Dreamy Hollow

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Hunstanton

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Brimming in wartime history, Dreamy Hollow is home to three-and-a-half acres of Word War I training trenches and beautiful woodland pitches

It’s not often you can pitch somewhere steeped in wartime history. Dreamy Hollow is home to three and a half acres of First World War training trenches, with evidence indicating these were dug by The Lovat Scouts back in 1915. “It's got a character about it that just grips you”, describes campsite owner Nigel Day who first believed the tracks were drainage ditches, before aerial photographs taken by the RAF revealed its vast, snaking network. Today, Dreamy Hollow is a wonderfully withdrawn, back-to-basics campsite, perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

The seven pitches at Dreamy Hollow are as individual as the campers who pitch there. Some are secluded and sheltered, whilst others are elevated with fantastic views across the open Norfolk countryside. ‘The Hollow’ is a firm favourite, so be sure to book well in advance. This peaceful, south facing space has it's own communal fire-pit and is close to the WC's and drinking water point. ‘The Glade’ is a superb choice for families and groups, with ample room (29m x 27m) to accommodate two huge tents (up to 12 person), or numerous smaller tents, providing they are six metres apart. Facilities? Okay, they are not quite up to Savoy standards, however the invigorating ‘Jungle Showers’ are fun and always immaculately clean.

There’s an age-old saying that residents of Norfolk have “one foot on the land and one in the sea”, however there’s an interesting spread of sights in between. The picturesque Norfolk Broads beckon for boaters, bird-watchers flock to its marshy nature reserves and the county’s unspoilt coastline is bordered by flint houses and boats hauling in today’s fresh catch. And when civilisation calls, campers can head for the vibrant city of Norwich. In addition to a castle, cathedrals and medieval churches galore, Norwich has a decent selection of lively pubs, cafés and restaurants.

Set in one of the most sparsely populated parts of England, Dreamy Hollow is ‘proper camping’ and an ideal destination to get away from it all. Together with welcoming Nigel, the site is run by a Christian Limited Company with a vision to develop neglected land and turn it into a unique, secluded camping experience. And with beautiful woodland pitches and a dramatic history, we think they’ve succeeded.

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Facilities

A total of 18 pitches on site of which 12 are available at any one time on average. 8 pitches are next to one another and can be merged for larger parties. The individual private pitches all nestled amongst a sleepy woodland with a children’s Den Building area. Very much “Proper Camping”, it’s wild camping with the clean basic comforts of 2 ‘Jungle Showers’, 2 flushing loos (with washbasins) and 1 chemical toilet disposal. Campfires permitted in the Fire Baskets on each pitch if sensible rules are followed (During heatwaves Fire Service advice will determine if fires and BBQ’s are allowed) The site is 7.5 acres in total and 3½ acres of WWI training trenches, are currently undergoing a detailed archaeological survey and reconstruction.  A warden's trench tour, WWI Experiences (available for groups)  and Archery sessions, booking essential.

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, groups, history lovers and dogs (under control) – yes. Caravans and motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Queen Liz opens her country house at Sandringham (01485 545400) to the public when not in residence. Sandringham House, museum, gardens and woods are wonderful to muse through on a hot summers day. Also on the Royal Estate is Anmer Hall, which will be the country residence of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, and wee Prince George. The Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton offers sea trips on modern boats and a WWII 'duck'. It’s a popular place with windsurfers and jet skiers alike. Blakeney beach is 19 miles away and offers more sedate sailing, and opportunities to paddle canoes up sandy creeks. 'Chelsea-by-the-Sea' as the locals call it, is the charming town of Burnham Market. Enjoy its lovely shops and tearooms. At 6 miles away it’s also the nearest place to get fuel and camping gas. Norwich is only 35 miles away and is one of the fairest cathedral cities in the land. In fact, it has two fine cathedrals, a castle and a picturesque river.

Food & Drink

You will find traditional food and ales locally in Docking at the Railway Inn or classic dishes such as burgers, fish & chips and salads at the ever-popular Kings Head (01485 578265) in Bircham Newton. The Duck Inn (01485 518330) is a traditional village pub, proudly serving a variety of local beers supplied by Wisbech-based brewers Elgood & Sons. They have a carefully selected wine list with a choice of old and new world wines. Bircham Windmill (01485 578393) is a popular local attraction and offers freshly-baked bread, a lovely tearoom and trips up the windmill. For something a little upmarket, head to the award-winning Orange Tree (01485 512213) in Thornham – it’s a culinary force to be reckoned with.

Opening Times

Easter–end of October. Winter Camping by special arrangement.

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The Owner Says

A unique woodland campsite with secluded pitch's. Ideally placed for beaches on North Norfolk's area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tours and experiences of our very rare, possibly unique WW1 Lovat Scout training trenches with warden led tours and WW1 Exoeriences. New for 2019 is our WW1 Officers Bunker, Sgt Taylor’s, which sleeps 4. All our pitches are all unique and have characters as varied as our campers. As Pitch’s are of different sizes and elevations check your tent size against the pitch size allowing 6m fire safety margin between tents. This mainly vehicle free site is not suitable for caravans. We now have two Pitch’s accessible to camper vans and trailer tents. For fire safety and so that children can safely play, all cars are parked in the car park. Barrows are available to help unload, and for heavy items wardens will assist with our little tractor and trailer. Please check carefully that the pitch you have chosen meets your needs before booking as alternatives may not be available. As a seasonal woodland campsite images of pitches may vary from actual.

Please note ONLY Camper Glade and Jimmy’s  is accessible to camper vans.

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Pitches

15 secluded spaces amongst 3½ acres of low density woodland.
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Location

Contact Dreamy Hollow, Fakenham Road, Stanhoe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8PX

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Getting There

Arriving from Kings Lynn: take the A148 to Fakenham. After Hillington exit left to take the B1153 signposted National Construction Industry Training College. At Great Bircham turn right onto the B1155 to follow the signs through Bircham Tofts and to NCITB. Drive through the NCITB campus to arrive at the crossroads with the B1454. Turn right for Fakenham and the campsite is the first on the right.

Arriving from Fakenham: take the A148 to Kings Lynn. At Sculthorpe former air base, exit right onto the B1454 signposted as a Tourist Route. Drive on passing Syderstone Barmer and Barwick. After the Barwick crossroads watch out for the cranes of the NCITB on your left as you come down the hill from the Barwick crossroads. You will see the woodland on your left and the entrance is around 50m along the frontage of the woodland.

If you get lost, ring 07564 226780 for help. Also it helps to text your ETA to this number. Arrivals are between 12–5pm, after which there is no warden service.

King's Lynn serves as the sites nearest railway station. Go To Town Bus service calls at Monks Close stop at the rear of the site on request.  The site is close to cycling routes and designated footpath/bridleway to Barwick.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 35 reviews

★★★★★

beautiful shady woodlands

Lovely secluded shady pitch in the woods of North Norfolk. Great area to explore. Had a lovely tour around the trenches which my son especially enjoyed. Lovely Hosts and a great site all round! would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quiet break away from Cramped packed noisy sites.
Aug 12, 2019 by Joseph Quinn
★★★★★

What a cool place 😀😀

We stayed last weekend in our campervan and we loved the whole vibe of Dreamy Hollow. Pitches dotted around in the woods, a campfire (logs supplied), very friendly staff. You really feel like you’re camping in the woods away from it all. The WW1 trenches are a real added bonus, so interesting and must be a real adventure for kids. Thanks you Dreamy Hollow for a very relaxing weekend.
Aug 12, 2019 by Pam
★★★★★

A fabulous spot

We've just had a wonderful couple of nights camping in the Anderson pitch. We loved the trench tour on which we were taken by Nigel, and really appreciated being in our own little woodland dell. The warm showers (especially the jungle shower) and bin full of logs for the burner were also really appreciated - thank you.
Aug 5, 2019 by Fran Abrams

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Fran, so pleased you enjoyed our site. The new pitch Anderson seems to be becoming popular. Hope to see you again sometime. (Remember our regulars don’t have to arrive between 12 and 5 for a welcome tour and safety briefing as they already know their way around the woods.)
★★★★★

Fantastic Campsite

Just had a lovely 2 night stay on Jimmy's camper pitch. Having your own fire pit and a bit of the forest to yourself is really nice! Our pitch was near the road but it's hardly busy and didn't bother us. The toilets were clean and the jungle shower was a great experience! Thanks to Nigel for giving us a tour of the site on arrival as well as a wealth of information. We will be back again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a bit of off grid, forest camping!
Jul 19, 2019 by Loren Archer

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Loren, so pleased that you had such a great stay on Jimmy’s which is really our short stay camper van pitch. If you return I think you will really enjoy Camper Glade with its “Throne” cut out of a tree stump. Hope to see you again sometime.
★★★★★

One of our favourite campsites

This was our third stay at Dreamy Hollow and our second time on Joe's pitch which is tucked away above the Glade and perfect for a family size tent. We love the setting and the history of this place and the fact that you can cook on a campfire in the woods. The facilities are basic so it is not for those who like glamping but we like the low key nature of this site. It is a great location too - not far to the wonderful North Norfolk beaches.
Jun 24, 2019 by Helen

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Helen, it’s good to have your family amongst our growing group of regulars. We originally planned to be a Glamping site but got such a strong response from those who like Dreamy Hollow Just as it is. Our approach to any further development is going to be sensitive, preserving the “Proper Camping” feel. Hope to see you again next season.
★★★★★

Prefect camping

This is the first campsite I have stayed at that I didn’t want to pack up and go home from.... and the same was for my 15 year old son!! We will be back, hopefully at the end of the summer if not sooner. But definitely next year.
Jun 3, 2019 by Maxine Elliott

Response from Dreamy Hollow

That’s great to hear Maxine. We tried hard not to trip over the things that cause other sites problems. The main approach being a low site designed for those who enjoy “Proper Camping”. Look forward to welcoming you to our group of regulars.
★★★★☆

Lovely woodland campsite

I stayed for four nights over Easter on Pippin's Pitch. I really liked the site - the pitches are really well spaced, and on different levels, so you don't feel overlooked. The wardens were friendly, helpful and informative. Facilities were clean and adequate for a fairly busy weekend, even with one of the showers out of order. Some reviews do mention road noise; the B1454 does seem reasonably busy given the remoteness and cars come along apace, but they're by no means constant. I think the further back you go (to the left on the site map) the quieter it'd be - The Hollow is in a sizeable dip (so shielded) and Mark's, Abi's and Anderson yet further back behind more trees. It never stopped me relaxing; it's a peaceful and beautiful place, and properly dark at night, so you can lose yourself amongst the stars. The real noise nuisance was a broken rooster that reliably started crowing two hours before sunrise. For that only, consider earplugs. I would return, and hope to!
Apr 24, 2019 by David Lewis

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks for putting the “road noise” issue into perspective. Over Easter there were several events and diversions going on so even with that extra traffic it’s good to hear that the Rooster was more of a noise pollution issue 😂. We do have plans for more pitches deeper into the woods but will remain mainly a car free site. That will give campers more of a choice. Easily accessible pitches for those who don’t want to carry their kit too far and pitches deeper into the woods for others. 
★★★★★

Beautiful Site

Just spent a couple of days at Dreamy Hollow with my two children during the Easter holidays. This campsite ticks all my boxes - it's a small site, the pitches are far apart, the loos are proper toilets and are kept clean (with nice soft loo roll!) and there are no cars allowed on site (wheelbarrows are provided). We stayed in Nigel's Nook - the weather was sunny but quite breezy, our pitch was perfect - it received the south facing sun and was completed sheltered from the wind. Nigel was fantastic; really helpful when I called to ask for a recommendation on which pitch to choose, when we arrived we were shown round by Mike, he was so enthusiastic about the site, I was really taken aback when he helped us take our kit to the pitch, he even offered to help us put up the tent - never had that sort of service before! We were really happy here and are looking forward to returning soon.
Apr 22, 2019 by Kathryn

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Kathryn, Nigel’s Nook is my favourite, I have been on site in the winter when the trees have been swaying in a gale but hardly a breath of wind in the Nook. Hope to welcome you again soon.
★★★★★

cosy woodland camping

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Paul's pitch. We were met on arrival by Jen who was wardening that day - very helpful and friendly, thank you Jen. The pitch was set back off the path and was surrounded by birch and oak trees, giving us some shelter from the rain, privacy from other pitches, and reduced noise from the road. The washing machine drum fire pits were extremely handy - allowing us to have a controlled fire that still produced heat and light. Toilets and shower block were clean and well kept. We really liked the sculpture monument. Met some lovely fellow campers - one kind lady lent us her wind break to give us a little extra protection. Its lovely to camp in woodland, laying next to a nice warming log fire, and looking up to see the stars twinkling through the branches. Dreamy Hollows is a lovely campsite, well situated for exploring north Norfolk, and we will definitely stay again - might even give the tree tent a go!
Sep 10, 2018 by nicky
★★★★☆

Wheel fire bowls for heat and cooking

I just stayed for a few days and was on my own for the first night, something I always enjoy with woodland camping. Lovely staff who obviously really enjoy what they do. The road is quiet at night. Met some nice people and north Norfolk beaches and big skies are beautiful. Thank you Nigel and Jen.
Sep 9, 2018 by Catherine
★★★★☆

Woodland and camp fires

Visited dreamy hollow on a bank holiday weekend, greeted by a very lovely member of staff. Minimal fuss and left to get cosy. Loved the camp fire. Showers and all the enclosed woodland. It was full moon so beautiful to sleep under the stars. One of the toilets was struggling a little but I believe the site was full so this can happen. All in all a lovely weekend. I have already recommended to friends. Thank you
Sep 5, 2018 by Emma
★★★★☆

I really enjoyed the experience at Dreamy Hollow. Sitting relaxing by the fire.

The location was lovely for walks along Brancaster Beach with our two dogs. Im glad this campsite allowed dogs. Our pitch, Wills was fine for our tent but will book a bigger pitch next time. I would stay again perhaps a few changes woulx be another toilet and perhaps cleaned a bit more frequently especially am. Our friends on Jimmys pitch had loud traffic noise. I would change that pitch to a communial area and playground to stop negative traffic comments. The road was busy. All in all a lovely 2 days x
Sep 3, 2018 by Alison Hudson
★★★☆☆

Beautiful but noisy

We stayed in Kevin’s corner last week for four nights. Stunning woodland with wide spread plots. Sadly we were right next to a busy main road. It was very noisy. Also at 7 am each day there was noise next door from lorries unloading scaffold or the like. Great friendly staff. Just a shame it’s not made clearer on website. But then I guess if it was no one would choose the plots near the road.
Aug 18, 2018 by B taylor
★★★★★

Loved every minute of it

We stayed for 4 nights, it was perfect for wild campers! toilets showers and drinking water were kept clean and easy to access. Only a short drive to some fantastic beaches, local amenities and some good pubs! The campsite itself was really lovely and quiet even though it was full, as everyone has their own pitch nestled in amongst the trees and on different levels. The kids ran around together making friends playing on the rope swing and exploring in a safe environment. Can’t wait to come back next year! 😊
Aug 11, 2018 by Laura
★★★★★

A relaxed woodland campsite

All the pitches are nestled in different parts of the wood so you often feel you're the only ones around. Beautifully peaceful and natural environment, with pitches placed in natural gaps in the wood. But despite the rustic feel, the showers were lovely and warm, and the toilets were spotlessly clean. The kids loved the tree swings! The WWI trenches tour was a great end to our stay, with plenty of interesting facts, and genuine love of the subject from the warden Andy. A place to return to!
Jul 31, 2018 by Janski
★★★★★

Fab woodland retreat!

We stayed 4 nights at dreamy Hollow and would have happily did more! We were greated by Andrew who was very welcoming and told us everything we needed to know. Site was beautiful and a perfect family setting, dog and child were very happy n didn’t want to leave. Very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Also we did the on site archery which I would highly recommend for both adults and children, my 4 year old loved it as much as we did! Perfect little get away with great beaches and pretty little villages near by, would definitely return!
Jul 31, 2018 by Lisa
★★★★★

Great campsite with secluded natural pitches

I visited Dreamy Hollows in July 2018 in the middle of the heatwave with my 13 year old son and his mate. We were greeted by Nigel who gave us a tour and explained how the site worked. We were on Pippins Pitch which had a secluded elevated position above The Hollow and quite close to the toilets and showers. The pitch came with a fire basket, logs to sit on and a table and 3 chairs. A free bag of firewood was a nice touch. The 2 unisex toilets were immaculate and smell free (!) and the jungle showers were great - they boys loved them. The road noise that others have commented on wasn’t that evident to me - it’s rural Norfolk so hardly the M25! There was some disturbance from the adjacent land where a new campsite is being developed by others, but for this Nigel offered a free tour of the World War I trenches which the boys really enjoyed - quite fascinating. The war memorial statue is one of the best I have seen. We went crabbing at the harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea and also took a trip to Brancaster Beach (take coins for the car park). All in all a lovely secluded back to basics campsite. Would definitely recommend.
Jul 21, 2018 by CTWB
★★★★★

Relaxed

My partner and I spent 3 nights on nellys pitch. Had a lovely time, loos etc are basic but perfectly fine when camping in the woods. It's a nice relaxed campsite
Jul 20, 2018 by Zoe
★★☆☆☆

Stayed for two nights

A very warm welcome. Unfortunately I believe the web site is not exactly accurate and it certainly gave us an impression that all plots are secluded and quiet. We stayed in "The Glade (fire basket end)" and at times it was something akin to camping on a major roundabout, very open with cars passing close by on the way to the car park and other guests routinely walking closely past. Upon arrival we did ask for an alternative plot but there was none available. Road noise through the night was very evident and first thing on the Monday morning a construction site with heavy machinery next door kicked off around 09:00. I think it should be made very clear on the web site that not all plots are secluded in any sense - so check first. Having said that we took a walk around - and some of the plots we wish we had booked and am sure we would have enjoyed more. It is unlikely we would return but this is only because of the distance we would have to travel to do so when we have comparable, if not better sites much closer to home. We were all impressed with the toilets and showers, lots of hot water and clean, but the lighting has a limited life - so remember to take a torch
Jul 17, 2018 by Eddie

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Our pitches all have varied characters, we try and describe them in a way that helps campers choose the right pitch for them. The Glades descriptions refer to open and accessible,  additionally the invitation “to book” both ends makes it clear that you can share or book exclusively. To help campers choose Cool Camping have produced this video. The Glade is the large clearing seen from the drone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHmSQreYEQ0&feature=share
★★★★★

One of our favourite campsites - ever!

We love this campsite. It was our second stay and we booked Joe's Pitch which was quiet and shady with lovely views across The Glade to the east and the fields beyond to the west. The pitches are all private and with firepits for cooking (recycled washing machine drums - brilliant idea!) and the site is very well run by friendly and helpful staff who are hands off and leave you to get on with enjoying your stay. The loos and jungle showers are basic but are spotless and just what you need for camping with plenty of hot water. Amplified music is not allowed which is great for those who want peace and quiet. We also love that this site is steeped in history which really makes it special and adds to the overall experience. Cannot recommend it highly enough if you want a peaceful site away from hustle and bustle of big caravan sites and just want to get back to basics and enjoy nature.
Jul 2, 2018 by Helen

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Helen, it’s great that you enjoyed our site. Hope to see you back again soon. Remember that around a quarter of our pitches are booked before the season starts so watch out for next seasons pitches being released around November time to get your favourite when you want it and with an Early Bird Discount.
★★★★★

Fantastic Site to get away from it all

We've now stayed twice in a month at Dreamy Hollow and we've not done that anywhere else in years of camping. Secluded pitches, no overcrowding. Facilities basic but spotless. The firepits are a real plus, we rarely consider a site without them now. We have had a warm welcome both times from Nigel and Mark who are very friendly and have a great local knowledge of places to go. There is some noise from the road at the front but staying on Pippin it's not too bad. Most noise is from the sounds of nature, birdsong throughout the day and owl cries at night which is what camping is all about. Well placed for Wells, Kings Lynn, Sandringham and the beautiful beach at Holkham as well as the fantastic Norfolk Lavender centre. Definitely will be back soon. Only comment is a site plan showing the pitches locations would be handy when booking. Thanks guys
Jun 15, 2018 by Eleanor

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Eleanor, nice to see another camper returning, and so quickly. Also thanks for suggestion about site map. We have now put a copy on our website. Also Cool Camping have done this excellent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHmSQreYEQ0&feature=share
★★★★☆

Thoughtfully maintained and private

Stayed with my partner and 16 month daughter. Greatly enjoyed it - a lot of thought has been put into creating the individual and well separated pitches and the site was well maintained. The only slight downside was the road noise - we stayed Friday to Monday in June. I have to say though that it wasn't as bad as in some of the reviews above - and I tend to notice road noise. My daughter loved exploring the site, and the links to the site history are great - especially the haunting memorial at the back.
Jun 5, 2018 by Michael

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thanks Michael, glad that you enjoyed our site. Unfortunately the planners asked us to grub up the established hedge at the front, but a new one was planted last year and is growing up fast. That will help muffle the bit of road noise. But when your in perfectly quiet woodland listening to the birds sing it’s easier to hear motor vehicles even if they are some distance away. 
★★★★★

We really enjoy being able to camp amongst the trees

We have been a few times & are still trying to find our perfect spot as there are so many perfect pitches. Myself and husband have tried a smaller pitch 'pippins pitch' with our dog and it was very private & cosy. But we tend to go with my parents (one struggles wiv health problems) and the site warden and Nigel have been very helpful and fair. Very pleasant people & a beautiful site. We always enjoy the chance to come to this site...
Jun 1, 2018 by Mrs Dixon

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Thank you for your lovely review. It’s great to have campers like you as our regulars. There is quiet a group of regulars now that are really adding to the warm friendly atmosphere. 
★★★★★

Unique campsite. Great experience!

This is a unique campsite and a great place to camp if peace and quiet is your kind of thing. We stay at Nigel's Nook as recommended by Nigel on a 4 men tent. We had plenty of room and felt very private and safe for our almost 2 year old girl. The lower pitches, like this one, are quieter but lose the sun earlier and don't get in until mid morning. Mark welcomed us on arrival. He was very friendly and showed us around the site. We had a lovely time. A great place to get away, but close enough to many places to visit during the day. Thank you!
May 22, 2018 by Helena
★★★★★

Secluded Pitches

We had a fantastic stay at Dreamy Hollow - there clearly has been a lot of thought put into creating the site with about 12 pitches of varying size which offer a cozy private feel. We couldn't drive to our pitch but there were trollies on hand for moving things and the site isn't that big so it wasn't too much of an issue. Toilets and showers were clean and there was plenty of hot water! We were the only people staying at the site during our stay, however I imagine if the site was full there might be a queue for the showers and loos as there were only 2 of each. Each pitch had a fire pit and a table and chairs which were a great bonus. The site was well located for exploring the local area with the coast only about 15-20 mins drive away. I would definitely recommend Dreamy Hollow if you are looking for a chilled low key trip - we loved it.
May 11, 2018 by Judy
★★★★☆

Pleasant stay despite a few issues

Pros: Friendly welcome from Adam Large good condition pitch as described Nice woodland setting Good value for money Not much light pollution, so good for stargazing Fire facilities were good Cons: Poor lighting in toilets and only two for the campsite Basic shower facilities - limited privacy Quite loud road noise
Aug 16, 2017 by Petra Clifton
★★★★☆

Delightful

Me and my girlfriend visited Dreamy Hollows last week and my first impressions were it was a very nice campsite, we were greeted by Nigel the owner and he made us feel very welcome, he gave us a tour and settled us in very easily. Its a very quiet, nice campsite, we had our own pitch and whilst ours was right next to other people we felt quite alone, secluded in our pitch. Other pitches looked fantastic, most on different levels and secluded really well. We visited Wells-next-the-sea and also visited Blakeney Village where we had a tour off the coast and watched seals in their natural environment, as I say its quiet with a few nice pubs nearby so if that's what your looking for it was perfect.
Aug 9, 2016 by Tom Golding
★★☆☆☆

Not quiet or relaxing

While the site is totally beautiful, it is along a road and while we sought relaxation and nature the only noise we heard were cars throughout the day and night. Worse traffic noise than our home in London (not the intention of a camping weekend). When we asked to move, an alternate (quieter) site was not available and the owner refused to refund our money - though we wouldn't have booked if we knew we'd be on the road. Beautiful site, but not a place for quiet relaxation. Business practices are bad. I do not recommend.

Jun 22, 2016 by winona

Response from Dreamy Hollow

All our pitches are different and that’s reflected in the price. We have made provision for new pitches and will be closing this pitch if other campers also feel noise is unacceptable. We are often fully booked so it’s not possible to offer people a move to another pitch. The pitch was priced at 1/3 less than our most expensive pitch so we feel that was a fair market price.
To help campers choose the right pitch for them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHmSQreYEQ0&feature=share
★★★★★

Amanda and Karl

This campsite is wonderful! Really interesting site with separated little plots that each have their own character and charm. We stayed on Nelly's plot, which feels semi private even though you can people watch quite easily as it's elevated, and came home one afternoon to find someone had strung some fairy lights around the tree above our tent. If you wanted something more private feeling, Joe's or Nigel's pitch would be better, and though we enjoyed Nelly's a lot we might go for one of those pitches next time for that reason. Nigel and Naomi were so friendly and helpful, you can tell they're really passionate about the campsite. 

The facilities (2 toilets, 2 showers and a drinking water tap) are very clean and though the showers are outside, they're still nice and warm. If you're someone who wants electricity and fridges etc on your campsite this may not be for you. The only thing we had a tiny issue with was the solar lights in the toilets not always coming on at night, or switching off whilst you were still in there - but this was easily remedied wearing head torches at night. 

We're already planning our next trip there :)

Jun 12, 2016 by AmandaandKarl
★★★★★

Chrissy and Jonathan barber

My husband and I spent a weekend here and really enjoyed it. Initially we were concerned about no electric hook up but it wasn't needed as the camp fire on each pitch is really all you need on a mild sunny evening. When we were there a little cluster of toad tadpoles were being protected on the site by staff and it was great to see.  The pitch we were on was secluded and peaceful allowing a slowed pace of life, if only for the weekend.

Jun 7, 2016 by Anon
★★★☆☆

Family Fun

There is so much to like about this campsite, and we would recommend a visit. But before you go you do need to know that the facilities are basic. The solar lights weren't holding their charge so there were no lights in the toilets after 9pm  and the eco outside shower didn't have any hot water on one of the days.  There's no washing up facilities either.  It was a bit noisy at night with the road so close, as well as owls, monk jack deer and pheasants wondering around! HOWEVER...the site pitches are spacious and interesting and the trenches and woods are a brilliant place for the kids to explore.  Ideally located for exploring the coast too.  Nigel gave us a a warm welcome and was helpful when he was around.  Bit to basic for our 16 year old daughter but if you like adventure this is the place for you!

Apr 4, 2016 by Marzydj

Response from Dreamy Hollow

Glad you enjoyed our site, sorry the troubles of our eco friendly equipment gave you problems. We try to get campers to turn off our solar battery lights when leaving but sometimes they get left on and have to recharge. The showers cut to cold if turned up too high (elf and safety and all that) sorry this was missed out of the induction tour, turning down and switching off and on again usually resets them.
★★★★★

Perfect!

We have booked here this year for the 3rd time. It's a lovely campsite close to so many wonderful sites and days out.

We have booked Nigel's Nook again this year it's a lovely spot and if the sun is shining it's just perfect!

We take our dogs and our 3 yr old little girl and they all love it, the showers are basic but they do the job and it's such a quiet chilled place. The fact that you can have a fire is great as many sites don't allow them anymore.

I would not recommend this campsite if you like a hairdryer and somewhere to charge your phone and the kids iPads, this campsite is for real campers. We will be returning here for many years to come.

Mar 2, 2016 by Amy Curran
★★★★★

Perfect pitches

An absolute gem of a camp-site, varying size pitches comprising nooks and open spaces. Clean facilities and a charming owner. Next to a main road for exploring the, but hardly any road noise. We loved it so much we cancelled a booking and stayed for the week!

Jun 11, 2015 by vodkabeerwine
★★★★★

great weekend

Great weekend! With the dogs😊. Perfect location for anybody who wants a quiet stay not too far away from the beach.


Really good layout and the facilities whilst basic are clean.


Definitely returning soon!

May 17, 2015 by Cheesytom9
★★★★★

Another wonderful stay!

This was our second visit to Dreamy Hollow and the site is looking better than ever  this time we took friends and family for a birthday camping weekend celebration  the site is a real stunner offering the comfort and safety on a well maintained campsite with the raw and rustic wild feal Nigel and team have created. It's a great family environment and we will definitely be visiting again in the future! 

Apr 19, 2015 by N Ball

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