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The Gypsy Camp

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Bouncers Farm – Essex

  • Camp for 4 from £100 per night

    1 small double in each wagon

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Children of all ages are welcome at The Gypsy Camp

Lovingly created by Ann in authentic detail. Two wagons for sleeping in and the traditional willow bender tent is your lounge...

The camps two bowtop wagons are genuine articles, carefully restored and set among the apple trees. The bowtops are the bedrooms and the bender tent with the day bed and the wood-burner makes a great daytime living space and can even sleep a couple of extra guests. The beds in the red and green wagons are a snug 3ft and 3ft 6” respectively but they really are just for sleeping in. The camp as a whole, all let as a single private space, is a great place for families or couples travelling together to get out of the city and enjoy the countryside. From the pigs living on the other side of the orchard, to the blooming apple and cherry trees and the masses of delicious local produce, everything at Bouncers Farm seems full of life. With the coast and its many little-known beaches just four miles away and central London an hour by train, it’s an unusual and easy escape.

Our guests say...

"It was absolutely fantastic. The whole set up had been so carefully planned, and we really enjoyed cooking our dinner over the campfire. The atmosphere was fantastic, and Ann, the owner was especially helpful. We bought some of the Bouncers Farm apple juice and made mulled cider over the campfire - delicious. We wouldn't hesitate to go back there."



"The best thing was the relaxed atmosphere, the privacy, and the very pleasant farm. The children thoroughly enjoyed their ride in the pony carriage and Anne's fish pie gained star status!"



"We had a wonderful time and Noah hasn't stopped talking about it, he's excited about coming back! You have ( as you know) a beautiful spot and it is so tranquil you are very lucky! Take care and thank you for a special few days."


Paul & Noah

"We had such a wonderful time! The site is idyllic - the caravans hidden among the apple trees, animals roaming around and two days of rare sunshine in rainy June. We cooked on the open fire, drank red wine under the stars and read ghost stories by the log-burning stove. A perfectly clichéd camping experience."



"Wow! What a fabulous couple of days we have just spent at Bouncers Farm! It was my first time camping and I must say, it couldn't have been better. I took my mother and two children and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The gypsy caravans were lovely, the showers fabulously clean and hot, the farm full of animals... and Anne, the perfect hostess. Just magical! We will be re-booking in the summer to take Daddy and Grandad along for a taste of the Darling Buds of May!"



"It really was just like something out of a movie set! They've all been telling mum about their exciting adventure; horse riding, cooking round the fire, searching for eggs, catching fish on the pier at Walton, Colchester Zoo (wonderful) and dining in style at The Ducane."


Marcus, JJ, Giselle & Nina

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