cosy vintage american caravan

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Campervan/RV hosted by Clare

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the campervan/rv to yourself.
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Dip your toes into the rural 1950's with a stay in our comfy, fully refurbished, airfloat caravan and our classic british caravan.
Set in their own private garden with bbq area , outdoor fire pit and dining table.
Play some good, old fashioned games; collect eggs fresh from the chickens and don't forget to pet the pigs!

The space
The main caravan is a really unusual one - possibly the only one of its kind in the UK. We imported from the States a few years ago and have tastefully and comfortably restored it though it has a quirky, lived in feel that means I don't panic about you bringing your kids to stay!

It is a vintage ( 1957) Airfloat - a rival to the more common 'Airstream'. 1957 was their 25th year of production so all their trailers made that year were anodised in GOLD!!
It has a large (for a caravan) bedroom at one end with shower and basin but it has a dividing door and also a double sofabed at the other end if you need to sleep kids - or have had a row!

The smaller caravan is a vintage, British made, 'Cheltenham' perfect for teenagers or the mother in law . It has a small double bed , TV,
electric lighting and a small gas hob for tea making though the gas will be turned off if not occupied by an adult.
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The toilet is a short, OUTSIDE , walk away in our utility block where and we also have another larger shower, washing machine , dryer, deep freeze, microwave, a table football table and a rack of games.

Children are encouraged to explore and play outside - no where is off limits though parental supervision is required as it is a working smallholding.

We have 5 kune kune pigs, chickens ( a cockerel!) a cat and dogs. We try to make our small holding as interactive as possible and all our animals are very friendly and safe for children to interact with - under parental supervision.
Our veg is available on a seasonal basis and is all organic - even our eggs! Enjoy! ;)

PLEASE NOTE - FOR GROUPS OF 4 PERSONS OR MORE- If there's more than 4 of you will HAVE to use the small caravan aswell so PLEASE BE AWARE OF THAT !


Tents can also be pitched in the garden if you want to bring extra people - tents will be charged £5/night


PLEASE NOTE

In holiday time it is offered on a min booking of 2 nights - there's a 25% discount if you book for 7 nights - (the price will be automatically be adjusted by airbnb) . I will give a 10 % discount for stays over 2 days - applied by me at point of booking.
On one weekend day or sometimes a Monday, each month, our local banger racing stadium in Smeatharpe hosts a demolition derby or banger racing. Depending on which way the wind is blowing sometimes you can hear the cars quite loudly - Not one of my guests has ever complained about this - some even go to the races and say its fun, but I always feel bad about the disruption to our normally tranquil setting and will try to warn you if your booking should fall over one of these days. ( I don't always know til too late!)

Basic breakfast things are provided for purchase at cost price though there's complimentary tea, coffee, milk and eggs.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

churchinford, somerset, United Kingdom

We are right on the Somerset/Devon / Dorset border in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as 'the Blackdown hills' . We're right on top of the hill so it can be a bit windswept in the winter but you get lovely skies if its clear. The location is generally very peaceful but not so remote that you cant access a shop and a pub within 10 minutes- oh and our mobile phones mostly work!
Taunton, Honiton, Wellington and Chard are all 8 miles from us. The Jurassic coast at Lyme Regis is only a 1/2 hr drive away. Though the quieter beaches of Bere and Branscombe closer still and arguably more beautiful! Diggerland is only 25 mins away and popular with smaller children. The pretty university town of Exeter is only 40 mins away with Bristol a fairly accessible 70 mins away.
The true beauty however, lies in the much ignored , often bypassed , local area that has many beautiful walks in ancient beech forests, quirky pubs and colourful locals.
We have lots of leaflets in the caravan detailing the hidden gems of the Blackdown hills but also lots of different inside or outside games if you d just prefer to stay and relax at home.

Hosted by Clare

  1. Joined in July 2014
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I m Clare and I moved from Brighton 8 years ago to build a house and set up my smallholding . I like chatting about just about anything but have a particular interest in the theatre , arts and travel. Today's motto (since you asked!) is;- Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain. (These are 'the Blackdown hills' - you ARE going to get wet!)
I m Clare and I moved from Brighton 8 years ago to build a house and set up my smallholding . I like chatting about just about anything but have a particular interest in the theatr…

During your stay

We will be on the premises at all times but live round the corner so you can have as much privacy as you require...our dogs and cats are not so good at recognising private space but they are pretty bomb proof and can 'mostly' be kept out your way. - If you're nervous of dogs please let me know and I can make an extra effort to stop them disturbing you.
We have 'things to do' leaflets ,maps and guide books and can give helpful advice regarding local exploration.
We will be on the premises at all times but live round the corner so you can have as much privacy as you require...our dogs and cats are not so good at recognising private space bu…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets

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