A weekend in a vintage wagon

A weekend in a vintage wagon

It's taken me a little while to get round to posting about this, mainly because I took a lot of photos, and it's taken me ages to edit them! A few weeks back, myself and the hubby packed up our bags one Friday evening, and made the journey down to Cornwall in search of a few days of R'n'R. We turned up pretty late, and once we located the right field (yes field!) we were greeted by the sweetest little wagon, nestled in the long grass. Once inside, the first thing we did was throw a few logs on the wood burner, before I began poring over the vintage loveliness that the wagon was oozing....

The wagon we were staying in was part of Spring Park - a vintage inspired holiday business, set in the rural Cornish landscape, not too far from Launceston. Our wagon was originally a travelling showman's wagon, still with it's original interior.

The cosy little space was so well equipped; a woodburner, hot water bottles and a range of teas to keep us warm, magazines, books and games to keep us amused, and ample cooking equipment for when we got peckish. 

We spent 2 nights staying in Duke and while we did get out exploring during the day, it was actually quite nice just to cosy up by the woodburner, with a book and the radio on in the evenings, after having a nice feed at the local pub, The Springer Spaniel.

The business is family run, and we felt so welcomed... Kitty helped us with suggestions of things to do in the area, and she even gave me a little guided tour of some of the other wagons so I could take some pics to share with you!

Below, is Hercules. This is a hand built cedar living van, which has an original train carriage door leading into the bathroom and 1940's cinema seats to perch on while having your dinner... 


I also got a little peek inside Pip. The sleeping area is in a separate little wagon with this one, which was just so cute.... Again there was lots of vintage finds to pore over and some lovely handmade elements too...

I can definitely see us going back to this lovely little place, maybe in the summer when you can make use of the firepits which each wagon has outside.... toasting marshmallows while gazing at the stars! Fabulous! I was almost slightly reluctant to share this on here, as it's one of those places you nearly want to keep as your own little secret! But at the same time, it's so worth recommending, especially for those who love a bit of the outdoors but aren't so keen on camping (like me!) and of course who could resist all that vintage charm eh?!

To find out more about Spring Park, visit their website.