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Puckshipton Ark

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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.

Marvel at this beautiful wooden structure deep in Wiltshire countryside, an original James Noble creation

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.

Our guests say...

"We all loved our stay at The Ark, it was peaceful and truly relaxing and we'd love to stay again when it's colder just to try out the wood burner. James was the perfect host we were give lemon drizzle and carrot cake on arrival with a peony in a glass jar which was a really nice touch."

31/05/2011

Maria

"This was our third visit to the Ark at Puckshipton and we absolutely love it there. It feels like a little home from home, the love and attention to detail that's gone into making the Ark and it's surrounding area is fantastic, and it's a wonderful place to be. There's great walks and pubs with excellent food nearby, although relaxing by the campfire overlooking the stream or lake is pretty special too. It's genuinely dog friendly too, which was important to us. It's one of our favorite places to stay in the world and I'm sure we'll be back many times!"

01/03/2012

Katie

"We were a bit unfortunate with the weather so couldn't make as much of the lake, bikes and walking as we'd have liked but the Wagon was lovely and got really cosy. James was really helpful and we were beyond delighted with our welcome brownies!"

03/03/2012

Christie

"Our stay at the Ark was fantastic and was helped by stunning weather throughout.  The shower was so much fun, and how hard is it to enjoy peace and quiet swinging in a hammock with buzzards soaring above? Or playing a simple game of scrabble with a glass of wine next to an open fire.  Facilities were perfect and setting is stunning!"

18/08/2012

Cath

"James and his wife are lovely, he's SO clever and the setting was fab. Our weather wasn't great but it didn't stop us enjoying our stay. The surrounding area is great to explore, the local pub (The Millstream) was lovely, the character of The Wagon and additional facilities wagon was amazing."

24/09/2012

Alison and David

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