Puckshipton – Wiltshire
Wagon for 2 from £95 per night
1 double, 1 single and a spare mattress that slides out from underneath.
Suitable for children aged up to 14
Not suitable for pets
Kids are welcome at Puckshipton Ark, but pets cannot be accommodated.
Puckshipton Ark is inventive woodworker James Noble's own incredible creation. Its curved, gothic-inspired form sits by a river under an apple tree in a quiet corner of the Wiltshire farm, with views to the neighbouring village. The Ark is for the more intrepid glamper, involving a tractor ride down to the site with all your gear and a few tricks and tips that James’ll explain. The site’s solitude has been preserved by James’ ingenious construction of a trailer mounted loo that also transports a gas fridge and the log store. The shower is a classic camping arrangement – a large Kelly kettle, in which you heat the water before hoisting it into the trees. For cooking, a double hob has been built into The Ark in, of course, a handmade unit and there is a fire pit outside for campfire meals and songs. From Ark's corner of the farm at Puckshipton there are a couple of lovely walks to nearby villages and the area around is criss-crossed with hikes and cycle routes. Further afield, there is plenty to explore, including Stonehenge, Avebury and other historic sites, as well classic English market towns.
New for 2015 for guests staying in The Ark:
James can offer the chance to make your own pizza oven! See two of his existing ovens he has made and then spend time together making your oven. It's a hands-on course and you'll definitely be getting your hands dirty. Although the oven wouldn't be ready for use by the end of your stay, it is possible for you to have a go using one of the other ovens. James will provide you with your ingredients and get you started in making your own pizzas to tuck into. The total cost for this is £120 payable to James upon arrival. Please enquire on 0117 204 7830 if you are interested in doing this course as we'll need to ensure James has availability.