Ronnie - converted Railway Carriage

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Norwich Whitlingham Broad Campsite

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Our gorgeous converted goods railway carriage - perfect for a family break, sleeping up to 4

The Owner Says

Ronnie  is our wonderfully converted railway carriage – once used to transport livestock, the carriage has been lovingly converted by ourselves and our expert maker and fixer friends – handcrafted right here on the campsite

Our carriage sits proud just above the camping field, with its own private decking area, complete with a bbq and fire pit: perfect for enjoying sunset views over the Lyme tree avenue and campsite.

It comfortably sleeps a family of 4 with 1 kingsize  bed and 2 x quirky single (child size) nook beds. The carriage has mains electricity/ water and a kitchen area – comprising, kettle, hob, fridge and all the kit for a family cook up. Just arrive with your clothes, a good book and a spring in your step

On cooler evenings snuggle up by the log burning stove, on sunny days throw open the doors and bring the outside in, or dine al fresco

What you need to know:

·         Sleeps upto 4 people – 1 kingsize bed (linen provided) and 2 quirky single nook beds (for children up to the age of 15, bed linen not provided)

·         Kitchen area with running water, sink, induction hob, stove top kettle, pots, pans and crockery provided (full kit list availible on our website)

·         Log burning stove with 1 basket of logs and kindling etc provided (extra available on site)

          stowaway dining table inside and cable reel table ouside with interchangable chairs

·         Electric provided, electric lighting

·         Use of main campsite toilet/shower facilities – approx. 10 second walk!

·         Firepit/bbq and hammock for your use outside

For more infomation before booking drop us a line. We cannot wait to share picture of this beautiful accomodation with you

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Whitlingham Broad Campsite with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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About Whitlingham Broad Campsite

Nearby

The neighbouring Outdoor Education Centre offers plenty of broad-based aquatic activities including canoeing, dragon boat hire, sailing, windsurfing. The site is right on the Wherryman's Man and national Cycle Route One path. Norwich has attractions galore as well plenty of places to eat and drink.

Food & Drink

There’s a café inside the Whitlingham Broad Visitor Centre (01603 617332) and there’s a good vegan restaurant, River Green Café (01603 622448), at the entrance to Whitlingham Lane. Norwich is a treasure trove for small bars and cafés. We particularly recommend Frank’s Bar (01603 618902) for relaxed Mediterranean-accented dining, Wild Thyme (01603 765562) for vegetarian food and St Andrews Brew House (01603 305995) for a pint.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 77 reviews

★★★★★

A lovely week away

This was our first camping trip with our greyhound and we all really enjoyed our stay at Whitlingham. There was loads of space for the dog to run around, a lovely trail to follow along the river and close to Norwich for an evening meal out. The facilities on-site were great- toilets and showers were probably the cleanest I've ever seen at a campsite and we rented a firepit for two nights. The other campers were all lovely to chat with. It was a shame that the water activities nearby were shut due to Covid-19 restrictions, but there was still plenty to do in the area or a short drive away. We would definitely stay here again.

Response from Whitlingham Broad Campsite

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are glad you and your lovely lady had a great time on site. Heres to more successful camping trips!
★★★☆☆

Great site and facilities but Covid-19 guidelines not followed

My first night with my grandson was ggreat. We hired a firepit and sat outside cooking. There were a couple in a tent a few metres away and a further campervan a few metres from that. However the 2nd night was very busy. There were 5 tents and 5 cars pitched very close together in the same spavce occupeid by the 2 units the night before. iIcounted at least 12 young people camping together whereas government guidelines are 6. The tent site was even busier with at least 6 tents with families all pitched close together near to the toilet block and the families socialising closely.

Response from Whitlingham Broad Campsite

Thanks for your review.

At the time you stayed the goverment guidelines were not restricted to groups of 6, this came into force from Monday 14th September. We have staff regularly checking pitching and spacing and all of our own guidelines and that of the current government goverment advice at the time were being followed. I hope this information helps. We do not want anyome to feel uncomfortable on our site and staff are always available to help should you have any concerns while on site.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall


★★★★★

Lovely, super clean facilities, great playground, noisy location though, COVID affects activities nearby

We really enjoyed our stay at the campsite, the check in was easy, although it wasn't quite clear on arrival where the reception was. Kids absolutely loved the plaground. It was fabulous until the evening, when the older kids didn't go to bed till late and kept running past our tent to the playground. Possibly a sun-down lock up of the playground would help avoid that, although I realise it is probably a problem with all camp sites where parents do not monitor their kids enough not to be a nuisance. Be aware that there is a rail track just over the Broad and it is noisy at night with freight trains (presumably) running all through the night. On the plus side, you are very close to Norwich, washrooms are fantastic and [presumably] the sports available on the Broads are great. We went first weekend of September 2020 and due to COVID 19, nothing was available, no kayaking, no boat rides...
★★★★★

Great glamping experience

We stayed in the shepherds hut, it was cosy and beautiful, the wood burning stove gave out so much heat that we had to open the window. Comfortable bed and plenty of space for the 2 of us. It is about as far away as it was possible to be from the toilet block, but still only a minute or two,. We had dreadful weather, but the campsite was obviously well-defined as it never turned into the swamp I would have expected. Great place
Sep 6, 2020 by Tracey Cox
★★★★☆

Nice site

My first proper camping trip with my 2 teenage boys. It was nice to be able to choose where to pitch up and the toilet/shower facilities were excellent (with my limited experience). Most of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I was so pleased I’d chosen a site with a small shop - this was a godsend, as was the fire pit on a very chilly first night! I don’t think I’d return though because there was some noise from the road and trains which are quite close by and I am light sleeper.
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Location

Whitlingham Broad Campsite is located at Whitlingham Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8TR

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Getting There

From A47 (Norwich Southern Bypass) exit signposted Norwich, Lowestoft, Trowse A146. At traffic lights at bottom of slip road turn left and at the end of dual carriageway get in the right hand lane. From here on in follow brown signs to Ski Club and Country Park - this will mean a right turn at the roundabout, over the rail bridge and a left into Whitlingham Lane. Come down into the country park and we are on the right just after the Visitor centre

If you are following Sat Nav postcode is NR14 8TR - Whiltingham Lane TROWSE

Norwich train station is approx 35 mins walk (2.5 miles away). Book a ticket in advance and you can travel from London for as little at £8.