Sanger's Showman's Wagon

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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!