Puckshipton Ark | Wagon in Wiltshire | Canopy & Stars

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Puckshipton Ark - Wagon in Wiltshire

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  • Wagon for 2 from £98 per night (read our low price promise)
  • 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 had a lovely weekend at Puckshipton - us in the Ark and our friends in the Wagon. We had great fun getting away from it all - cooking on the open fire, rowing on the lake and strolling through neatby woods and fields. The children loved it! We had everything we needed - James, the host, seemed to have thought of everything (solar powered lanterns, wood burning stoves, life-jackets for the boats, plenty of drinking water,even an outside shower with hot water). Our girls have asked that we come to the Ark every weekend, and we didn't bring one toy with us!



We had chosen the Ark to celebrate our 4th anniversary and as campers we thought it would be fun to try something a bit different. The Ark did not disappoint in any way. The location was fantastic and was better than it looked in the photos (and the photos had impressed us), quiet and secluded. The facilities were great and very novel (we especially liked having a shower amongst the trees). It was a lovely chilled out experience which is what we were looking for. The design of the Ark was brilliant, very warm and although it was windy during our stay as soon as you entered the Ark you were not aware of the wind at all. The fire pit next to the Ark was a nice addition especially as you could toast marshmallows while having bats flying around above.



Relaxing and remote. Just what we needed to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few days. The Ark was just as we expected and our hosts were charming. Walks in the countryside with some pub stops en route or you could just relax around the Ark as you have the site to yourself; very private. Everything in the Ark you need although take a torch for any late night loo trips plus we took some firelighters with us as we're rubbish at fire building! Came home very relaxed and chilled out



"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."


Alison and David

"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!"



"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!"



"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!"



"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."



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