Dulcie is a sweet vardo, Burton gypsy caravan nestled in a quiet corner of the owners' working farm in the stunning setting of Somerset's Quantock Hills - a 9,500 acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This adorable wagon has been lovingly restored and revamped to create a cosy and unique glamping experience. Brimming with traditional charm and character, this authentic travelling abode is perfect for a romantic getaway or an adult and child looking to experience something different. Treat yourself to an unforgettable stay and digital detox, away from the commotion of urban activity; a stay in Dulcie is the ideal tonic for those looking to get away from it all.
Inside Dulcie you'll find a super-cosy, raised double bed and just tucked away below there is a mattress, providing extra space for those who like to spread out or to accommodate a child. There's also a wood-burning stove, adding to the whole experience of this cosy snug. On chilly nights be sure to light this up and watch the flames flicker through the evening.
The site has been thoughtfully designed, with separate kitchen and bathroom huts sitting conveniently opposite Dulcie. There is even outside space to enjoy cooking on the barbecue or stargazing around the fire-pit, don't forget the marshmallows! The off-grid site offers in the kitchen, a two-ring gas hob, ample pots, pans and utensils and a cool box for those essentials. You also have the use of a small fridge located in the owners' studio kitchen. There is mains water via a standpipe, which also feeds the shower. The bathroom hut has a warm gas shower, basin and a Thetford porta loo.
Dulcie is wonderfully positioned over a charming narrow bridge, on the same site as her siblings Lamb's Tale Shepherd's Hut (3246) and Duck's Puddle Shepherd's Hut (4026). All abodes are set in their own areas and have great levels of privacy from each other. In this unique location you also have the option to book various beauty treatments and therapies from a fully qualified professional sports injury and beauty therapist. These treatments can take place in the purpose-built studio on site - please ask us if you are interested in booking and we will let you have all the details.
The Quantock Hills is a very special place with incredible vistas of woodland and open moorland. If you are a nature lover then you will be spoilt for choice, as there are so many opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Keen cyclists will also be in heaven, as there are a huge number of off-road areas to explore - there is even a track from the farm up into the hills. From the top of the hills, on a clear day, you can see right across the Bristol Channel to the hills of south Wales in one direction and across the Vale of Taunton towards Exmoor National Park in the other.
Just four miles away is the coast at Kilve with striking rock formations and sea-smoothed pebbles. For a sandy beach, head to Blue Anchor near Minehead and to make a day of it, be sure to head to Dunster which is a fascinating medieval town, dominated by a National Trust castle. Slightly further afield is the rugged beauty of Exmoor - if you visit in the summer then enjoy picnics near tranquil rivers or if autumn is your season, then cosy up in traditional pubs, in front of the fire.
Bedroom with two small double beds (3'6'' by 6'7'') and wood-burner
Outside Access to
Kitchen/Dining Hut with 2 ring gas hob, hob top kettle and cool box
Bathroom Hut with gas shower, Thetford porta loo and wash-basin
Please note, Dulcie is off-grid and so more suitable for short breaks. Take care near the stream.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Parking parking for 1 car
- No WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Logs for wood-burner
Dulcie really is the sweetest retreat.
This traditional wagon has so much character.
A real explosion of colour and unique charm.
The raised bed is a small double, but if you like a little more space, underneath you have an equally comfortable place to rest your head.
Dulcie in all her glory. She really is as cute as a button!
The kitchen and washroom are separate to the wagon
The kitchen has everything you need to enhance your glamping experience.
Dulcie is off-grid, but as you can see everything has been perfectly thought through, so you have a comfortable stay
The shower is gas and is perfect for freshening up after a day of exploring
Your oh so sweet hideaway for two
Take time to sit back and relax on balmy summer evenings
On site you have the luxury of booking in for a beauty treatment or massage.
A lovely space to enjoy a pamper.
You are welcome to have a wander around the tranquil paradise that surrounds your hideaway.
Such a peaceful location, allowing you time to properly switch off and unwind.
Head up into the Quantock Hills from Dulcie. This 9.5 thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is waiting to be explored.
You are very likely to see a herd of wild deer when you are out walking.
Take a picnic up into the hills and look out across the Bristol Channel to south Wales.
The nearest beach to Plainsfield is Somerset's own Jurassic Coast - with incredible rock formations.