Walk into another world. Set in the heart of our 100 acre working farm in stunning North Devon countryside, located within easy reach of the best beaches in Britain and Exmoor National Park... proper Glamping!
THE VINTAGE VARDOS AT FISHERTON FARM
NEW for 2016 . Meet 'TIPPIN' made from a 1960's farm tip up trailer. A communal space created for when its tipping down. With a cupboard sacked full of great board games or a comfy bedroom with large double bed and additional space for 2 singles.
Tinny our shack in the woods provides complete cover from the elements with enough space to fit the whole party or you can retreat to the
GALLERY & GAMES ROOM in a converted barn at the farm, table tennis, table football and Jemma's Art .
The shop has plenty of power points for you to charge your devices and ice packs for your cool box. You can borrow wellies and waterproofs, warm jackets. fishing nets, deck chairs, boogie boards, beach bbq and buckets and spades etc...
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Local shops: a short stroll up the quiet lane you'll find the 'Village shoppe' and post office, selling essentials and delicious home made cakes (open 9-5 Tue-Sat). Less than a 2 mile drive is the Murco Garage and Mini Mart, family run and selling almost everything (open 7-10 everyday) All major supermarkets are a 15 min drive in Barnstaple.
Next to the wagons is your meadow with mown pathways, a large seating area to capture the sunshine, relax in the hammock or explore the wood on walkways. Cross the stream on our fantastic rope swing, make dams or simply watch the cows and sheep graze in the fields nearby and soak up the peace and quiet.
In the shelter of the tree canopy you'll find the woodland 'living room' a large fire pit, our iron trivets make cooking easy for all. An enormous hand crafted table seating up to 14 is covered by an awning. Pots and pans hang from tree hooks alongside paraffin lanterns. A wicker basket houses all your cooking paraphernalia, a wooden chest for your fire lighting kit, cool box and space for your food, away from the wild animals that may be temped.. There is a gas stove for that early cup of tea (cafetiere provided too!) and a covered bbq area if the rain insists on falling...
Our piping hot out door shower provides unlimited pleasure with great water pressure! Spectacular views over the valley make it an unforgettable experience and fun for all. Along side is a washing area and sink, eco washing up liquid, tea towels and dishcloths all provided. We have 2 composting toilets, one of which houses the camp library and is a haven of pictures, books, art equipment, local information and things to do.
LITTLE GEM (1940) Our first acquisition and inspiration for the Vintage Vardos is everyone's favourite. Funky, fun and versatile with a wood burner. A standard double bed and a multitude of extra sleeping options. An extra adult or childs bed or a childrens double, or 2 child single beds. We accommodate to fit your needs, providing as much space as possible. (bed sizes double 120x180,adult 60x180, childs double 140x155)
RED RUM (1940) has a more macho feel, with rich earthy interior colours and our own dark sheepskins, with a woodburner, sexy for 2, it can also accommodate an extra adult or child. There is also additional space for a baby/todder with cot side if required. (bed sizes; double 120x200,adult 60x180, child 50x140)
BIG TED (over 100 years old) luxurious for a couple or sleeping up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Big Ted is traditionally decorated .Spacious, it has the largest double bed and is most suited to extra tall people . The bed can be folded away exposing a table that provides seating for 8 adults. Board games are kept here with 2 extra sleeping bags for those that wish to sleep under the stars on the giant day bed... (bed sizes; double 140x200, adult 70x200,child 75x150)
The Vintage Vardos are traditional Bowtop Gypsy Caravans, they are works of art on wheels and are full of romance and charm. Beautifully restored they each have their own personality, filled with sumptuous bedding, snuggley duvets, towels and fresh flowers. Each wagon has a high double bed with room below for storage or additional adult or childrens beds. An overhead light is provided, wind up torches and solar lamp. A traditional wash bowl, jug and blankets complete the interior. Outside is a welly stand and additional luggage storage.
Leaving your cars at the farm and with your luggage following courtesy of our vintage tractor, it's a short stroll down a quiet lane into your secret rural idyll...