Romany caravans are steeped in history and usually highly decorated, intricately carved, brightly painted and sometimes gilded. Traditionally used by British Romanichal Travellers, these horse drawn wagons have become popular at holiday parks as unique glamping accommodation. Surprisingly spacious inside, you'll find sleeping space and some basic facilities. You'll still be 'camping' but it's a luxury version of it!
Romany caravans are offered at one of the Best of British Parks, South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park in Dorset. This quirky glamping option is ideal for couples holidays or for a family getaway.
Romany caravan glamping holidays in Dorset
You'll first be struck by the colour of these vibrant beauties nestled in the park. Painted in shades of red and blue, they are cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter. Each of the romany caravans are fitted to the highest specification, each one hand built by craftsmen. They feature a full size double and two single beds, insulated oak floor and an electric log burner. There’s also a TV and DVD player, refrigerator, sockets with USB points, a two ring electric hob, hob kettle and coffee pod machine. Combine all this with beautiful upholstery and a wooden deck complete with garden furniture, and your Romany Caravans experience is complete.
You will need to bring bedding, crockery, mugs, glasses, a chopping board, cutlery, saucepans, a tin opener, water carrier and washing up bowl etc. Remember, you're still camping, you'll just in be in far more luxurious surroundings!
These Gypsy Romany caravans are all hand painted by Sarah Harvey, a professional traditional wagon painter.
During your glamping holiday in Dorset you'll have full access to the quality, clean and modern amenities the park has to offer. South Lytchett Manor is an award winning touring and camping park and the shower rooms are luxurious, heated and of the highest standard. Children are catered for too! They can enjoy the on site eco-friendly adventure playground, the games room or the football field during their stay. Bear in mind that your glamping accommodation will be the envy of many, you may have some unexpected visitors!
And finally, you may want to meet the team who have brought us these fantastic caravans. Here are Jo and David Bridgen, owners of South Lytchett Manor, who will show you just why glamping is the perfect camping holiday!