Thompson Hall Retreat

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Attleborough

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
An adult-only shepherds hut retreat in the Norfolk Brecks, with a luxurious outdoor spa area.

There are shepherds huts, and then there are the shepherds huts at Thompson Hall Retreat. A retreat in the truest sense of the word, the trio of elegant structures at this East Anglian escape offer all the features we've come to expect of the shepherds hut – wood-burning stove, neat little kitchenette, and luxury king sized bed. But it's the en-suite bathtub and spacious veranda that tell you this is a step up from the more rustic of shepherds' abodes, not to mention the luxurious outdoor spa with a hot tub, sauna and solar shower. After all, nothing says luxury like stargazing from the foamy comfort of your steaming al fresco tub.

Although most of your whims will be taken care of as standard, Thompson Hall Retreat offers a range of packages to upgrade to with everything from fresh flowers, and Neal's Yard pamper boxes to full-time access to the outdoor spa area (which isn't included in the regular price). And if the occasion calls for it, why not order in one of Thompson Hall's bespoke retreat boxes? The hamper choices range from antipasti and BBQ meat platters to the ever popular Twilight Retreat box with everything you could want for your sugar fix – marshmallows, strawberries, ice-cream and enough chocolate to sate even the sweetest of teeth. Enjoying beside the campfire is essential.

If you can bare to tear yourself away from your cosy cabin in the woods, the natural wonders of Norfolk are just beyond the retreat walls. Thompson village lies within the sprawling Thetford Forest, itself part of the lesser known Norfolk Brecks. While the North Norfolk Coast and the famous Norfolk Broads (both eminently reachable from the site) are the destinations of choice for most tourists to the East of England, the Brecks are one of the region's hidden gems. Brimming with a vibrant variety of flora and fauna, an unmapped woodland walk is the best way to imbibe the atmosphere of this magical woodland.

For those glampers whose extra-curricular activities don't extend much beyond the village itself (and let's face it, we wouldn't blame you given the healthy dose of idleness a stay here engenders), Thompson is a delightfully pretty village of quaint chocolate box thatched cottages, some dating from the 14th century. And we're pleased to report that, in the 300-year-old Chequers Inn, the village also boasts that most essential of ingredients to all great getaways, the quintessential English country pub.

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Details

Facilities

Each shepherds hut (Hartley Hut, Bishy Barney Bee and Whoa-Stop) comes with a luxury king sized bed for two, kitchenette (featuring microwave, wood burner, fridge-freezer and gas hob), and bathroom (with large shower, illuminated mirror, electric towel rail, wash basin and proper flushing loo). The veranda features a double ended bath, plus a fully equipped kitchen with combi-oven. There's an al fresco dining area and gas firepit. All basic washing-up provisions are provided (towels, dish cloths, washing up liquid) plus complimentary toiletries. Dogs are permitted in Whoa-Stop and you can even bring your horses as part of a livery package. Outdoor spa area available to book (additional cost) with a hot tub, sauna, relaxation area and solar shower (robes and towels provided).

Suitable For

Adults only for our main retreat site. Our Safari Tent and Holiday Cottage offer family friendly accommodation. Dogs are permitted in selected units. 

Nearby

The 46-mile long Pedders Way is the ancient Roman road running through the Norfolk Brecks, Thetford Forest and all the way to Hunstanton on the North Norfolk Coast. It's cycle and horse friendly too if you fancy a two-wheeled/four-hooved adventure. Thetford Forest itself is the UK's largest lowland forest with over 47,000 acres to explore. Woodland walks, mountain biking trails and a rich array of wildlife are all on offer. The Pingo Trail is another unmissable walk that takes in the many ancient woodland ponds that dot the region – don't forget your wellies! And of course, it wouldn't be a visit to Thetford without dropping in at the Dad's Army Museum (07562 688641). The town played the role of Walmingham-on-Sea, the fictitious seaside town that served as the setting for Captain Mainwaring's calamitous corps in the iconic BBC sitcom. 

Food & Drink

There's a range of bespoke hampers on offer from cheese and Steaks to breakfast, BBQ and that all important hot chocolate box. The local watering hole The Chequers Inn (01953 483360) is a quintessential English pub with thatched roof, real ales, and wholesome pub grub. For a romantic evening meal out, The Mulberry (01842 824 122) offers a superlative choice of Mediterranean-inspired dishes that make use of Norfolk's finest local produce. 

Opening Times

All year. 

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The Owner Says

The perfect place to hide away from the world, rediscover nature and spend time recharging your energy under the canopies of mature trees in King Edward VIII Wood. Thompson Hall Retreat is located in the heart of Norfolk, at the bottom of Hall Lane which is accessed via an unmarked track across arable field. Follow the drive which is canopied by mature Beech and Elm Trees until you reach the meadow.

The shepherd huts are nestled amongst copious trees over looking neighbouring arable land and the Norfolk wild life trust.

Offers & Deals

The best offer will automatically be applied to bookings on Cool Camping

Accommodation

Three shepherds huts each sleeping up to two. 

Firefly (Hybrid Luna Bell Tent)

Cabin Sleeps 2
A bespoke luxury enclosed cabin with an attached Bell Tent, over looking pasture land and holistic stone circle. The Firefly includes: bedroom (Bell Tent), shower room , lounge area, kitchen and enclosed garden.

Dragonfly (Hybrid Luna Bell Tent)

Cabin Sleeps 2
A bespoke luxury enclosed cabin with an attached Bell Tent, over looking pasture land and holistic stone circle. The Firefly includes: bedroom (Bell Tent), shower room , lounge area, kitchen and enclosed garden.

Giraffe Enclosure

Safari tent Sleeps 6
New to Thompson Hall is our Family Friendly Luxury Safari Tent, offering complete solitude and privacy from the world with no interaction from any other people and complete privacy.

Bishy Barney Bee

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A bespoke shepherds hut nestled amongst copious trees overlooking neighbouring arable land and the Norfolk wild life trust. Walk out onto your own private veranda where you will find your own luxury bathtub where you can lay back, relax and enjoy the stars with your favourite bubbles.

Hartley Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A bespoke shepherds hut nestled amongst copious trees overlooking neighbouring arable land and the Norfolk wild life trust. Walk out onto your own private veranda where you will find your own luxury bathtub where you can lay back, relax and enjoy the stars with your favourite bubbles.

Whoa-Stop

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A bespoke shepherds hut nestled amongst copious trees overlooking neighbouring arable land and the Norfolk wild life trust. Walk out onto your own private veranda where you will find your own luxury bathtub where you can lay back, relax and enjoy the stars with your favourite bubbles. Order one of our many hampers and finish the evening full of tempting delight toasting marshmallows over the flames, sipping hot chocolate and listening to pop corn kernel exploding in the sauce pan.

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Location

Contact Thompson Hall Retreat, Thompson Hall Retreat, Hall Lane, Thompson, Thetford IP24 1QA

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Getting There

Thompson is just off the A1075. For SatNav please use IP24 1PZ. 

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews

★★★★★

Perfect night away

We had a lovely night away in the Firefly cabin for my partners birthday. The rooms are lovely and the spa area is so relaxing. Will definitely be coming back again!
Jul 12, 2020 by Jamie Flett
★★★★★

Luxurious Haven

For two consecutive birthdays,I have escaped along with my husband to the peace and tranquility of Bishy Barney Bee at Thompson Hall Retreat.The hut is beautifully furnished,the bed large and comfortable and the wood burning stove makes it so cosy and romantic.We love using the double ended bath outside to wash away the worries of the world and the heater above makes it a real treat.The few extra touches complete the picture of perfection;a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge,some delicious croissants left for us in the kitchen and the warm welcome on our arrival with the offer of staying a little later in the morning if we so desired.......
★★★★★

Beautiful retreat from the world

I've just spent the most amazing weekend here. The hut has everything you need to enjoy this quiet countryside retreat, wood burner, large outdoor bath, kitchen, patio open fire. Also paid the little extra for use of the spa and enjoyed the hot tub under the starts and sauna.
Nov 11, 2019 by George Verified Review
★★★★★

Restful & peaceful

The word retreat says it all. It's down a secluded drive that gives a briefest clue to the peacefulness of it. A perfectly appointed getaway with just what you need for a night or twos time together. Lovely outside verranda with outside kitchen, outside bath was fantastic as the sun was setting on a very wet day. Inside was snuggly with comfy bed, TV, inside kitchen and beautifully done showerroom. Very luxurious and well recommended as an escape. Hardly any noise at night except the local wildlife snuffling about. We'll definitely be back
Jul 22, 2019 by Neil Rogers Verified Review

Response from Thompson Hall Retreat

Neil. Thank you very much for your kind review. we strive to make your stay a memorable one and are so glad we gave you an amazing experince.
Hope to see you back soon
★★★★★

Was absolutely superb

Outstanding service. Beautiful surroundings. 100% will return
Jun 17, 2019 by Geoff winters

Response from Thompson Hall Retreat

Thankyou for your review of our retreat. we are so glad you liked it and would love to see you back soon 

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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