Gypsy Caravan Carmen
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
- Wood burning stove to keep you toasty
- Lovingly furnished with rugs and cushions
- Access to the new heated glamping bathroom
The Owner Says
Come and stay in a beautiful, gypsy bow top wagon in the heart of the Cotswolds and experience the simplicity that can be so hard to find in these times. With its colourful bright exterior and cosy interior, it sets the scene for the perfect romantic getaway, or peaceful solitude while surrounded by nature.Positioned in our quiet and pretty camping field, you can either sit outside watching nature go by, enjoying your own private fire or light the wood burner and get cosy in the seating area.The bed is quite small so we recommend this to couples who don’t mind snuggling up together, or to people on their own. The measurements of the bed are 6ft1 long and 4ft wide. A little step is provided for getting into the bed and a certain degree of agility is necessary. We supply a duvet, pillows and fresh linen. The bed in the gypsy is set up as a sofa and so we leave a sheet in the cupboard for you to put on when you want it to be a bed.
There is power if you should want it and a lamp. We also supply an electric fan heater.
You will have access to our camping kitchen and glamping bathroom, both of which are heated. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge, electricity and a table and chairs.
There is a private firepit just outside and a bench table for you to enjoy eating on or simply taking in the lovely surroundings.
If you think you are sensitive to the sound of church bells then please bring some earplugs as they chime every 15 mintues.
Please note we only allow children age 12 and over and we don't allow dogs.
If the gypsy is not available then you could take a look at our gorgeous yurt or airstream
You will have access to all the camping facilities including the camping kitchen and glamping bathroom, both of which are heated.
Features & Facilities
Campfires allowed, and wood can be bought on site.
At Holycombe, all our facilities are centrally heated.(except the compost loos.) We have 2 hot showers, 1 flush and 2 compost loos, as well as a log cabin kitchen. For people glamping in one of our structures there is our glamping bathroom.The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker, sink and a fridge, table, 3 chairs, a wicker sofa and enough cutlery and plates for 12 people, and basic pots and pans. Outside is a picnic table. We supply firepits for you to have fires and you can purchase wood from us at £4 a bag and put the payment into the honesty box. No camping on the right side of the moat (as you come in) where there are clear signs saying "no camping on this side of the moat.
Bell tents are equipped with rugs, eco lanterns and two single futon mattresses. The kitchen log cabin has a fridge, sink, electric cooker, and seating. There are 2 hot electric showers and 3 loos (2 compost, 1 flush)
Holycombe adjoins Whichford Wood, where you might see Muntjac deer, polecats, or kingfishers. Continue exploring the mystical at the Rollright Stones, three miles up the A3400. Or take home a hand-made terracotta memento from Whichford Pottery (01608 684416).
Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre and campsite is situated adjacent to Whichford Wood. There is access through the public footpath - opposite the church in the village. In early May there is a sea of bluebells, in autumn there are chestnuts and hazelnuts and quite often, if you are quiet, you will see muntjak and deer. It’s also located a short walk from the Norman Knight a classic, award winning Cotswold pub, which serves excellent grub and has great live music nights. Last orders for food 9pm but they like to know in advance if you are thinking of eating with them that late (01608 684621). It is open every day except Monday lunchtime. Also the famous Whichford Pottery and Straw Kitchen Cafe selling delicious food. So after a walk in the woods, or a pint up the road, you can roll back here, light a campfire, and enjoy this peaceful and charming place. Enjoy stargazing the dark night sky, watching the meteor showers without light pollution form our ancient stone circle.
Other Local attractions include Hook Norton Brewery and The Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton
There is no shop in the village, but there are some very good shops nearby. The village shop in Long Compton has basic foodstuffs and sells papers. Wyatts Farm Shop near Great Rollright has a good selection of meat, vegetables, gifts and plants, wine and a cafe. The Village Shop Hook Norton (3 miles) is excellent and open from 8am-8pm
Food & Drink
Wander the ½ mile to the Norman Knight (01608 684621) for traditional ales, flagstone floors, exposed timbers, and gastropub-grub while the kids run free on the village green. Wyatts Farm Shop (01608 684835), near Greater Rollright, has a good selection of local meat and veg. There’s a village shop at Long Compton.