Gypsy Hollow & Blackberry Way

UK England East Anglia Suffolk

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Funky, vintage-style, family-run glamping in a gorgeous rural location.

Philip Westwood-Deamer and his wife are lucky enough to occupy a lovely spread in the north Suffolk countryside, and one day they had the bright idea to purchase this very romantic original bow top Gypsy Caravan, which they now rent out as unique B&B accommodation. Situated in a quiet corner of the garden near a pond, where big skies and constant bird song provide a perfect backdrop for a couple looking for somewhere to be alone and unwind, it's a perfect place to enjoy what is by any standards a beautiful and very peaceful part of the country. It's also one of two accommodation options here – supplemented by a great retro 1970s caravan that is available for a spot of glapmping

The gypsy wagon has a double bed, lots of storage, an original 'Queenie' stove to keep you warm and cosy, a small kitchen with Belfast sink and fridge, and a luxury private bathroom, equipped with a selection of designer bath products and steam crystals and a whirlpool bath and a shower. If you find the caravan a bit of a squeeze you can sleep in the Summerhouse outside, which is part of the same complex. All bed linen is provided and accommodation is on a B&B basis if you want it, with a sumptuous breakfast served each morning using their own rare breed pork and fresh eggs. They also have lots of great produce for you to cook on your open fire or barbecue (they can also provide firewood), and offer afternoon tea, homemade cakes and sandwiches on request.

The 1970s caravan has multiple creature comforts, with a double bed and high-end linen and fluffy towels, a small kitchen with kettle and one-ring hob, and a compact indoor shower as well as a composting loo and solar outdoor shower; they also and also provide bed linen, towels and even robes. A nearby shack is equipped with a twin induction hob, fridge, microwave and sink, plus everything you need for cooking, and there's also a fire pit with wood provided. An oil heater provides warmth for cosy nights in, while bikes are available for adventurous days out – and the hot tub is nice to sink into when you get back from exploring the surrounding countryside. Other thoughtfully provided extras include candles, board games, a radio and phone charger, along with deck chairs and outdoor seating.

There's loads to see and do in the surrounding area, but to be honest you may just want to chill out at the site, or opt for one of Philip's horse and trap rides around the surrounding country lanes. It's the perfect country escape.

Price

Gypsy Caravan & Summerhouse: £95–£105 a night. Breakfast is optional and costs £6 per person.

The 1907s caravan costs £105 per night in low season and £110 in high (1st May - 30th September). One night stays are sometimes available.

Opening Times

Open all year.

Accommodation

Both the wagon and the caravan sleep two in romantic comfort.

Location

Gypsy Hollow & Blackberry Way, Valley Farm, Butts Road, Westhall, Suffolk IP19 8RN

Getting There

From Halesworth, take the A144 towards Norwich for about 2 miles, then turn right onto Nollers Road and then left onto Butts Road. From Bungay, take the A144 south  for about 5 miles, then turn left onto Hoggs Lane, then right onto Butts Lane. Coming by public transport is more fun, as they pick you up in the horse and carriage from Brampton train station.

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