Hawthorn (1 at Keepers Meadow)
Fairylights and bunting add charm to this spacious, furnished bell tent near the River Bure in Norfolk.
- Cosy camping for families with beds, bedding and a wood-burner
- Separate covered kitchen shed and fire pit/BBQ
- One of three bell tents on this small meadow site
The Owner Says
Hawthorn has one double bed and two sets of bunk beds as well as extra pieces of furniture for storage of personal belongings. She also has a woodburning stove with wood supplied. She has a mains powered light and four sockets for guests to use. She also has a coir floor and rug with a selection of fairy lights too!
Dogs are not permitted.
About Keepers Meadow
Suitable ForGlamping only. Groups – yes. Dogs – no.
NearbyWhy not take off on one of the local footpaths through the surrounding countryside. It's a 10-minute walk to Buxton Station (01263 733858) – hop aboard a steam train on the Bure Valley Railway and whistle south into the Norfolk Broads. Just outside the pretty village of Horning, Bewilderwood (01692 633033) is a particularly popular family attraction. Based on the series of books by local author Tom Blofeld, it brings the watery environment of the Broads to life – both as a land of make-believe and an overgrown adventure playground full of rope bridges, ladders, zip wires and tree houses. For more 'grown up' Norfolk culture, try a visit to Blickling Hall (01263 738030), probably the finest Jacobean mansion in Norfolk. With craft shops, beauty salons, eateries, mini golf, a petting zoo and fun fair (throughout August), Wroxham Barns (01603 783762) has plenty to offer for both young and old alike. For a day at the seaside Great Yarmouth (about 35 mins away) Cromer (25 mins) are your best bet – the latter is home to a sandy beach and a charming old pier.
Food & DrinkThe nearest watering hole is around 4 miles away by car in Skeyton. It's called The Goat Inn (01692 538600) and is a beautiful, thatched 16th-century pub, family run and serving great food. Other top picks nearby include The Plough at Marsham, The Black Boys (01263 732122) in Aylsham and The Fox (01603 755362) in Hevingham , each a within a 10-minute drive. The Crown (01263 733534) at Banningham is another excellent local (5 miles away). For fish and chips, the Buxton Fried Fish and Chip Shop (01603 278256) takes some beating.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 32 reviews
We had a lovely time here with our 7 year old. Really good info and communication in advance, incredibly lovely welcome, and great facilities. I understand they have been operating a few years, but the facilities were so well maintained you would think they’d just opened. Everything you could want - comfy beds, full kitchen facilities, spotless bathroom. Nothing too much bother. Would return in an instant.
Great mini break
Well what can I say what a great place for a mini break. Facilities are great, separate toilets and wash sections for each tent. You own kitchen and covered eating area. Hosts were friendly and very helpful. Easy check in and check out, every thing explained on arrival and Michelle was very helpful and always on hand if you had any questions.
Just a Delightful Weekend
Some friends and I spent the weekend at Keepers Meadow recently and it was really lovely. Everything is very well thought out: The tents themselves are huge and have a little woodburning stove should you get cold. It was beautifully decorated inside and even had a little lightbox with a birthday message for one of our party. You have your own little kitchen with everything you could need and you can leave all of your supplies inside. It has also has an eating area outside which is undercover should the weather change, plus you can use a fire pit or bbq on request. Each tent also has it's own bathroom for your private use which is great. The location itself is perfect, next to a small wood and besides a lovely river. We were able to do lots of great walks, visit the small steam train line that runs close by and even managed a quick boat trip on the Broads. There are lots of great pubs nearby as well. We only spent two nights there but we could have happily spent much longer. Thank you Michelle, we will be back to stay again as soon as we can!
A little hidden gem - Highly recommended!
This was our 1st time camping/glamping, and I researched many places before I chose this one which ticked all of our boxes, the main one being our own private shower and toilet facilities. As we drove in, all I can say is WOW. A little hidden gem, beautiful, quiet, plenty to do. I could not fault the place, the facilities or the owners. Very clean. Even a special little Happy birthday light box message for my boy in the tent! Would HIGHLY recommend.
Simply Amazing <3
If you are looking for a peaceful time in a beautiful woodland where there is a river nearby... just book it... you will love every second. I spent two night only and I regret I didn't book it for more time as I absolutely loved it. Michelle is a very lovely host you can ever have. The attention to every little detail is very thoughtful. I managed to enjoy a camp fire for the first time and made some beautiful new memories with my 3 year old boy. Bewilderwood is full of fun day out if you like tree tops and have kids. 11 out of 10 to Keeper's Meadow.... <3
Keepers Meadow is located at Keepers Cottage, Oxnead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5HP
Your sat nav will bring you close to Oxnead Hall (our neighbours). Easiest way to find us is to follow the signs for their guest car park. When you reach the point where the signs want you to make a right hand turn in to the car park gates continue straight. Take the bridge over the river and then turn right in to the woods on your right hand side. There are signs if you look closely. What3words are 'successor.sweetener.unfair' The nearest train station is in Worstead (0845 748 4950).