Romany caravan escapes – Dorset glamping at its best

Think of a Romany Caravan and what do you see? If it’s a beautifully painted, handcrafted Bowtop caravan sited in the depths of tranquil Dorset, we have them ready and waiting for you at award-winning South Lytchett Manor; a wonderful opportunity for a Dorset glamping holiday and to experience the real romance of staying in a traditional gypsy home — perfect for a family holiday or as a thoughtful gift to someone special.

Dorset Glamping Holidays – Romany Caravans

Experience a unique Dorset glamping holiday. Our idyllic Romany Caravans offer the best of all worlds — cool and open in the summer, warm and cosy in the winter. Fitted to the highest specification, each one is hand built by craftsmen, featuring a full size double and two single beds, insulated oak floor and electric log burner. There’s also a TV and DVD player, refrigerator, sockets with USB points, a two ring electric hob, hob kettle and coffee pod machine. Combine all this with beautiful upholstery and a wooden deck complete with garden furniture, and your Romany Caravans experience is complete.

We’ll be delighted to welcome you when you arrive at South Lytchett Manor and you will be shown personally to your Gypsy Romany Caravan, hand made in Dorset and painted by Sarah Harvey, a professional traditional waggon painter. As our guests, you will also have full access to our top quality, clean and modern amenities. Great examples are the new shower rooms which are luxurious, heated, and of the highest standard that offer washing and drying facilities for your use. Children enjoy the onsite eco-friendly adventure playground and make new friends in the small games room or the football field throughout their stay.

In the high season and shoulder season, we have our onsite bakery baking fresh pastries and bread for those special breakfast options, combined with our quirky Coffee Pod that produces barista style coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced lattes and some limited edition breakfast options!

Dorset’s natural beauty is the perfect backdrop for this peaceful holiday and there are plenty of places to visit and sights to see nearby. Think of a Romany Caravan… and book your Romany Escape online today and experience an unforgettable Dorset glamping holiday!


Romany Caravan Video

Take a look at our in-depth video that concentrates on the romantic idea of spending a holiday in a charming and cosy Romany Caravan on a Dorset glamping holiday with Campsite owners Jo and David Bridgen.

What should you bring along to your Romany Escape?

Although we provide most of the essentials you will need for your stay, we suggest you bring the following items:
Bed linen — including sleeping bags/duvet/pillow, bed sheets and pillow cases, Crockery, Mugs, Glasses, Chopping board, Corkscrew, Cutlery (including sharp knife for chopping/cutting), Frying pan, Saucepan, Tin opener, Water carrier, Washing up bowl etc.

if you are looking to travel light, we have very basic crockery boxes available for hire with a £30 deposit, which is fully refundable once the box has been returned clean and intact.

Please note that we do sell a wide range of basic food stuffs and many other items such as cutlery, plastic plates/bowls and cups in our well stocked shop should you forget anything. Excellent meals are also served in our local pubs and restaurants.

Two of our Romany Caravans are pet friendly. Please make us aware of any allergies on booking. On Arrival and Departure, Romany Caravans must be vacated by 11:00 am on the day of your departure. You are requested not to arrive before 2:00 pm so that we can get your Romany spotless for your arrival!

> Download the Romany Caravan 2020 Prices as a pdf. > Download the Romany Caravan Terms and Conditions as a pdf.

Romany Caravan Prices Held Again For 2020!
South Lytchett Manor Romany Caravan Hire, Sleeps 4 –  perfect for two adults and two children

All prices are per night, inc VAT.

Dates Year Price
1 September– 19 December inc 2019 £70.00* Friday and Saturday inc
£60.00* Sunday – Thursday inc
20 December – 1 January inc 2019/20 £70.00* Christmas/New Year
1 March – 8 April inc 2020 £70.00* Friday and Saturday inc
£60.00* Sunday – Thursday inc
9 April – 12 April inc 2020 £90.00* Easter
13 April – 6 May inc 2020 £70.00* Friday and Saturday inc
£60.00* Sunday – Thursday inc
7 May – 9 May inc 2020 £90.00* May Day
10 May – 21 May inc 2020 £70.00* Friday and Saturday inc
£60.00* Sunday – Thursday inc
22 May – 30 May inc 2020 £130.00* Friday – Sunday inc
£90.00* Monday – Saturday inc
31 May – 16 July inc 2020 £90.00* Friday and Saturday inc
£70.00* Sunday – Thursday inc
17 July – 31 August inc 2020 £130.00* Friday and Saturday inc (Including Sunday 25 August)
£90.00* Sunday – Thursday inc (Excluding Sunday 25 August)
1 September – 17 December inc 2020 £70.00* Friday and Saturday inc
£60.00* Sunday – Thursday inc
18 December – 1 January inc 2020/21 £70.00* Christmas/New Year
South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park is open 1 March 2020 to 1 January 2021 inclusive. *Minimum booking period may apply in high season. A £50 non-refundable deposit is required. If you need help working out your price, call us on 01202 622577. On occasions we do have some last minute special offers. Please call us.

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Alternatively, call our booking line on 01202 622577.

Terms and Conditions
South Lytchett Manor Romany Caravan Hire – Dorset Glamping Holidays

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park Ltd is a holiday touring park with Romany Holiday Caravans offering Dorset glamping holidays. Guests must be bonafide holiday makers and stay for holiday purposes only. Our guests’ enjoyment and safety is paramount and therefore we ask you to read the following Terms and Conditions before making your booking.

We reserve the right to ask guests who contravene these Terms and Conditions or, who in any other way, are behaving in a manner likely to cause distress or nuisance to other visitors, to leave the park immediately with no refund. In these circumstances the holiday ceases and we shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.

Access Statement and policy
We seek to provide the very best service to all our guests and have a specially prepared Access Statement available which describes the facilities we have to offer on the park. This is available on our website. Large print copies are available.

Booking conditions
We cater for families and couples and do not accept bookings from hen and stag parties or similar parties of three or more persons. We also reserve the right to refuse any booking.

The person who makes the booking warrants that the party will not exceed the numbers stated on the booking.

This Contract
This contract is with South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park Ltd. Please check your confirmation carefully to see that it reflects your wishes. Please inform us of any discrepancy or queries relating to terms and conditions within 24 hours of receipt.
The terms contained in this contract do not affect your statutory rights.

The Price of the Holiday
Once you have made your booking and paid a non refundable deposit of £50.00, the price of the holiday will not be subject to any change unless the rate of VAT changes.
The balance of the price of your holiday must be paid at least 28 days before the start date (no reminder will be sent to you). If the balance is not paid in time then we are entitled to cancel the holiday and retain your deposit. However, every effort will be made to contact you before cancellation.

No Smoking Policy
By law, there is a strict No Smoking policy in all our Romany Caravans. Anyone smoking in any of the units will automatically be charged £200 due to cleaning charges and loss of use. Cigarette disposal units are situated outside the reception office and facility blocks.

Two of our Romany Caravans are pet friendly, please advise us of any allergies on booking.

Naked Flames
Naked flames are not permitted in any Romany Caravan. This includes but is not limited to candles, lighters and matches. No flammable liquids or equipment is allowed into the caravan at any time.

Cancellation of the Holiday by you
You may cancel your holiday at any time. Cancellation will be effective on the date it is received by us. However cancellation charges are payable as follows:
More than 28 days before arrival Deposit only
28 to 7 days before arrival 70% of total holiday excluding deposit
7 days and under before arrival 100% of holiday cost
Please ensure you have suitable insurance to cover cancellation or financial loss.

Change or cancellation of the Holiday by us
If we are unable to provide the booked holiday and have we had to cancel before the holiday is due to start, you are entitled to a full refund of the money you have paid.

Arrival and Departure
Romany Caravans must be vacated by 11:00 am on the day of your departure. You are requested not to arrive before 2:00 pm.

Holiday Behaviour Standards and Termination
By making a booking with us you have entered a contract in which you undertake, on behalf of yourself and the people in your party (including children), to adopt the following standards of behaviour:

• To act in a courteous and considerate manner towards us, our staff and other guests.
• To supervise children properly so that they are not a nuisance or danger to themselves or others.
You further agree that you will not:

• commit any criminal offence on the Park or undertake any criminal activity
• commit any acts of vandalism or nuisance
• keep or carry any firearm or any other weapon on the Park
• use any unlawful drugs
• create any undue noise or disturbance
• carry on any trade or business whilst on the Park.
• Our Park rules are available online at, or by request and posted within the Park.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park Ltd
Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JB.

Telephone: 01202 622577.

> Book your Dorset Romany Escape Holiday online today.

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I was treated to a weekend away last weekend in one the delightful romany caravans and what a delight it was. From the moment we were treated to a friendly welcome we wanted for nothing and loved all the thoughtful touches and attention to details. Thoroughly recommend to anyone.

Endurablue, September 2018

We spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend here over Easter, this tie in one of the Romany caravans, ours was called Maggie and what a brilliant experience!!
The caravan was absolutely superb and supremely comfortable and cosy over what was a wet weekend!! The caravan has a double bed and two singles all of which were really comfortable and includes a small hob and a fridge. There is something really therapeutic about hearing the rain on the outside knowing that you are snug and dry inside.
The toilets and showers are directly opposite the caravans and these were again supremely clean even in such adverse conditions, Dave and the team should be very proud of these caravans and the site as a whole.
If you want a totally relaxing break away from it all whether glamping camping or in your motorhome or caravan then this is the place to come!!

Dave, April 2018

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