Millview Meadow Glamping

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Great Yarmouth

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Modern pods with historic views, plus access to the best of the Broads and Norfolk's east coast

Runham Swim Windmill, three miles from Britain’s most easterly beaches, stands out against Norfolk’s big skies and flat landscape. Whether in winter mists or summer sun it’s a landmark of utter beauty. Tarred blacked bricks rise 30-feet off the ground to its white wooden cap, akin to an upturned boat, and a small fan wheel pokes from the rear like a peacock’s tail. It’s only in the last few decades that the Norfolk Windmill Trust have set about its restoration – they hope to add main sails, too, when funding allows – and even more recently that the mill’s owners began to create a small glamping site in a nearby meadow. For a classic Norfolk view and a whole dose of glamping comforts, there are few places we’d rather be.

Juxtaposed against views of the 200-year-old mill, the three brand new pods, built in 2019 are a thoroughly modern affair and come with all mod cons, including en-suite bathrooms, WiFi, intelligent heating panels and smart televisions. The Siberian Larchwood cladding is like a present day version of the wooden cap on the old mill top and lends the pods excellent insulation throughout the year. Inside it has a seriously sleek, 21st-century feel, while outside it’s a short stroll to some of the most timeless views in the region. Not that you need wander off. There’s a terrace, picnic table and firepit directly outside each pod. You can happily while away the hours here with a glass of wine or a cold beer straight from your pod’s fridge.

From the aptly named Millview Meadow a footpath runs out to the bank of the Rive Bure, where Runham Swim Mindwill stands – so named after the cows that would once be herded down here to swim across to pastures opposite. From there it’s possible to walk east to the river mouth at Great Yarmouth or upriver to the beautiful villages of Acle and Thurne (good pubs along the way). If the water itself appeals then you can hire canoes and boats in Acle too or drive 20 minutes further into the Broads to popular spots like Potter Heigham, Horning and Wroxham. Then there are the myriad of seaside options; Great Yarmouth (10 minutes), Waxham Sands (25 minutes) and Winterton (15 minutes) where a colony of seals hangs out. All in all it means Millview Meadow has not just a stunning view but a convenient location to match. A quiet glamping backwater that still has access to the very best of the Norfolk Broads and the east coast.

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Facilities

Each pod features a full king-size bed with drawer storage underneath and two bunk beds suitable for children (up to the age of 17; all bedding and linen provided), a 32” Smart TV, WiFi, fully equipped kitchenette with integrated breakfast bar, sink, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, and fridge. Pods are en suite, with wet-room-style showers (toiletries provided). Intelligent electric panel heaters. Built in wardrobe and storage for added convenience. Outside, each pod has a private decking area with seating and a glass balustrade leaving the beautiful view undisturbed, plus a firepit with integrated BBQ grill.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs are welcome in the Wigeon pod (£20 extra charge). Respectful groups are welcome but no stag or hen parties.

Nearby

Millview Meadow is located in a peaceful village surrounded by countryside. There is a footpath that runs along the edge of the meadow that takes you up to the River Bure. From here, it is possible to walk along the river wall either towards the mouth of the river at Great Yarmouth, or upwards of the river towards villages such as Acle and Thurne. There are lots of pubs along the way (see Food & Drink) and the footpath will also take you to a local fishing lake, available for private hire. It’s an ideal place for fishing, picnics, wildlife watching or just a peaceful day out. As well as walking, the best way to get under the skin of the area is by boat. There's boat hire in the neighbouring villages of Potter Heigham and Martham, with options from canoes to motorised boats with beds. The Broads is also home to a decent network of cycle routes, country lanes and woodland paths, suitable for cyclists of all abilities – you could even cycle out to the local beaches, including Winterton-on-sea and Waxham, both of which are popular in the summer months but are also a great place to spot the seals and their pups in the winter.

Food & Drink

The Studio Art Gallery and Tea Rooms (01493 751794) in Acle. They are a small family run art studio and gallery that has an adjoining tea room which serves a variety of home-made cakes, refreshments, light lunches and snacks.  Accessible by car, bike or on the river river, The Acle Bridge Inn (01493 750288) is a family-run pub offering good food and service, serving all day, every day with children, dogs and muddy boots welcome. 2 miles down the road from Millview Meadow is the Ferry Inn (01493 751096) – a classic riverside pub with south-facing views of the Bure, complete with a kids’ play area in the garden. For a special treat, Fleggburgh Kings Arms (01493 368333) is by award winning chef, Mark Dixon.

Opening Times

All year.

Family Friendly

Located just up the road from Millview Meadow, Thrigby Wildlife Gardens (01493 369477) is a wildlife park at home in the landscaped grounds of Thrigby Hall with a special collection of animals from Asia – including tigers, crocodiles and noisy gibbons (you can hear them from the meadow sometimes!).

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The Owner Says

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Millview Meadow provides a bespoke, luxury ‘glamping’ experience for outdoor loving guests with our stylish pods. Our vision is to offer more than a glamping experience, and hence, our accommodation is built and furnished to a high standard, creating a delightful getaway for guests. The luxury pods are self-contained, with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, and are specially-designed to be used all year round. Situated on Millview Meadow, sitting just above a scenic view of the Broads marshes, the hideaway provides the perfect chance to experience all that our county has to offer. From seal spotting at Horsey Gap on a cold Winter’s day, to drinking in the beer garden of one of our many country pubs on a Summer’s evening.

Accommodation

3 luxury pods, each sleeping up to 4 people.

Lapwing

Pod Sleeps 4
Lapwing is an eye-catching, sleek and beautiful pod with a large circular glazed frontage that creates the illusion of open space, whilst providing comfort and style.

Curlew

Pod Sleeps 4
Curlew is an eye-catching, sleek and beautiful pod with a large circular glazed frontage that creates the illusion of open space, whilst providing comfort and style.

Wigeon (Dog Friendly)

Pod Sleeps 4
Wigeon is an eye-catching, sleek and beautiful pod with a large circular glazed frontage that creates the illusion of open space, whilst providing comfort and style. The pod is also dog-friendly.

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Location

Contact Millview Meadow Glamping, Millview Meadow Glamping, Chapel Road, Runham, Norfolk NR29 3EG

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Getting There

From Norwich, follow the A47 towards Acle. At the roundabout, take the second exit signposted 'Caister (A1064)'. Continue on this road for 1 mile. After passing the Acle Bridge Inn and going over the bridge, take the first right by the white railings, signposted 'Runham/Stokesby'. Continue on this road, through the first village of Stokesby, then Herringby and then you will enter Runham. At the red post box in the centre of the village, turn right onto School Road. Continue on this road and follow the corner around to the left. Millview Meadow will then be directly on your right.

The nearest location offering frequent public transport links is Acle (5 miles away). From here, you can take the train towards Norwich or Great Yarmouth. There are also multiple bus services from Acle, which serve the local villages and will take passengers to the larger towns.

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Father and Son weekend trip

To be honest, the original thought was to camp for the weekend....but logistical reality told us this was not sensible (time and weather!) and so we sought an alternative. These glamping pods seemed to fit the bill in so may ways.....in theory anyway....on the web... ..and then we arrived in reality...and reality blew our minds! These pods are amazing and have been put together and furnished with such attention in mind. All the utensils, cooking facilities, towels, soap etc that made this stay quite comfortable, freeing and easy. My 16 yr old son and I have cycled to the beach, walked along the Broads, eaten at the local pub(s) and walked some more and got to know each other better for it. We will be back as we loved the comfort and brilliance of these pods. If you are after a quiet, relaxing and comfortable stay where you can breathe and soak in the fresh air then book here... you won't be disappointed.
Oct 14, 2019 by Antony Tinker
★★★★☆

Perfect little country escape

My boyfriend and I stayed in Curlew for 2 nights for my birthday and it was the perfect little country escape. Our pod was immaculate and actually more spacious than we expected. The local recommendations for activities, pubs and restaurants were so helpful and helped us create our perfect itinerary. The surrounding villages are so pretty and everyone was so friendly, we didn't want to leave. We ventured out for dinner on our first ngiht, then made full use of the bbq facilities on our second night, followed by some magical stargazing. We would definitely recommend Millview Meadow and woudl certainly consider coming back.
Sep 23, 2019 by marie

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • 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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