Carriage Driving Centre

North Yorkshire

   Gypsy Living Wagon Breaks

Come and chill out in our beautiful gypsy living wagon.

From spring 2017 we will be offering short breaks for couples taking them on a journey of a lifetime along the open roads in our gypsy living wagon pulled by one of our horses.

 
If you are looking for something different to experience and away from that normal everyday life, then staying with us is the answer here in North Yorkshire.
Sitting at the front of our bowtop caravan watching the fire burning away listening to the birds singing as the night draws in and the fire is fading away and bed time draws closer you can then move inside the bowtop to read under our LED lighting while laying in bed.

It’s a perfect treat for couples who want a break together.

Day Trip

Join us for a day out with our gypsy living wagon as we hit the open roads for the day, we'll be in charge of driving the horse but our couples may be lucky to have a go for themselves.

The day will start at 9:00 am from our base and return around 6:00 pm. We will set off and then pull up for a brew for an hour around 11:00 am, we'll then hitch up and move on to around 2:00 pm when we'll pull up again this time for lunch for around 1 1/2 hours. We will then hitch up the horse and take a journey back to base for around 6:00 pm.

 

£100.00

1 Night & Day Trip

Join us for a night and day trip with our gypsy living wagon as we hit the open roads on the evening of your arrival with us, we'll be in charge of driving the horse but our couples may be lucky to have a go for themselves.

The break will start at 6:00 pm from our base and return around 6:00 pm the following day. We will set off on the evening of your arrival and travel for 4-6 miles then pull up and set up camp for the evening, we'll get a camp fire going for you and get the kettle on the tripod while you go foraging for dead firewood to keep you going for the evening, you'll be able to cook your own food on the fire using our tripod and frying pan, gas stove also available if you prefer the cleaner cooking option. We'll instruct you what to look after for the rest of the night and leave you to settle down, we'll arrive back in the morning around 9:00 am when our couple should have already have eaten breakfast ready for us to pack up camp and set off for the day. We'll travel the open roads and move on to around 1:00 pm when we'll pull up again this time for lunch for around 1 1/2 hours. We will then hitch up the horse and take a journey back to base for around 6:00 pm to end your break.

£185.00

 

Usefull Information

The idea of this experience is to enjoy things at a much slower pace and enjoy the peace of the North Yorkshire countryside. You also may need to carry and refill the water container, and gathering firewood is all part of the experience, although some will be provided.

VALID FOR BOOKINGS BETWEEN 1ST APRIL TO 30TH SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR

We do not provide meals.

There will be an outdoor fire for cooking on at each evening camp, some firewood will be provided although clients are encouraged to go looking for firewood themselves. We will also be happy to show anyone inexperienced with fire how to get started and you should be prepared to get your hands a little dirty.

We’ll also instruct how to look after our horse.

Please travel light and keep in mind the horse will be pulling you.

Facilities

The Gypsy living wagon is mostly made of wood, lined on the inside with a warm fabric , then a layer of felted wool insulation and covered in traditional canvas. Double bed(with bedding). Gas stove, kettle, frying pan, pots, cups, plates, cutlery, wash bowl, water container.

Towels & flannels not provided.

  • Lighting: a torch, candles, 12v LED lighting.
  • Power points: USB socket and cig lighter charger socket for charging devices.
  • Speaker: Bluetooth portable speaker available.
  • Washing up: a washing up bowl, water heated on fire or gas stove.
  • Shower: There will be a wash bowl to have what we call a flannel wash (flannels not provided) water can be heated on the fire or gas.
  • Toilet facilities: Portaloo in a toilet tent.
  • Drinking water is provided.
  • Bed linen provided.

What To Bring

In our wagon is a double bed with bedding. We suggest you bring outdoor clothes and footware for all seasons!. There’s a wood burning stove inside but we encourage you to bring food to cook on the fire or the gas stove for which kitchenalia and some firewood is provided.

There are shops on route, but we prefer you to bring as much as possible so we don't waste valuable time. Please bring all food for your stay, but dont worry, if you are short of something or run out let us know and we should be able to pick it up for you .