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The Showmans Wagon

Alphamstone, nr. Bures Grade 2 Star rating View Map
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Lakeside, seaside, countryside, hillside…wherever you can picture your perfect cottage, you’ll find it with Welcome Cottages!


This is a unique holiday home set in beautiful woodland and meadows offers amazing countryside views.

Very quiet and peaceful

Come and live like a fairground showman in this unique holiday accommodation, set in 150 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows with some of the most scenic countryside views in the county. This compact property has been extensively renovated and insulated throughout and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are many footpaths and lanes to explore, including the Stour Valley Path from Newmarket to the sea at Manningtree. Horse riding and cycle hire can be arranged locally. The area is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts with deer and bird watching available. Badger sightings are almost guaranteed, bring some peanuts. Shops 2.5 miles, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. microwave. Enclosed garden with furniture. Shared use of 150 acre of farmland with unfenced ponds. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-17
    What a wonderful place to stay. It was exactly as described. We loved watching the badgers and barn owls each evening. Wonderful walks nearby too. Brilliant.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-22
    Very unique experience , very nice area and you will enjoy more if you are in to hiking, we are not much of hikers but we enjoyed spending time with the family in the wagon and outside with regular BBQs , Luckily we took our own portable BBQ the one at the wagon was very basic .Owner John is a very pleasant and helpful person. highly recomend this place.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-01
    Thoroughly enjoyed break in a well equipped wagon.excellent views over the countryside.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-09 wow wow

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-16
    Perfect setting, friendly owner and beautiful wagon. Everything you need for a restful break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-01
    Excellent location, great walks to be had. By far the most quirky place i have stayed in. The owner John was really helpful & friendly. I would really recommend the showmans wagon as a place to stay.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo

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