Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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 woodburner, before I began poring over the vintage lovlieness that the wagon was oozing....

vintage jug with fresh flowers in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

vintage finds in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallvintage woodburner & cosy interior of Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallktichen facilities in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallbunting adorns Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall 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.

vintage china teapot in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

fresh flowes in a vintage vase in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

The vintage inteiror of Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

cosy chair and blanket in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in CornwallVintage finds in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallcosy floral bedding in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallvintage shoe last in Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallthe exterior of Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallthe exterior of Duke, a vintage wagon holiday in CornwallWe 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...

the exterior of Hercules, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwallvintage train carriage door in Hercules, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

kitchen area in Hercules, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

dining area and bedroom in Hercules, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall
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...

vintage items in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall
vintage printers tray in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

living and kitchen areas in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

vintage candle holder in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

door leading to bathroom in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall


sleeping quarters for Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

sleeping quarters for Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

sleeping quarters for Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

vintage blanket in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall

vintage Staffordshire dog statue in Pip, a vintage wagon holiday in Cornwall
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.

xxx

8 comments:

  1. Oh, it's so beautiful - it is essentially your blog in little cabin form. I am going to pin this for future holiday reference. :)

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  2. Ooh Caroline, how amazing... I need to gaze at those pictures some more... just love 'em. Thanks for sharing!

    Antonia xx

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  3. such loveliness! i'd love to go one day.

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  4. Just beautiful.One day i will get there.:)

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  5. Oh it looks so beautiful! I'm fascinated by small spaces that are well designed - looks like such a fun and pretty place to stay for a few days. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful, dreamy set ups. Dreaming of escapes!

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  7. Hi , I've just come across this lovely post and I'm going to link to it on my blog, hope that's O.K.

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  8. Wonderful! Found this post via Jacquie (Bunny Mummy) ... but your secret is safe with me, as I'm 'across the pond' and not likely to visit that lovely site - much as I'd love to. :-)

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