A big comfy bed one end with luxuriously soft bamboo bed linen.A beautifully crafted kitchen area properly equipped with kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, a baby belling hob and oven, Belfast sink and little fridge.
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Once part of the milk train that carried churns to Somerset dairies, Gabriel’s Wagon has been lovingly restored. It provides comfort, tranquility, fun and relaxation for a couple to stay amidst its rolling fields and heart-stopping views all the year around. This is as inviting in the depths of winter, as the summer: a suntrap when the sun shines, a magical look out when the rain and snow falls, relaxing by the cosy fire.

The space

There is a big comfy bed and a beautifully crafted kitchen area with baby belling hob and oven, Belfast sink and little fridge. A sweet wood burning stove that lights like a dream keeps the wagon in constant warmth when needed, scenting the outside air with its gentle wood-smoke. Sink into the deep feather cushions of the old Ercol sofa and open the French windows to enjoy the view down to the little village church in the valley below.
Undercover of the translucent arched roof, walk out onto the red cedar and larch decking. At one end an old pine door leads to the bathroom that invites you to relax! Enjoy the treat of a cast iron roll-top bath filled with hot running water and privacy to open the door wide if you fancy, to see the view as you let go of all life’s demands.
Down the wooden steps is a fire pit and fire wok if you wish to cook outside and enjoy the spectacular lookout spot by day and night.
Additionally Gabriel's Wagon offers:
•Local ingredients for breakfast
•Bamboo bed linen and luxurious Vispring mattress
Travel cot available for a babe in arms
•Woodburner with logs supplied
•Covered verandah with place for muddy wellies & hooks for coats
•Bruton town 3 miles away with restaurants, cafes and well stocked shops including The Organic Shop – organic co-operative
•A special welcome for your dog with our own Pet Welcome Pack
•Nearby off road parking

Guest access

Tucked high up on Creech Hill, with one of the best views in Somerset, Happy on the Hill offers a delightful escape from normal life. Guests are able to access this magical place nestled under ancient woodland that protects it from wild weather and brings you close to nature. Surrounded by birdsong and a bird’s eye view over the hillside, you can watch buzzards circling in the valley below and get to know our resident owls that roost in the oak trees. This is as inviting in the depths of winter, as the summer: a suntrap when the sun shines, a cosy look out when the rain and snow falls and the best place ever to watch the spectacular sunsets that fall behind Glastonbury Tor on the horizon. You need go no further if beauty, peace and relaxation are what you are after. But the cultural and gastronomic delights of Bruton with Hauser & Wirth and at the Chapel are an easy walk away along the beautiful old drovers lanes, which are also a joy to explore.

Interaction with guests

The owners, Susan and Neil who have lived here for 21 years have a plentiful organic garden and orchard. Your stay will come supplied with simple breakfast ingredients - all local produce: Happy on the Hill Jams, marmalade, apple juice and eggs, Bruton Dairy milk; At the Chapel bakery bread and Gilcombe Farm butter. A bottle of Bullbeggar cider from apples grown in Lamyatt village will help to ease you into your break!

Susan and Neil will leave you to enjoy your stay in peace, but are on hand should any help be needed.

Other things to note

Do bring waterproofs and wellies for wet weather, boots for walking, and a torch for arrival on dark nights.
We provide all basics such as loo paper, tissues, washing-up liquid, kitchen roll, tea towels, bin bags etc., as well as some store cupboard essentials, such as tea, coffee, salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil and vinegar. We will supply simple local ingredients to make your own breakfast on request. In the summer we may also have surplus vegetables and salad from our organic garden.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $34 NZD
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price $162 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

COUNTRYSIDE: This is a place to enjoy the peace of the countryside. As we are high up on the hillside, sound travels, so we ask guests to refrain from playing loud music or making too much noise.
DOGS: We are really pleased to be able to welcome your well-behaved, non- stock chasing dog(s). Please clear up dog poos anywhere on Happy on the Hill site, though there is no need to clear up in the fields or long grass.
NO SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed in Gabriel's Wagon.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Ana-Marie User Profile
October 2017
Wow... where do I start. This has got to be one of the best places I've stayed in. The little details, homemade Jams, cakes, organic toiletries everything was just perfect. If you enjoy being outside, log burners, birdsong, outstanding views and long leisurely walks, all wrapped up in a beautiful carriage this is the place for you. Susan and Neil are some of the warmest people I've met. I can't recommend this place highly enough. We've booked to stay again in 6 weeks and can't wait

Ben User Profile
September 2017
Thank you Susan and Neil. This was a weekend to remember and the Wagon was brilliant. We'll certainly be back.

Dave User Profile
September 2017
A beautiful little home in a stunning location. Wind down and live the slow life for a while. We spent the weekend in the wagon doing little to nothing, taking a break after a busy week. The log burner kept us cosy and warm and the goodies provided filled our stomachs and made for a fantastic change after many days of camping food. This place truly is a gem and we will be going again!

Lynn User Profile
August 2017
We left definitely feeling 'happy'! This is a true gem. The most idillic and quiet location with outstanding views. Perfect whatever the weather; we loved sitting in the outdoor space listening to the heavy rain. We also had a campfire and toasted marshmallows in the stunning surroundings. The interior completely epitomised 'cosy'. So cute yet spacious. The log burner, bamboo sheets, candles and blankets we used when a little chilly outside. The cutest bathroom with pink interior and roll top bath also had lots of nice touches. On arrival we were welcomed with so many lovely treats from home made cider and jams to fresh flowers and local bread. The attention to detail was outstanding including the special family history behind the overall concept, which made this a truly unique place both for the family as well as guests. A place we will never forget and will without doubt be back. The perfect place to spend our first wedding anniversary. Thankyou x

Bobby User Profile
August 2017
We had a lovely and relaxing time in the cabin. It was incredibly clean and well resourced. The setting was fantastic and the hosts very helpful.

Kevin User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful peaceful place to stay. The wagon is warm and cozy, no need to worry about cold evenings with the wood burner keeping you toasty. All the little touches made it even more special. Would highly recommend.

Catherine User Profile
August 2017
We had such a lovely time. Susan and Neil were wonderful hosts. Our toddler loved meeting their dogs! The views were beautiful, bed was wonderfully comfortable and having a bath with the door open looking across the fields was awesome. Wish we had stayed longer! The covered veranda meant you could sit outside and enjoy the views even in wet weather.

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