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The Showman's Wagon

Wales / Dolgellau, Gwynedd
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Relax in a stylish Showman's Wagon infused with all the fun of the fair, beautifully set in a woodland location in rural Wales.

Ideal for a refreshingly rural romantic break for two, the Showman's Wagon is a stylishly renovated 1950s travelling van taken straight from the fairground!

Nestled in a stunning woodland location that overlooks the Mawddach Estuary in the glorious Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, this retro-styled van is adorned with extravagant décor, vibrant colours, show memorabilia, and comfy furnishings that will make you feel completely at home from the moment you arrive.

Central heating will keep you perfectly toasty as you relax in the 33 square-metre living space, including a lounge with a squishy sofa and a warming woodburning stove. Ideal for cosying up with a glass or two of wine by evening!

A well-equipped galley kitchen and dining area provides a suitably romantic setting for mealtimes, while a deliciously cosy double bed is ideal for endlessly lazy lie-ins. Meanwhile, a bright and indulgent shower room is the perfect freshening-up spot after a hard day exploring the local area.

Outside, North Wales is your oyster! Your privately enclosed garden overlooks the Mawddach Estuary, providing the perfect spot for morning coffee over sunrise, or a soothing snifter over sunset. Why not fire up the barbecue and enjoy a sizzling al fresco supper?

With bike rental available on site, exploring the area on two wheels is effortlessly easy. Begin by whizzing through the Mawddach Trail, a winding 9.5 mile route that runs along the disused railway track on the southern edge of the Estuary - stunning scenery guaranteed!

Discover plenty of delights in the nearby market town of Dolgellau, just four miles from the Showman's Wagon. Here you'll find a tasty tapas restaurant, a renowned wine bar and plenty of independent shops.  

If you're looking for a setting worthy of a romantic celebration, dining at nearby Bwyty Mawddach restaurant is just the place, with mouthwatering meals served against a backdrop of unparalleled views over the Cader Idris mountain range.  

For those in need of a challenge, Cader Idris itself is one of the most southerly high mountains in the UK, and available for climbing. But if that sounds a little too strenuous, Zip World Slate Caverns is a slightly less perilous setting for thrill-seekers, while in Snowdonia National Park, the Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park is world famous for its mountain bike trails.

After a strenuous day surrounded by plenty of fresh air and lush scenery, return to your vibrant holiday home, pour a glass of something lovely, and simply relax. You've more than earned it!

Things to note

Minimum 3 night stay applies, no children or infants are permitted to stay. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are permitted to stay upon prior arrangement, at a small charge. No smoking allowed.

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The basics

Region: Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Cost (from): £306 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 801

Facilities

Sleeps 2, double bedroom, bathroom, shower, central heating, sitting room, wood burning stove, galley kitchen, free standing gas cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, kitchen essentials (bread, butter, eggs, milk, fruit juice), dining area, Smart TV (including iPlayer), Blu-Ray player, garden table, chairs, parasol, gas BBQ, parking.

Local activities

Walking, cycling, horseriding, climbing, fishing, golf, diving, potholing, hiking.

At a glance

  • Restored 1950s travelling fairground van for two with private furnished garden, set in woodland that overlooks the Mawddach estuary in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Ideal for romantic breaks.
  • Parking for one car is available on site.
  • Children are not permitted.
  • Two small dogs are welcome for an additional charge.
  • Bike rental is available on site, with plenty of walking and cycling trails nearby. There is a wide array of activity, dining opportunities and attractions nearby, including Zip World Slate Caverns.
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