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Zingaro Wagon

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £550
    Low season
  • £675
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 22nd March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Next OfferMore offers

£220 Mon, 26 Mar 2018
3 nights - Pre-Easter 3 night mid week break

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner

About Zingaro Wagon

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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jill Nielson joined Independent Cottages in January 2017

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

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:

  • A few shallow steps take you up to the balcony of the wagon with patio doors leading into...
  • To the right is the kitchen area, simple yet with everything needed to rustle up meals including a microwave, gas hob with two rings and fridge.
  • The living area is at the back of the wagon where you can sit and relax (wall-mounted Freeview television), dine or sleep (this folds down into a double bed which children can share - sleeping bags provided for this).
  • Above this area is the mezzanine double bed which is accessed via wooden steps (duvet, pillows and bed linen provided). There is also room to hang and store clothes.
  • The wagon has full modern conveniences including electricity, water (both cold and hot), WiFi internet access and wool lining plus a log burner to keep it cosy during the cooler months.
  • For washing - the wagon is only a few steps (approximately ten metres) from The Greenhouse Spa with a shower purely for the private use of Zingaro guests, as well as a private loo.

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.

Zingaro Wagon Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double + fold-up double for children)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £550
Mid Season from £600
High Season from £620
Peak Season £675
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1805 804358 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jill Nielson
Member Since January 2017

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Zingaro Wagon Noticeboard

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.

Last Minute Offers

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 for 3 nights, £220
Pre-Easter 3 night mid week break

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Zingaro Wagon 12 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 22nd March 2018