The Gypsy Caravan

This caravan is available to book for a minimum of two nights.

There is a double bed suitable for the more petite and agile.

It is self catering with own BBQ or two ring burner and grill in your own kitchen.

Check in between 2pm and 7pm.

check out 12 noon

price £50-55 for two adults

 

 

Seen from above this is your round hut kitchen area  next to the gypsy wagon. Plenty of  space for you to enjoy the outdoors, but somewhere to shelter from the rain or the sun.

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Around the back of the wagon you will find your own shower and toilet tucked away.

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The gypsy wagon is hidden amongst the trees providing a most secluded  experience

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More Bow Top info and Pictures here

Where it all began….. 

Phil refurbished the outside of the caravan adding new cladding and paint work. When the weather warms up I am hoping to find time to add some pretty decorative painted flora and fauna too.

Sanctuary
Sanctuary, photo taken a couple of years ago.

 

This is an outdoor camping experience. There is a small BBQ , and small fires are allowed. But for those who don’t want to cook there are some very good restaurants nearby, including two that do breakfasts.

 

Time to refurbish!
Time to refurbish!

 

Phil has faced up the back and front of the wagon, replaced the door and added an opening window in the back. Looking good.

 

The craft hut

This is where glampers are invited to play and partake in a variety of crafts! Roz is a qualified teacher and is a professed craftoholic. She has dabbled in knitting , weaving , felting, quilting, willow work, polymer clay and encaustic wax.

Roz can teach you her own creative method in learning to crochet. This is a free ten minute tutorial enabling you to experiment with a latch hook, crochet hook. soon you will be making chain bracelets and flower motiffs!!

Other tutorials can last an hour or so  and for only £5 you can make some poymerclay earrings or learn how to make a piture in wax. For more options please make an enquiry.

The hut was built on an old hay wagon in February /March 2014 .

Please note: There are electric sockets in the craft hut where guests can charge ipads,tablets and phones etc.

 

The Camping field

 

This site is in a beautiful area with lovely views and camping lawn. Nearby the Craft Shepherds Hut is a place to potter and share crafty ideas! On site tutorials can be arranged including beading, jewellery, crochet, knitting,quilting encaustic wax, willow and more.. The smallholdings vintage vehicles provide a talking point for enthusiasts, an airstream, 1947 show wagon and pretty gypsy wagon. (Gypsy pod can be hired only £25 p.n.) We have aimed for self sufficiency in pork, beef, eggs and vegetables. We sell spare produce when we can. There are two natural ponds encouraging wild life. There is a nature hide where an otter was spotted. Dragon flies and birds can be seen in the new woodlands and pathways meander around the rapidly growing trees. It is peaceful and tranquil, willow is evident everywhere with domes, tunnels and hedges, and other structures are planned as the new willow craft emerges.

 

Acorn Ponds directions

The Acorns Smallholding

Ellesmere, Shropshire

SY12 0JX

Please call 07815072481 for more information.

Travel
Please note if you are using a sat nav it may only take you as far as English Frankton. These are instructions for those people using an in car sat nav. These are important as your sat nav will not get you to our place. It will bring you to English Frankton, which is a collection of houses and farms a mile long. There is no centre, no church or village hall,no streets or street names. When you arrive you will see a large three story house and a large farm conversion under construction.Take the road next to this farm ( it is signposted to Burlton and Shrewsbury). Go around the bends and after two or three minutes you will see free range eggs for sale on the left. We are Acorn Smallholding.
If you are arriving via the B5063 turn by the Loppington village post office. Follow the road for a mile and turn second left.(signpostedo Shrewsbury and Burlton)Go around the bends and go slow until you see free range eggs for sale on the left. We are The Acorns.
If you are arriving via the A528 turn by the Cockshutt village shop( now closed down). It is opposite the Leaking Tap pub. After the sign for English Frankton continue for quarter of a mile and turn right towards Burlton and Shrewsbury. Go around the bends and go slow until you see free range eggs for sale on the left. We are The Acorns.