Hand built shepherds hut in beautiful location next to Bircham Windmill.
The Owner Says
Hand built with attention to detail, this lovely hut is the perfect escape, come and enjoy some peace, beautiful skies and glamping comfort of your double pull out sofa bed, outside table and chairs, inside kettle, toaster, electric lights and plugs, plus night lights for evening ambiance. electric fridge beneath the hut. There is a shower for shared use of all campsite and shepherds hut guests, plus a games room with table tennis, books, games, TV and washing up area. Entrance to the garden and grounds is included in the price of your stay with a discounted price to climb the mill. Come and enjoy.
About Bircham Windmill
Tents, caravans, campavans, motorhomes, dogs (max 2 per pitch; on leads at all times) – yes. Large groups – no.
Brancaster offers the closest beach. Walk half a mile left from the entrance and you can sometimes spot grey seals, who reside in the marshes around Titchwell Nature Reserve (01485 210779). Hunstanton beach is also easily reached from the campsite or, in the opposite direction, head to famous Holkham – a haunt of the royals with a ginormous stretch of sands and an equally beautiful backing of pine trees. Just inland, Holkham Hall (01328 710806) is well worth exploring, particularly if you bring a bike to pedal around the estate grounds. Nearer still is Sandringham (01485 545400). Bircham Windmill is surrounded by the Sandgringham Estate farm land and the house itself is open to the public during summer. Its a pleasant cycle from the campsite.
Food & Drink
The onsite tearoom and bakery is a delight – the sausage rolls are a must-try during your stay. There are also plenty of good pubs in the vicinity. The nearest is in Great Bircham itself – The Kings Head (01485 578265) – but driving (or cycling) to the cost pays dividends. The White Horse (01485 210262) in Brancaster is fantastic – sea views from the conservatory dining area – and it's slightly more relaxed neighbour, The Jolly Sailors (01485 210314), just down the road has a great pub atmosphere, beer garden and proper pizza-oven cooked pizzas.
A lovely small well maintained site. We stayed in the shepherd’s hut and were delighted with the little welcoming touches of a small bottle of wine, chocolate biscuits and fresh milk . On site cafe was lovely for breakfast. We were staying to visit friends in Great Bircham and it was a short 15 mins walk away … but also a world away … lovely.
Loved this site from the moment we arrived and had a lovely warm welcome. Quirky little site with views over the surrounding countryside. Showers and washing up areas were great - just like being at home. Well spaced pitches and a games room with pool table. And then of course there is the windmill, bakery and tea shop. Lovely cooked breakfast on our last day.
We loved our weekend at Bircham Windmill. Facilities were good, including the kitchen area with microwave and fridge/freezer in the games room. It’s an extremely beautiful location and we all enjoyed it, but especially our 6yo who loved the neighbours and the play area. We had an enjoyable visit to the windmill (although it really isn’t great for younger children because the ladders and walk ways are very precarious!). The bakery was brilliant and we bought things to take for a picnic lunch. The tea rooms are super too. All in all we had a great stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Very well located for exploring the north Norfolk area
Absolutely loved the site! Me, myself and our 13 and 2 year olds absolutely loved it! Plenty to do for the kids. They loved the animals and the windmill and mostly making bread! Will defo be going again!
We loved our stay here. Having the site split into areas meant it retained a small and quiet feel. The pitches were enormous compared to larger or more commercial sites and the facilities were clean, tidy and had everything we needed. The staff at the tea shop and bakery were brilliant nothing was too much trouble. We had a bit of a problem on arrival due to a pitch booking mix up and it was resolved immediately and really helpfully. Great site, people, location - would definitely come back and stay for longer! Also don't miss the cakes, bread and breakfasts!
Take the A148 from King’s Lynn towards Cromer. Just after the village of Hillington, turn left onto the B1153 to Great Bircham/ Docking. After about 5 miles, this road will take you into the village of Bircham. Turn left at the war memorial and the windmill is 1/2 mile out of the village on the right hand side.
The nearest bus station is in Bircham village, the nearest train station is in King’s Lynn (0845 748 4950).