The Orchard Van

  • Somerset, England
  • March - October
  • From GBP £22 per night
  • Unusual
  • Sleeps up to 2 guests in 1 units
  • Exclusive use of site
  • Beautiful setting
  • Original 1970s experience
  • Peace and quiet
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“Enjoy the peace of the orchard in a static VW camper van, nestling under the apple trees in the heart of south Somerset.”

Description of The Orchard Van

Wild Glamping!

Enjoy the peace of the orchard in our lovely VW type 2 1974 camper van nestling under the apple trees in the heart of south Somerset.

Ramble through acres of apple trees, under the blossom in spring and the apples in autumn.

The static campervan is simple in design and is a tin top – it doesn’t have a pop up roof.

The interior is as it was in 1974 the only additions are two spotlights, a 12V charging point and new cushions which create the 4’3″ double bed.

Extra ambient lighting is provided by pretty fairy-lights both inside and outside the camper.

The Orchard Van is most definitely off grid! There is no mains hook-up.

A porta-potti and camping shower are in small tents pitched behind the van. A toilet a short walk away in our house is also available on request

Water is in a 15 litre container, refillable a short walk away.

There is a single burner gas cooker for outside use under the awning.

A fire pit beckons so you can sit warmly under the stars at the end of the day.

If one of the local pubs or restaurants doesn’t entice you in for supper, there is a small BBQ or we can provide you with a light supper of home-made soup and bread and a selection of local cheeses on your first night at a small extra cost.

There are two soft throws in the van which double as blankets but check the forecast before your arrival – if it looks chilly bring an extra blanket or two!

There are two small hot water bottles to keep your toes warm.

Accommodation Highlights

Static 1974 VW Camper Van
  • 1 Unit
  • Sleeps: 2 Persons
  • Toilets (Private) , Showers (Private)
  • Towels(No) and Bedding(Hire)
  • Self Catering

The camper van is a compact space with a small table and two cushioned bench seats that convert into the bed.

Basic cooking utensils and a kettle are supplied for simple camp cooking and eating.

Curtains can be drawn at night and all crockery and cutlery is provided.

Washing up can be done outside under the awning, hot water for washing from boiling the kettle.

Communal Areas

  • None, everything is private

Shared Amenities

  • None, everything is private

What to bring?

  • Basic Provisions
  • Bikes
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Torches
  • Towels

Bed linen (duvet, sheet and 2 pillows) can be provided at a small extra cost as an alternative to your own bedding.

There are sometimes sheep in the orchard so wellies are advised.

Logs can be purchased at £5 per bag.

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Camp details
  • Kath Brace
  • Somerset, England
  • 01460 242433
  • Dog Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Large Groups
  • Camp Fires Allowed
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The Orchard Van has advertised on Go Glamping since:

March 25, 2016


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