Well here we are folks…I have been meaning to show you these pictures for a few days now, but what with ‘life’ getting in the way! I havn’t had the time…! Welcome to our new Vintage Caravan….It is a 1968 Cheltenham Sable and we bought her a little over a week ago from a lovely couple that was relocating and couldn’t take the van with them!
She has two doors…the one above is the back door (leading into the garden) and there is one at the front, near our front door, which is of course the caravans front door….
There was alot of tooing and frowing getting the caravan into this position, not to mention, the moving of a van with a flat tyre, that blocked the road off and the commotion of the bus trying to get past!! tut tut! but friends, family and passers by all helped, which was brilliant! Thankyou xx
Oh yes this is going to be a lovely little hide-away, kinda like the little community we have going on here! You see we are living in this little 2 bedroom cottage, that we have filled to the brim and there is really no room to swing a cat! lol! and our son, who keeps a low profile…(he is like the daughter you never see in the ‘Osbournes’) went and bagged himself a banking job, just around the corner to us, so he has come back to live here…so it really is ‘tight’ with no space for him to call his own!…So thats the reason why we thought…lets get another caravan…it would be cheaper than moving! I think Daz was thinking ‘Modern’ but we wanted a more retro looking van…anyway he wasnt that enthusiastic about looking for it… so we looked and looked and found this one…which we all totally love!… 😉
This is currently the inside…it is totally immaculate…everything works and is full of original features. The draw unit has a table on top that folds out longer and the smaller bed, can be extended to a full adult bed…haha! notice two singles! hehe! there is a method in my madness! 😉
There is a cupboard for clothes and the gap is the front door entrance which also forms part of the toilet area…its so cleverly designed…the cupboard that you see straight in front is the gas cooker and storage and you can just about see the mini fridge.
Now in full view…the kitchen area…lots of cupboards, nice airy windows, original cup and holder on the wall..and lights…oh sooooo lovely! A perfect bachelor pad (herhum! with two single beds :)))) lol! shhh!)
I suppose we can’t really decorate this one with pretty florals, we have got to do this one justice for Daz….One good thing though! he does love Mad Men and The Hour, two very 1960’s programmes and being that this is a 1960’s caravan, I can feel that kind of look coming on!
So what do you think my lovelies, do you approve 🙂