The Showmans Wagon

Alphamstone, nr. Bures

Property Reference: W42097
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade2 Star rating
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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available

Property Description

Very quiet and peaceful

Come and live like a fairground showman in this unique holiday accommodation, set in 150 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows with some of the most scenic countryside views in the county. This compact property has been extensively renovated and insulated throughout and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are many footpaths and lanes to explore, including the Stour Valley Path from Newmarket to the sea at Manningtree. Horse riding and cycle hire can be arranged locally. The area is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts with deer and bird watching available. Badger sightings are almost guaranteed, bring some peanuts. Shops 2.5 miles, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. microwave. Enclosed garden with furniture. Shared use of 150 acre of farmland with unfenced ponds. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. This property was perfect for us, peace and quiet in a lovely setting.Highlight of the holiday was feeding badgers on the doorstep.John,the owner was very helpful with local knowledge. Nov 2011.
  2. Really fun accommodation, great views and wildlife. Owner very helpful. Interesting pub a pleasant walk away. I’d visit again. Nov 2011.
  3. I really loved this property. though small it had everything we wanted and I would definitely rebook another time. Don’t hesitate if you want something a little different from your accommodation. Oct 2011.
  4. Full of character and very well equipped given the size. Location is excellent with lovely views and very helpful and interesting owner. If you want to see wildlife this is an ideal place. Comfortable bed! Sept 2011.
  5. Fantastic holiday, both location and accommodation wise. Van is in a beautifully peaceful setting. Really well equipped considering the space limitations. Owner very friendly and welcoming. Aug 2011.
  6. I cannot believe the amount of items that can be put into such a small space, we had great fun locating everything, we even found a medical kit (never known that before). A very peaceful & tranquil place to stay, we enjoyed walking through the village, also popping to the local for a spot of refreshment. Sudbury meadows are beautiful and watching the antics of the young cattle was wonderful....Long Melford is another special place to visit, the antique shops,specialised shops and cafes were a delight. Overall a very relaxing and special week. John was great and nothing was too much trouble, we shall definately be booking again...the only negative is that there is nothing to complain about.. May 2011.
  7. This wagon is really cosy and very well equipped. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Would go again. Oct 2010.
  8. Very cosy and unusual. Sept 2010.
  9. Well presented, tidy with everything available that you could want. June 2010.
  10. Pristine condition, unusual home, very peaceful. June 2010.
  11. Cosy and intimate, well situated, quiet and peaceful, well presented and lovingly maintained. Feb 2010.
  12. Unique, charming, peaceful. Sept 2009.
  13. A highly unusual, very individual and beautifully finished property. A very relaxing and beautiful location, with an unusual holiday property that has provided many happy memories. The owner is very friendly and approachable and we had a fantastic time. July 2009.
  14. Had everything we needed somehow packed into the wagon, lovely views, plentiful wildlife (badgers at the door!), good walks from the door, spotlessly clean and most distinctive. Sept 2009.
  15. If you want to get away from it all and love the natural world, you’ll enjoy the whole experience in this delightfully restored wagon. April 2009.
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    Please note: The information on this page is intended as a guide only. We cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information about any property and its facilities or services.

    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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