"Wow!
What a fantastic place..."
"Well, what can we say? 
A perfect slice of heaven"
Plenty of storage space under the pull-out bed
The cute Queenie stove keeps the wagon warm
2 bar stools are ideal for "TV" dinners (without the TV of course!)
Make your own entertainment ...
The view from your front door
The fire-pit is a few steps away
Gypsy Rose, the fire pit & brook beyond
Solar lamps light the riverside path to Gypsy Rose
Fresh breads every morning
Relax in style - hanging chair by the waterfall
Cosy by candlelight with plenty of lanterns, inside and out!
"Tea lights made it completely magical"
"Cooking over an open fire made us appreciate the delicious food"
"Pure and Simple"
You get everything a fairly affluent gypsy family circa 1900 would have had, and more, but we keep Gypsy Rose pure and simple, and in a beautiful place.
That's why she's used for film locations, and why so many of our guests come back time and again, to refresh their "batteries", get close to nature and to enjoy the peace, quiet and solitude of the simple, good life.

NEW! Find the Fairy House Trail
You'll need sharp eyes and a keen imagination, and a smattering of artistic enthusiasm to find and enhance the fairy houses in the garden.

Feel the Need for Speed?
Booking requires action - there is only 1 Gypsy Rose, and very few similar authentic gypsy wagon experience opportunities.

Availability is limited - email us to Ask if you can come & stay in Gypsy Rose
theapplestoreatmaytree@gmail.com

gypsyroseatmaytree@gmail.com

              Gypsy Rose Glamping

Stay in a traditional bow-top gypsy wagon - ideal for romantic escapes, back-to-nature experiences or just for Fun!

Gypsy Rose is an authentic bow-top wagon which has been (and still could be) horse-drawn for a life on the open road. Now she's come to rest in an apple-tree bower next to our waterfall at Maytree Cottage, and she's just waiting for you...

For just £80 per night you get accommodation in Gypsy Rose in your own glade with fire-pit and BBQ, clean water and a proper flushing loo. There's no electricity; we'll give you lanterns and solar lights, a basket of logs and some charcoal and it's over to you...  Step back in time for an authentic gypsy traveller experience circa 1860s. The only nod towards the 21st century we make is provision of a proper flushing lavatory (no chemical or composting loos here, thanks) and clean tap water. Heating comes from an authentic Queenie stove in the wagon, extra jumpers, thermal undies and physical work (getting logs, lighting matches).  No fridge, but we've given you a cool-box.

The Walnut Shed washroom & lavatory and car parking on hardstanding are about 25yds away along a riverside path at the edge of the orchard, lit by solar lights in the evening. You'll need a torch or lantern - there is no electricity in the Walnut Shed.

This is comfy camping.  You get a small double bed (44" wide, 72" long) in the wagon (bedding provided) but you'll be living outside, cooking over an open fire, boiling a kettle for hot water, and "foraging" for fruit and veg from our orchard and garden as well as finding eggs from our hens and ducks (all in season of course!)

Or you could stroll down to the village chip shop, pub or Italian restaurant; they're just a 10 minute saunter away! Wander back along country lanes and footpaths, sit under starry skies, watch for otters, be serenaded by owls... and woken by woodpeckers!

You're in the heart of the country with 43 square miles of Forest on one side and the Severn estuary a couple of miles away on the other. But you don't have to go far from Gypsy Rose to find Nature - it comes to you! With brown trout and salmon in the brook the heron is a regular visitor, and we're told a family of otters live nearby. Buzzards, red kites, sparrowhawks and of course, owls are among the common raptors here, and we've a wide range of birds who have made their homes in the garden, including wrens, blackbirds, thrushes, finches and tits, and a nuthatch as well as a lovely green woodpecker.  From Gyspy Rose you'll almost certainly see the grey and yellow wagtails in the brook, and if you're lucky you might glimpse the blue flash of a kingfisher.

Fallow deer and wild boar are in the woods nearby and sometimes visit the orchard, especially at apple-time. Badgers live on the hillside above, and hedgehogs, foxes and glow-worms visit the garden by night. And of course, there are squirrels (we have a large walnut tree!)

This is a "what you make it" sort of break - it's authentic, gypsy-style living; if you enjoy being outside, cooking over a fire, camping and living "rough" you'll love it; if you prefer your home comforts, WiFi, TV, hot baths, comfy chairs and don't like getting damp/grubby/unkempt it's probably not for you. This is our 3rd summer; most of our visitors come back; 2 have been disappointed; just being honest - it isn't glamorous, and not for everyone so please think carefully before booking!

Gypsy Rose sleeps 2.

For £80 per night you get the wagon, fuel for fires & BBQ, lanterns, lavatory & washstand in the Nut Shed, private off-road parking about 30 yards from Gypsy Rose, a generous Breakfast hamper including best local bacon, sausages, our own eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms, tea & coffee, a basket of fresh bread each morning, and home-made cake and a bottle of local cider to welcome you.

Can't live 24 hours without a hot shower?

If (and only if) The Apple Store is vacant at the time of your stay you are welcome to use the bathroom, kitchen and living room.  The Apple Store facilities include a big roll-top claw-foot bath with shower over, heated towel rail, full-length mirrors, lavatory and hand-basin. In the kitchen, an electric kettle, toaster, microwave and induction hob, a scrubbed pine kitchen table and chairs and a couple of sofas, all kept toasty warm by the Aga.

Use of The Apple Store's kitchen and bathroom cannot be booked in advance, but we'll tell you whether or not its likely to be available on the dates you require, and keep you informed if we get a booking.

No dogs, children by arrangement in Gypsy Rose. Contact us to discuss.

But I want to bring my dog, and my kids!

Why not book The Apple Store and Gypsy Rose as a package!

The Apple Store sleeps 4 in one double bedroom and one sofa bed in the living room, and there's a travel cot and high-chair available too!  One dog stays free, other pets welcome by arrangement.

The Apple Store & Gypsy Rose package costs £350 for 2 nights min. stay. - that's less than £30pppn at full occupancy, and no charge for one dog!

You get: all electric, bedding & linen, towels, WiFi, TV/DVD, parking, tea, coffee etc, toiletries, fresh breads each morning, garden produce when available, home-made cakes on arrival.

And don't forget - we offer breakfast and dinner as extras too! Read our reviews!

"We only got here an hour ago and we know we want to come back already. Can we book again? When's your next weekend availability?"          

We know how popular Gypsy Wagon glamping is - we expect visitors most weekends and are often booked solid during July & August.

        25% deposit secures the dates you want right now 

Check availability by clicking the calendar link on "Availability" page - Gypsy Rose bookings are marked in Pink

To book your break call us now on 07522 463679 or email gypsyroseatmaytree@gmail.co.uk



Gypsy Rose in her own apple tree bower. No electricity, but lots of pretty lanterns for balmy evenings by the brook.

Towels, toiletries and bath robes provided, and when the sun shines, solar heated water in the Walnut Shed washroom. No composting or chemical loos here - a proper flushing lavatory connected to the main sewer.
"So thrilled with this 'find', I really hope it stays as pure as it is."

Mary says, "It will!
Since these photos were taken (2015) a little garden has evolved outside the front door, with heathers, herbs and flowers and some solar lights between the wagon and the waterfall. I've planted the bank below the fire-pit with rhododendrons, and put woodchipping on the paths. A stumpery garden is under way, bird feeders and nest boxes have been put in the trees, so I'm very hopeful that more wildlife will soon come to Gypsy Rose's garden.
One bright November morning I was "step-sitting" and watching fish (probably trout) leaping the waterfall. Guests have seen the kingfisher, heron and wagtails, and there's a resident robin and wrens nearby. No one has seen the otters yet, but guests have reported hearing animals outside at night...could be???"