Retreats and Adventures

“Slow down, unwind and retreat from the modern world!”

Wanderlusts offer the only horse drawn gypsy caravan holidays, as well as stationary bow top gypsy wagons (vardos) in beautiful locations in and around Cumbria and The Eden Valley, a secret gem of tranquility, linking the Lake District National Park with the North Pennines “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.

A small family business and run completely off grid!

With nearly twenty years experience of making, restoring and travelling thousands of miles on the highways and byways of Britain and France in traditional horse drawn gypsy caravans, Barny and Katus have combined their skills and experiences to create Wanderlusts Retreats and Adventures.


For availability, prices and booking please go to our online booking calendar 

Wanderlusts Gypsy Caravans

Horsedrawn holidays in Cumbria

Trundle along quiet country lanes in a traditional horse drawn gypsy caravan before camping up at one of our secluded camps where you can cook over an open fire paddle in the streams and immerse yourselves in nature and the great outdoors, before nestling up for the night in the cosy gypsy wagon. 

Stationary Gypsy Caravans at Nutwood Retreat

If you love the idea of staying in a gypsy caravan in a secret hidden glade or want a short retreat from the world, we have now created our own “eco-camp”, a private hideaway in the beautiful Eden Valley.
Leave it all behind and immerse yourself in nature!

A “Car-Free Holiday” 

Leave your car at home and receive a 10% discount!

We want to encourage and be a part of a more sustainable future.

Wanderlusts has always been completely “off-grid”, and with our new “Nutwood-Retreat” this is to continue!

We now plant a tree for every booking….

With panoramic views of the Lake District fells, the Eden Valley and the Pennines, once you’ve arrived you won’t want to go anywhere! But if you do, its just a short wander down a green lane to the village which has all you need, the pub, the village shop, The Village Bakery, a handmade toy shop, a swimming pool and sauna for private hire and “la Brocante” full to bursting with antiques and brickabrack!

Sadly, we are currently unable to offer our stationary holidays.

For more info on other possabilities please contact us.


We are very sorry for any dissapiontment.



Wanderlusts is a unique and unusual business offering a range of services, from bespoke horse-drawn and stationary gypsy caravan holidays,  beautiful horse drawn wedding transport, extraordinary music for any event, horse & cart rides through to wonderfully colourful marquee hire

Have a look through the galleries, and prices and if you have any questions please do contact us via email or give us a call on 07815439130

We look forward to hearing from you

firepit canopy, the outdoor kitchen!

firepit canopy, the outdoor kitchen!

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