat.
A stunning wagon, with great facilities in a beautiful setting, what more could you want!
The handy parking area is next to Sanger's.
Meet Halcyon and Hobson, the Exmoor ponies who also share this tree-lined meadow.
The gorgeous countryside view from Sangers.
Take in the stunning sunsets here.