Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Hunstanton

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Absolute low-impact luxury, with the perfect suggestion of adventure. And guinea pigs.
They say that anyone can love the mountains, but it takes a soul to love the prairie. Well, Norfolk is that prairie, with its majestically flat landscape and never-ending skies. And by the end of your stay at Wild Luxury, you’ll feel like a special soul indeed. Step into your lodge to be engulfed by the earthy scents of pine and cedar wood. From the floor, to the furniture, to the cabin bed – everything has been hobbitly hewn from natural materials. You even burn wood on your very own range. The seven lodges are completely off-grid. There’s no electricity, and all the water is stored on site – in fact, for five months of the year there’s nothing here but grass and badgers. So in many ways this is wild camping, but there’s nothing wild about having your own hot shower and flushing toilet, no siree. Dragging yourself away from your luxury lodge seems foolhardy, but it’s worth it to discover that the whole of North Norfolk is right on your doorstep. Not only are there miles of beautiful coastline to explore, but endless inland diversions involving shire horses, country piles and adventure playgrounds, too. Back at camp, kids are in their element – there are guinea pigs to cuddle, chickens to chase and making friends is a doddle. There’s plenty of space in front of the lodges for minors to mingle, and evenings spent around the communal campfire are encouraged. So, just relax on the deck of your safari lodge, glass of wine in hand and take a good long look at that breathtaking sunset in the endless expanse of Norfolk sky… It’s a bit good, isn’t it?

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Facilities

You can hire bikes for all ages, as well as child seats, on booking – just remember to bring your own helmets. No cars are allowed in the field, except for unpacking/packing up, so it’s incredibly safe. There are nature walks from the site, and plenty of space for kite flying and family games. Kids will love making friends with the guinea pigs and collecting eggs from the chickens. If none of those appeals, never underestimate the fun to be had in a purple wheelbarrow (you’ll find several around the site). Seven luxury safari lodges are set in a fenced-off field in the middle of working farmland. Each lodge can sleep up to 6, with a double bed, bunk beds and a cute double bed in a cupboard… it’s better than it sounds, trust us. All linen and towels are rentable. There is a wood-burning range in the kitchen and your day’s allocation of firewood is supplied. There’s also a double gas hob if you can’t wait for the range to heat up before you have your morning brew. All cookware and tableware is provided, and there’s a massive coolbox for your fresh food. Indulge in local sausages and bacon from the ‘Wild Cooler’ or stock up on essentials in the treasure trove that is the honesty pantry. You can even place orders for newspapers and fresh bread the day before.

Suitable For

Families, couples, groups, single-sex parties (providing they take over all 5 lodges), dogs on leads – yes. Tents, campervans, caravans – no.

Nearby

We have never seen such a comprehensive welcome pack as the one you’re presented with here, so don’t worry for a moment about being stuck for things to do/see/eat/wear/watch/touch/sit on… A selection: North Norfolk is home to beautiful beaches galore – try Brancaster, Holme and Holkham just for starters. Pensthorpe nature reserve and gardens (01328 851465) hosts the BBC’s Springwatch and is home to numerous bird species and other wildlife for a day out with new feathered friends.

Food & Drink

It’s great fun to cook at camp, either indoors on the range, or why not have a barbecue on the campfire outside? If you want a night off, there are loads of options just a short drive away. The Rose and Crown (01485 541382) in Snettisham is a proper local pub, which serves delicious food with a local slant. 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. Don’t let the X Factor-style flames outside put you off, the service is outstanding, the food local and innovative and the children’s menu is something else!

Opening Times

Late March–October.

Family Friendly

There is no anti-scald feature on the showers, so children should be supervised.

The Owner Says

Two award-winning beautifully tranquil luxury camps right on the Norfolk coast. The Hideaway has acres of open space, fantastic for young families and romantic couples. Thornham Bay camp  is right down by the beach and a short stroll to a farm and craft shops, yurt bistro, restaurants, local deli and 3 great pubs.

All lodges are warm and cosy with master as well as twin or bunk bedrooms and also our very popular sleeping cupboard with ample room for two (or more!). There is also dining and living areas, sun deck and your own flushing loo and hot shower within the lodge. Kitchens are fitted with a wood-burning range cooker, cool-box, kitchen sink, dresser and a gas stove. Lodges are well-spaced and we will arrange adjacent accommodation if travelling in a group.

Everything you will need for your stay down to cutlery and utensils is provided. All lodges have electric lighting and an initial supply of candles. Cooking and heating is provided by wood-burning ranges that make our lodges warm and cosy.

As a family holiday destination, Norfolk fits the bill perhaps better than any other English county. Its long, sandy coast provides ample opportunities for days at the beach; the abundant wildlife can be explored by boat; and cycling through the picturesque landscape of undulating fields, flint cottages and salt marshland is gentle thanks to the flat terrain.

As if that's not enough, the coast is dotted with grand stately homes, ruined castles, quaint country pubs and lovely cafes. As a major area for visitors there are great days out from Bewilderwood and the Dinasaur Park to seal trips or visit all the favourite rides at the fair!

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Contact Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast, North Norfolk Coast, Hunstanton, Norfolk

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Getting There

Both camps are located near to great beaches and the Norfolk coast is a very popular destination so there are a whole hosts places to explore and great days out.

You really need a car here.

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Best fun in a great place

Our family went to Wild Luxury Camp in Thornham Bay. We hired the Zambezi tent, which would sleep 10. It was amazing. Well equipped kitchen with all you could possibly need, plenty of wood for the stoves, fully working showers and toilet. Beds all comfy, outside veranda so conducive to see the endless skies. Superb well run place, where nothing is too much trouble. Many wonderful places to visit all around, stunning beaches, quaint villages, great pubs. Seals to see, crabs to catch.... will return very soon.
Jun 11, 2018 by Monika
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Rural relaxation

We spent the late May bank holiday weekend at The Hideway with our extended family (19 of us) accommodated in three lodges. It was fantastic! We were 10 adults who could relax knowing that the 9 children (!) aged 3-19 could explore and have fun safely. Without wifi, (hurrah!) the kids absolutely loved visiting the animals, the play area and trips to the woods and the swing ball sets outside each lodge . As adults we enjoyed the freedom to kick back with a cup of tea or glass of wine safe whilst building a fire in the fire pit, preparing food in the well equipped kitchens. We had all taken food, but I wouldn't bother next time as the area is full of amazing farm shops with delicious local produce - you can't beat fresh local asparagus, steamed in butter on your log burning stove! The cool boxes did an admirable job over a warm weekend! So many places to visit locally although personally our two children were just really happy to hang out with the chickens or watching the hares and partridges in the fields. It was great for a family get together and we are looking at going back just the four of us!
Jun 2, 2018 by Mojo

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