John Fowler Plowing Van - Outside Image

Our Fowler Ploughing Van offers a unique opportunity to experience life as a travelling ploughman back in the 1860s. Built in 1868, it sleeps up to 4 people.

A Brief History

John Fowler was born into a wealthy Quaker family, he became an engineer rather than following his family business as a corn merchant. He saw the aftereffects of the potato famine in Ireland and started to devise ways of using machinery to plough boggy waste land which could be used to grow food.

After a few hitches and the machines sunk, he eventually came up with the idea of using steam engines instead of horses. Two engines, one either side of the field and using a pulley system to pull the plough back and forth between them. He made living vans to give the workers places to sleep and eat in between travelling and ploughing the land.

Apart from the addition of some modern creature comforts it’s in original condition and is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience the nostalgia of life on the road.

John Fowler Ploughing Van - History

Prices

1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights or more
£85 £115 £145 £175 £42 per night

*Please note, during the school summer holidays (Aug 1st – Sep 4th) we operate a 2 night minimum stay

We are ideally located for those looking for local accommodation whilst attending weddings and events at Birtsmorton Court (1 Mile), Eastnor Castle (3 Miles) or visiting The Three Counties Showground (5 Miles).]

Your dog is welcome provided it’s kept on a lead

John Fowler Ploughing Van - Inside Image

Our Fowler Ploughing Van sleeps 2 in a double bed and the 2 day seats can also be used for 2 additional beds if required.

For your comfort and convenience it is fitted with the following:

-A flushing toilet
-A woodburning stove (wood supplied)
-Sink with running cold water
-A fridge with freezer compartment
-A gas ring for cooking
-A microwave
-Toaster
-All kitchen utensils
-Electric heating
-TV/DVD
-Mains power points
-Electric lighting
-Outdoor table & chairs
-Car parking
-Toilet/shower block is 35 metres away

There are numerous good walks locally and you’re welcome to bring your dog  provided it’s kept on a lead at all times.

John Fowler Ploughing Van - Inside Image
John Fowler Ploughing Van - Inside Image
John Fowler Ploughing Van - Inside Image
John Fowler Ploughing Van - Inside Image
For your convenience you’re welcome to use our new shower and toilet block only 75 metres away, together with waste disposal facilities for your rubbish.
The Family Shepherds Hut In Malvern - Park Image
We are situated just one mile from Castlemorton Common, offering excellent walking and access to the southern end of the Malvern Hills.

Most importantly there is an excellent country pub on site – The Duke Of York
Pubs Malvern

All you need to bring is your bedding, towels and basic provisions.

Arrival time 3pm or later, departure by 11am.

The Family Shepherds Hut In Malvern - Outside Image
The Family Shepherds Hut In Malvern - Outside Image

1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights or more
£85 £115 £145 £175 £42 per night

*Please note, during the school summer holidays (Aug 1st – Sep 4th) we operate a 2 night minimum stay

To book your break you can book online at the top right of this page.

Payment – £25 deposit required with booking with balance on arrival. We accept; Cash, Cheque, Direct bank transfer or Paypal.