Built in 1936 this Art Deco showmans wagon would have originally been permanent home to a circus or fairground performer as the show travelled the country.
A truly stunning space offering comfort, aesthetics and a sense of times gone by. The wagon was designed with all year round outdoor living in mind, the numerous coloured leaded windows provide playful light and cool breezes in the summer, while the mollycroft roof gives internal height and sense of space while providing ventilation for the fires and lamps of winters nights.
Sympathetically restored to original condition the wagon is ready to be lived in and enjoyed again. With working coal fired cooking range and original gas lights alongside modern comfortslike 240v electrical sockets throughout and a Bluetooth speaker..!
The wagon has a good sized living area with stove, seating etc and separate double bedroom. Ideal for a couple, but room inside for a small child, or older children in a tent alongside.
Traditionally these wagons have no water or washing inside, these things were kept separate from the smart highly decorated living areas and usually dealt with outside. We provide a converted horse trailer with flushing loo, hot water and shower just 20metres away from the wagon and for its exclusive use. A cold water standpipe is next to the wagon.
Inside everything you need is provided, from bedding, linen, crockery and cooking utensils to books and board games. You can cook on the range, barbecue or bonfire, (all fuel provided) but an electric kettle and hot plate are there for more lazy times.
Badlesmere Court is working smallholding fronted by a classic Georgian farmhouse, growing a range of produce for our restaurant and market 'The Goods Shed', from cut flowers to new potatoes. There is a medieval church next door and a small dairy farm across from the house.
The wagon is the only camping on site and is tucked away privately in a small orchard, with views to surrounding countryside. The wagon shares its paddock with a horse, a few Southdown sheep and the occasional wandering chicken - campers are welcome to collect their own eggs..
The area is one of outstanding natural beauty, with lovely walks/rides all about. A local pub is 15 minutes walk away via an off-road track. Badlesmere sits four miles from the medieval market town of Faversham and has easy access to Canterbury, and Whitstable (both about 10 miles). Access from London is via the M2 and takes between 60-90 minutes.
Autumn/ Winter 2017 prices until April 2018;
£125 first night £100 thereafter. Firewood, coal and charcoal provided.
Everything else you need & free eggs and absolutely no hidden extras.