vickers
Vickers Romany Caravan
near Ellesmere, the 'Shropshire Lake District'
Sleeps 2
Key Features
PetsFarm or Rural location Open fire / woodburner Relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom) Pub Nearby (walkable) Gay friendly 
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Earliest arrival:15:00
Depart by:10:30 (midday on Sunday)
Price range:£0 - £246 - 2 night stay, £0 - £536 - 7 stay *
Sleeps:two
Bedrooms:  one
Separate beds:one
Bed layout:Master Double (ground floor)
Pets:  Pets welcome (max 1 dog)
Prices based on:up to two guests
Booking policy:Flexible booking allows holidays of any length starting any day of the week minimum stay 2 nights. However we do not allow you to leave one empty night that we cannot then sell.
Smoking:All our properties are strictly No Smoking.

Luxury**
Heritage*****
Unique*****
Green***
Price**
The Accommodation

Officially one of the most eccentric places to stay in Britain! Extra photos here of this amazing 'palace on wheels!'. Vickers Waggons are the pinnacle of British caravan design - and made exclusively for gypsy families in the 1950s>1970s. The quality and standard of the fittings is so high they originally cost much more than most people's houses. This splendid restored example, reflecting the best of 1950s streamline design, is smothered in mirrors, cut glass, chrome or stainless steel - you'll probably never see another interior as spectacular as this. Forget cramped Airstreams, this is the way to enjoy a truly unique holiday, and with views like this over some beautiful Shropshire parkland, you won't want to go home. You even have access to a private lake and rowing boat! A simple, modern shower cabin sits alongside with modern conveniences. The caravan is snug and warm all year round with a new and highly efficient wood-burning stove. 4* guest review.

In Detail

Caravan - positioned to take advantage of the sun and views.

  • New, efficient Stovax wood-burning stove (and electric heaters) - you'll never be cold here!
  • Comfortable double bed, can be screened off
  • Simple kitchen area with fridge, microwave (combined oven grill) and toaster.
  • Radio/ CD player

Cabin - Outside there is a small, modern cabin that has a proper flushing toilet, kitchen sink (hot water) and good modern shower. Spotlessly clean.

Outside:

  • Patio furniture
  • Barbeque
  • Firepit
  • Access over 60 acres of historic estate parkland
  • Small lake - borrow the rowing boat!
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Co-Located

This property is co-located with:
Showmans Welsh Borders sleeps 2
Therefore sleeping a total of up to 4 people.

If you want to book multiple accommodation simply make 2 or more bookings. We'll even hold your details in a cookie so you don't even need to retype anything more than your card number.

Local Area
Sustainability
  • rescue & restoration of antique waggon!
  • low impact dwelling
  • on-site recycling
  • low-energy lighting
  • compost box
Customer Comments

"The caravan is an amazing piece of British design and is a joy to stay in, very comfortable, cosy and totally unique. You would struggle to find a more "bling" place to stay anywhere else in Shropshire!! The location is gorgeous and very quiet and the views are superb, an ideal spot to take it easy for a few days. We will definitely be going back"   ~  Ben and Kirsty

"Had a very cosy time round the wonderfully warm stove. Very atmospheric in the evening with the lights glowing in the beautiful cut glass mirrors and windows. Felt like we were in fairy land." Fey & Chris from Pembrokeshire

Booking Notes

Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Babes in arms OK. One small dog only allowed.

 

 
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Our Prices *

Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.

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