A small family business and run completely off grid!
With more than a decades experience of making, restoring and travelling in traditional horse drawn gypsy caravans,in 2011 Barny collaborated what he has learned, with his partner Katus’ years of experience, travelling and performing as a musician around the world, to create a unique and unusual business offering a range of services, from bespoke gypsy caravan holidays, pack pony wild camping walking holidays across magnificent landscapes in Cumbria and Northumberland, beautiful horse drawn wedding transport, extraordinary music for any event, horse & cart rides through to wonderfully colourful marquee hire.
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. The next day we’ll return to harness up the horse and trundle on to the next camp.
3 or 4 night breaks available from £200 per night for a family of four.
Stationary Gypsy Caravan Holiday:
Wanderlusts have two traditional gypsy caravans complete with wood burning stoves located at the National Trusts “Low Wray” camp site on the shore of lake Windermere. Each wagon is accompanied by a traditional “cottage tent” that is kitted out with comfy seating , a gas cooker and all the kitchenalia to prepare a feast!
3 or 4 night stays available from around £65 per night.
Due to such popular demand, in 2015 Matt joined Wanderlusts with his horse Outlaw and has created some lovely new routes along quiet scenic lanes in the Lyvennet Valley, between Penrith and Appleby-in-Westmorland, home of the biggest horse fair in the world(Appleby Horse Fair).He has found some great new camps along side streams and rivers in tranquil and private places, where you may be lucky enough to see alsorts of wildlife from Otters to Deer.