If you follow me on social media you’ll probably have spotted that I recently took off on a micro adventure! A few months ago I found a lovely-looking ‘woodsman’s wagon’ on Canopy and Stars and booked a long weekend stay there. So last Friday the hubbie, pooch and I swapped our rural patch of Wales for a rural patch of Dorset. We spent three nights at Sawpit Wagon on Stock Gaylard Estate in Dorset, and it was heavenly. There were no power points, and no internet cables but plenty of gorgeous scenery, tranquility and, of course, a campfire.
We read in the sunshine, sitting on the raised deck outside our wagon, and strolled through the fields during the day. In the evenings we cooked dinner on the camp fire (foil wrapped bananas and chocolate anyone?) and star gazed. Seeing the International Space Station fly overhead, twice, was a highlight. I waved to the astronauts but I doubt they spotted me.
The wagon is in the grounds of Stock Gaylard estate, and as it’s in a field several fields away from the House, or anyone else, you feel wonderfully cut-off and secluded with only butterflies, rabbits and pheasants for neighbours. The House itself is a lovely-looking, 18th century house and the beautiful, little church in the grounds dates back to 1280. The door had the biggest key I’ve ever seen, at least 20cm long so it must be the original!
The outdoor shower was quite an invigorating experience and although I have nothing against compost toilets I was quite happy to be reunited with a flushing toilet when we got home. Our little glamping holiday was just what we needed after a rather hectic few months. It was peaceful, comfortable and, after the rain stopped on Friday, sunny – a really rather idyllic micro adventure!
In case you’re wondering, I have no connection with Stock Gaylard or Canopy and Stars. We had a really lovely holiday and I wanted to share it with you!