The Showman's WagonStudland, Dorset
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Reference 003060
About The Showman's WagonHidden away in blissful (but top secret) locations on the Isle of Purbeck, this beautiful handbuilt showman’s wagon is a truly special place to stay.
From the moment you see it, this wonderful handcrafted painted wagon with its luxury feel will capture your heart. And wherever you find it, when you stay you’re guaranteed a stunning setting with glorious views of the sea, heathland or rolling Dorset countryside. If you can tear yourselves away from the gorgeous interior then nearby there’s miles of stunning coastline and sandy beaches to explore as well.
The locations you’ll find it in may be a secret, but you’ll love the small, yet perfectly-formed scale of this wagon and all the incredible attention to detail in it. Head up the steep wooden steps and open the stable-style door into the kitchen area and you’ll realise how special this space is - with light pouring in through the windows and rooflights, and careful design that maximises the space everywhere you look. In the bespoke kitchen you’ll find everything you need, including a Belfast sink, gas oven and pretty duck egg blue units. Moving through to the bedroom, there’s a proper double bed, as well as a separate shower and toilet and sink just off the bedroom. Head back through the kitchen to relax in the living room with its woodburner, and an L shape sofa that’s just right for curling up after a day of outdoor adventures.
Wherever the show wagon is when you stay (no spoilers here!) you’re guaranteed to be close to the beautiful Studland beach and near the inner harbour at Poole. You’ll also be able to whizz onto the nearby cycle path with miles of paths across the Isle of Purbeck to discover. Wildlife lovers will relish the chance to see various types of migrating birds as well as owls, stags and deer from the wagon. And if you’d rather someone else made your dinner or poured you a drink, there are two pubs and a cafe within a 10-15 minute walk.
Although the Showman’s wagon should keep you entranced throughout your stay, if you do venture further afield, then you’ll discover the incredible fossil-filled Jurassic coast around half an hour away by car. Buzzy Poole and Bournemouth both offer shops and restaurants to wander or pause in, or you could explore Abbotsbury Swannery or the Tank Museum. National Trust places nearby include Brownsea Island, home to beautiful red squirrels and the stunning house at Kingston Lacy. You’ll also have free entry to Corfe Castle when you stay at Showman’s - the funds from your holiday go towards looking after other wonderful places like this.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave not available
- Fridge available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher not available
- Washing machine not available
- Tumble dryer not available
- Telephone not available
- Television not available
- DVD not available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ available
Kitchen, sitting room with log burner, double bedroom and shower room.
Notes for guests
Please note: The Sandbanks ferry is out of service and is expected to be running again in October 2019. You may need to arrange an alternative route through the scenic Purbeck hills to get to Studland.
Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.
Location: The location of the wagon moves. Each location is equally as beautiful, not far from a walking or cycling route or the coastline. The wagon will be situated in Greenlands, Studland until the end of July. The details of the wagon location will be sent to you 3 weeks prior to your arrival.
Car parking: The parking will always be within a few hundred metres of the wagon.
Garden: There is a small, open shelter outside the wagon with a seating area and fire pit.
Bicycle storage: Bicycle storage will be provided in the parking area.
Offers: Guests can benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.