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cosy vintage american caravan

Superhostchurchinford, somerset, United Kingdom
Campervan/Motorhome hosted by Clare
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 bathrooms

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Dip your toes into the rural 1950's with a stay in our comfy, fully refurbished, airfloat caravan.
Set in its 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 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, internet,
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 and microwave.

We have 5 kune kune pigs and 2 jacob sheep, chickens ( a cockerel!) cats 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 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 of the airfloat caravan or if there’s lots of you then we have an overspill field and tents will be charged £5/night


PLEASE NOTE

In holiday time it is offered on a min booking of 2 nights though there's a 30% discount if you book for 7 nights - (the price will be automatically be adjusted by airbnb) .
On one Sunday 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, 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.

Guest access
In the caravan you will find an iPod docking station, DVD player, dvd collection, books, jigsaws and games.
We also have table football, table tennis, a small pool table , a paddling pool and kids ride on toys , available on request.
We have wifi internet available IN the caravan .
Dogs sadly are no longer welcomed unless they've been before or have a proven track record with farm animals...we had a couple of incidents last year that I wouldn't want repeated. It also becomes harder to keep our dogs out of the way if there's another dog on site ;(

Other things to note
You can have a 10% discount for stays of 3 days or more - 20 % if you book a week or more.

Let me know if you want to book your friends in to camp

Remember to let me know if anyone in your party is scared of dogs. Ours are very friendly but i know they're not everyone's cup of tea and can get over enthusiastic on first greet !

We provide complimentary tea, and filter coffee and eggs .

Fruit juice , beans, little cereal packets , milk ( cow and plant ), bread , butter and a selection of jams are available to purchase should you need to at cost price and our seasonal veg is available for donations

Wood is provided for the woodburner or outside fire

The BBQ is available for use but you need to bring your own BBQ charcoal- it can be purchased at the local shop.

The ( inside) toilet is a 15 metre outside walk away - we provide umbrellas at both ends in case it's raining . we also have a compost loo for those concerned with their environmental footprint!
Dip your toes into the rural 1950's with a stay in our comfy, fully refurbished, airfloat caravan.
Set in its 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.…

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Essentials
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Heating

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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.
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…

Hosted by Clare

Joined in July 2014
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My husband and I recently moved to the countryside from Brighton so we're still at the beginning of our 10 year build plan!.....come back in 5 years and you won't recognise the place! We're both very practical and hands on and do all the work ourselves though I have to give my youngest daughter some credit for the gardening and animal husbandry. We're relaxed and easy to get on with - my husband is passionate about war time memorabelia, steam trains and old vehicles ( motorbikes and trucks mostly) though I ll try n get him to keep the engine revving to a minimum whilst you're here. 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!)
My husband and I recently moved to the countryside from Brighton so we're still at the beginning of our 10 year build plan!.....come back in 5 years and you won't recognise the pla…
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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