Alfonso's Wagon | Roulotte in Languedoc - Roussillon | Canopy & Stars

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Alfonso's Wagon - Roulotte in Languedoc - Roussillon

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Chemin de Vernedes

Not suitable for children

Not suitable for pets

A fun, bohemian wagon with summer kitchen and outdoor pool, great for lazing in the sun!

Live a wild life as a lion tamer in the making to a soundtrack of Gypsy Jazz!

Once home to Alfonso the daredevil leopard-tamer (so Nella, the owner, would have you believe!), this colourful roulotte is a hundred years old and was built in Montargis for the circus life. It's a whirl of fairy lights, vintage finds, mirrors and gorgeous Provençal quilts, postcards, prints and books, and a musical library of Gypsy jazz. A cupboard in the bedroom reveals a bright pink loo and basin closet; the gas shower is a dash outside to a hut.

Though the wagon is completely self-contained, you can easily live half inside, half out, a lifestyle perfectly suited to the south of France. There’s a light and airy outdoor kitchen a few feet away, with gas grill and a vintage zinc bar: pour some cocktails and watch the sun set over the mountain Pic St Loup in the distance. Your breakfast table, under a shady pergola, overlooks the training ring for Nella’s Lusitanien horses, and you will be really well cared for by your hosts.

This is a dreamy destination... Take it easy, or go exploring nearby: the charming town of Sommières has a great market on Saturday mornings, and the pretty medieval village of Sauve has plenty of good places to eat and little streets to wander. Otherwise, stay and splash about in the outdoor pool, new for 2015. 

Our guests say...

We stayed at Alfonso's Wagon as part of our touring holiday through France and Italy. We stayed for three nights and were made to feel very welcome and 'part of the family'. We enjoyed a gorgeous traditional breakfast on the terrace the first morning with beautiful cereals, yoghurts, breads and pastries prepared and served by Nella. Nothing was too much trouble even when we had a problem with the shower, we were given free access to the house facilities. The setting was ideal, space to relax, socialise and take advantage of the equestrian and swimming facilities. The wagon itself was superb, a real pleasure and thrill to stay in. It was beautifully equipped and the decor stunning. Naturally the space inside was limited but you expect that from a showman's wagon. It was perfect for a couple and provided everything you would need for a great holiday. We took advantage of the horse riding, a dressage lesson from a very experienced tutor and a hack through the beautiful Languedoc countryside around the village and its environs. Swimming in the pool made an ideal relaxation at the end of the day and provided an opportunity to socialise with Nella and her friends. Fantastic!



"Extremely much! Our hosts Nella and Andrew had prepared everything for our arrival. We felt SO welcome, as though we were old friends coming to stay! The outdoor kitchen was well equipped and very practical. The fairy-lights made the whole place look magical!"



"The roulotte looked so magical when we arrived, with fairy lights glowing and music playing inside. One of the highlights of our stay was evening drinks and nibbles with Nella outdoors under the bunting. Peaceful and perfect." 


Becca & Laurie

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