Our authentic Gypsy caravan is known as a Bowtop. There are many other types, including, Brush, Reading, Ledger, Bowtop, Open Lot and Burton. In the original Bowtop caravan the space was small but well utilised, with a bed at the far end of the living space, which could be pulled out a little more to create more space. Underneath the bed was a huge ventilated cupboard which was used as a bedroom space for children. Older children could sleep under the wagon, where drapes were sometimes hung around.
Horseshoe Cottage & Ruby
The best of both worlds – enjoy the comforts of Horseshoe Cottage and the romance of Ruby Bowtop (Romany caravan), in the woodland garden. Let us delight you with the magic and tranquility of this special combination to offer space and timelessness where you can enjoy sleeping under the stars and travel without travelling.
Horseshoe Cottage & Ruby, the Gypsy Bowtop are nestled within a family of Scots Pine trees facing over the meadow towards the Eildon Hills. The cottage is situated near the Roulotte Retreat owners’ house but has its own private woodland garden and car parking. Children are very welcome in Horseshoe Cottage but Ruby the Bowtop is unsuitable for children on their own. Contact us re Prices for Horseshoe Cottage and Ruby Bowtop for 4 people. There is a possibility we can accommodate 6 people, just ask.
Up to two dogs are welcome in the cottage but not in Ruby Bowtop. (see notes in T&C). Price for dogs: £10.00 per dog per day. Due to roaming chickens and goose it is important to keep dogs on leads. Tucked away in a secret hideaway there is a new outdoor wood fired eco sauna with full panorama window to watch wildlife, sunset and for star gazing. For exclusive use of the eco sauna there is an additional fee of £115.00 for a three night stay. For each additional day there is an extra fee of £15.00 per day. Images of the eco sauna are on the blog.
One well behaved dog - £10.00 per night. Please contact us before booking. Due to roaming chickens and ducks it is necessary to keep your dog on a lead.