Zingaro Wagon sleeps two guests (plus two children) and sits in the garden of The Old Stable which is home to two stylish self-catering apartments (sleeping two to three guests). Offering something a little different, this fabulous romantic hand-crafted wooden wagon provides a more unique self-catering experience in the form of glamping with a twist of luxury.
Located within the grounds of The Old Vicarage, The Old Stable (and Zingaro Wagon) is located in the hamlet of Dowland amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of mid Devon. Beautifully presented throughout, guests have the use of a fabulous cedar hot tub and sauna, and can enjoy a taste of rural life in a relaxing setting.
Both the apartments and Zingaro Wagon can be rented on a self-catering basis, or breakfast can be provided if preferred (delivered the night before so you can wake up and enjoy it at a time that suits you).
The small hamlet of Dowland is well placed in the very heart of Devon for exploring the areas many attractions. Both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park are within easy reach providing vast outdoor playgrounds for a host of activities, adventures, wildlife and attractions. The glorious golden surfing beaches of North Devon and Cornwall are a short car ride away. Exeter's vibrant city centre is under an hour by car, and there are plenty of National Trust properties to visit including Castle Drogo close to Chagford, the family home of Hartland Abbey with its beautiful gardens near Bideford and Arlington Court, home to an impressive carriage museum. Dartington Crystal is another popular attraction, as is award winning RHS Rosemoor which is just fifteen minutes away.
For those who like to keep active, Zingaro Wagon is ideally placed right on the Tarka Trail (the southern loop section). One of the country's longest traffic free cycling and walking routes, there are a magnificent one hundred and eighty miles of tracks and trails to explore straight from the front door. A cyclists and walker's paradise, the quiet surrounding country lanes are a joy to amble along, particularly when the hedgerows are in full bloom, and there are wonderful riverside and meadow walks as well as three nature reserves for wildlife enthusiasts (the closest being just a mile away).
Offering a more relaxed pace of life that busier tourist areas can scarcely remember, mid Devon is an excellent choice for a weekend away or longer holiday. Simply relax and unwind in the beauty that surrounds, or enjoy day trips out to the areas major attractions, safe in the knowledge that peace and tranquility awaits when you return 'home' at the end of the day.
Jill Nielson joined Independent Cottages in January 2017
Zingaro Wagon nestles in a peaceful spot in The Old Stable's garden, nicely tucked away at the end. Crafted by a local tradesman, this beautiful timber Barrel Top Wagon has been finished to the highest of standards to provide accommodation that is not only solid and comfy, but also full of character and charm to enhance the 'glamping' experience.
Accommodation and facilities:
Outside: There is plenty of space outside the wagon with outdoor furniture and a Gas barbecue for alfresco dining.
The Greenhouse Spa: Providing the ultimate in relaxation, the spa has a fabulous cedar hot tub just for two and sauna. All guests have a daily session booked for private use (between 18:00-19:00 for Zingaro Wagon) but the spa may also be used at other times when available. It is also possible to book beauty treatments from a visiting therapist.
Additional information: The owners live in The Old Vicarage so are close at hand to provide as much or as little assistance as required. Free WiFi. Unfortunately, no pets and no smoking. Bed linen, towels, heating and electricity are included in the price as well as logs during the cooler months. A welcome tray is provided so that you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee when you arrive.
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Fully flexible start days and short breaks available throughout the year, from £80 per night. 2 night minimum stay. Relax in our cedar hot tub and sauna. Visiting beautician can also be arranged.
| Mon, 26 Mar 2018 for 3 nights, £220
Pre-Easter 3 night mid week break