- Gypsy Rose is a traditional Gypsy Vardo bow-top wagon. She’s been on the road and has come to rest under a mistletoe-festooned apple tree next to the waterfall in a cider orchard on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
You’ll be living the authentic gypsy life-style, cooking over an open fire outside, lighting candle lanterns after dark and heating water for washing in a big black kettle. There is no electricity***; our only nod towards the 21st century is a proper flushing loo and cold water supply in your Wash-shed.
If you enjoy peace and quiet, chopping wood, lighting fires and taking time over cooking, eating and life you’ll love it; if you’re addicted to your technology,hate being grubby or cannot appear without immaculate make-up chances are it’s not the place for you.
Just being honest…
It’s glamping, but not glamorous. Romantic, unique, fun – folk who settle in come back time after time.
You’ll have Gypsy Rose to yourself (this is not a glamping/camp site) in her own glade next to the stream and waterfall. You’ll have a hamper with home-made cakes, tea, coffee, milk etc on arrival and best local sausages, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and eggs to cook over the fire with a basket of fresh home-made breads from the farmhouse each morning. We’ll give you 1 bag of logs for the fires, bedding in the wagon and plenty of candles for the lanterns and it’s over to you…
The garden provides fruit and veg in season (help yourself!)In summer you’re welcome to duck or hen eggs, and in autumn there are plenty of walnuts, figs & grapes and if you’re lucky, cider.
Prices start at £80 for one night.
Gypsy Rose sleeps 2 adults
Children by arrangement
Dogs by arrangement
The Forest of Dean is on the doorstep with 41sq miles of good cycling/walking country to explore. Pub & village 10min walk away.
We’re open all year – give us a call!
***The Apple Store holiday flat is on the same site, about 20yds from Gypsy Rose and can be hired with the wagon to ensure you have a full kitchen, electric supply, WiFi etc and a bathroom with bath & shower. Just ask.